Mexican Tattoo Ideas & Designs

It is not just cultural pride on why people obtain the Mexican tattoos.

With Mexico’s rich history, colourful art and its fascinating folklore, it is logical why so many people from all walks of life settle on these specific pieces.

Mexican Day of the Dead tattoo

There are many Mexican tattoos that present these particular icons like the national flag and religious symbols and display on an occasional basis some Aztec ties and other native tribes.

Aztec half body tattoo

The Aztec designs in the past were done and portrayed always the gods.

One of the usually viewed is the Huitzilopochtli, the sun god, and is always viewed as a god that is decorated in a detailed manner following the story of the sun’s god battling with the stars and the moon.

Conquistador tattoo

The religious symbols also play an important part in the Mexican tattoos wherein a regular design is of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe or Our Lady of Guadalupe.

This 16th century icon portrays the Virgin Mary and is a well loved symbol and worked many miracles already, so they say.

Virgen de Guadalupe hand tattoo

A person may utilize the image in a traditional way of a solemn and magnificent woman, with head bowed, hands in prayer and enveloped in a golden light.

Some reported seeing the reflection in the statues’ eyes by putting an important image like children, people, animals, even the planet as a whole in eyes of the well-known Virgin Mary image.

You may be able to form a striking religious symbol.

Death in Mexican sombrero tattoo

There are many Mexican tattoos that display scenes from some of the festivities that are most celebrated.

The most identifiable is the Los Dias de Los Muertos or called the Day of the Dead which is intended to honor relatives and ancient ancestors who passed on.

It is also considered as a commemoration of both life and death throughout such celebrations.

Mexican R2-D2 tattoo

The paper mache sculptures are formed to portray the dead in everyday life situations.

One may utilize for this Mexican tattoo variety the skeletal figures dancing, loving, working as the living people would do.

Another purpose which may be converted is Los Posadas.

Mexican full sleeve tattoo

The procession with lighted candles may be considered as an art rendition.

For instance, you may begin with the shoulders of Mary and Joseph followed by childlike angels and concluding at the hips with the Three Kings.

Aztec shoulder tattoo

You will eventually find something that speaks to you whether your tattoo is considered a sign of pride or just a fascination with Mexico’s history and its plentiful beauty.