Why do white people get tribal arm bands? You have no tribe!

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  1. Ed69

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    Yes we do!Tell us about your family line,how far back does it go?I can track my tribe back on paper to the 14th century maybe further.

    The GERMANIC PEOPLES

    Edit:This was in regards to tattoos and it's not an attack on NJQT
     
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    the pictish tribes have a rich history of tattoo and body modification as religious ritual, sign of status in the tribe and protection. the iceman's body, over 5000 years old, is covered in tattoos.

    same with the celts and tribes of the russian steppes. now admittedly the style seen as tribal in western tattooing takes almost no influence in style, the need/impulse to alter the body to mark tribe, cast or family lines runs back into pre-history for all people. all colors. the world over.

    the main reason why all the major religions have some taboo related to scarring, dying, altering the body. it was meant to bleed out the history of entire peoples.
     
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    Other the aesthetics i don't understand why people get tribal tattoos or Japanese tattoos or Asian writing. Personally i would much rather get a tattoo of my family crest
     
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    trends. simple as that.

    but with global travel, the internet, etc., people are exposed to cultures/philosophies/ideals from all over the world. the possibility of tribal isolation has been pretty much wiped off the map so there's bound to be a blinding of symbolism.

    a family crest might not mean as much as a lotus or an Ohm symbol or a kanji.

    for me, my ink is the only think i will carry with me for life. as long i have this body and those parts, i'll wear an externalized banner of who i am, who i made myself. so in a way it's connected to old style tribal tattooing.

    ML

    added so i don't clutter up the thread: i think it's damn shame white folk have lost touch to their tribal roots. the ultra fascinating history there.
     
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    My family crest will be the next tatt for me.But that family crest goes back to my family tribe.
     
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    Ancient Celts, Native American, Germanic, I got em all!
     
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    did anyone see Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) ?



    "And you know what? Let me tell you something about these tattoos, okay. That is Buddhist, that is Nordic, that is Hindu, that's just gibberish. They are completely conflicting ideologies, and that does not make you a citizen of the world, it makes you full of shit!"
     
  9. Ed69

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    Ok,where are these tatts?Not in your gallery.
     
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    i'm getting ink done soon. i wanna get tats that represent all of the cultures that make me who i am. i wanna get the kanji "ai" (japanese for love) over my heart. my grandma says she'll write it out for me, along with whatever i want in korean as all. i need for talk to my grandpa about something hawaiian.

    my bio-dad is getting the warrior tats done old school. and by old school, i mean without the modern day needles. he's getting it done the way our hawaiian ancestors got them done in olden days
     
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    To some of those that have a problem with ink: You obviously don't get it.

    People get tribal, Japanese/Asian, Hindu, Celtic...whatevah...work done for heaps of reasons. But all for some sense of identity.

    Could be cuz they love the look and it identifies them as sexy, edgy people. Maybe cuz the tribal stuff is like the racing stripes on a car, Maybe to mark an event. Maybe to honor their family.

    It's extremely personal and anyone who gets inked without a bit of thought is a wanker, even if its because some porn star got something similar. At least there is a story.

    As to why white folk do it, I don't really think 'white folk' are the only ones who do. And frankly it might be because if your skin is too dark you can't see the bloody thing!...BTW, sorry, but calling someone a 'whitey' is as racist as Lyndsey Lohan's statement about Obama being 'colored'...
     
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    I can only speak for myself obviously. I have Kanji and plan on getting other Asian style tattoos, but I also really enjoy and a little connected to Asian culture.

    I've trained in Martial Arts for almost 32 years now, I've trained here in the US, as well as in Europe and Asia while I was in the Army. Beyond that I'm intrigued by the traditions, history, people, food, etc. So it's not a "look at me" thing, they are symbols for things I believe in and want to have to have memories of.
     
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    I want an all over body tattoo of myself...but taller and more hung...thanx...
     
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    How tall are you, gorgeous? I'm 6'5"! :biggrin1: May I be all over your body like a tattoo or a baby sloth clinging to its mother? :smile:

     
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    :lmao: hahaha 90% straight :lmao: hahaha :rofl:
     
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    it just comes down to trends and what some people find aesthetically pleasing. some people like to have a meaning behind their body art,others decide to go with a peice just because they like the look of it.
    i dont see a problem with caucasian people having japanese style tattoo's or "tribal" style art either, Japanese tattoo (Irezumi) is considered the most beautiful and refined in the world, what most people know as "tribal" was just a bad 90's trend. At the end of the day each to their own.

    the worst trend in tattooing of late is definately the idiots buying a kit off ebay for 200 bones and "inking their mates/themselves up duuuude" and being clueless about correct sterilisation and cleanliness or airborne/blood born pathogens,what speed they should be running there machines,when to stretch the skin,when not to stretch the skin,the list goes on...


    p.s tribal sucks but thats just my opinion.
     
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    scandalous!
     
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    I was refering to the heritage. Sorry, should be more clear. I have always wanted a tat but never have found the right image for me. Some day.
     
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    I agree very much that it is to do with trend in the modern day,
    However I know from experince that alot of people have tattoos that are meaningful to them.

    My Dad is a tattooist and has been inking the people of Leicestershire and the surrounding areas for like 20-25 years now.

    People get Tribal Armbands because they look nice :smile:

    I like the simplicity of a Tribal tattoo, yet the complexity of the shapes.

    Warren x
     
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    :) hmmmm I'm only 5'9 and about 220...I think i may be able to handle that...
    hahaha







     
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