Kokopelli tattoos are often depicted as a humpbacked flute player with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head. Kokopelli is a fertility deity. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago. Kokopelli is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans, and has been a source of music making and dancing, and spreading joy to those around him. The flute he plays symbolizes his music that changes the winter to spring. There are many legends and myths about Kokopelli. He is believed to travel from village to village bringing the change of the season and bringing rain for a successful harvest.