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Aztec Tattoos and their Meanings


Meaning of Aztec Tattoos

One of the oldest traditions of tattoos, the Aztec tattoo art is popular and flourishing, even in today's times. The aspect of spirituality, which is associated with the art of tattooing in Aztec culture, gives it a completely different meaning and touch. Aztec tattoo art is representative of the Aztec culture and traditions. The origin of the Aztec tattoo is in Mexico. The Aztec Civilization was dominant in Central Mexico from the 14th to 16th century. Spanish colonizers are said to be the destroyers of this civilization. It is however very difficult to say whether today's Mexicans derive their ancestry from the Aztecs. Aztecs have great mythology, which is where Aztec tattoos and their meanings come from.





Aztec Tattoos and their Meanings
There are some facts about Aztec tattoos, which are interesting to know.
  • Aztec tattoos in the Aztec culture were always done in honor of some Aztec God. They were done only during rituals.
  • These tattoos were also used to differentiate between people belonging to different tribes.
  • Aztec tattoos also symbolized a warrior's rank and his achievements.
The placement of the Aztec tattoos was dependent on which God you want to appease. Wrist, chest and stomach were the most popular body parts where the tattoos were made. These areas are said to be the seats of power and therefore they were selected for tattooing. The language which was used for this Aztec tattoo art was ‘Nahuatl’. Read more on Aztec story of creation. Now that we know some facts about Aztec tattoos, we will look at ancient Aztec symbols and meanings.

Sun: An Aztec sun tattoo was made in honor of the Aztec sun god, called Huitzilopochtli. The sun god was the most important god to the Aztecs as he was said to be the guardian of heaven. The guarantee of after life was said to be the sun, due to its constant rising and setting. Therefore, the meaning of the Aztec sun tattoo is ‘belief in afterlife’. It was also made to show adoration for the sun god. Read more on aztec mythology andAztec gods.

Eagle: Amongst the tattoos of animals and birds, the eagle was very widely used. The meaning of this Aztec symbol was power, strength and courage. These attributes were attached to eagles due to their amazing flying skills, large size and strong nature. A tattoo of an Aztec eagle was therefore often found on Aztec warriors. Although there are various images of an eagle that are available, the eagle with its head pointing towards the west, its beak open and several feathers sticking out from the top of its head , is said to be the authentic ancient Aztec tattoo symbol. 


Warrior: This Aztec tattoo was given high importance among all Aztec tattoos. The meaning of this Aztec tattoo design was the journey of the soul to its after life. Very often it is seen that many people get an eagle also tattooed along with the warrior. As an Aztec warrior is said to draw his strength from an eagle.

Calender: An Aztec calender tattoo contains images of various facial features. According to the Aztec culture each creature represents a month. This creature is said to be a harbinger of several mythical and spiritual properties. Uitzilopochtle, the god of the Sun is often shown in many different forms in the Aztec calender. There is a lot of importance that is being attached to this Aztec symbol and its meanings.

Crocodile: A crocodile is also a part of Aztec tattoo designs. This crocodile is not a crocodile in the strictest sense of the term. It is actually a monster like creature, which resembles the crocodile. There are also various variations which are available of this creature. This Aztec tattoo symbol became famous for this fearsome nature.

Feathered Serpent:Quetzalcoatl This Serpent God known as Quetzalcoatl, literally means a serpent with feathers. He is accredited to being the God of weather, fertility and creativity. Quetzalcoatl is not the most powerful of the Aztec Gods but finds his way into their everyday life, thus gaining an important role in their culture and in tribal Aztec tattoos 



Tezcatlipoca: This is the Aztec name of the warrior god. He is usually tattooed with his tongue sticking out. His face is very fierce and therefore, is also very popular.



One's creativity knows no bounds when it comes to tattoos and tattooing. Apart from the common and universally known designs, there are several other symbols that belong to different cultures and can be used as tattoo designs. One such example is the Aztec tattoo design and symbolism. The Aztecs were a group of people living in the present day Mexico, from 13th to 16th century. The Aztecs were powerful culturally and historically. Although the civilization no longer exists today, their symbolism and imagery still exists. Today, these symbols are used as tattoo designs and are quite popular all over. Among the several different Aztec tattoo designs, the warrior is the most loved and favored symbol. Let us have a look at it in detail.




Aztec Warrior Tattoos
In the Aztec culture, Tezcatlipoca is considered as the lord of kings and warriors. Tezcatlipoca symbolizes strength, power and all qualities associated with a warrior. Similar to all the ancient civilizations, warfare was a part of the life and culture of the Aztecs. Therefore, Aztec warriors symbolized bravery and courage. Sporting a tattoo depicting Tezcatlipoca represents discipline, honor and supremeness in battlefield. It is also believed that the Aztecs worshiped sun god and his images were very commonly used in different art forms. On the other hand, warriors of the Aztec civilization were classified either into the eagle or jaguar warrior types. Those belonging to the respective family wore respective outfits during battles. The eagle and the jaguar warrior symbols are famous among tattoo lovers and also widely accepted. Other Aztec symbols are the shield with fringes all around it and the warrior armband used by the Aztec warriors. Read more on Aztec tattoos and their meanings.

