Tattoos are part of many cultures. The word tattoo came from a Tahitian term known as tatu. This term literally means, “to mark something”. True enough, ancient people used tattoos to mark members of a particular organization. Tattooing started for several purposes.
One purpose of tattoos was to identify members of a certain organization. Since various organizations and tribes already existed even during the ancient times, it’s only fitting for them to have their own symbols marked on the members. This will differentiate members of one group from the other.