In ancient times, most cultures (for the purpose of this article, let’s use the word tribe) around the world had a unique way of identifying themselves. It could be in the way they wear their clothes, carry certain weapons or beauty ornaments, or it could be ‘inscribed into them.’ I mean marks literally burnt into the skin, or even the skin cut out during childhood. All in the name of identification of a person to belong to a particular tribe or patrilineal heritage.
Times have changed, and the use of tribal markings have faded. These days, the society is more individualistic, with everyone wishing to express themselves in how they wear, and their general physical outlook.
However, some parents are still trying to hold on to the old ways of tribal traditions in the modern world. As a result, you find kids still bearing the tribal markings. Not to imply that there is anything wrong with having tribal markings. But the act of giving someone a lifetime marking at such tender age during which they are still yet to be in a position to choose for themselves …read more