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.

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.

Chaos Tattoo

Chaos Tattoo

Chaos Tattoo

The Symbol of Chaos originates from Michael Moorcock’s Eternal Champion stories. … In contrast, the symbol of Law is a single upright arrow. It is also called the Arms of Chaos, the Arrows of Chaos, the Chaos Star, the Chaos Cross, the Chaosphere, or the Symbol of Eight.While the peace sign is a highly recognizable symbol, there are many ways that people who wear it can add variety to it and make it a more personal image. People with friends or family in the military will add a yellow ribbon or dog tags to signify their military connection. A peace sign can also represent that a person who is going through a rocky transformation or a tumultuous time is keeping their mind focused on the goal. Drawing around the peace sign or within the peace sign also turns the symbol into something more meaningful. Often people will request the flag of a country or a dove to make the picture more meaningful.

A peace sign can also represent that a person who is going through a rocky transformation or a tumultuous time is keeping their mind focused on the goal. Drawing around the peace sign or within the peace sign also turns the symbol into something more meaningful. Often people will request the flag of a country or a dove to make the picture more meaningful.

Peace symbol tattoos can actually be a request for two different types of designs.

This request ether means the circle with the vertical line splitting into three forks or the human hand holding up the index and the middle finger with the thumb overlaid across the ring and pinky fingers; not with the back side of the hand showing. This has a completely different meaning in different parts of the world.

Chaos Tattoo

Inner peace tattoos are calming and relaxing and have several meanings. General inner peace represents a state of spiritual and mental peace.

There is no single design or rule to live with here. Some symbols that you can use to represent peace include Yin Yang, Buddha, lotus, peace, and flowers.

Tribal peace sign tattoos are among the most popular peace sign designs. The tattoos are inked in many variations mostly portrayed alone or linked with other elements and symbols. Men mostly wear the tattoos even though there are women who sport them.

Owl Tattoo

Owl Tattoo Designs

Owl Tattoo Designs

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.

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.

Owl Tattoo Designs 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.

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.

Wolf Tattoo

Wolf 

The wolf is a very symbolic creature that holds deep meaning for many different cultures throughout history, most notably with Native Americans: too numerous tribes across North America and in other parts of the world, wolves are very powerful and important.

Wolves have survived in harsh locations for tens of thousands of years. They are intelligent and skillful hunters who rarely hunt alone (unless they have been cast out of the pack). Wolves live and hunt in packs, tight-knit family groups that increase their chances of survival.

Native Americans viewed the wolf as a totem animal or spirit sent to help guide us through life, symbolizing loyalty and perseverance. In legends, the wolf had great powers given by the Great Spirit. Wolves also had the power to change into people.

Wolf Tattoo Designs, Wolves are strongly associated with the family.

Because they live and hunt in packs, they have survived. The pack also gives them a territorial advantage against other predators. A wolf will only mate with one partner while the pair is alive. Because they mate for life, and because the whole pack will help take care of the pups, wolves are also known as caring parents. Thus a wolf tattoo can symbolize tight family bonds.

The Wolf Head Tattoo is a very symbolic creature that holds deep meaning.

Wolves are strongly associated with the family. Because they live and hunt in packs, they have survived. The pack also gives them a territorial advantage against other predators. A wolf will only mate with one partner while the pair is alive. Because they mate for life, and because the whole pack will help take care of the pups, wolves are also known as caring parents. Thus a wolf tattoo can symbolize tight family bonds.

Wolves have survived in harsh locations for tens of thousands of years.

They are intelligent and skillful hunters who rarely hunt alone (unless they have been cast out of the pack). Wolves live and hunt in packs, tight-knit family groups that increase their chances of survival.

Native Americans viewed the wolf as a totem animal or spirit sent to help guide us through life, symbolizing loyalty and perseverance. In legends, the wolf had great powers given by the Great Spirit. Wolves also had the power to change into people.

Dreamcatcher Tattoo

 

Dream catcher Tattoo

Dreamcatcher Tattoo Meanings

Basically, dreamcatcher is an item which belongs to Native American culture and was traditionally used to bring good dreams for new born babies, by trapping bad ones and also the evil spirits. Structurally, dreamcatcher constitutes of a woven web, adorned with shells, beads, feathers or gemstones. It is hung over the bed or door of the bedroom, so that it would trap the negative energy and filter only positive energy to reach the baby sleeping under it. Another notion is that it lets negative dreams to pass through and keeps back the positive ones, so that they could become the part of the destiny of the person.

