They were not tattooed, but ears and noses were encumbered with pendants of dentalium and a small red glass bead.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
Long earrings, each made from about 120 dentalium shells.
"American Antiquities" by Wm. B. Norman
Incised Designs on Dentalium Shells 126 118.
"The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley" by Harlan Ingersoll Smith