The Aztec culture flourished in parts Mesoamerica between the 14th and 16th centuries. During this time they were known to produce very intricate tattoo patterns on themselves as a symbol of their beliefs. Their tattoos were considered sacred to them. The Aztec people would learn their art from a very early age where young children were taught by women to put artwork on pottery. As any Aztec, the children would often have tattoos placed on their chests so that their devotion to a particular God would be displayed. Many types of themes were used in the Aztec culture for tattoos, mainly the sun. because their calendar was largely based on the movement of the sun, Aztecs found many reasons to worship it as much as they could.