Anchor Compass Tattoo

Nautical Star Compass Tattoo

The compass tattoo has been a popular choice among a majority of cultures for centuries. This maritime symbol was popular among early sailors. Getting a compass tattoo would protect them. On rough waters and ensure that you would return home safely.

One of the main reasons sailors opted for this tattoo was that of protection. As a token of good luck, images of compasses painted on the ships as well. The seas were rough and unforgiving. Often times ships and the men onboard would disappear without a trace so these images served as a beacon of hope that they would be guided out of the treacherous waters alive.

Compass tattoos can come in a variety of styles and variations. These include, star compass, astrocompass, lodestone compass, Vegvisir compass and prismatic compass.

The star compass is the most popular of the aforementioned designs and is said to represent the North Star.

 

Before maps and technology existed, humans used the North Star to guide them in the right direction. Because of this, this style of tattoo stands for guidance, direction and finding a way home.

A way of depicting this is to include an image of a clock or hourglass with the compass in the tattoo design. Maps and earth play a role as well as maps, like compasses, help a user determine their location.

Compass tattoos have also represented the ideal of following one’s dreams. It is symbolic of staying your course in life and to not give up no matter how rough things may seem.

The compass will guide you where you need to be.

Overall, this type of tattoo conveys guidance and direction, but you may add additional design elements to your tattoo to have it depict a meaning that is significant to you.

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Lion Tattoo on Arm

lion tattoo on arm

A roaring lion is an animal to be respected and feared. It is a symbol of Power and Authority and a sign that you aren’t a person to be taken lightly. Roaring lions are born leaders, gifted fighters, and, in a crunch, are the persons who can best guide the group out of danger. According to the tradition, a lion whelp was still-born but brought to life by the roar of his father. The whelp later went on to create and lead the tribes of Israel. The symbolism shows that the word of the Divine (represented by the roaring Lion) has the power to breathe life into weakest being (the whelp) and transform him into a force to be reckoned with. A Roaring Lion Tattoo expresses to the world that you aren’t a pushover and that a beast lies underneath the surface, primed and ready to strike.

Aside from the basic verbal symbolism of the lion, there are some deeper meanings connected to them as well.

Lion tattoos have been placed on men throughout history. Those in Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East have put great emphasis on the lion tattoo for many centuries. Lions have always known as the king of the jungle and this status portrays great power. I think this has always been the big draw about the lion tattoo. If you think about it, the lion can also be a symbol of a religious nature. King of the Jungle – King of Kings.

Ancient Civilizations

The lion has been portrayed for many years in ancient cultures, legends, mythology, astrology, literature, movies, and much more. In a few ancient civilizations, lions were owned by kings and royalty. The lion was a symbol of power to the people of the king’s power and strength. In an interesting contrast, in Roman mythology, the lion is associated with love.

The lion was also symbolic to the Egyptians they often portrayed two lions with their backs to one another. These statues represented balance, which was very important to the Egyptians. They would usually place these statues outside of sacred structures. The Egyptians believed in balance, such as sunrise sunset and east-west their lion statues represented this all-important balance.

Religion

The lion is also a symbol of Christianity. Some Christians use the lion tattoo to symbolize Christian beliefs. The lion is also a symbolic figure to Islam, in which the lion and the sword represent power. The lion is also a solar animal. This means that the lion has sun-like qualities and characteristics. In many culture and beliefs, the lion is associated with the sun. It is said that the the lion’s mane looks like the rays of the sun—a trait that many tattoos often highlight. In other ancient myths, the lion represents the transformation and journey from childhood to adulthood.

Culture

The lion is also very symbolic to the Chinese. It represents a symbol of good luck, guardianship, and power. The Chinese also believe that the lion is a symbol of the earth and sun. Many people know that the lion “Leo” is part of the Zodiac. Leo is the 5th sign of the Zodiac, and anyone born between July 23-August 22 is considered to be a Leo. People born during this time are very highly energetic and are good hearted people. The Leo is somewhat timid and enjoys control, but they are very generous. The Leo also represents balance.

