Egyptian culture is maybe the most ancient and most mystical one that still has so many mysteries and hidden stories. Symbols are indispensable part of Egyptian culture; they have come to us with manuscripts and today they are may be the most popular symbols in tattoo designs.
Besides of being very interesting and mysterious Egyptian symbols are full of meaning. Here are the most popular Egyptian tattoo ideas that are popular today.
The Ankh symbolizes key of life. Nile was considered the major lifeline of the Egyptian civilization and that’s why The Ankh can also symbolize Nile. The Ankh tattoo will look smashing on neck, spine, rib and wrist.
Egyptians got their unique hieroglyphs to transmit information. Today hieroglyphs are used for design and surely for tattoos. If you want to get unique tattoo with special meaning, try to find more information about every hieroglyph you are going to get.
The Udjat (The Eye)
Eye tattoos are very popular today. Both realistic styles and symbols are common but The Udjat has very special meaning and story. According to mythology Horus lost his eye struggling with evil god Set. The Udjat is a symbols of power and protection.
Cats has special role in Egyptian culture. Moreover they were cults. Story tells that goddess of cats Bes saved Egyptians from evil snake Agep. Cat can be pictured with Egyptian prints but more often only cat eyes are pictured.
The Scarab Beetle
Scarab beetle is more often pictured with the Ankh or The Eye. Such tattoo are multi tonal and it will look very impressive on back.
Anubis is one of the most mysterious gods in Egyptian mythology. God of death has human body and head of dog. Such design will look very impressive when done on spine or chest.
Last but not list symbol of Egypt is the Sphinx that is used everywhere from interior, exterior up to tattoos.