Aztec Warrior Tattoo Designs
Although in earlier times, the Aztec tattoos were made only by Mexicans, today they are a favorite among people all over the world. If you wish to have a colorful tattoo depicting ancient art, you can go for the Aztec warrior tattoos. However, you should note that the Aztec tattoos are quite large and very colorful (sometimes to the extent of gaudy) in appearance. But you can still have your own color choice and style. Here are some design ideas for the warrior tattoo of the Aztec era.

If you wish to make a classical Aztec warrior tattoo, then the picture of Tezcatlipoca is the best design. This lord of warriors, with his tongue sticking out is very popular among abstract art lovers. Secondly, as the sun is a popular and sacred symbol, it is found in several Aztec tattoos. In fact one can even make use of the image of the sun in Aztec warrior tattoo designs. The eagle Aztec warriors and the jaguar Aztec warriors are two beautiful tattoo designs that typically portray the Aztec culture. Also, an Aztec shield with fringes made with the sun god in the center is yet another tattoo design that you can consider. Tribal Aztec tattoos also look equally attractive and can be made by those who do not wish to have the uber colorful tattoos.
If you are thinking of the placement of these tattoos, then one should note that the Aztec warrior tattoos are quite larger in size and hence, it is advisable to have it made on the upper arm, shoulder or the back. Similarly, for a smaller version, you can have the warrior armband or the warrior shield tattoos and sport them on arms, wrist, etc. As these tattoo designs are complex, it is recommended to have a printed copy of the design and check out its appearance before going for it.

Aztec warrior tattoos portray the ancient art of the Aztec culture. Lastly, the colorful and dramatic Aztec tattoo will always be 'in' and will never fail to catch the eye of the viewer.




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Aztec was a cultural group living in the present day South Central Mexico, from the 13th to the 16th century. They were also known as the Nahuatl as they spoke that language. The Aztec culture was very developed as in diverse fields like politics, social system and arts. The Aztecs were religious people and believed in human sacrifices for pleasing their Gods. The several characters and designs from there are equally popular today and are also used as symbols in tattoos. These tattoos are known as Aztec tattoos. Let us have a look at it in detail. Read more on Aztec mythology and Aztec Gods.

Tribal Aztec Tattoos
Interestingly, tattoo making was known to the Aztec people and they used it extensively. They believed that making tattoos of religious symbols would portray their devotion to the Gods and hence, tattoo making was a common practice. Sometimes, tattoos were also used as a mark of distinction between different tribes. There are several symbols that specifically belong to the Aztec and the Mexican culture. These include Huitzilopochtili, or the Aztec sun God; Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent and Tezcatlipoca, the God of warriors. These symbols were widely used by the Aztecs and are equally popular even today. However, other designs and symbols including stars, eagles, the moon and princesses are also commonly used today. Read more on Aztec tattoo art.



Tribal Aztec Tattoo Meanings
All the symbols belonging to the Aztec culture have certain meanings related to them. The Sun God was believed as the guardian of the heaven and hence, was very much respected. The Aztecs also believed in 'after life' which was similar to the setting and the rising of the sun. Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, was considered as the God of immorality. It also symbolized fertility and creativeness. The eagle represents power, strength and vigor. It was also believed to be the source of inspiration for the warriors during wars. Tezcatlipoca, the God of the warriors, is often made with his tongue sticking out and hence, is loved by the lovers of eccentricity and abstract art. Among the several images, the designs of the Sun God and other deities are more popular today. Read more on Aztec tattoos and their meanings.

Tribal Aztec Tattoo Drawings
If one is a follower or believer in the Aztec culture, he should surely go for the Aztec tattoo. If not, you can still think of having it as all the symbols have powerful meanings associated with them. On the other hand, the unique appearance of Aztec tattoos make them really attractive and fashionable. Although Aztec tattoos can be made in different colors, the tribal Aztec tattoos are in vogue these days. Made with black or blue ink, they do not fail to catch the eye of the onlooker. Aztec designs and symbols look attractive when made larger in size, therefore, you can have them made on shoulders, stomach or the back. If you do not wish to have large tattoos, you can have their smaller versions made on the wrist, ankle or back of the neck. Read more on Aztec tattoo designs.




A visit to any of the Aztec temple will be helpful to know more on the beauty of the Aztec designs and art. If you have decided to sport tribal Aztec tattoos, it is better to look our for a professional and skilled tattoo artist who is well aware of the actual Aztec designs. Other way, it will be beneficial to research a bit and try out different designs on the paper before finalizing one.

