Best Lord Shiva Tattoos of
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 2020 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. 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.
Let’s take you through some exciting Lord Shiva Tattoos
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Shiva in Meditating Pose
The pose of ‘Dhyaana’ speaks for itself. It is pure energy. PERFECT for someone who wants to project calmness and an aura of divinity onto oneself and others around.
The tattoo can also depict composure and self-compassion. Bring in more of solitude into your life and express your love for Shiva and meditation both at the same time.
Elements of Shiva
The slithering and voracious cobra shows flaming resolve and ferocity. Snakes portray the power of creation, life, death, rebirth, and the potential of transmutation.
The snake holds valid significance in various cultures and religions worldwide as well as in Indian mythology with its alignment with Lord Shiva.
Shiva's Aghori Avatar
Shiva is the world’s first Aghori, it’s his human tribal avatar and saying that it’s a vibe in itself would be an understatement.
Long braided hair, barely any clothing, some even say that Shiva still lives amongst us in this form, living minimalistic, smoking cannabis and wandering the Earth keeping distance from ordinary human life. Iconic much?
Modern Day Shiva Portrait
For staunch believers and followers of Shiva and his persona, a modern day Shiva portrait is like a shrine on your body. He is an embodiment of renunciation, mercy, love and wisdom.
And of course, when necessary his reputation as the Destroyer is enough to get the message across.
The stories of Shiv and Parvati in the Indian mythology are probably the most intense stories you must’ve ever heard.
The legend has it that after Sati, Shiva’s first love died, it was Parvati who brought Shiva back from his slumber of depression and incessant Tapasya at Kailash Parvat. It is one of a kind love story and you can flaunt it and go big on the Shiva-Sati tattoo.
Mortal Journey of Shiva
This tattoo is the result of a harmony of various beautiful elements coming together to structure a well composed adept piece. The hexagon at the bottom symbolizes love, truth, harmony, reliability, equality and sincerity defining each of its sides. The contouring lines beside them are used to define edges and create boundaries of the elements in life.
The intense figure in the centre is the iconic Aghori, an ascetic Shaiva Sadhu who is a self-restraint disciple of Lord Shiva and is indulged in attaining enlightenment. And at the top of his head is a figure of the commander himself, Lord Shiva.
Shiv Trishul with Mantra
Trishul represents the three aspects of consciousness – waking, dreaming and sleeping, and it represents the three gunas – sattva (goodness), rajas (passion) and tamas (darkness). Holding a trishul (Trident) signifies that Shiva (the divinity) is above all the three states – waking, dreaming and sleeping, yet is the upholder of these three states. Arrows in general have a unique place in the tattoo world as they stand for aggressive resolve and forward motion.
It is believed that Mantras are a gateway to communicating with Shiva himself. Getting inked with deep and meaningful Mantras would keep you grounded and keep you from swaying away from your track to salvation.
Rage of Shiva
Shiva is known to press the reset button when chaos takes over the world, thus the title ‘God of Destruction’.
And very few things on Earth can match the coolness of a tattoo of Shiv in his rage. The wrath unleashed makes for a jaw dropping piece of art worth flaunting.
Here, you get to see an amazing combination of architectural beauty and Shiva’s divinity. The Lotus at the bottom adds more depth to the already meaningful masterpiece.
How could one resist the charm of Shiva in his content state of mind signifying happiness and inner peace?
Shiv Sati Story
Aghoris are Shiva’s followers. This tattoo says more than what a skilled professional could write in twenty minutes.
For all you Shiva believers, it is a story you’d like to get inked on yourself to remember him on a daily basis.
The level of detailing on this one is incomparable. Shiva is in his undisturbed peaceful meditation zone and behind him can be the ‘Chakra’ of life or the gates to heaven and salvation.
One of the most hyper-realistic tattoos of Shiva you will ever see.
Shiv Mantra in Trashstyle
‘Om Namah Shivay’ is the most well known and basic Shiva Mantra which simply translates to 'I bow to Lord Shiva'.
It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed that if the Mantra is chanted 108 times every day, it will help you purify your body and Lord Shiva will shower his blessings on you. Trashstyle Mantras are versatile and can be minimalistic or large based on your preference.
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