In this way, they are believed to protect the person from evil and ensure good things for them. These powers of the dreamcatcher have made it a popular design for tattoos, much loved by people all over the world. It also reflects the rich Native American culture and history.

A dreamcatcher is a round wooden hoop that contains a loose string web with a hole in the center, and feathers hanging from the webbing. Nice dreams travel through the hole into the sleeper’s mind, while the bad ones, as well as nightmares, are trapped inside the web permanently.

  • Feathers are usually attached to the dreamcatcher to entertain babies, but they have a deeper meaning. A feather stands for breath and air, which is essential for life. Hung up on the wooden hook of the dreamcatcher, a feather also helps the nice dreams to slip down into the baby’s dream world.

  • It is believed that each movement of the feathers announce the arrival. The passage of a new beautiful, and peaceful dream.
  • Different feathers can be used to adorn the dreamcatcher. Owl is a woman’s feather and it is kept to achieve wisdom. While Eagle is a man’s feather that represents courage.
  • Some tribes make dreamcatchers that have eight points, which are associated with the eight legs of the Spider Woman.
  • Incorporating only one gemstone into the dreamcatcher is meant to show. There is only one true, creator in the web of life. Four gemstones, instead, represent the four ordinal directions.
  • Dreamcatcher tattoo designs

  • Dreamcatcher tattoos are very common among Native Americans, both men and women. They represent the symbol of their rich cultural heritage. And at the same time, they keep negative and evil energies away. They protect the person who wears them against nightmares and bad dreams while helping nice and joyful dreams.

Lotus Tattoo

Mandala Tattoo

Mandala Tattoo

Lotus Mandala Tattoo, While many spiritual techniques for reaching peace requires nothing.

some meditation and centering methods call for focusing on a piece of artwork. You can meditate with practically any design you find inspiring and easy to focus on. However, there are certain designs with a long history of this kind of use. Each Hindu or Tibetan mandala is different, but many of the Indian versions feature the classic lotus blossom as an integral part of the artwork. Discover the deeper meaning behind this rich form of symbolism before buying a piece of art or getting a tattoo featuring a lotus mandala.

However, there are certain designs with a long history of this kind of use. A Lotus Mandala is a design dating back to ancient India that is used as a meditation, teaching, or healing tool. Each Hindu or Tibetan mandala is different, but many of the Indian versions feature the classic lotus blossom as an integral part of the artwork. Discover the deeper meaning behind this rich form of symbolism. Before buying a piece of art or getting a tattoo featuring a lotus mandala.

Each Hindu or Tibetan mandala is different, but many of the Indian versions.

Feature the classic lotus blossom as an integral part of the artwork.

Discover the deeper meaning behind this rich form of symbolism before buying a piece of art. Getting a tattoo featuring a lotus mandala.

Each Hindu or Tibetan mandala is different, but many of the Indian versions feature the classic.

Lotus blossom as an integral part of the artwork.

 

Polynesian Armband Tattoo

armband tattoo

 

Polynesian Armband tattoo

The intricacy and abstract nature of Polynesian armband tattoo armband tattoos has led to their continued popularity for hundreds of years. They are some of the most varied and eye-catching designs available anywhere in the world, and they have such a wide spectrum of meanings that just about anyone can find a tribal armband tattoo that fits with their life.

Tiki

Tiki is a human-like figure that represents Polynesian semi-gods, which means deified ancestors and heads, who are sublimed after their death. According to its guardian role, they mainly symbolize protection. If you love playing pc games, you’ll find that in many lost temples, Tiki patterns are often carved on pillars or stone gate.

Tiki plays a very important role in Polynesian culture. For example, nose symbols mean sniffing danger before its coming. Tiki’s eyes, nose, mouth and side faces are all important design elements and most Polynesian tattoo designs contain one or more tiki symbols.

Sea Shell

In Polynesian tattoo designs, shells are very common in many designs, especially turtle shells. Turtle shell is a symbolization of turtle, which is a very important sea creature in all the cultures of the Polynesian triangle. It has more meanings than other symbols. Some complex turtle designs could have quite a lot of meanings, according to its elements embedded in. Basically, turtle shells symbolize longevity, wellness, fertility, and peace

Shark Teeth

Shark teeth are another fish symbol which is very popular among Polynesian tattoo fans.  Nearly over 50% Polynesian tattoo designs have shark teeth symbols embedded in.

