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.

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.

owl tattoo

Owl Tattoo

Owl Tattoo

Tattoos have different connotations and the owl tattoo meaning is just among such. As a bird, the owl has been linked to many things useful in giving the best meaning to your owl tattoo. Different cultures have attached different meanings to the owl tattoo. Some of the cultures that have found interest in the owl are the Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu among others.

The ancient Greeks revered the goddess Athena, who was supposed to be the goddess of wisdom and guardian of the Acropolis. Her symbol was the owl, so the bird became a symbol of higher wisdom. The owl was a bird of prophecy and wisdom in many ancient cultures

Symbol of wisdom, education, and intelligence

Undeniably, the owl is a carrier of many symbols. However, this is not a big surprise because the bird’s appearance is unique. It is rarely seen especially during the day. Mostly, it can be found at night, and therefore the beliefs can be many. It represents something precious that is not easily found but through a struggle and great search.

owl tattoo

The owl tattoo is a complicated and beautiful work of design that is very much appealing to the eye. For a long time now, the owl tattoo symbolism is connected to education and wisdom. The Native Americans believe the owl to be the protector of sacred knowledge, hence regard it as a symbol of intelligence.

Symbol of freedom and vision

Just like the beliefs that birds are known to be free by flying wherever they please, the owl tattoo can symbolize freedom.

The owl with its big eyes is a great hunter. It is known to look for its food in an organized quiet manner even when flapping its wings. An owl tattoo will thus be used to symbolize vision. Weather forecasters of ancient times used the owl in their work. It was also useful in telling important weather conditions for different seasons.

Lord Ganesha Tattoo

Lord Ganesha Tattoo

 

Ganesh Tattoo

Ganesh is one of the most renowned Hindu Gods, who is worshiped not only in India but across Asia and in many other parts of the world. With his elephant head, Ganesh is highly recognizable and is generally the figure who is used to represent the Hindu religion in the media. Ganesh is so popular that he even has spiritual significance for many people who aren’t Hindu. His image has become a popular tattoo design as a symbol of spirituality, religion, and godliness.

Ganesh is so popular that he even has spiritual significance for many people who aren’t Hindu. His image has become a popular tattoo design as a symbol of spirituality, religion, and godliness.

Ganesh is so popular that he even has spiritual significance for many people who aren’t Hindu. His image has become a popular tattoo design as a symbol of spirituality, religion, and godliness.

His image has become a popular tattoo design as a symbol of spirituality, religion, and godliness.

The Meaning of Ganesh Tattoo

The season in which the world begins anew after winter.

Tattoos of the Indian god Ganesh are often accompanied by flowers, especially the lotus flower. In many Ganesh tattoos,

The god sits on a lotus flower in the lotus position in a symbol of spiritual openness.

Tattoos of the Indian god Ganesh are often accompanied by flowers, especially the lotus flower.

In many Ganesh tattoos, the god sits on a lotus flower in the lotus position in a symbol of spiritual openness.

In many Ganesh tattoos, the god sits on a lotus flower in the lotus position in a symbol of spiritual openness.

Ganesh is Worshipped as the Lord of Obstacles and the Remover of Obstacles.

When a Hindu person wishes to succeed in a certain task, it is often Ganesh that they call upon to assist them.

Rodents are a symbol of annoyance and destruction because they eat stored food and destroy crops.

By displaying Ganesh as standing over the obstacle, the design is depicting Ganesh’s power over such obstacles.

The design is depicting Ganesh’s power over such obstacles.

In most tattoo designs Ganesh has a large belly which has earned,

him the names Lambodara (hanging belly) and Mahodara (great belly).

As is is a symbol that within Ganesh, reside all of the universes of past, present, and future.

 

These detailed images work well as tattoo designs and have a deeper, spiritual meaning for the tattoo owner.