As you now know, the lion has been portrayed throughout human history and they have been symbolic figures for many years. It is one of the most symbolic animal tattoos that are available. Due to all the different meanings it holds, it is highly sought after in the tattoo world. There are also a variety of different designs and styles for it as well. There are tribal designs and Celtic designs, and many more. Before choosing a final design, make sure you check out every style and design that is available. Make sure you choose a design that you are satisfied with.

 

Hourglass Tattoo

hourglass tattoo

Hourglass Tattoo History

Invented in Alexandria somewhere around 150 B.C., the hourglass plays an important part in the life of history. Used to measure time accurately and repeatedly, hourglasses saved the lives of many before someone invented the modern clock.

hourglass tattoo

While primitive, their small measurements helped synchronize groups of people. Few alternatives match the abilities of the hourglass.

Hourglass Tattoo Meaning

When the hourglass’s popularity spread from Egypt into northern countries, the strange depiction of time captured the hearts of artists and philosophers. It was the only symbol that could depict both the past and the present at the same time, so it came to represent both life and death. Its sands would flow regardless of the elements around it—just as a person’s life winds down at a steady pace, regardless of their good or bad deeds—so it was also used to instill a fear of death into people. Pirates adopted it for their flags, and people still place it on gravestones and coffins.

pramukh swami tattoo

 

Pramukh Swami Tattoo

The Five Eternal Elements

When Bhagwan Swaminarayan set out on His spiritual journey at eleven years of age, He halted only after getting a reply to the question He had asked all across India. On His quest, He asked about the five eternal elements as revealed in the Vedas. He found a reasonable answer in Loj from Ramananad Swami’s chief disciple, Muktanand Swami. He accepted Ramanand Swami as His guru and then established the Swaminarayan Sampraday in Gujarat. Bhagwan Swaminarayan describes these five eternal elements and their relationship in great detail throughout the Vachanamrut.

pramukh swami tattoo These five eternal elements are: Jiva, Ishwar, Maya, Brahma, and Parabrahma. 

Jiva – The Soul

One’s true identity is not this human body, but the jiva that resides within it. The jiva, also called ‘atma’ or soul, is eternal – it cannot be destroyed. The jiva has no gender; it is neither male nor female. Bhagwan Swaminarayan discusses the nature of the jiva throughout the Vachanamrut. It is said to reside in our bodies in the same area as the heart. “Childhood, youth, old age, stoutness, thinness, birth and death are all aspects of the body.

On the other hand, being uncuttable, being unpierceable, not aging, being immortal, being the embodiment of gnan [wisdom], being the embodiment of bliss, and being characterized by eternal existence are all aspects of the atma; they should in no way be considered as belonging to the body.” The jiva is free and pure, but we believe that we are restrained by maya. Once we understand that we are not this body and worship Purna Purushottam Narayan, we realize that our jiva is free from the clutches of maya and is worthy of moksha. The very essence of the Brahma-Parabrahma spiritual journey is to believe one’s self to be the atma and not this body, to become atmarup, and to worship Purna Purshottam Narayan. 

Ishwar – Divinities

Ishwar transcends the jiva. It is the next element above the jiva. These beings partake in the creation, sustenance, and destruction of each universe. Ishwars are conscious spiritual beings that have greater realization than jivas.

While the jiva must work to realize its divine presence within the human body, ishwar is aware of that divinity. There are infinite ishwars, and but they are all bound by maya. Just as Purna Purshottam Narayan controls the jiva, He also controls the ishwars. Like the jivas, ishwars too aim to surpass maya and attain moksha.

Maya – Ignorance

Maya is the ignorance that separates the jivas and ishwars from Brahma and Parabrahma. It is the desire that hinders a spiritual aspirant’s path to moksha. Maya directly translates to attachment for worldly objects. Maya is the instrument through which Parabrahma facilitates karma and moksha. Only when a devotee is able to overcome maya overcome the darkness of attachment to worldly objects is he or she able to attain moksha. Maya manifests from physical matter, and it is difficult for the jiva or ishwar to transcend. Bhagwan Swaminarayan has advocated the jiva to engage in constant bhakti or devotion to God. To move beyond maya and towards one’s liberation.

