Best of Lord Shiva Tattoos
Think about religious tattoos and Lord Shiva is perhaps the first thing that clicks. What else could rival his persona! Mahadev Tattoos have taken over the rage in the genre of religious tattoos. It’s been ages since this trend is ongoing and 2022 is no different. Surprisingly, the flair for Lord Shiva tattoo doesn’t just limit to Men. Women also find them pretty appealing and get their own versions of Shiva Tattoo.
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Curated below are some of the Best Shiva Tattoo done at Aliens Tattoo. If religious tattoos appeal you, you are just on the right page! Did you know Lord Shiva Tattoos are one of the most tattooed designs around the globe. It’s a matter of pride to wear something as powerful and unworldly. So what are you waiting for, go ahead and book yourself an appointment.
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From small symbolic Shiva tattoo designs to full-sleeve tattoos, there has been quite a buzz about Lord Shiva tattoo designs done by Aliens. Shiva Trishul Tattoos, Script and Mantra tattoos like Gayatri Mantra Tattoo, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Tattoo, Om Tattoos, Rudraksha Tattoos are some elements that are often inked. If you are looking for greatly honoured concepts, Nataraja Tattoo, Shiv Parvati, Shiv Sati, Rage of Lord Shiva, Dancing Shiva, Shiva with the Third Eye are some great ideas. We have incredible great tattoo artists who can turn your ideas into realities.
Why opt for Lord Shiva Tattoos?
Does ‘Shaivism’ play an important element in your life?
If your answer is yes, this is the right place for you! And we’re sure that you’d find something enchanting to tune in to.
Lord Shiva is the representation of the ‘Great God’ or ‘Mahadeva’. He’s one of the Hindu Trinity – Bramha, Vishnu and Mahesh. Shiva is known as the destroyer of evil. The nature of destruction is cyclic in nature as it leads to recreation and then follows the same path time and again. There is a striking contrast in Shiva’s personalities and various avatars. The ‘Mahakaal’ destroys everything and ‘Shankara’ reproduces the same into something new. Lord Shiva is believed to be a unique symbol of masculine and feminine energies as the ‘Ardhanareshwara’ avatar. There is a significant mention of this, as Shiva is said to be inseparable from Shakti – ‘Parvati’. People find strong-rooted emotions in their life with this symbolism and the philosophy of ‘Shaivism’.
The connection of Shiva and meditation invokes the interest towards a permanent recall factor. There are many depictions that signify various aspects of Lord Shiva. Also, when these are attached with a client’s personal experiences it results in mesmerising and memorable tattoos. From Mantras to Poses, Ardhanareshwar to Shiva-Kali tattoos there’s a wide variety that appeals to our clients.
Here are Some interesting Shiva Tattoo design ideas for you!
Lord Shiva Nataraja Tattoo
Trance of Shiva Nataraja Tattoo by Sunny Bhanushali at Aliens Tattoo India. This is undoubtedly one of the best and the most beautiful concept-art tattoo based on Lord Shiva-Nataraja theme made by Sunny.
You can feel the divine calmness and blissful state of Shiva flowing through this tattoo! This tattoo depicts the Nataraja form of Lord Shiva, a cosmic ecstatic dancer, being the source of all the movement in this universe which releases souls of living things from the snare illusion (Maya).
Nicholas, an amazing soul, travelled all the way from California to get this tattoo from Sunny. The aura with which this man walks is just incredible. When he saw this design he just loved it to the core. He extended his stay by a week so that we could finish this tattoo. This tattoo took 3 days to complete, day 1, Sunny designed it and the next 2 days for finishing the tattoo.
Aghorian Mystery Tattoo
The Aghorian Mystery Tattoo by Allan Gois at Goa Tattoo Festival, India.
The world of Aghoris is undoubtedly so mysterious. The myths that come along are even more interesting. But people hardly know anything about their rituals and practices and where it all started.
Aghoris are driven by one simple belief that God exists in everything and thus, nothing in the world is impure. Each of their practices indicate the rules recited by the universe even though they seem extreme. Aghoris believe in true human form, so, are bathed in ashes and no cloth most of the times. Many other practices like this, though considered to be horrifying by us mortals, are sacred to them because of their belief in being real and pure. They are devotees of Lord Shiva and believe in Shaivism.
Check this exorbitant Aghori Tattoo by Allan Gois at Aliens Tattoo India. This particular Aghori Tattoo is really unique because it speaks about a Lady Aghori. The tattoo portrays the control of the Aghori over all five elements of nature though Sadhana.
Gopisvara Lord Shiva Tattoo
Lord Shiva in Vrindavan (Gopisvara Mahadev) tattoo by Sunny Bhanushali at Aliens Tattoo India. The client is a hearty follower of Hindu mythology, specially Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva. He devotes one month every year to the study Bhagavat Gita at Vrindavan, India. He believes his life has transformed spiritually and physically. So this time he wished to have the tattoo of Gopisvara Mahadev, it is one of the 3 rudras of Lord Shiva.
There is a very beautiful story about Gopisvara Mahadev and that is what this tattoo portrays.
The client liked our work on double exposure tattoos and Lord Shiva conceptual tattoos so he was keen on this style for his tattoo. Sameer, our magic illustrator created this amazing concept which portrays the whole story of Gopisvara Mahadev. Sameer is a rockstar at aliens, when it comes to creating illustrations!
When it was time for inking the tattoo, Sunny left no stone unturned to deliver the hyper-realistic portrait tattoo within a long, single, 16-hour session. Isn’t it fabulous?
Lord Shiva-Kali Tattoo
Lord Shiva-Kali Tattoo by Sunny Bhanushali at Aliens tattoo India. Again, this is some rad work by Sunny. The client is from Sweden, follower of Shaivism wished to get a Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali Tattoo on his forearm as a souvenir from India. He was so inspired by Sunny’s work on Hindu religious and mythological tattoos that he decided no tattoo artist would be apt for this work but Sunny.
However, behind this beautiful design lies the hidden artistry of our young magic-man, Sameer. Sameer took almost a week to come up with this amazing tattoo design. This design is a well-planned illustration, the metamorphosis from state of calmness of Lord Shiva to divine rage of Goddess Kali is just flawless. The red drifting strokes beautifully usurp this fusion of states. It is sheer pleasure to keep looking at this tattoo isn’t it?
Sameer has used a few references to build this design - Lord Shiva is the statue of Adi Yogi located at Booluvampatti, India, and the Goddess Kali is derived from the album art for Dan Simmons’ song of Kali. We are immensely gratified to share these amazing art and the artists behind it. Powerful tattoo, yeah?