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American Indian Tattoos Pt. 1

American Indians have long-adorned themselves in decorative clothing and accessories made of animal hides, feathers, and even teeth. Unlike we millennials, their wardrobe held high significance. For example, the amount of feathers or beads a woman wore often signified her marital status. Many men wore specific accessories to display their hunting skills. Most of the time, tribes dressed similarly to represent their people.

It is also said that many Native Americans felt that depending on the animal in which they were wearing, they would channel some of its strength. Pretty cool if it really worked. Maybe the tattooed folks in this gallery feel that their American Indian tattoos offer some extra power too. Take a look.