18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos

Erin Duffin
18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos

To me, tattoos are a way of expressing myself on the outside. My body is my temple, and my temple likes to be decorated. They're meant to be seen and shared, and my tattoos give me an opportunity to discuss my passions with all different kinds of people.

So of course, when your passion is yoga, you're more likely to have yoga-inspired tattoos. From beautiful, to funny, to just plain impressive, these eighteen people really showed their commitment to their practice in their body art.

1. This Lovely Asana-Inspired Tattoo

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- asana Source: 42Yogis

2. What About Some Sanskrit?

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- sanskrit Source: Slodive

3. Don't Worry, Ganesha's Got Your Back

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- ganesha Source: TattooDo

4. Let Your Lotus Bloom

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- lotus Source: New York Times

5. Or How About a Buddha?

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- buddha hand Source: TattooEasily

6. Channel Your Inner Kali

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- kali Source: TattooDo

7. What About a Mandala?

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- mandala Artist/Source: DotsToLines

8. Here's Your Sun Salutation Cheat-Sheet!

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- surya Source: YogiLiving

9. Check Out That Buddha!

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- buddha Source: TattooEasily

10. If You Sing, Maybe Raghunath's Harmonium is More Your Style

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- harmonium Source: WellandGood

11. Here's a Wee Little Ganesha

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- ganesha finger Source: YogaLifeDaily

12. Align Your Chakras

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- chakras Credit: Camila Maciel

13. Some Beautiful Tibetan Calligraphy

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- tibetan Source: TattooDo

14. Spread the Love with This Prema Tat

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- prema Source: New York Times

15. Fuel Your Wanderlust with This Traditional Sak Yant Tattoo

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- sak yant Source: BeMyTravelMuse

16. Ganesha, Mendhi, and Sacred Geometry

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- ganesha arm Source: YogaLifeDaily

17. Feel Aligned

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- chakra lotus Source: TattooDo

18. You Can Never Go Wrong with an Om

18 Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Tattoos -- om Source: Pinterest

Of course, tattoos aren't for everyone by any means. But for those who have them, they help serve as a reminder of their journey; where they've been and where they're going. And this is one of the beautiful things about yoga. It teaches us to accept everyone for who they are and what makes them different.

At the very least, the cool tattoo on the person in front of you in yoga class makes for an interesting drishti point!

What do you think, yogis? Do you have some yoga-inspired ink? Share with us in the comments below, and post your pics on your profile!

Image credit: Camila Maciel