By far, the most well known of all Sanskrit symbols is the om symbol. If you see an om symbol on someone’s car driving down the road, you know they’re very likely a yoga practitioner and hopefully someone working towards becoming a better person. If you see an om symbol tattoo, then you know that the person is either a lifelong devotee or someone who made a very bad tattoo choice. Below are some of our favorite om symbols you can take to your tattoo artist to have turned into that perfect sanskrit tattoo. However, as always, be sure to do your research to ensure that the tattoo design is exactly what you want and means what you think. Remember, tattoos are permanent.
The design below is by far one of our favorite. Obviously the sun shape isn’t a sanskrit symbol, but the entire design with the incorporation of the om symbol in the center is fantastic and would make a wonderful sanskrit tattoo in our opinion. And of course, you can always print out the design to take to an artist friend to have them work with it to make it unique to your personal tastes.
While I’m no sanskrit scholar, I don’t believe that the om symbol below is technically correct. However, I have included this tattoo design as I think it’s pretty cool. And for all I know, it may be the only correct symbol of the bunch, hahah. But please, as always, do your research to ensure you are getting what you think you’re getting.
I don’t know that many tattoo artists could replicate the intricacies of the design below, but it sure is beautiful.
Let us once again reiterate that getting a sanskrit tattoo, or any tattoo for that matter, is a permanent, life long decision. Please be sure it is a logical decision and not purely an emotional one. We’ve seen too many people get tattoos that they later regret in life because their views changed. We wish you all the best.