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Sanskrit Tattoo Ideas

Posted in Arts, Body Arts, tattoo, tattoo designs, tattoo meanings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by carlnumb

Sanskrit Scripts

There are no best tattoo designs around but there are designs that suits best to our artistic palate. If you happen to decide on your first tattoo experience, you should get something smaller and relatively simple. First reason is that the tattooing process may not for everyone – some find it very painful while others may find it impossible to keep still long enough to complete the tattoo. The second reason is cost. We’ve seen people with large ugly tattoos and wondered what the hell happened to their sense of style. Sometimes it’s not their fault – they went to a cheap tattoo Johnny and he botched the job. This is why you want to start with a small tattoo which is affordable. There are several types of tattoo designs which are good for beginners – among them is Sanskrit tattoo designs.

Trishul Tattoo in Progress

Three of the best tattoo designs in Sanskrit:


Om Symbol

Om/Aum/Omkar Symbol


Many people who get Sanskrit tattoo designs use the Om symbol. Not only does it look good, Om is a powerful and mystical symbol.

From the mystical or spiritual point of view, Om is one of the primal sounds of creation. Verbally, it is pronounced Aum. This is a universal sound appearing in many religions – one famous form is said to be the Christian “Amen”. You can also hear it in the mantras and chants of many Eastern schools of meditation.

The most chanted sound. Om...

As a sound, Om is said to represent the different states of consciousness – being awake, dreaming and sleeping. To the Hindus, it is also the sound of their three most important gods – Brahma the Creator, Vishnu who maintains the world, and Shiva the Destroyer.

Om Tattoo

One of the names for the written form of Om is Omkar. Omkar is said to represent Ganesha, the elephant-headed God of Hinduism. Ganesha is the son of Shiva the Destroyer, and the God of both Wisdom and Success. He is one of the most popular Hindu gods. Devotees pray to him for success and the removal of obstacles.

This is the most famous Sanskrit icom, Om...

Mantra can be tattooed on the skin.

The Omkar symbol has many representations, depending on which regions writing system you use. But they all have the same 4 elements:

1.Lower curve – Ganesha’s large belly

2. Upper curve – Ganesha’s head

3. Side curve – Ganesha’s elephant trunk

4. Dot inside a semi-circle – the sweetmeat in Ganesha’s hand

Padme or The Lotus Flower

Padme/Lotus Flower


The lotus flower is another popular Sanskrit tattoo which is good for a first tattoo. It is not a true flower tattoo, but is drawn in a stylized fashion similar to the Mandalas used for meditation. You can also see a large form of this design in Hindu religious celebrations. It is a bright and colorful tattoo.

Lotus Tattoo

This flower is called Padme in Sanskrit. It is a holy flower because Brahma the Creator was born from a lotus flower. It is also a symbol of the death and rebirth of the world because of the way a lotus flower closes and submerges itself under the water at night, then blooms again the next morning.

Om inside a Padme

Shiva's Trident

Trident/Trishula Symbol


The trident is a simple and martial tattoo which is also good for a first tattoo. It is called Trishula in Sanskrit. The three-pronged trident is Shiva the Destroyer’s chosen weapon. This is the same weapon he used to cut off  Ganesha’s original head.

Trident Tattoo

Despite its rather bloody image, the Trishula is actually quite mystical. It represents the cycle of creation, maintenance and destruction. It also means the past, present and future. It is also the three primary energy meridians flowing through the human body into the 3rd eye between the brows.

All three of these Sanskrit tattoo designs are simple and quite easy to draw. When done by a good tattoo artist using good quality ink, they come out looking very nice.

Padme and Celtic

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Choosing a Manly Tattoo

Posted in Arts, Body Arts, celtic designs for tattoos, celtic knot tatoos, tattoo, tattoo designs with tags , , , , on July 24, 2009 by carlnumb

Popular Tattoo Designs

Haida Tattoo Design

Tattoo designs for men are mostly drawn on their arms, biceps, chest, back and shoulders.

Celtic Tattoo Design

When it comes to tattoo ideas for men, Celtic designs are very trendy nowadays. These designs look macho when flaunted as men’s arms tattoos. Other than that, there are various tribal tattoo designs which are quite popular these days.

Haida Tribal Tattoo

Haida and Polynesian tribal symbols are emerging as an interesting segment for men’s tattoo ideas. These signs encompass a collection of totem-patterns, signs and symbols representing masculinity. Tribal tattoos are marked for their angular and sharp edges and dark-black ink lines. They provide that rough, macho appeal to one’s style.

More Tribal Tattoos

Polynesian Tribal Tattoo

Traditional Haida Tattoo

A Rhino Rendered in Haida

Definitely Polynesian Too!

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Tattoos For Men

Posted in Arts, Body Arts, tattoo with tags , , , , on July 24, 2009 by carlnumb

Seroiusly not like this one!

Tattoos have become the most sought-after styling quotient in the recent times. With each passing year, innovative and cool tattoo designs are being invented for men to add an extra point to their ‘macho-meter.’ However, not all tattoos are necessarily brash and macho in design. There are also many creative tattoo ideas that are gradually becoming more popular. Before getting a tattoo done on any part of the body, it is good to take some precautions… (Use numbing cream).

Flamin' Skull Tattoo (Upper Back)

A very masculine tattoo.

