Men and women both sported such Body Art Tattoos and the designs and patterns created were usually symbolic of their gods or other divine forms that they used to worship and follow. Some Body Art Tattoos were also believed to have marked battles or ancestral relationships with their gods or forefathers and sometimes of reincarnation. Women would get Body Art Tattoos, often after their marriage to mark their dedication to their husband and children. Thus a persons Body Art Tattoos used to tell a lot about the person.
Though tattoo art galleries also highlight modern tattoo designs, the goal of most of these galleries is to celebrate the ancient art form of tattooing and its old practitioners. These galleries bring the works of various tattoo artists together and also help to understand the origin of the tattoo art.