Eagle is a typical masculine tattoo. Ancient associated eagles with fire and knowledge and in Persia, eagles were sacred animals. Eagle is also regarded as the lion of the skies; it is an epitome of speed, light, power and alertness. Aztecs thought eagle tattoos gave them power. Eagle has also found its place in the emblems of several nations. Germans had two headed eagle as their emblem and the American influence is also visible on the contemporary interpretations of eagle tattoos.