FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TRIBAL MARKS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY’S TATOO

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Tribal marks are marks drawn on the face or the body especially common in the Yoruba land in Nigeria for identification and scarification. Tribal marks comes with its own household design. Some are being differentiated my the number of lines on the face or how long the line is being drawn on the face or the position the tribal mark is on the face.

Tribal marks is not only limited to the Yoruba land alone, some Northerners in Nigeria too have tribal marks and theirs is being differentiated by states.

It is believed that the use of tribal marks on the continent increased during the period of the Atlantic Slave trade. Tribe members being shipped off as slaves to foreign countries were marked to identify them should they ever be rescued or freed – permanent signatures of their heritage. Tribal and clan wars, beauty, witchcraft and superstitious beliefs were also…

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