Whether you’re of Mesoamerican descent or you’re just a big fan of Aztec culture and symbology, Aztec designs can be an alluring choice when it comes to getting that tat.
Aztec tattoos are some of the most impressive and intricate works of art ever inked. From large calendars to simple stencil cut designs, the tradition of Aztec ink has been carried into the 21st century and will no doubt live on as long as people are still getting tattoos.
Before you take the plunge, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable and amazing Aztec tattoos floating around the web.
This decorative chest piece
If the Chrysler building was built by the Aztec Empire, the decorations on the top would probably look something like this.
This three dimensional design
I wonder how many people try to pull that center piece out with their hand.
Straight Outta Compton
Yo yo yo this here is off the hizzy for shizzy. That looks like the proud owner in the bottom right corner. Beautiful family!
This Aztec warrior necklace tattoo
This is beautiful. He should have kept the necklace going all the way around his neck. What was he thinking?!?
This yet-to-be-filled-in smorgasbord
Does this remind anyone of the back of a dollar bill?
These cute starter tattoos
Well well well what do we have here. It looks like a dog, a dragon with a trumpet on his head, and a plate of sushi. Haha. But really, people if you know what these symbols are — and the dots next to them — leave it in the comments please.
This geared up warrior
This warrior has a fantastic array of costume pieces and accessories. Makes you wish you could go back in time to experience the spectacle in the flesh. Without all the killing and sacrificial offerings of course.
This mystical beast eating lunch
This tattoo is of a dragon or some sort of monster devouring an Aztec warrior who looks very calm considering what’s happening to him. Maybe he’s sick and tired of this world, that or he’s been chewing on some magic leaves and his senses have been drastically dulled.
This fantastic decorative archway
It’s these intricate designs that have captivated the world since their discovery. It just so happens that Aztec symbols and culture make for some pretty epic tattoos. This one is on the top of my list. Perfect execution and composition.
This expertly shaded forearm tattoo
Mesoamerican pyramids are a common sight among Aztec tattoos. That’s probably because the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the word “Aztec” is their pyramids.