Lord Ganesha Tattoo

Lord Ganesha Tattoo

Ganesha is the formless Divinity – encapsulated in a magnificent form, for the benefit of the devotee. As per Hindu mythology, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Gan means group. The universe is a group of atoms and different energies. This universe would be in chaos if there was no supreme law governing these diverse groups of entities.
The Lord of all these groups of atoms and energies is Ganesha.
He is the supreme consciousness that pervades all and brings order in this universe.

Ganesh is usually depicted colored red; he is pot bellied, has one tusk broken, and has four arms that may hold a noose called a pasam, an elephant goad, and a pot of rice, or his favorite  sweets, laddus. His appetite for these sweets is legendary and offerings of them are often left at his shrine.

pasam or noose is a triple twine weapon. Each of the three twines represent: 1. Arrogance and conceit, 2. Maya – the illusory nature of the real world, and 3. Ignorance.

Ancient Greek Warrior Helmet Tattoo - Inked By Black Poison Tattoos

Ancient Greek Warrior Helmet Tattoo

Ancient Greek Warrior Helmet Tattoo – Inked By Black Poison Tattoos

Enemies of the Leading Greek city states met instant defeat fighting again the near untouchable Spartan army. Their mastery of battle skills, warfare tactics and combat strength were virtually unsurpassed until the Battle of Leuctra.

At one point in time, the Spartans fared as not only the strongest but also most efficient warriors.

Thanks to the battle of Thermopylae against the Persians, their military prowess gained considerable fame. Perhaps you’ve seen the movie 300, which depicts 300 Spartan hoplites holding back an entire army.

Though not the end victor against the massive opposing forces, they still left behind a considerable lengthy trail of their enemies blood.

During battle, they were armed with the dory, which is a large spear, a chest plate, bronze cuirasses, leg grave and a helmet. Not to mention, these soldiers also carried a small sword for close combat.

Now, if that sounds like a considerable amount of gear, just remember that the Spartans also fought with a hoplite shield called the Aspis.

In terms of symbolism, you could attribute it to the pinnacle of being one of the most lethal and feared warriors. Unrivaled bravely, incredible sheer strength and stamina, and a relentless drive for victory paint their picture quite well.

Regardless of your interpretation or meaning, just about every man can respect the authority and power they once commanded. To help you visualize their battles, I’ve put together a guide of the top 50 best Spartan tattoo designs for men. You’ll discover masculine ideas and witness incredible acts of war!

Tattoo of The mark of The Warriors of Poseidon - Black Poison Tattoos

Tattoo of The mark of The Warriors of Poseidon

Tattoo of The mark of The Warriors of Poseidon – Black Poison Tattoos

The symbol of the Warriors of Poseidon, branded to the skin of each warrior at his ceremony of dedication to the service of Poseidon, offers testimony to his vow to protect humankind. The circle represents all the peoples of the world. Intersecting it is the pyramid of knowledge deeded to them by the ancients. The silhouette of Poseidon’s Trident bisects them both.

The History

Capitol city of Atlantis, 9600 BC

It was the time before the Cataclysm, forced upon Atlanteans by the greed of humanity. In Poseidon’s Temple, in the soul of the seven isles of Atlantis, a group of warriors met with the sea god’s high priest. He divided them into seven groups of seven and assigned each a sacred duty and an object of power – a magic-imbued gemstone. Some were to sink to the bottom of the world, shielded from prying eyes and envious lusts by the waters that nurtured them. Others were to join the lands of humans at assigned locations – all high grounds that would protect the lineage in the event of severe flooding.

All would wait. And watch. And protect.

And serve as first warning on the eve of humanity’s destruction.

Then, and only then, Atlantis would rise. For they were the Warriors of Poseidon, and the mark of the Trident they bore served as witness to their sacred duty to safeguard mankind.

Whether they liked it or not.

