History of the Aztec Tattoo
Aztec tattoos were first worn by the ancient Aztec people who inhabited parts of Central America and Mexico. Their tattoos were applied as a part of rituals, meant to honor a chosen god. The art on their bodies was also used to differentiate between tribes and display a warrior’s prowess.
Beside this, what tattoos did the Aztecs have?
The abstract, geometrical designs used on Aztec pottery is often adapted for tattoos. Some people use specific Aztec symbols such as the sun or a representation of an Aztec god like Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god. This article explores a few of the most popular Aztec style tattoo designs.
Herein, did Aztec warriors have tattoos?
The Aztecs were a proud, fierce people and as their victorious warriors would return home, local artists would work away at crafting beautiful artwork for them. These designs were then transferred to the skin of the warrior through the use of tattoo, as a way of paying respect and honoring the triumphant champion.
What does the tattoo 777 mean?
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Lil Wayne has 2 tear drops tattooed under his right eye and “I AM MUSIC” above his right eye. This is because he feels he is music and each tear drop represents someone who has been killed in his family. Lil Wayne has 3 dots tattooed near his left eye, which represent “Laugh, Think and Cry”.
Both Mayan men and women got tattoos, although men put off tattoos until they were married. Mayan women preferred delicate tattoos on their upper bodies although not on their breasts.
Xiuhtecuhtli, (Nahuatl: “Turquoise [Year] Lord”) also called Huehueteotl or Old God, Aztec god of fire, thought to be the creator of all life. “Old God” is a reflection of his relative age in the Aztec pantheon.
At the center of the city there was a large area where many of the public activities took place. The temples to the Aztec gods were built here as well as a court where they played a ballgame called Ullama. The largest temple was a pyramid called the Templo Mayor.
Aztec, self name Culhua-Mexica, Nahuatl-speaking people who in the 15th and early 16th centuries ruled a large empire in what is now central and southern Mexico. The Aztecs are so called from Aztlán (“White Land”), an allusion to their origins, probably in northern Mexico.
Many legends speak of the Seven Caves and include different tribes. The most popular theory is that the seven tribes are the Nahuatl speaking cultures who settled in central Mexico. These are the: Xochimilca, Tlahuica, Acolhua, Tlaxcalan, Tepaneca, Chalca, and Mexica.