Qayaghhaq, one of the last completely tattooed St. Lawrence Island Yupiget women, said of tattooing: “We did it to be beautiful, so that we would not look like men. We wanted precious pictures for the afterlife.” She also wears a set of three fertility tattoos on her outer cheek and qilak or “heavens” tattoos near the ear.
The Crescent Moon, Symbol of Fertility, Motherhood Crescent, Among the most powerful of all lucky symbols, the crescent is especially lucky for young children and their mothers. In ancient Egypt, the crescent moon was the symbol of Isis, the Mother of the Gods. As the Queen of Egypt, Isis was the protector of motherhood, women, and healer of the sick. She also rules magic.