This tattoo design a jade Mayan compass. although I did not find a Mayan compass as such and there is no Glyphs for South as we say it in the West. I tracked down the North West and east Glyphs quite quickly. The south one turns out to be related to the nadir. The glyph in the middle CH’UL means to “to conjure/ manifest make appear god/divinity/holiness” . So with all the 2012 prophecy talk about I though this make a good symbolic meaning. The compass for direction that the symbol to make manifest. So to choose your path or direct your future or fix your coarse in life and head in that direction. But with a hint of divine overtones.
So a good tattoo for someone heading off in a new direction in life start something new or seeking guidance with a reminder that we choose our destiny.
Three versions the jade compass the shaded greywash and the template of stencil.
Mayan Jade Compass
Jade version of the Mayan compass tattoo design.
The greywash version of the Mayan compass
The Template or tattoo stencil for the compass design.