Lord Shiva with Mantra Tattoo

Lord Shiva with Mantra Tattoo

Lord Shiva with Mantra 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. According to another version, this is the Bija mantra as revealed to Rishi Kahola that was given by Lord Shiva to sage Sukracharya, who taught it to Rishi Dadichi, who gave it to King Kshuva, through whom it reached the Shiva Purana.

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Tattoo

Meaning of the mantra

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. We know immortality is not possible but some extension can be given to our death by your powers Lord Shiva.

Significance of the Mantra

It is said to beneficial for mental, emotional and physical health and to be a moksha mantra, which bestows longevity and immortality. According to some Puranas, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra has been used by many Rishis as well as Sati. 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. This mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva for warding off untimely death. It is also chanted while smearing Vibhuti over various parts of the body. And utilized in Japa or Homa (havan) to get desired results. Whereas the Gayatri Mantra is meant for purification and spiritual guidance. The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is meant for healing rejuvenation and nurturance.

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 been 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.

Zen Enso Tattoo

 

Zen Enso Tattoo

Zen Enso Tattoo

There are two common symbols for zen enso. One is a brushstroke of a closed circle. The closed circle represents the totality of experience and life. The other is a brushstroke of a circle with one small opening. The open circle represents the imperfection found in all things and suggests to the student to stop striving for perfection and instead to allow the universe to be as it is.

The open circle is a concept that reflects closely with Japanese Zen Buddhism. The Japanese concept of wabi-sabi is that all things are perfect as they are. An analogy is a peasant’s jar, misshapen, chipped and worn through years of daily use. Although it may not be as pleasing visually as a pristine carefully crafted jar, it is said to stimulate the mind and emotions, stimulate the spirit of a person to contemplate the essence of reality. As with everything related to Zen, there is a beautiful simplicity to the traditional enso, both the open and closed versions.

The classic symbol for Zen is the enso. It is known as the circle of enlightenment.

In the sixth century, a text named the Shinhinmei refers to the way of Zen as a circle of vast space, lacking nothing, and nothing in excess. At first glance, the ancient enso zen symbol appears to be nothing more than a circle. But it’s symbolism refers to the beginning and end of all things, the circle of life, and the connectedness of existence.

It is said that in the hands of a Zen master. The power of the enso symbol for zen is released. Helping those who meditate upon it to reach a higher level of consciousness. It is used as a symbol of enlightenment. Zen masters often brush paint an enso for their student to meditate upon. The quality of the brushwork is said to reveal the depth of the master’s enlightenment.

Arrow Tattoo

Arrow Tattoo

Symbolic Meaning of Arrow 

Like all other tattoo designs, the arrow tattoo too has its own symbolic meaning, which needs to be understood before one opts for this tattoo. In the Native American culture, the arrow is considered as the weapon of protection and hunting, which has been used to safeguard one’s family as well as sustain them by making provision of food for them.

In this culture, two crossed arrows also depict friendship, which is the reason why this symbol is a popular tattoo design for a friend.

Though different kinds of arrow tattoo designs stand for different things, the basic meaning of an arrow tattoo is positivity as arrow stands for moving ahead despite being constrained by the bow.

The bow, which stands for struggle in life, pulls one back but the arrow gets itself released from the bow to propel forward and seek better things in life.

In other words, an arrow stands for achievements of one’s goals in life by overcoming all hardships. In the zodiac, a bow and an arrow stand for the astrological sign of Sagittarius. Another meaning associated with the arrow is that it stands for love as in Cupid’s arrow, which made people get attracted towards each other and fall in love.

It is also considered as the symbol of masculinity, strength, power, and sense of direction. It is about moving in only one direction, which is forward, without looking back in life.

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.

Popular Arrow Tattoo Designs

Arrow tattoos come in different designs, out of which one can choose a design. According to its deeper symbolic meaning as well it’s aesthetic value. Here are some popular arrow tattoo designs:

  • Single Arrow – One of the most widely used arrow tattoo designs is the solitary arrow. Which as in its common symbolism, points towards a direction. Another meaning of a single arrow is protection from the evil and negative forces.
  • Two Arrows – As explained earlier, two arrows which cross each other stand for friendship as per the Native American culture. They can be used as a matching tattoo with one’s best friend. On the other hand, two arrows which point away from each other depict war.
  • Broken Arrow – In contract to arrow depicting war and protection, a broken arrow represents making peace.
  • A Bundle of Arrows – A common arrow tattoo design shows a bundle of multiple arrows, usually five in number. These arrows bundled together to stand for unity and strength, as a single arrow can be broken easily. While it is hard to break a bundle of them.

Some other tattoo designs in arrow tattoos incorporate these arrows with elements.

Like feathersdreamcatcheranchorflowers, diamonds and hearts, each one having its own meaning, an arrow passing through a heart is a commonly seen design which shows broken heart and pain in love. On the other hand, an arrow passing through a diamond signifies courage and positivity.

which takes a person on the path of success in life.

An arrow can also be done along with a compass or Nautical Star for representing direction. Another popular arrow tattoo design feature a bow with an arrow strung on it, ready to be shot.

