Originally Posted by idontlikemyusername
I had my tribal pieces done back in the late 90s, its was getting popular but it wasn't like it is is now. Back then its mostly people who were in the heavy metal/alternative scene who had them done. Artists didn't really like doing it back then cos it was dull to do.
It's amazing how quickly tribal filtered down the ranks from metal/alternative people, and in the space of a couple of years pretty much only chavs and the uneducated in tattoos were getting this stuff.
I have quite a lot of it still, I've had a fair bit of work around/through it, as I didn't want to remove any of it. I still like it, but whenever some chav twat comes up to me to talk tattoos, I know the next thing out of their mouth will be' I wanna tribal like that one, baht.'.