Are you inked? For some yogis, the body is a sacred vessel that mustn’t be tainted by earthly body art. For others, anything goes – the skin becomes a canvas where they could show images, thoughts and symbols that inspire their practice and their life.
Whether it’s a tiny infinity symbol on the ankle, Namaste scrawled on the inner arm, or lotus flowers blooming bold across the chest, yoga tattoos are a way of celebrating love, devotion and commitment to all things yoga.
2. A Goddess On Your Shoulder
The female goddess Kali symbolizes rebirth.
3. And An OM On Your Ankle
That can be sweet and simple or bold and elaborate, just like us.
4. Lotus Flowers
5. And Lifelike Trees
The tree is rooted to the earth but reaches for the sky…
6. Yoga Tattoos Go Anywhere
Four Sanskrit words on the arms: love, gratitude, dream, believe.
But perhaps avoid this one if you have ticklish feet…
7. Sometimes ‘Simple’ Is Best
8. It’s Good to Share
The tattooed hands of two lifelong friends and yogis.
9. Look Down
Whenever you need a reminder to…
10. All That Matters
What are your thoughts on having your yoga mantra/ belief/ symbol inked on your skin? Do YOU have a yoga-inspired tattoo?Image credit: New York Times