American tribal tattoo design were applied by cutting the skin with various bones or rocks, and then a colored dye would be applied to the wound. Some tribes even made use of certain plants and even soot to add the necessary color. A native american tribal tattoo will appeal to some people. Tribal tattoos are generally form of abstract art for the skin which are usually solid black. If you are wanting a native american design to wear on your body, you should consider if it something you want on you long term. Perhaps a native american tattoo may not appeal that well on you.You may have seen a lot of pictures of a person’s entire face being covered with native American tribal tattoos, and this was applicable only for those people who supposedly carried a lot of magical and mystical powers.