Egyptian symbols are extremely popular as tattoo designs due to their ornate styles and symbolic value. The hieroglyphs may be the most recognized Egyptian symbols, but they are not the only options used for developing fashionable tattoos. Egyptian symbols, like the Ankh, the Eye of Horus and the pyramid are often featured in meaningful attractive tattoo designs. The Egyptian ankh tattoos symbolize eternal life while the Eye of Horus tattoos stand for protection and the all seeing eye of God. Tattoo designs based on Egyptian Gods and Goddesses are highly searched for as well with Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death and afterlife, and the Cat Goddess Bastet being some of the most popular choices. Sphinx tattoos are also quite common as back tattoos, shoulder tattoos and arm tattoos.