A very masculine tattoo.

Another Celtic Design

Another Celtic Design

For instance, one must ask the tattoo-designer to use a new needle and tube-setup for making a tattoo. Also, the artist must wear gloves prior to fixing of needles and tubes. After this, one has to make a choice of design for a tattoo.

More like a gangster tattoo

While selecting a tattoo pattern one must understand that the design should be in sync with one’s style and personality. There are various tattoo pictures available on the internet. Also, one has to choose the body part where he thinks the tattoo would get the most attention. For the past few years, some designs have become increasingly popular in men’s tattoo art category.

Lucky Tattoo!

Lucky Tattoo!

Choosing Hawaiian Colors

Posted in Body Arts with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2009 by carlnumb

hawaiian tattoo with tribal turtle design

When you are considering getting a flower tattoo, you will also need to think about the fact that you want to consider color. Thankfully, when it comes to Hawaiian flower tattoo designs, you’ll find that you have no limit of bright colors to choose from. Hawaii is home to an enormous number of flowering plants, and whether you are interested in bright reds, vibrant yellows, or vivid purples, you’ll find that there is a good chance that you can locate it here. This makes choosing the subject of your flower tattoo quite simple, and you can take your time.


Sexy Ain't It?

Not so sexy yet colorful


If you are considering Hawaiian flower tattoo designs, you might be interested in how you can present the tattoo on your body. For instance, do you simply want a very small and very stylized flower design like the rose tattoos that will rest on their own, or are you more interested in something that that will have several different flowers and maybe some green vegetation when it comes to providing a lovely backdrop? You’ll find that it is important to think about the tattoo design on your body as a whole.

Full back hawaiian tattoo


There are plenty of options that are open to you if you are considering looking for great Hawaiian flower tattoo designs, consider the rose tattoos or maybe an array of many flower tattoo designs. Take the time to make sure that you are making a good choice, but remember why you are getting the tattoo in the first place and why it is important to you.


tribal flower tattoo

Flower Power! Hawaiian Tattoo

Posted in Arts, Body Arts with tags , , , , on July 21, 2009 by carlnumb

hibiscus flower

For many people, Hawaiian flowers are a symbol of grace and beauty. They represent beautiful islands, lovely weather and they might have deeper meaning as well. Taking a look at Hawaiian flower tattoo designs might mean that you want to honor your Hawaiian ancestry, that you have important memories relating to the state, or that you are simply someone who is looking to make such delicate grace a permanent part of your life. No matter what your reasoning, you’ll find that there are many different Hawaiian flower tattoo designs and flower tattoo designs that you might be interested in.

hawaiian tattoo


When you are taking a look around for some excellent Hawaiian flower tattoo designs, you’ll find that you will have a great deal to think about when it comes to things like level of detail. When people think of flowers, they often find themselves thinking of bright and beautiful splashes of color such as the rose heart tattoos, you’ll certainly find that there are plenty of reasons to look at this. Think about how realistic you want your tattoos designs to be, and think about how well it will blend in with another tattoo or modifications that you might have.

large hawaiian tattoo



The Celtic Art

Posted in Arts, Body Arts with tags , , , , on July 17, 2009 by carlnumb
Horned Devil

Horned Devil

Other tattooists simply will copy existing Celtic Design Tattoos, adding whatever modification or addition you may desire. One of the most common sources of inspiration is the Internet, where anyone can find countless numbers of Celtic designs. However, the purists, artists who practice correctness, usually consult illuminated manuscripts of the Early Medieval Period.

Loyalty & Friendship

Loyalty & Friendship

Popular Celtic Design Tattoos of today are the result of the Book of Kells, a famous manuscript depicting some of the most beautiful and intricate Celtic patterns. Other manuscripts used as reference are the Durham Gospels, the Lindisfarne Gospels, and the Book of Durrow, which images inspire not only replicas but original and modern Celtic art.

Celtic Shamrock Tattoo

Celtic Shamrock Tattoo

Like in other cultures and civilizations, there are Celtic Design Tattoos with no color in particular, because such designs are taken from symbols carved in stones, wood, leather or sculptures and pottery, not always colorized, and more often associated to Celtic Tribal art, widely accepted as well.

Celtic Inspired Tattoos

Posted in Arts, Body Arts with tags , , , , on July 17, 2009 by carlnumb
Tribal Celtic Design

Tribal Celtic Design

The Celts were an ancient race dominating Europe during the Iron Age, after migrating across the continent from south to north, and finally settling in Ireland, Britain, Brittany and Galicia, sharing common languages, traditions and customs denominated Celtic. Over time, the term would help to describe the particular art of Celtic Design Tattoos.

Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross

Modern Celtic Tribal Tattoo

This art is characterized by knot work and spirals inspired by ancient patterns, although it also referred to the original work that many tattooing artists can copy in detail to obtain accurate Celtic Design Tattoos with a quality look. The most common of the Celtic symbols is the cross, unique for its shape, but there are many other motifs for you to choose.

Clover Design Added

Lucky Celtic Cross Tattoo

All genuine Celtic art incorporate always combine work, with spirals, geometric forms, knots and key work, so there is no such thing like as simplistic Celtic Design Tattoos. Original Artists create the knot work overlapping one or more lines over and under their original designs in the belief that every crossed line has the power to protect the person.