All tattoos that were applied in ancient times, were ritual. Each tattoo of those times - not decoration, but a symbol, a sign, which was filled with a certain and very deep meaning. The process of applying the tattoo itself was a ritual. The man suffered hellish pain, as earlier machines and the needles were not,therefore, the skin was incised and poured into the slits colorants. This man lost a lot of blood, and the blood is the life force, and should not be shed without, serious on what grounds. Tattooing remained with the person for life, changed his composure, as previously believed,that appearance is directly proportional to the ratio of the inner world of man. Funeral tattoos were the need to carry out various magic rituals, as well as the preservation of life after death.
Now ritual tattoos are not low popularity among the people, while often do not know the meaning now.To date, this type of tattoo is, in most cases, decorative.