Tribal symbolisms meaning change from culture to culture and between designs. Many of them tell the story of the wearer's heritage, as well as achievements.
In ancient times tribal symbols were used as symbolic tattoos on the bodies. The first samples date back to more than 5,000 years.
For thousands of years, many cultures adorned their bodies with permanent symbols as a method of curing disease, providing protection, blessings, showing loyalty to their tribe, and denoting social status. These symbols were also used to demonstrate specific personality traits among ancient peoples.