Tattoos by Types and Reasons

Tattoos Used as Identification: The Maori tattoo would be a straightforward example of an identification tattoo. It is a custom of the Maoris to get a tattoo on their face or their head for every important occasion in their life. All personal achievements and skills find a place in the Maori tattoos that stand alongside ones that describe a person’s ancestry and family background.

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Tattoos that are Purely Aesthetic: These tattoos quite simply serve as an ornamental adornment. In nearly all cases, these tattoos serve only to enhance one’s beauty. Just above the buttocks and around the navel are few of the most favorite spots. You can view full gallery here.

Tattoos that Reflect Religious Affiliation: Hinduism may be the only religious sect that truly encourages people to get tattoos. Christianity does not look on tattoos favorably even though it does not raise objections.

Islam and Judaism are strictly against tattoos while Mormonism just does not allow getting tattoos. But no amount of religious restrictions will keep people from getting a tattoo and especially a design that would publicize their religious affiliation. For more religious tattoo visit this website.

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