Aksharbrahma – The Eternal Abode

The gunatit sadhu, Aksharbrahma, is the pathway to God and to moksha. It is only through Aksharbrahma that a jiva can associate itself with God and understand Him well enough to seek complete refuge in Him, thereby bringing the jiva out of the darkness of maya and into the light of Parabrahma. IParabrahma – GodIn the Vachanamrut, Bhagwan Swaminarayan has described this Supreme God as all-knowing, all-powerful and yet compassionate. This Parabrahma governs all the other four elements of jiva, ishwar, maya and brahma. Swaminarayan devotees believe Bhagwan Swaminarayan to be Parabrahma. In the Vibhuti Yoga Adhyaya of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna speaks of that Supreme God living and working through him. Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the Vachanamrut says that Purna Purushottam Narayan resides in Akshardham and visits this Earth to establish dharma for the sake of His devotees. He is always present in human form (pragat). 

Portrait Tattoo

Portrait Tattoo

Portrait Tattoo

 

By far one of the beautiful piece. I have done and had so much fun added with lots of mixed emotions honored. That I have clients that are so fully committed, to their emotional attachment to this art.

Portrait Tattoo

Considering getting a tattoo in memory of our dad is itself a very beautiful thought. The way I could carve it, With so many memories that could be captured in ink. Though it can be difficult to justify this tattoo through the real picture.

To help my client, I’ve put together all my efforts to give a glimpse of emotions in memories of his DAD, through the blur picture I received from him.

Beetel Tattoo

beetle tattoo

beetle tattoo

Beetles have also caught the eye, and prayers, of those people seeking Divine intervention. By far, the most well-known beetle to grace the surface of religious artifacts is the Scarab Beetle. Known as ‘The Creator’ or ‘The Khepri’ in ancient Egypt, Scarab Beetles were believed to be a representation of the Sun God and the way they rolled their dung ball across the hot desert sands was said to be a cosmic re-enactment of the ancient Sun god, Atum, pushing the sun across the vast sky.

The Egyptian name for the Scarab Beetle (Kheper) translates into ‘to come into existence and transform’and their connection with the Divine accounts for why important Egyptians like pharaohs and noblemen were buried lots of Scarab Beetles and their tomb walls were filled with images of the insect in its spiritual quest to ‘push the Sun across the sky’.

Bejeweled Scarabs were wrapped in the mummified pharaoh’s bandages in the belief that this would help him to reawaken in the land of the Dead and start his journey towards resurrection.

Outside of the Egyptian spiritual realm, beetles became renowned as signs of good fortune. Ladybugs are common characters in children’s stories and play. Many non-profits that promote tolerance and peace use the image of an adorable Ladybug to easily convey their message. Who knows, it might bring your soul mate to you.

The Meaning of Beetle Tattoo Designs

The types of beetles on the face of the Earth are as numerous as the amount of sand on a beach. These include:

  • Nobility
  • The Divine
  • Luck
  • Love
  • Prosperity and Abundance
  • Strength
  • Creation and Immortality
  • Organization and Discipline

beetel-tattoo Design Variations

From the delicate contours and vibrant colors of the Ladybug to the strong outline of the Scarab Beetle, these tattoos come in all colors and sizes.

Whether or not you add other elements to your design depends largely on the type of beetle you want to on your body.

Scarab Beetle Tattoos
It’s hard to picture ancient Egypt and the famous tombs of her pharaohs. Without the iconic image of the Scarab Beetle. From tomb walls and chariots to official seals, the Scarab Beetle was a reminder of the pharaoh’s divine power to the ordinary citizens. Scarab Beetles are totems of Atum, the creator god and represent a connection to the powerful forces of Creation, Renewal, and Transformation.

Ladybug Tattoos: Ladybugs bring Lady Luck whenever they fly by Legend has it that you’ll have luck and prosperity. If a ladybug lands on you. Ladybug Tattoos represent Love, Luck, and all life’s richest blessings. These tattoos are for Flower Power children and are more often embodiments of your love for Nature.

