Tattoos are an important part of Mexican culture. Apart from the classic Mexican skeletons, which first come to mind, the designs that prevail today are mainly historical, religious and political. Tattoos in Mexican culture date back to 1300 and perhaps even older, as many tribes, such as the Aztecs, used them as insignia of their tribe or even as a means of intimidation in battle.
Historical tattoos in circulation today are mainly inspired by the Aztec tribe and often depict the God Sun.
Religious tattoos, on the other hand, are inspired by the Roman Catholic Church, with designs such as the image of Christ or the Virgin Mary, known in Mexico as the Virgin of Guadeloupe.
Mexicans living in the United States often opt for a political tattoo, with the primary goal of highlighting their proud origins against the anti-immigrant movement or recalling the rights of Mexican workers.
Finally, a large portion of Mexicans choose to "hit" a tattoo that symbolizes their pride in their homeland and origin. These tattoos can even depict entire landscapes of a known area!