Lord Hanuman Tattoo & Its Meanings

Lord Hanuman Tattoo & Its Meanings

Lord Hanuman Tattoo & Its Meanings

Hanuman the Monkey God – Hanuman, known as the Monkey God, is the Indian deity with the biggest heart. Though his face and tail are that of a monkey, the body is human and covered with white hair. He is a symbol of devotion, not only of the heart, but to learning. His qualities of intelligence and inventiveness are said to be boundless, and no challenge in the world too difficult for him to handle. Employed as a symbol, Hanuman would inspire a person to use their power in the service of the greater good. A highly respected character in Indian, Chinese, and Thai legend, Hanuman serves as a guard as well as a soldier of God. And to Muay Thai boxers in Thailand, the Hanuman tattoo represents strength, stamina and agility, all attributes of a champion fighter.

In Thailand, the Hanuman tattoo is considered an especially powerful one, and potentially harmful. Buddhist tattoo monks have traditionally applied protective designs to young men, but not before a discussion of what special protection is required. Hanuman is not readily given out, because it’s said that the effects may be difficult to control. The power of each Thai spiritual tattoo is only released when activated with a spell upon the tattoo’s completion.

According to Indian mythology going back more than two thousand years, Hanuman was devoted to Lord Rama and his wife, Sita. In an act of ultimate loyalty, he tore his heart open to reveal that each of his beloveds lived within it.

Some Indian tribals believe that Hanuman himself was tattooed on one shoulder in order to relieve the pain each time it dislocated.

One legend tells of Hanuman aspiring to become a worthy student of Suriya, the sun deity. To prove his serious intent, Hanuman walked backwards in her presence rather than turn his back on her. As a mischievous child, he tormented the sages at their prayers, and was punished with a curse that caused him to forget he possessed great powers. When prevailed upon by those who needed his aid, however, his strengths returned full force.

The epic known as the Ramayana recounts Hanuman’s many heroic acts, including the rescue of Lord Rama’s wife, Sita. She had been abducted by King Ravana who held her hostage. So devoted was our monkey god that he allowed himself to be captured by Ravana’s troops so he might negotiate a settlement, and at the same time assess the king’s power and weakness. When that ploy failed, he allowed himself to be recaptured, whereupon they set his tail ablaze. Hanuman confused his startled foes by growing his flaming tail longer and longer, and upon escaping, torched Ravana’s kingdom with his flaming tail.

Where did Hanuman get his monkey features? It depends on which of many versions of Indian scriptures you believe. In some stories, Hanuman was originally a god of the Wind who saved Lord Shiva’s kingdom – the Himalayas – from Ravana’s armies. The defeated king meant to be insulting when he called him a ‘monkey’, so Shiva honoured Hanuman’s heroics by manifesting himself with monkey features, and from then on Hanuman was considered to be a reflection of Shiva.

Full Sleeve Tattoo of Lord Buddha with Buddhist Temple & Lotus

Full Sleeve Tattoo of Lord Buddha with Buddhist Temple & Lotus

In some traditional culture, religious tattoos are very popular. People have used it for years to define themselves and also to show others the faith or the God they chose to follow. Some of the most popular religious tattoos are the Buddha tattoo designs. They have been found mostly among Asian cultures including countries such as China, Thailand, Nepal and India.

The real name of Buddha was Siddhartha Gautama and after he achieved enlightenment, people associated him with a God like creature; with someone who has supreme knowledge and great power. People therefore use Buddha tattoos to signify wealth, peace and blessings. They also stand as a symbol of enlightenment and strength of one’s character.

Mythological Customized Tattoo of Lord Shiva's Trishul, Damru & Snake - Tattoo Studio in India

Mythological Customized Tattoo of Lord Shiva’s Trishul, Damru & Snake

Mythological Customized Tattoo of Lord Shiva’s Trishul, Damru & Snake

Trishula Tattoo Designs – The Trishula is the three-pronged weapon and emblem of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Also spelled, ‘trishul’ or ‘trisula’, it comes from the Sanskrit language where tri means ‘three’ and shula means ‘spear’.

The Trishula has come to symbolize several important ‘triads’. First, there is the Hindu trinity of deities – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It also stands for the aspects and powers associated with these gods — Creation, Preservation and Destruction.

The three feminine (shakti) powers of will, action, and wisdom are also symbolized by the Trishula.

Three more symbols of the design are desire, will, and love.

Not to be overlooked, are the the trishula design’s potent symbolism of past, present and future. In Buddhism, the Trishula is symbolic of the Three Jewels – right knowledge, right belief, right action. In the Tibetan tradition, it is a magical weapon carried by the protective deities in their battles with evil forces.