Arrow Head Tattoo

Arrow-with-Feather

Feathers have fascinated human minds, Many cultures all over the globe have seen feathers as sacred things or as gods’ gifts and used them in different rituals and ceremonies.

Carrying the cultural heritage and wisdom of many generations the feathers’ images have become an integral part of modern tattoo art.

The Symbolism and Meanings of Arrow Head Tattoo.

Every feather tattoo isn’t just beautiful in design, it’s deeply meaningful and symbolic as well. can vary. Commonly the feather designs mean:

Freedom (any bird feather)
Spirituality and Faith (dove feather)
Beauty and Elegance (peacock feather)
Resurrection and Immortality (phoenix feather)
Wisdom and Knowledge (owl or raven feather)
Strength, Bravery, and Fearlessness (eagle feather)
Justice and Truth (ostrich feather)
Fertility and Wealth (turkey feather)

A single feather & Arrow Head Tattoo design is already rich in symbolism.

Arrow
Tribal patterns
Geometric elements
Dreamcatcher design
Animals
Flowers
Birds
Native American headdress
Portraits
Compass
Clock
Skull
Letterings or dates
Butterflies
String of beads
Infinity sign, etc.

There are thousands of bird species in the world. you have a wide selection of different feather tattoos to choose from. If you want to be a happy owner of a big feather tattoo, try placing it on the shoulder, thigh, arm or back.

Smaller and more delicate inks look just lovely on fingers, wrist and behind the ear. Feather tattoos come in different shapes and colors depending on the bird the feather belongs to and your preference.

The intricate design and breathtaking the beauty of feathers make them a perfect unisex tattoo.

As for styles, consider some of the most appropriate for feather tattoos:

Watercolor
White Ink
Realism or 3D
Tribal
Traditional and Neo-Traditional
Graphic or Sketch styles
Linework or Dotwork
Black and gray
Japanese Traditional
Geometric

The feather tattoo below is beautifully designed and looks elegant in the place it’s worn. This type of feather tattoo is suitable for women. The colours used makes it more visible as it brightens the place it’s worn.

Placement of Arrow Tattoo

An arrow tattoo is formed by simple lines done mostly in black, though colors may be used in some cases depending upon the choice of the bearer. Basically, it is the size of the tattoo which determines its placement. A small sized arrow tattoo can be inked on the wrist, ankle or finger, while a medium to bigger one can be done on the side, back, shoulder, chest, arm, thigh or leg. The prolonged shape of this kind of tattoo also makes it ideal to be placed along the spine.

Diamond wings tattoo

Diamond wings Tattoo

Most of us have owned or seen diamonds at some point. When we think about them, we often think about wealth, luxury and fashion, even the higher quality of one’s life. Some people wear diamonds on their ring fingers while others wear them on their skin, having a micro dermally implanted diamond. Diamonds have decorated all types of ancient and royal crowns and are called a “girl’s best friend.

History: The word “diamond” is Greek in origin (δάμας–adámas or “unbreakable”) and means strength and invincibility. They are made of a nearly indestructible mineral, created deep in the earth by massive pressure weighing down on carbon deposits and then brought up to the earth’s surface via volcanic eruptions. One of the earliest recorded accounts of diamonds was from India around 400 BC. Today, most come from Africa.

Beauty: You’ll find diamonds in fashion magazines and on any red carpet or runway. There are sayings that equate these gems with inner beauty (like a “diamond in the rough”). which is apt, since they appear rough on the outside when first mined, but once they are polished, their beauty is revealed. To the tattoo wearer, the diamond may represent inner beauty, as in the saying, “true beauty is found on the inside.”

Power: We often associate diamonds with wealth and the power that money can bring. The gem is very expensive and multiple diamonds may represent great wealth and value. They are extremely coveted items and some people will do anything to get their hands on them.

