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.