Symbolism and Significance of Ganesha

  • Ganesha’s big belly represents generosity and total acceptance.
  • Ganesha’s upraised hand depicts protection. It means, ‘Fear not, I am with you’, and his lowered hand depicts his giving, as well as an invitation to bow down. This is also symbolic of the fact that we will all dissolve into the Earth one day.
  • Ganesha also has a single tusk which signifies one-pointedness. 
  • He carries in his hands the ‘Ankusa’ (signifying awakening) and the ‘Paasa’ (signifying control).

Owl Tattoo

owl

  • Of all the popular tattoo concepts, the owl might have the most mysterious of them all. The owl tattoo is considered to be popular for both women and men because it is both stylish and has significant symbolism connected with it.Depending on the meaning you attach to your owl tattoo, the connotations can be linked to many mystical and endearing qualities. The Egyptians, Hindus, and Celtics regard the owl as an intelligent, wise, and complicated creature.Similar to the ability to hide out of sight during the day, the owl tattoo represents both a great search and a complicated struggle to find oneself.

    The Dark Side of the Owl

    While many see the owl tattoo as a representation of mystery and wisdom. It is important that you understand this creature does also represent a very dark side. Considered the symbol of death in many cultures, the owl has an association as the guardian and protector of the dead.

    Referred to as the “Angel of Death”, many people believe that the owl has the ability. To communicate with those who have long since passed on.

    Being able to communicate with the underground world is a terrifying concept for many people.

     

    owl tattoo design

    Dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. Connected with the goddess Athena, the owl tattoo can represent a degree of holiness or godlike qualities.

    The Hindu religion associate owls with the goddess Laxmi.

    This association to the meaning of affluence is a very appealing connection many considerations when choosing the owl tattoo design.

    Others see the owl as a representation of vision and freedom, being able to up and fly anywhere at anytime.

Mermaid Tattoo

Mermaid Tattoo

A mermaid is a creature of the sea. It lives amongst marine flora and fauna. That is why a shoal of fish surrounding a mermaid would make an appropriate mermaid tattoo.
Wearing a mermaid tattoo is not just beautiful but carries some element of mystery that may not be easily understood and a perfect description for part of human nature.
Numerous meanings associated with mermaid tattoos As it said to symbolize, sensuality, temptation, intuition, danger and a sign of femininity.
This is piece of “tattoo” which is a beautiful emotion and  which is beyond any words
because it itself express everything.

mermaid love for her child is so sacred, it is quite hard to put into words.

There is nothing more powerful than a mother and son bond. She will always be the first woman in his life and he will grow to be her best man forever and always. From the first moment she holds him in her arms, everything changes for both of them.
Do you remember the old phrase ” Mama’s Boy! ” well it exists for a reason, the relationship between a son and his mom will always be unique and sometimes weird, but it is what it is. Like girls are always more close to their dads, so the boys are always little mama’s boy. If you’re a boy and you happen to be reading this right now, you know it to be true.

Mermaid Tattoo

No words can describe the beauty of a mother-son relationship and its enigma. Across the world, this is frequently illustrated by tattoo artists with various color combinations. Sometimes, new mothers prefer sporting tattoos with their son’s name mentioning their birthdays on wrists, neck, and backs.

Father Daughter Tattoo

Father and Daughter Tattoo

Father and Daughter Tattoo

You’ve probably heard that having a strong male influence is important in a young boy’s life. But it’s equally important for daughters to have one as well. A positive father-daughter relationship can have a huge impact on a young girl’s life & even determine whether or not she develops into a strong, confident woman.
This is one relation that doesn’t really need any explanations or reasons. It is beautiful just the way it is, however, if you still want to know the reasons why fathers are so important to their daughters, this piece of art expresses all the emotions and reality.

Father Daughter Tattoos

We already know the bond that father & daughters share can be heartwarmingly etched in this beautiful piece of “art”
The cutest and the most tenuous relationship is not between people who are in love (as you, probably, used to think)! It`s about the relationship between father and daughters! What can be more touching than the way how a father takes care of his small daughter, protecting her from different difficulties and solving even the smallest problems? Have you ever seen something more sincere than the love of a daughter to her father? Even when small girls become adult women and start their own families, nothing changes between fathers and their daughters!

