Tribal tattoos are the most ancient tattoo category. It is completely inspired by nature and signify complex meaning through simple patterns. Tribal tattoos received contribution from various ancient cultures including Maori, Samoan, Iban, Chinese, Japanese and Celtic to name a few.
In each culture they represent something deeper like social status, power and achievements. The earliest sign of tribal tattoos is seen on the preserved skin of Otzi; a mummified body to be dated around 3100 BCE old.