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What is a Taino tribal tattoo design?

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Taino tribal tattoo designs are petroglyphs and artistic symbols created by the native Taino people of the Caribbean. The Taino people did not have a written alphabet and carved these artful symbols on rocks.

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The tattoo designs were used by men for spiritual purposes, while women had piercings. The moon, water and sun were important symbols for the Taino people, the sun being the most popular symbol for a tattoo design. Other tattoo designs popular in the Taino community included animals, such as turtles, frogs and lizards. Taino people had exceptional respect for their gods and believed they ruled both Heaven and Earth. As such, they used tattoo symbols to symbolize these gods.

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    What are some Taino tribal symbols?

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    Taino tribal symbols include shaman, frog, sun and water, or snail. The symbols were carved into rock in prehistoric times and are estimated to have been made around 5,000 BC to 1,700 AD. They are referred to as ancient petroglyphs. Some theories suggest local tribes used them as warning signs.

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    How long does it take to get a tattoo done?

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    The time it takes to finish a tattoo varies greatly and is dependent on many variables including the size of the tattoo, intricacy of the design, and the proficiency and work rate of the tattoo artist. The only person who will be able to give an estimate as to how long it will take to finish a tattoo will be the tattoo artist. For large and complicated tattoo designs where it will take several sessions to complete a tattoo work, the healing time of the person getting the tattoo will also be a variable.

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    How do you treat a tattoo?

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    Along with the explicit instructions given by the tattoo artist, people with new tattoos can apply ice to the new tattoo, can use an antibacterial ointment on the tattoo and can apply bandages to their tattoo if they are going to be in situations where the tattoo may come into contact with large amounts of dirt. A new tattoo should be kept clean but should never be scrubbed or washed harshly.

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    How old do you need to be to get a tattoo?

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    While laws regarding tattooing of minors vary from state to state, most states require people to be 18 to get a tattoo. Most of those states allow tattooing of minors with the written permission or physical presence of a parent.

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