A few nice tattoo designs for men back images I found:
Image from page 212 of “Expeditions organized or participated in by the Smithsonian Institution..” (1912)
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Title: Expeditions organized or participated in by the Smithsonian Institution..
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Smithsonian Institution
Subjects: Scientific expeditions
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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there were but few who were entitled to have the ceremony per-formed, l)ecause war honors were not easily won and few werewealthy enough to aiTord the expense of the ceremonies. When,during the last century, wars between the various tribes ceased, thereal significance of the rite vanished, but the superstitious belief thatthe symbolic figures meant long life to the individual so tattooed, re-mained prominently in the minds of the people. About the time that the right of the honored warrior to the exclu-sive use of the Tattooing Ceremonies came to an end, a new condi-tion arose which materially changed the character of the rite. Fromthe sales of lands to the United States the Osage tribe acquired awealth by which a greater number of its members were enabled to NO. 8 SMITHSONIAN EXPLORATIONS, I913 67 have performed the tattooing, as well as other ceremonies. It wasthen that this ancient rite became the means by which any individualcould publicly display his affection toward a relative.
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Fig 64.—An Osage Indian with tattouing. Figure 64 shows designs tattooed u])on the l)ody of a man. Thoseon a woman are more elaborate and cover the upper part of herbody, breast and back, and the lower part of her legs. Figure 65 shows 68 SMITHSONTAX M ISCELI.ANEOrS COLLECTIONS VOL. 63 three implements used in tattooing. Each of these is made ofwood aljout the length of a pencil. To the lower end are attachedneedles arranged in a straight row, and to the upper end are fastenedfour small rattles made of the large wing (|uills of the |)elican. This
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