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Monday, April 18, 2016

Taino Body stamps and piercings/ reprinted from November 2015 post.


Taino Tattoos.
The tattoo styles and piercings were and are still today employed by the Taino people men and women  for religious functions as well as body decorations.The moon, water and sun are important symbols for the Taino , the sun being the foremost standard image for a tattoo style. alternative tattoo styles standard within the Taino community are animals, like turtles, frogs and lizards. Taino people have exceptional respect for the spirits of nature and believed they dominate each Heaven and Earth. As such, they use tattoo symbols to symbolize these .
At the time of European contact within the late fifteenth century, the Taino were the principal inhabitants of most of Boriken Aka Puerto Rico ,Cuba, Jamaica, Hayti (presently Haiti and also the Dominican Republic), They speak the Taíno language, which is one of the Arawakan languages.
Picture above show a typical Taino Tattoo...done using body stamps.

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