The eye of Ra tattoo is a tattoo that has centuries of meaning in it. This tattoo design is inspired by Egyptian symbolism for the eye of Horus. The Eye of Horus symbol originates in Egypt but appears in a variety names are applied to this symbol: the eye of Horus, the eye of Ra, and. Learn some background on the Egyptian sun god, Ra, and why the image of his eye became a symbol of worship and fear. The meaning and symbolism of.