The ancient Mexican civilization is a rich treasure-trove for tattoo artists. The Aztecs had a well-developed tattoo art tradition, featuring their deep spiritual beliefs and cultural practices. The detailed images and symbols used in the designs, make Aztec tattoos popular in modern times. While a simple tattoo may feature a single element such as a godhead, in more elaborate tattoos, a godhead may be surrounded by decorative frames. The versatile design elements add to the unique look of the tattoos.
The beauty of Aztec tattoo art, comes from the bold lines used in the designs. Most designs are inked using a carved effect, and they look like they will spring to life, any moment. From the powerful Aztec sun-god, to serpent gods, to the Aztec warrior, the designs feature various themes. The warrior is often inked with the eagle, representing Aztec bravery. Often, geometrical patterns are used to make the design more powerful. Depending on the size of the design, an Aztec symbol can be inked on the arm, the leg, or the back. Full back tattoos often feature a stunning view of the many creatures and gods of the Aztecs. The forearm is a popular location for the circular sun-god motif. Here are some tattoo designs.
Symbol Ancient Tattoo
This beautifully shaded sun symbol comes from the ancient Aztec civilization.
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