Mythological figures have always been a source of inspiration for art, in India. Cinema, literature, television and everything in between have always revolved plots around Ram, Krishna, Hanuman and so many more. But one entity who rules them all, when it comes to pop culture is Lord Shiva. And when it comes to tattoos, Shiva is probably the most widespread mythological motif in India.
Generally placed on upper arms, Shiva tattoos symbolise and represent varied sentiments, beliefs and faiths. Here are 10 amazing Shiva tattoos that will simply blow away your eyes.
1Â This tattoo by Eric Jason Dsouza is full power
2Â Serenity at its best. Tattoo done by Mukesh of Moksha tattoo studio.
3Â Not many artists venture out of realism with Shiva tattos. But Sunny Bhanushali thinks otherwise…
4Â And thatâ€™s how you colour it. Amazing water colour shiva tattoo by Sameer Patange.
5Â One of the few artists who does not believe in digitally enhanced photos of tattoos, Zaheer Chhatriwala shows how good tattoos donâ€™t need make-up.
6Â That face though. Again, amazing work by Eric Jason Dsouza.
7Â A Shiva motif we donâ€™t see that often in tattoos. Duncan Viegas beautifully illustrates Shiva in taandav.
8Â Photo realism doesnâ€™t get much better than this. Tattoo by the amazing Rahul Ghare.
9Â You can almost hear Shiva scream in this tattoo by Yogesh Waghmare.
10Â Mind = blown. Tattoo by Atul Parte.