Shark teeth usually represent shelter or coverage, guidance, power, ferocity, adaptability, etc. In Polynesian legend, sharks also represent the god of Polynesian people. It has lots of variations and combinations like the ones showed in the pictures above.

Ocean

Ocean symbols are very common among Polynesian tattoo designs.  Polynesian people regard the ocean as their final destination where they go when passed away. So sometimes the ocean is a symbol of death, or the world beyond.

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 and 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 and Daughter Tattoos

We already know the bond that father and daughters share can be heartwarmingly etched in this beautiful piece of “art”

Polynesian armband tattoo

 

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The Polynesian symbols of spearheads can be found in almost every Polynesian tattoo design. It’s designed to express courage and fight. It’s also used to represent warrior, sharp items, and the sting of animals and rays. Spearheads are usually used in combination with other symbols to express certain meanings.

The Polynesian armband tattoo

Spearheads are usually used in combination with other symbols to express certain meanings.

One thing that is certain is that the term Polynesian or Polynesia incorporates many tribes including Marquesans, Samoans, Niueans, Tongans, Cook Islanders, Hawaiians, Tahitians, and Maori. All of these tribes are genetically linked to the indigenous peoples from parts of Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia and in turn, Polynesia are sub-regions of Oceania, comprising of a large grouping of over 1000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean, within a triangle that encompasses New Zealand, Hawaii and Easter Island as it’s corners.

However, Polynesian languages may actually vary slightly from each other, and in some cases, they actually differ quite significantly. There are some words, which are basically the same throughout all Polynesian languages, reflecting the deepest core of all Polynesian cultures. Moana (ocean) and mana (spiritual force and energy) are two terms that transcend all Polynesian cultures.

Moana (ocean) and mana (spiritual force and energy) are two terms that transcend all Polynesian cultures.

The Origins of Tattoo Art in Polynesia

Historically there was no writing in the Polynesian culture so the Polynesian’s used tattoo art that was full of distinctive signs to express their identity and personality. Tattoos would indicate status in a hierarchical society as well as sexual maturity, genealogy and ones rank within the society. Nearly everyone in ancient Polynesian society was tattooed.

Tattoos would indicate status in a hierarchical society as well as sexual maturity, genealogy and ones rank within the society. Nearly everyone in ancient Polynesian society was tattooed.

The Polynesian islands that were first visited were the Marquesas Islands, which were found by European explorers and the Spanish navigator, Alvaro de Mendana de Neira, in 1595. However, the European navigators showed little interest due to the lack of valuable resources.

Captain James Cook (as mentioned in our comprehensive guide to Maori tattooing) was the first navigator trying to explore the aforementioned Polynesian triangle.

In 1771, when James Cook first returned to Tahiti and New Zealand from his first voyage, the word “tattoo” appeared in Europe.

He narrated the behaviors of the Polynesian people in his voyage, which he called tattaw. He also brought a Tahitian named Ma’i to Europe and since then tattoo started to become rapidly famous, predominantly because of the tattoos of Ma’i.

Another legend is that European sailors liked the Polynesian tattoos. So much that they spread extremely fast in Europe because the sailors emblazoned the tattoos on their own bodies.

The actual tradition of Polynesian tattooing existed more than 2000 years ago. However, in the 18th century the Old Testament strictly banned the operation.

Since it’s renaissance in the 1980s, many lost arts were revived. But it became very difficult to sterilize the wooden and bone tools. That were used for the tattooing process so the Ministry of Health banned tattooing in French Polynesia in 1986.

The revival of the art and practice of tattooing, particularly in Tonga in recent years. Is predominantly referred to as a result of the work of scholars, researchers, visual artists and tattoo artists.

Amazing Lotus Mandala Tattoo

Lotus Mandala Tattoo
The Lotus flower meaning is shared across several cultures. The Lotus slowly emerges from a pond or muddy water over a three day period and then blooms in the morning until mid-afternoon. … In Buddhism, the lotus flower rising and blooming above the murk to symbolizes enlightenment and spiritual awakening.

Couple Tattoo

 

Couple tattoo

The King:
This is the piece the whole game revolves around and represents our deeper self, the divine spark within us. And yet, it is the least powerful piece in terms of ability to move about the board. It can only take one step at a time, though it can travel squarely or triangularly.
The Queen:
This is the most powerful piece on the board having unlimited movement in any of the eight directions. She is the power of Nature, reflecting the light of the King, possessing unlimited potential.

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