Indians have always used tattoos as a link with gods, amulets and showed their creativity. Tattoos of Aztec tribes are significantly different from others. Their paintings are unique, full of small details. A variety of options, directions of tattoos can be identified as a separate style of inking. In addition to beauty, their tattoos had sacred meaning, brought them closer to gods, connected them with the other world. In Aztec tribes, not only adults but also children had tattoos on their bodies. These people paid great attention to art. Everyone had been trained in pottery and other fields since they were young.
Aztec tattoo sketches are easy to find or create. They were used in various rituals dedicated to deities.
Beside religious tattoos, people celebrated their achievements on body. Thus, they expressed gratitude to gods for help in battles, hunting, position in the tribe and other life victories.
In addition to deities, images of eagles, warriors, symbols from the language, moon and stars were inked on bodies.
Ancient people of the Aztec tribes believed that the body had certain energy centers. The area of abdomen, chest or arms belonged to them. In their opinion, energy flowed through these places and, communication with gods strengthened, if tattoos were inked in these places.
Currently, Aztec tattoos are popular not only because of their meaning, but also because of their unusual, colorful look. The image can be not only in color, but also in black and white. A lot of small parts and the complexity of the image make the inking process long. It is often split into several sessions.
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