Mayan Tattoos Designs, Ideas and Meaning
Mayan people practiced many forms of body modification and tattooing is the most popular form of that. To them, tattooing was all about social status and pleasing the gods rather than for personal beautification. Tattoo art reached its peak from 200 and 900 AD. Tattoos were done by both men and women. Men inked tattoos on their face, arms, legs, hands and backs. Each tattoo has its own significance. Mayan tattoo arts are still popular these days. Tattooing was considered as a sacrifice to the gods as it was a grueling process with blood and pain. If you are intending to get one of these tattoos, then take a look at the following pictures. It must be remembered that they are considered highly sacred. So, if you are intending to get one, it is important to do some research about it and be respectful.