Roaring Lion Tattoo

lion tattoo

It’s no wonder why humans fear and revere the image and reputation of the Lion. Even though it is a largely nocturnal animal, the Lion is seen as a symbol of the Sun and an embodiment of Passion. On the other hand, the Lioness is a representative of the Moon and is a symbol of Rationality, Motherhood, and Family in many cultures. These fearless felines embody several traits, including:

  • Authority and Leadership
  • Power
  • Brute Strength
  • Victory
  • Attentiveness and Alertness
  • Wisdom and Intellect
  • Justice
  • Honor
  • Courage and Bravery
  • The Divine and Spirituality
  • Royalty and Nobility
  • Motherhood (Lioness)
  • Zodiac sign for Leo
  • Family

The Meanings of Lion Tattoo

The lion is one of the most popular animals for people to get tattooed on their bodies, and they have been for centuries. The ordinary symbolism and meaning of the lion is royalty and self-confidence. It once was, and still is in some cultures, viewed as a creature of aristocracy and law. Today, lion tattoos signify the same things, plus courage, savage protectiveness, glory, victory, strength, vitality, spirit, and overall masculinity. Although there are some women who choose this tattoo design, the lion is predominantly a male figure. However, some women do like getting tattoos of lion cartoon characters.

SACHIN TENDULKAR TATTOO

sachin tendulkar

 

It did not take much for the cricket pundits to spot a genius in Sachin Tendulkar after he made his international debut in a Test match in Karachi on Nov 15, 1989. He was 16 then. More than two decades later, he has gone on to become one of the greatest batsmen the world will ever see.

Twenty-three years, one month, and eight days from his debut, the five-feet-five-inch. Cricketing genius has called time on a glittering one-day career. With 18,426 runs from 463 matches at an average of 44.83, Tendulkar has most batting records under his belt in the 50-over format as also in Tests.

sachin tattoo

He holds the record for the maximum number of appearances and is the highest run-getter and century-maker in both versions. He has turned out in six World Cups at a stretch. Playing a key role in winning the title in 2011 and finishing runners-up in 2003.

The ‘Liitle Master’, as he is often called, is the only man to hit 100 centuries. 51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs. And also the first man to score a double-century in the 50-over format.

However, it was not all smooth sailing for the champion batsman in his initial ODIs. It took him all of five years and 78 matches to score his maiden hundred.

 

3D Star Tattoo with Nice Words Inked by Black Poison Tattoos

3D Star Tattoo with Nice Words

3D Star Tattoo with Nice Words Inked by Black Poison Tattoos

Some nice words like friendship, freedom, family, love, and more are inserted into a large 3D star Tattoo.

Star tattoos can be nice and unique delegate of your inner personality and conviction. Star tattoo designs look cool and they are a good preference for a very first ink piece because a star is typically small in design and doesn’t need to be awfully intricate. These designs look attractive and generally they signify a change in life.

The star is one of the oldest classical cryptograms and it has been an important image in many cultures and religions. When human knew nothing about them, what actually they are, still they were very lovable by human. In the ancient times, human stared up at the sky and attempted to explain that superlative view with the help of myths and religion.

They are universal cryptograms, not attached to an exact religion or culture, and actually can mean plenty of unique things to plenty of unique people. Male and females have separate star tattoos designs prearranged for them. Females love the shooting stars since they look very feminine, whereas guys love the nautical stars since they look manly. Star tattoos can be drawn as a single star, solitary star, or as an assemblage of small stars, celestial, or nautical designs.

Star tattoos designs are very flexible and can mesh up with wings, skulls, moon & sun, scroll, flowers, butterfly, fairy and we think almost every kind of image or symbol can be mesh up with stars with the aim of generating a unique and personal tattoo. If you are looking for unique star tattoos not those common or creepy designs.

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