Arrow tattoos were originally based on Native American tribal life, hundreds of years ago.

The arrow represented an essential tool in hunter-gatherer communities, serving as a weapon in hunting and in war. Though a simple design, this symbol is extremely popular because of the powerful, positive meanings associated with it.

Nautical Compass Tattoo

Compass Tattoo

Nautical Compass Tattoo

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. While the compass tattoo isn’t the most popular of all of the motivational tattoo designs out there.

While the compass tattoo is not normally thought of as a popular “lucky charm” tattoo, it’s not hard to see why someone might give their tattoo this meaning. It is the type of tattoo you can look at when you have lost your way and use it to turn yourself around. When someone gets the compass tattoo to represent luck, they will usually get additional designs around it to make the meaning a bit more clear.

Compasses give many a sense of security concerning their direction.

We trust and understand the magnetic guidance that’s provided by the compass. Others use the compass on their body to symbolize remaining on course when faced with hardship. The compass can also be compared with the North Star as its placement stays reliable and static. The home can be located by a compass as well, and it’s because of this many travelers and adventurers adorn themselves with the compass tattoo. Compass tattoos can be embellished with globes and nautical stars as to adequately portray this meaning.

Nautical Compass Tattoo has also represented the idea of following one’s dreams.

Widely seen as a protective ornament, the compass has for a long time been held in high esteem by many. Military servicemen and women have used it as a symbol of their loyalty and reliance to their branch in the military. It can also be associated with being a religious symbol.

As the compass has been entrusted for centuries, it’s an ancient symbol of security and safety.

Anchors, axes, boots, and seabirds can be used to symbolize a hiking or naval background.

The compass can be utilized as a bringer of luck and inspiration.

People who get lost can use it to bring themselves inspiration.

Since it is a practical tool, the compass is used as a symbol of luck like other practical tools, for example, horseshoes.

Because it’s always pointing to the north and never changes, many view it as a beacon of inspiration.

Compass tattoos have also represented the idea of following one’s dreams.

We’re always inspired by insights and epiphanies, as the compass is a good example.

A compass without a direction indicator can show a broken compass.

One with a wildly spinning arrow can mean confusion or uncertainty. One with a considerable long chain can show attachment to the associated meaning.

For instance, a chain connected to a religious item and a compass could indicate, that the person gets their direction.

A broken face plate can mean a lack of dependence on such tools. A compass thats moldy or water filled.

A compass that moldy or water filled can show age or self-reliance.

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Tattoo

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Tattoo

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Tattoo

Sagittarius Zodiac Tattoo

The Sagittarius is the 9th sign that features in the zodiac wheel. It is also among the final 3 fire signs of the zodiac collection. It is mostly represented by an archer or the symbol of an archer. This archer will have a bow and an arrow and will be joined to a horse.

Sagittarius Zodiac that shows half a person and half horse.

The body of the human being is what will replace the head of the horse, but the other part is complete of a horse. The sign also represents people born between November the 23rd and December the 21st.

The Sagittarius sign or character can be applied on the body and they represent pried, passion, fury, courage, and independence.

The wearer of the tattoo will most likely have these personalities.

They are also persons that can face any sort of challenge, without fear.
All of us are possessive about our identity and it means a lot to us. We express it in different ways and the sun sign tattoos are also a way of expressing our identity. People who belong to the Sagittarius sun sign are natural tattoo lovers as they are blessed with an artistic bent of mind. They love to explore and research and are also very fiery and straight-forward. The Sagittarius tattoos are best for conveying the fact that one was born under the ninth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the fire element.

The tattoo has got a very sexy display and stands out from all other sun signs tattoos. The centaur and the archer represent the Sagittarians. The arrow is the symbol of the ardent and passionate sun sign. Men and women love both the designs. Those who want a simple and cute look generally go for the symbol while the ones wishing for an elaborate and catchy display choose the centaur and the archer.

UNALOME LOTUS TATTOO

UNALOME LOTUS TATTOO

UNALOME LOTUS TATTOO

The unalome symbol represents the path to enlightenment in the Buddhist culture. The spirals are meant to symbolize the twists and turns in life, and the straight lines the moment one reaches enlightenment or peace and harmony. The dots at the end of the symbol represent death, or the moment we fade to nothing. There are multiple designs for unalome tattoos, or you can create your own and add your own elements, such as the lotus flower to represent new beginnings.

The Unalome is originally a Hindu symbol that graphically recalls Shiva´s third eye and it represents wisdom and the path to perfection. …

The Unalome Lotus Tattoo symbolizes overcoming adversities towards perfection.

Thus perfectly integrating the meaning of the Unalome.

Lotus Flower Meaning in Buddhism

In Buddhism, the lotus is known to be associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness. The flower is considered pure as it is able to emerge from murky waters in the morning and be perfectly clean. Therefore in common with Egyptian mythology, the lotus is seen as a sign of rebirth. But additionally, it is associated with purity. The breaking the surface every morning is also suggestive of desire, this leads to it being associated with spiritual enlightenment.

The Lotus Flower and its Meaning in Hinduism

Perhaps one of the strongest associations of the lotus flower with religion is that that is observed in Hinduism. In this religion, the lotus flower meaning is associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality, and eternity.

