Precious Pictures. Qayaghhaq, one of the last completely tattooed St. Lawrence Island Yupiget women, said of tattooing: “We did it to be beautiful, so that we would not look like men. We wanted precious pictures for the afterlife.” She also wears a set of three fertility tattoos on her outer cheek and qilak or “heavens” tattoos near the ear. Beautifully executed tattoos such as these were believed to lure game animals near. In turn, they brought into the house a part of the sea and along…
omg, this is the best Triple Goddess I have seenThe Maiden represents enchantment, inception, expansion, the promise of new beginnings, birth, youth and youthful enthusiasm, represented by the waxing moon; The Mother represents ripeness, fertility, sexuality, fulfilment, stability, power and life represented by the full moon; The Crone represents wisdom, repose, death, and endings represented by the waning moon.
Apple Blossom - said to be symbolic of heady love, peace, sensuality and fertility.
22. Appealing fusion of styles on the thigh The composition of colors and styles in this hip tattoo strikes! A gray elephant looks realistic on the background of motley figures, done in Hindu style. This one is ideal for females, as it indicates fertility. - source