Drawing of Deq Tattoo Symbols

Fryal Saeed21th Century

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Common tattoo symbols among Yazidis include the Moon (both full or crescent), the cross, a wool comb (used to symbolize beauty), a gazelle, an animal called daqqayeh, a sandgrouse foot, a doll, a spindle, an inverted 'v' called res daqq, a dimlich (figure which looks like a bag with two strings) and combinations of dots. A single dot is said to draw pain away from injuries and a dot on the end of a woman’s nose is said to help with fertility.


  • Title: Drawing of Deq Tattoo Symbols
  • Creator: Fryal Saeed
  • Date Created: 21th Century
  • Location Created: Lalish, Iraq
  • Type: Photography

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