Wheat and tattoo
The origin of the symbol of wheat as a tattoo is totally unknown. Quite as we can multiply the drawings of tattoos, marry them, improve the quality, but no one have never managed to create some wheat or other one of these food basic plants. That is why the tattoo appears in many civilizations as a present of the gods bound to the gift of the life. Demeter (Cérès for the Romans) gives sends Triptolème to spread the wheat in the world of the tattoo. Xochiquetzal brings the corn, etc….. The ear of corn was an emblem of Osiris, tattoo symbol of its death and its resurrection.
To Greek and the Roman, the tattooed priests would spread some wheat or some flour on the head of the victims before sacrificing them.