Aztec tattoos typically have distinct meanings and symbolism. Most commonly they represent courage, strength, culture and pride in Aztec heritage. These tattoos usually contain artwork featuring animals and gods, symbols of spiritual power and symbols of the sun. Some of the gods often depicted in Aztec tattoos are Xolotl, the god of fire; Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god; and Tonatiuh, the sun god. Additionally, Aztec tattoos can represent important traditions, such as Day of the Dead rituals and celebrations.