13. They Had a Thriving Tattoo Culture
If you thought Tattoo culture was something new, then you couldn’t be further from the truth! Mayan culture placed special importance on body art such as tattoos. In their tradition, getting tattoos were a way to please the Gods, and was a symbol of courage and bravery.
Both men and women used to get tattoos, and the chest, arms, and legs were popular body parts. Most Mayan tattoos were symbols that represented Gods and elements from nature such as animals, birds, and water.