101 Amazing Mayan Tattoos Designs That Will Blow Your Mind

by Mark
Mayan Tattoos

We have all heard about ancient Mayan tribes and we all feared their predictions in 2012, but the time has passed and now we can calmly talk about their amazing culture! Mayan symbols are intriguing, intricate, beautiful and have a lot of meaning behind them. Therefore, it is no surprise that many people find inspiration in the Mayan symbols for their tattoos. If you want to find out more, keep on reading to not miss on the best Mayan tattoos for men!

1. Mayan Warrior Tattoos

Mayan tattoos sleeves form
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While many people think of the Mayan culture and the Mayans as one of the most peaceful ones out there, they often fought wars. Therefore, getting a Mayan Warrior tattoo is one of the ways to create body art! You can do this Mayan tattoo in all black ink and as a sleeve tattoo. This will show the power of the Mayan warrior in its true glory. Be aware that it will take you some time to get this tattoo done and sleeve tattoos do have a higher pain level. But, we are confident it will be worth it for a fantastic Mayan tattoo like this one! 

2. Mayan Sun Tattoo

Mayan sun meaning tattoos
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Mayan tattoo designs like this one incorporate a lot of different Mayan symbols into one large tattoo. It has the Mayan mask tattoo, as well as the Mayan sun and the Mayan woman. Designs like this one are very prominent and are a fantastic choice for those who aren’t afraid of expressing themselves through tattoos. It will take you several sessions to get this all-black ink Mayan tattoo done, nonetheless, there is no doubt in our mind that you are going to want to share it with everyone around you!

3. Ancient Mayan Tattoos

Mayan tribal tattoo ideas
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If you like tattoos in all black ink with a dark side to them, then this Mayan tattoo is for you! Designs like this one can be done within one session, so this tattoo can also work for beginners. There is a lot of symbolic meaning behind every Mayan tattoo, therefore not only will you have a cool looking tattoo, but you are also going to have a tattoo that represents something more. With a Mayan tattoo like this one, all eyes will be on you!

4. Mayan Skull Tattoo Ideas

Mayan calendar tattoo ideas
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The Mayan history is long and there are many symbols that can be used in the modern world. One of these symbols is the Mayan skull. The skull symbolizes good fortune, well-being, and prosperity. Therefore, not only does a Mayan tattoo with a skull look like a real piece of art, but it also has a significant meaning to it. Mayan tattoo designs like this one can look super badass and are a fantastic tattoo choice for many people!

5. Mayan Jaguar Tattoo

Mayan symbol for sun tattoos
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Mayan tattoo designs like this one may appear more simple, but sometimes less is more. These tattoos can work for both beginners and experts. You can get them done within one session and the pain level isn’t as high as with other tattoos. The great thing about Mayan tattoo designs like this one is that you can build up the tattoo with time. Therefore, if you are still unsure of how you want your tattoos to look in the future, you can start with this one! We are confident you won’t regret it. 

6. Mayan Culture Inca Tattoo

Mayan symbol for love serpent designs
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If you are a lover of intricate tattoo designs, then Mayan tattoos are the right fit for you. Many Mayan symbols can be turned in to fantastic tattoo ideas. You can decide on how big or small you want your Mayan tattoo to be. Another awesome thing about them is that you can also use them as cover-up tattoos. You can also start slowly with your Mayan tattoo and build it up with time. With tattoos like this one, all compliments will be coming your way!

7. Ancient Civilizations Mayan Tattoos

Mayan civilization serpent designs
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While most Mayan tattoos are done in all-black ink, you can also do them in a colorful design. Mayan tattoos that are colorful are more prominent and are even more unique than plain black ink tattoos. Colored tattoos do fade faster and they have a higher pain level to them, but they are also more stylish. You can decide where you want to do your Mayan tattoo. The leg is a fantastic place if you have to hide the tattoo from time to time because of conservative family and work members. The leg is also one of the least painful places to get a tattoo done. All in all, we are confident you are going to love your colorful Mayan tattoo!

Having Said All of That,

Mayan Tattoo designs are a fantastic way to transfer Mayan art into body art! You can do them in all sorts of ways and you can use them to express yourself. Mayan tattoos are unique, beautiful and are something you will love for sure. We hope you liked today’s article and also that you found inspiration for your next tattoo!

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