Tribal drawings can be dated back as far as 2000BC in Egypt in the hieroglyphs of the high Priestess. They are found all over the world and in almost every culture. While you may have a specific idea of what a tribal drawing is almost all tattoos can be considered tribal. Most Popular Types Some of the most popular designs are from the Maori, Haida and Polynesian cultures. Many consider the Polynesians to be the originators of the ritual know today and all others are just derivatives and variations of them. The most common drawings include the long thick.