Words about Diamonds: As I stated earlier, some tattoos incorporate famous quotes or personal words to underline and accentuate the meaning of the tattoo. These quotes may be placed on ribbons or banners or inked inside or outside the diamond design. Another popular thing that people do is have the first letter of their own name. The name of a loved one inked inside the diamond.

Diamond as a Birthstone: People born in April claim the diamond as their birthstone. A tattoo may be used to represent the month a person was born. Since diamonds are associated with the month of April. The gem might be used as a symbolic representation of anything or anyone that began that month.

Lord Shiva with Mantra Tattoo

lord shiva tattoo

lord shiva tattoo

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one among the oldest and most important Mantra in Indian mythology and spirituality. This mantra belongs to Lord Shiva. It is a combination of three Hindi language words i.e. ‘Maha’, which means great, ‘Mrityun’ means death and ‘Jaya’ means victory, which turns into conqueror victory over death.It is also known as ‘Rudra Mantra’ or ‘Trayambakam Mantra’. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is said to have been created by Rishi Markandeya. The Moon was once in trouble, cursed by King Daksha. Rishi Markandeya gave the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra to Sati, Daksha’s daughter, for the Moon.

lord shiva mantra tattoo

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Tattoo

त्रयम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् म्रुत्योर्मुक्षिय मामृतात् Om Trayambakam Yajamahe, Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam, Urvarukmiv Bandhanat, Mrityurmokshaya Mamratat. We concentrate on our third eye which lies behind the two eyes and this gives us the power to feel you and by this, we feel happy, satisfied and peace in life.

Significance of the Mantra

It is beneficial for mental, emotional and physical health and to be a moksha mantra, which gives longevity and immortality.  During the time when Chandra suffered from the curse of Prajapati Daksha. By reciting this mantra, the effect of the curse of Daksha, which could make him die, slowed. And Shiva then took Chandra and placed it upon his head.

Infinity Sign Tattoo

Infinity Sign Tattoo

Infinity Sign Tattoo

Infinity tattoos are steadily on the rise with many people opting to get these in one form or another.

The infinity symbol, often used in mathematics, represents a never-ending loop and is depicted as a number 8 on its side. In the tattoo world, this can be seen as a symbol of never-ending or limitless possibility. Some cultures also believe it to represent rebirth or reincarnation.

Historically, this symbol is similar to mythological creatures such as Ouroboros; the snake which consumed its tail and became a creature without end. Often when people get their infinity tattoo, for this reason, they are showing that they are both into mythology and that they like the creatures that the symbol represents. These aren’t the deepest meanings for the infinity tattoo, but they can always attach more meanings to the design later on.

The endless loops and circles that comprise the infinity symbol can also be likened to the seasonal cycle which endlessly repeats year after year.

In this way, the infinity tattoo could mean that the person wants to keep their eye on the ball no matter what time of year it is. It could also mean that they don’t necessarily have a favorite season. But instead choose to enjoy their lives regardless of the time of year it currently is.

These infinity tattoos, while simple, can be customized in a variety of ways.

Popular choices for this type of tattoo include a word or phrase. Inside the loop, such as “love”, “life” or “friendship”.

These, of course, signify a relationship that will never end. And are often used as matching tattoos for two or more people.

One can even add additional symbols such a hearts, stars or other embellishments. To add to the flair of the design.

The fact is that the infinity symbol itself is a bit bland unless holds a lot of meaning to you.

so many people decide to surround it with other images that make the meaning come to life a bit more.

As always, it comes down to the tastes of the person getting the infinity tattoo.

If they are able to find a design that works well with the infinity symbol.

Maa Tattoo

Maa Tattoo

Maa Tattoo

Someone rightly said once that God could not be anywhere and that is why he created mothers.

Mothers are truly special and one can never do enough to show them just how much they are loved and appreciated. Nothing speaks better than a permanent tattoo. Tattoos are like preserving and expressing love for as long as you are alive. Mothers and special and so they deserve a special place in your life and what better way than to keep her with you forever on a part of you. It is nothing but a sign of truly unbreakable bond.

