Egyptian Eye Tattoos

May 19, 2010

The eye of Horus is the dominant eye tattoo of Ancient Egypt and it was also known as the “sound eye” or “Wadjet“. The myth is that Horus had his eye shattered by the god Set in a battle and then the god Thoth pieced it back together and restored it for Horus. It was a sign of power, wisdom, prosperity and protection for those who wore it. It was also known as the “eye of Ra”, which was a powerful destructive force linking with the power of the sun.



Interesting fact
Did you know that the eye of Horus was divided into 6 parts symbolising the shattering of Horus eye into 6 pieces. This Egyptian eye symbol was used for measurement specifically in medicines. Each piece was associated with one of the six senses and a specific fraction.

 

Egyptian God Tattoos

May 19, 2010

The Ancient Egyptians worshipped many gods and goddesses who have their own individual symbolisms and meanings. When it comes to Egyptian god tattoos the question is do you want to know if you should tattoo a god on yourself to display what they symbolise or would you like to incorporate one of these gods into a Egyptian tattoo design?

Most artists combine gods and symbols to suit the message that you are going for but what I have done is put some of the common gods names below with their...


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Egyptian Ankh (Cross) Tattoos

May 19, 2010

The Ankh for the Egyptians was a symbol for life and is the most recognised symbol of Ancient Egypt. It is argued that the ankh is associated with the Egyptian glyph of magical protection (sa) but there are many theories that are being thrown about such as the loop symbolising the rising of the sun, or another one is the loop is a cartouche  which would have the pharoahs name in it.

The ankh has been depicted in tombs often as a symbol which passes life onto someone else or helps them pass...


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Egyptian Hieroglyphic Tattoos

May 19, 2010

Hieroglyphs where a form or writing for the Ancient Egyptians and there were 2 forms with one being an alphabetic system and the other being a picture system. Most people want to be able to have meaning behind their tattoo and link symbols, pictures or/& text for a specific meaning.

If you want to be able to translate something into Egyptian hieroglyphs then I recommend using this translator tool http://www.eyelid.co.uk/e-name.htm.


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Egyptian Cat Tattoos

May 19, 2010

In Ancient Egypt the status of the cat rose from being a sacred animal to being the most esteemed deities of allcreatures. It is believed that originally the wild cats would hunt snakes and vermin in Egyptian villages which was a blessing for the people so they in return would leave out scraps and food to encourage the cats to enter their villages.

The cat was a symbol of fertility and motherhood and is depicted in the book of the dead as the defeator of the evil Apep. It also symbol...


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About The Egyptian Tattoo Designs page

This page covers information about different Egyptian tattoo designs along with some pictures as well. If you want to download some quality Egyptian Tattoos then visit the downloads page

For a hieroglyph translator go to the Egyptian hieroglyphic tattoos post for the link.

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