Eye of Horus Tattoos
Eye of Horus Tattoo
Besides Ankh tattoos, the Eye of Horus tattoo (aka Egyptian Eye tattoo or Eye of Ra tattoo) must be the most popular Egyptian art tattoo. The Eye of Horus (aka Wedjat) is a protection symbol (from the god Horus). The symbol was used on ships, amulets, bracelets, etc.
Horus was the god of the sky and looked like a falcon. The eye is the right eye of the falcon. The markings under the eye represent a teardrop.
Eye of Ra tattoos look the same as Eye of Horus designs because the gods Ra and Horus became one. Ra was the sun god, that's why Eye of Horus tattoos often include a sun in its design.
Eye of Horus tattoos are a common form of gang tattoos, for protection from other gangs and back stabbers.Something you also see fairly often is the eye pyramid tattoo, a design in which the Eye of Horus is incorporated in a pyramid