Many of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism are linked to the flower. For example, the goddess of prosperity, Laxmi, is usually depicted as being seated atop a fully opened lotus flower.

Brahma, the god of creation is depicted as emerging from a lotus. That crawls from the Naval of the sustainer Lord Vishnu.

DEER TATTOO

Stag Tattoo

Stag Tattoo

Symbolic Meanings of Deer Tattoos

Deer have been revered as animals of beauty and grace, with their lithe movements attracting the human race to chase and catch them. At the same time, this charming animal is associated with some symbolic attributes, like a female deer or doe is regarded as an epitome of motherly love, kindness, and gentleness. On the other hand, a stag or male deer denotes fertility, virility and sexual prowess. In general sense, the deer tattoo relates with the symbolic meanings of nobility, peace, love, and kindness. Some also regard it as a sign of rebirth and resurrection while others take it as an epitome of beauty.

The Powerful Deer Antlers

Fast forward to the time of the Celtics, and they depicted the deer as a mighty force in the woods. The deer antler tattoos can represent the same things the Celtics considered the best in these creatures.

Although already considered a powerful beast, the deer, and his antlers were also responsible for blazing trails, for clearing the way in the woods so the weaker female and children could easily follow behind. This mighty stag would cut a path through the thickest forest. So that those behind him could have an easier go at it.

Stag Tattoo Today ink lovers connect with that dominant force, a leader in tough times, someone who is willing to sacrifice for the rest of the group.

The Deer Antler Meanings

Take one look at the size of that rack on the deer. It can strike fear in even the strongest of foes.

This dominant creature of the forest is savvy in that it can find. The best herbs in the woods with little effort.

Antler has a different meaning who love getting inked

SPARTAN WARRIOR TATTOO

spartan warrior tattoo

Sparta was a warrior society in ancient Greece that reached the height of its power after defeating rival city-state Athens in the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.). Spartan culture centered on loyalty to the state and military service. At age 7, Spartan boys entered a rigorous state-sponsored education, military training, and socialization program. Known as the Agoge, the system emphasized duty, discipline, and endurance. Although Spartan women were not active in the military, they were educated and enjoyed more status and freedom than other Greek women. Because Spartan mens were, professional soldiers, all manual labor was done by a slave class, the Helots. Despite their military prowess, the Spartans’ dominance was short-lived: In 371 B.C., they were defeated by Thebes at the Battle of Leuctra, and their empire went into a long period of decline.

Spartan, also known as Lacedaemon.

Sparta was an ancient Greek city-state located primarily in the present-day region of southern Greece called Laconia. The population of Sparta consisted of three main groups: the Spartans, or Spartiates, who were full citizens; the Helots, or serfs/slaves; and the Perioeci, who were neither slaves nor citizens. The Perioeci, whose name means “dwellers-around,” worked as craftsmen and traders, and built weapons for the Spartans

Spartan Warrior Tattoo

The word “Spartan” means self-restrained, simple, frugal and austere. The word laconic, which means pithy and concise, is derived from the Spartans, who prized brevity of speech.

Unlike such Greek city-states as Athens, a center for the arts, learning, and philosophy, Sparta was centered on a warrior culture. Male Spartan citizens were allowed only one occupation: solider. Indoctrination into this lifestyle began early. Spartan boys started their military training at age 7 when they left home and entered the Agoge. The boys lived communally under austere conditions. They were subjected to continual physical, competitions (which could involve violence), given meager rations and expected to become skilled at stealing food, among other survival skills.

Map Tattoo

Map Tattoo

Map Tattoo

World maps are not only exciting to look at, they conjure up all sorts of adventurous feelings when you are contemplating your next exotic journey or vacation. For some, they are not at home unless they are traveling to a distant airport and experiencing all that culture has to offer.

When these wandering spirits get inked, they choose the world map tattoos outlined only in the black ink, and they slowly color in each part of the world that they have visited along the way. This work-in-progress ink design inspires and drives many to always have their eyes on the next foreign sunrise.

Some of us just never can get enough in the way of knowledge. These folks see the world map tattoos as a reminder of all the locations in this world that need to be explored.

World Map Tattoo

When inked with the world map, each time a new language is learned, a country is explored, or civilization is studied, the region can be inked in a unique color that is coded to a reference key beneath the map.

Those who live on the high seas utilize maps. Each day and the world map tattoos remind them of the journeys. Of the past and ones that are still on the horizon.

The tattoo design can be split in half so one-half appears on one foot. The other half on the other foot, symbolic of walking the earth one step at a time. Some split the tattoo design between two friends, lovers, or partners. A reference to being separated now but someday together in the same location again.

Many have to deal with being apart from the ones they love on a daily basis. And have created a unique way to keep them close at hand. The world map tattoos allow wearers to precisely show on the map where this person is. And it feels like a relatively shorter distance when compared to where you are today.

The tattoo offers some the ability to feel at one with the other person. Being all on the same planet, only separated by a few miles of water. Others choose these tattoo designs as a reminder of home, having moved away from their birthplace for work, school. Or to live abroad with their new family.
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