As a weapon it is also associated with the goddess, Durga, one of Shiva’s many consorts. She brandishes it in one of her seven hands as she ferociously takes on enemy demons. A Hindu myth describes Shiva striking his son with the trishula, the power of the weapon so great that it sent the lad’s head flying so far it could not be found.

Thai Demon God Rahu Eating / Snacking on the Moon Tattoo

Thai Demon God Rahu Eating / Snacking on the Moon Tattoo

Rahu, one of the most notorious demons of the Hindu myth, was rubbed the wrong way by the Sun. Myth has it that Vishnu, God of all Gods churned the oceans to usher in peace. This was at the end of a bitter war between the Gods and demons. At this time, Dhanvantri, the fountain head of medicine, brought forth nectar. This was too good for the demons to let go. Vishnu manage to get it across the Gods, but Rahu, disguised as a God tried to get some nectar for himself The Sun and the Moon saw this happening and informed Vishnu, who immediately chopped off Rahu’s head. Rain’ lived on though with no body, because he had taken a sip of the nectar. But he never forgave the Sun or the Moon and periodically eats either one up. Thailand In Thailand, lucky objects are bought to ward off evil omens during the eclipse. Since black is the colour of Rahu (the demon of darkness), devotees in Thailand buy up black chicken, black liquor, black beans, black eggs, black rice and black moss sticks.

Tahiti In Tahiti eclipses have had a romantic connotation. They have been interpreted as the lovemaking of the Sun and the Moon. So, people in Tahiti find the event to be something to look forward to, since the eclipse seems to be the harbinger of a divine blessing.

Mother Mary Tattoo

Mother Mary Tattoo

Did this tattoo at Beauty & Salon Expo 2015 at Ahmedabad on 21st Sep 2015

In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.

Custom Lion Tattoo Design

Custom Lion Tattoo Design

As the king of the jungle, the lion is inarguably one of the world’s most prominent symbols of power and leadership. In addition to representing supremacy, it is also a creature that is known for its courage and pride.

While some tattoos feature lions baring their teeth and appearing ferocious, others present their calm and peaceful side.

In a Biblical sense, a lion is considered to be a creature that defends the weak and watches over those with lesser strength than itself. In fact, Jesus Christ is referred to on countless occasions as “the lion of Judah.” By fusing their images together, this tattoo represents the fact that Christians see Jesus as a symbolic lion that has been sent to Earth to make up for their inadequacies.

The large size of this tattoo shows off the sizeable presence a lion’s power can have on those surrounding it. Because the elements of a lion’s mug are easy to enlarge, it makes for a gorgeous back piece that accentuates the natural curves and structure of the body.

While a lion’s flowing mane and bold features can make it a beautiful mural piece that takes up lots of space on your body, the image of a lion also looks pretty amazing when inked on back side of body.

Ferociously Awesome Tiger Tattoo

Ferociously Awesome Tiger Tattoo

In Ancient Chinese history, the Tiger, being predators and hunters in nature, represents the masculine principle and is King of all animals. Regarded as one of the four super intelligent creatures (along with the phoenix, dragon and tortoise), the Tiger is honored and worshipped not just even in new year festivals, but painted on walls of homes and temples to ward off evil spirits and grant protection. For over centuries, these super intelligent creatures have been major motifs in Chinese (and even Japanese) art. Let’s check out these ferociously awesome & beautiful tiger tattoo in esoteric wisdom along the way. Enjoy! 🙂

The Tiger represents strength, vitality and health. Due to its primal predatory instincts, the Tiger also represents unpredictability, willpower and ability to trust yourself.

The Tiger is the largest member of the Cat family. There were once 9 subspecies of tigers, but now they have gone extinct. 🙁 There’s the Bengal Tiger (less than 2,000), Indochinese (750-1,000), Siberian (450), Sumatran (400-500), Malayan (600-800), South Chinese (extinct), Caspian (extinct), Javan (extinct), Bali (extinct).

LET’S HELP IN SAVING THE TIGERS!!!!

These beautiful creatures also deserve to grace our planet!!! Go to savetigersnow.org to know how to help in saving the tigers! 🙂

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