Tribal Tattoocare products are formulated with the aim to revive the Polynesian tribal tradition that has been linked to the culture of tattoos by centuries of tradition.
WHY THE POLYNESIAN TRADITION?
It was the tribal populations in Polynesia that discovered the incredible properties of these two very special ingredients a long time ago, and have been using them ever since: Tamanu oil and Monoi oil.
These oils were specifically used after the tattooing ritual to improve the healing process of the tattooed skin and to maintain a bright and perfect tattoo, thanks to their ability to protect the skin from atmospheric agents, such as sun, wind and salty water.
We decided to take inspiration directly from the strong and rich Polynesian tradition that served us as a guide to create the best possible tattoo products and offer you a unique and revolutionary treatment
The experience of our laboratory made the rest
We mixed these two Polynesian oils with other natural ingredients (chosen for their specific properties) and thus obtained: TAMANU AFTERCARE CREAM and MONOI DAILY USE CREAM.
Tattoos have always played a key role in the tribal cultures of polynesia – an of many other tribal cultures worldwide. While perfecting the art of tattooing, the ancient tattoo artists also developed specific remedies for the healing of the skin. We need to remember that the ancient tattoo ritual was performed by means of a pointed stick and a rudimental “hammer” that left the skin sore and damaged. Thus the need for tribal populations to find remedies that could be gentle on the skin and, at the same time, very effective. Polynesian tribes exclusively used natural ingredients, extracted from wild plants of tropical forests. The name “Tribal” reminds us of the need to follow the steps of those who knew the most about the healing process of the tattoo and ethically binds us to the use of natural ingredients and to refuse chemicals.
During the seventies in the U.S.A., the californian punk movement that identified itself with the “tribal identity” gave the impulse for the rediscovery of traditional “exotic” tribal tattoos characterised by black geometric patterns and thick strokes. This trend was a component of the wider phenomenon called neotribalism, a term invented by the French sociologist Michel Maffesoli to indicate the nostalgia of new generations for organizational principles and culture of the past, seen in contrast with the decline of modern culture and institutions. The savage’s tribal tradition was adapted by the new generations to the metropolitan reality; what emerged was a neotribal culture centred on a personalised and distinct way of living, and totally different from how it was in the nineteenth century.