Mexican Tattoo Designs
About Mexican Tattoo Designs
Mexican tattoo designs are more and more popular in the United States, especially in the south of the country where more than 30 million Mexican Americans live.
If you are looking for the Mexican tattoo you have many great tattoo deigns to choose from. Therefore take your time and enjoy the process.
All Mexican tattoos can be divided into four categories: Mexican heritage tattoos, religious Mexican tattoos, Mexican pride tattoos and Mexican prison tattoos.
Mexican Heritage Tattoos
All Aztec tattoo designs represent Mexican heritage tattoos. Aztec empire was one of the biggest and most powerful empires in the pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (Present Mexico and neighboring countries).
Spanish arrival to the Mesoamerica meant the end for the Aztec empire. Also, 19 million of indigenous people (out of 20 million) lost their lives due to the diseases that Spanish brought with themselves and wars between Spanish conquistadors and indigenous people.
Despite all these devastating destructions, Aztecs and their culture, survived and represent an important part of Mexican heritage nowadays.
Aztecs used tattoos very frequently especially during the religious rituals which is why they had many elaborated tattoo designs. Most famous Aztecs tattoo designs nowadays are: The Aztecs Sun God, Aztec calendar tattoos, and the Aztecs god of warriors, Aztecs god of water, fertility and creativity, Aztecs eagle, the sun, the moon and so on.
Most of the Aztec tattoo designs are very brightly colored, elaborate and highly stylized.
Mexican Religious Tattoos
The great example of the religious Mexican tattoo designs is the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Virgin of Guadalupe is adored and worshiped by the great majority of Mexicans. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was the very first flag of Mexico and it represents religion, love, independence and hope.
Mexican Pride Tattoos
Mexican pride tattoo can be any Mexican tattoo including the Aztec tattoos and an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. However, maybe the most obvious examples of the Mexican pride tattoos are the Mexican flag tattoos.
Mexicans are very proud people and they love their flag, which is why the Mexican flag tattoo is very popular among the Mexicans and there are numerous tattoo designs of the Mexican flag.
Mexican Prison Tattoos
Mexican Mafia and other Mexican prison gangs are very present in the prisons across the United States, and Mexico, of course. This is why there are many different Mexican prison tattoo deigns. Some of them are: the number 13, the number 14, the letter M, weapons, guard towers, barbwire, a crying women, etc.
In conclusion, Mexican tattoos have been around for long time and they are an inseparable part of traditional Mexican culture which is why there are numerous Mexican tattoo designs available for you to choose from.