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The Plumed Serpent: Art and Tattoo

Ever since I was aware that they once existed, I’ve felt drawn to the imagery of the lost Aztec and Mayan civilisations. The angular lines of their buildings, the incorporation of the animalistic,  the feeling of both the civilized and the savage meeting in one. It reflects so much of their cultures, especially the Aztecs with their beautiful cities and need to please their gods through human sacrifice. In the 1920’s, the West would come to the Aztecs for inspiration both in art and design, influencing the Art Deco movement in the same way that Egyptian imagery did.  Although the Mesoamerican civilizations were all but… Read more The Plumed Serpent: Art and Tattoo