Mothers expect nothing but unconditional love and support from her children and what better way to show her that with a simple but beautiful tattoo. Some mothers definitely do not want to see their children going through pain and getting a permanent tattoo is a little painful but if she sees that you went through that pain just because you love her, she would surely grow bigger with love.

Maa Tattoo,  don’t require words as they are a language on their own.

Today mother and daughter even get matching tattoos which are not only adorable but make other mother-daughter pairs envious. Sharing a common tattoo is a lot more personal and deep than just doing something together.

Mothers daughters and grandmothers nowadays have matching tattoos and this concept of generation tattoos is beautiful. Tattoos don’t have to be large and colorful to convey feelings. Even a small, sweet tattoo is enough to show love and gratitude. You can get a tattoo for your mom or with your mom to establish bond just as deep as blood bond. In case of mom tattoos or mother daughter tattoos, less is definitely more. No one else deserves a place on your body more than your mother because she kept you in her womb for nine months. She nurtured you and cared for you not because she had any selfish interests but because she loves you with all her heart.

Roaring Lion Tattoo

lion head tattoo

Lion Tattoo

Roaring Lion Tattoo

A roaring lion is an animal to be respected and feared. It is a symbol of Power and Authority and a sign that you aren’t a person to be taken lightly. Roaring lions are born leaders, gifted fighters, and, in a crunch, are the persons who can best guide the group out of danger. According to the tradition, a lion whelp was still-born but brought to life by the roar of his father. The whelp later went on to create and lead the tribes of Israel. The symbolism shows that the word of the Divine (represented by the roaring Lion) has the power to breathe life into weakest being (the whelp) and transform him into a force to be reckoned with. A Roaring Lion Tattoo expresses to the world that you aren’t a pushover and that a beast lies underneath the surface, primed and ready to strike.

Aside from the basic verbal symbolism of the lion, there are some deeper meanings connected to them as well.

Lion tattoos have been placed on men throughout history. Those in Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East have put great emphasis on the lion tattoo for many centuries. Lions have always known as the king of the jungle and this status portrays great power. I think this has always been the big draw about the lion tattoo. If you think about it, the lion can also be a symbol of a religious nature. King of the Jungle – King of Kings.

Ancient Civilizations

The lion has been portrayed for many years in ancient cultures, legends, mythology, astrology, literature, movies, and much more. In a few ancient civilizations, lions were owned by kings and royalty. The lion was a symbol of power to the people of the king’s power and strength. In an interesting contrast, in Roman mythology, the lion is associated with love.

The lion was also symbolic to the Egyptians they often portrayed two lions with their backs to one another. These statues represented balance, which was very important to the Egyptians. They would usually place these statues outside of sacred structures. The Egyptians believed in balance, such as sunrise sunset and east west their lion statues represented this all important balance.

Religion

The lion is also a symbol of Christianity. Some Christians use the lion tattoo to symbolize Christian beliefs. The lion is also a symbolic figure to Islam, in which the lion and the sword represent power. The lion is also a solar animal. This means that the lion has sun-like qualities and characteristics. In many culture and beliefs, the lion is associated with the sun. It is said that the the lion’s mane looks like the rays of the sun—a trait that many tattoos often highlight. In other ancient myths, the lion represents the transformation and journey from childhood to adulthood.

Culture

The lion is also very symbolic to the Chinese. It represents a symbol of good luck, guardianship, and power. The Chinese also believe that the lion is a symbol of the earth and sun. Many people know that the lion “Leo” is part of the Zodiac. Leo is the 5th sign of the Zodiac, and anyone born between July 23-August 22 is considered to be a Leo. People born during this time are very highly energetic and are good hearted people. The Leo is somewhat timid and enjoys control, but they are very generous. The Leo also represents balance.

As you now know, the lion has been portrayed throughout human history and they have been symbolic figures for many years. It is one of the most symbolic animal tattoos that are available. Due to all the different meanings it holds, it is highly sought after in the tattoo world. There are also a variety of different designs and styles for it as well. There are tribal designs and Celtic designs, and many more. Before choosing a final design, make sure you check out every style and design that is available. Make sure you choose a design that you are satisfied with.

 

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