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Everyone Loves Raymond
The show revolves around the life of Raymond Barone, newspaper sportswriter fromLynbrookLong Island, and his family. Easygoing and flippant, Ray does not take many things seriously, making jokes in nearly every situation, no matter how troubling or problematic, and constantly avoiding any sort of real responsility.
Ray lives with his wife Debra (Patricia Heaton), their daughter Ally and their identical twin sons Michael and Geoffrey. Although the kids are present throughout the series, they are not a major focus of the show. Ray's parents, Marie and Frank, and brother Robert, live across the street, and frequently make their presence known to the frustration of Ray and Debra. Debra's frequent complaints about Ray's family are a running joke. Out of the three unwanted visitors, Debra is particularly put off by Marie — a catty, controlling and manipulative woman who constantly criticizes and antagonizes Debra and coddles Ray, clearly favoring him over Robert, whose impending birth (as was established in one episode) drove her into marriage.
Ray often finds himself in the middle of all the problems and arguments and proves himself incapable of taking any sort of stand, especially if there is the chance that it will bring down the wrath of his mother on him. His biggest nemesis is his brother Robert, who is insecure andjealous of Ray for being the favorite son, as well as Ray's success in both his professional and family life. Robert and Ray are frequently seen fighting like children and picking on each other.
Ray's and Robert's father, Frank, is a very crass and obnoxious person, constantly making insulting and sarcastic remarks to everyone with whom he comes into contact. Largely an absentee father when the boys were growing up, Frank does not like to show his feelings, throughout the years several episodes were crafted to show that he actually does love his family.
Ray and Debra constantly have marital disagreements, with Debra frequently denying Ray sex and Ray preferring to watch sports televisioninstead of talking to Debra about matters important to her. Like his father, he is becoming an absentee parent, leaving the active child-rearing to Debra and has to be bullied into helping around the house. A recurring theme on the show has them having a long interaction each night while in bed, just before going to sleep.

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Everybody Hates Chris
The show revolves around the everyday life of Chris, who is a 13-year-old seventh gradestudent in the series' first episode. Chris is one of the few "normal" characters on the show, surrounded by a collection of eccentric characters that, in his point of view, act as if they dislike him. Chris lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a low-income community and attends an all-white school, where students and teachers alike pick on him. If events progress favorably for Chris throughout an episode, they will almost certainly backfire on him by the end. Likewise, if a situation isn't going Chris' way, it always manages to get even worse for him, whether or not he tries to change the course of events.
The guest characters on the show all seem to detest Chris for some unknown reason. In fact, Chris Rock, made a guest appearance as the guidance counselor, Mr. Abbott, who also disliked Chris and unhelpfully focused on how Chris was in trouble academically. Even the warmest of guest characters have some inexplicable dislike of Chris, such as one character named Kris (Richard Lewis), who was injured and in the hospital.
In the third season finale, Chris graduates from Corleone Junior High School, but his joy is cut short when his best friend Greg moves to a new school—Chris quickly hatches a plan to go to Greg's high school. Greg ends up having to go to Chris' high school due to poor grades.

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 Walkin at No Ka Oi two weeks ago... Very difficult, sweat my ass off the entire time.... damn circles!!!

 This one was from a DVD that a friend of a friend brought in. I met this guy at a company part a week or two before tattooing him. Hes a local actor with a good sense of humor... who wanted his first tattoo. It was an image he really liked so we modified it so the wings would fit his arm better. The original design had the wings spread out on either side, which would have made this look more like an arm band... not really the best idea.
This was a walkin in NJ... it's been sort of slow over there.. and the weather hasn't been too great either. I guess you could say it has been a strange two weeks. I'll comment more on this on another post. Small symbol, getting more confident in doing the tiny stuff... took long enough!
 This was a walkin yesterday at No Ka Oi. I was stoked to get to work yesterday considering I was already off Thurs and Fri... THEN the hurricane came and messed up the weekend so most of us didn't work at all, THEN I was schedule off Mon and today... so thankfully a friend let me take her shift so I can regroup and get back to work. I feel at home at the shops and although I love my house, I'd rather be tattooing... all the time.

The tattoo was his first.. a young guy who was an English major and this was from his favorite author.


Another walkin yesterday,

Popular design... done in brown instead of black. Although I warned her about the aging process for color tattoos... she still wanted it. I actually like these kinds of tattoos... the idea that it will fade and look old and worn over time is kind of a cool concept to me. Anyway I was happy with this one and I asked her to come back when it's healed so I can get a picture of how it looks aged for that henna-inspired look.


 This one was a really cool walkin. this is a poem, written exactly like this. She let me do my thing for the left however the lettering had to be done a certain way. Had alot of fun with shading and texture and just sort of experimented alot with it. I was really happy with how pleased she was and I want to see the leaf healed... I went a little on the lighter side for this, I want to play more with non-outlines with black and grey.
 This was the first walkin of the day, and by the first I mean literally she was outside ready to get tattooed. This is being of top of things! When people call our shop asking about walkins, we always tell them "we always take walkins, but on a first-come, first-serve basis, so its best to come early" good thing she did because right after she came in and we had about a half hour to chill, it was busy from then on!

This chick was really cool, she had some reference with her, wanted an all black stem the went across her foot. Other than that she let me do my thing.
 Took my time with this one... I think I would like to do different dro pshadows the next time I get to do something like this, but overall I was happy with it and so was she. I actually enjoy tattooing feet. Especially stuff like this that sort of flows with the area.

I want to write more... will later. Food time