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Yoga-Inspired Tattoos

Check out the ink sported by our fellow yogis. Photos courtesy of our YJ readers and their yoga-inspired body art.

Justin Kaliszewski with "Om" on his neck.

For Jenny Reitz, the koi fish and lotus flower turning into a dragon represents transformation.

On Natalie Botha's back in Sanskrit: "May all beings be happy; may all beings be healthy. May all beings experience what is good; may no one suffer."

Sara Cook with Buddha and a Lotus flower tattoo

Jacquelyn Schirmer merges her religious and yogic beliefs. Tattoo reads: "Santificado sea tu nombre," meaning "Hallowed be thy name," followed by an Om symbol.

Ganesh tattoo on Gale Turner

On both of Lisa Mitchell's wrists: Sanskrit symbol for "Prem," or Love

Ganesh tattooed on Tracey Ulshafer. (Anyone notice the dog's tag? Her name is Kali!)

In Sanskrit "Thank you Spirits" tattooed on Amber Michelle Lee

Written in Sanskrit: Loving Kindness (metta), compassion, joy, and equanimity. Tattoo on Ashley Davies

Tattoo on Misty Scholz depicts a lotus flower with eight petals representing the eighth chakra, the "Om" symbol, and warm colors for her Bikram focus.

The Shiva-like Japanese deity, Fudo Myoo, across Chris O'Loughlin's back

"Aham Prema" in Sanskrit, meaning "I am love" on Jessica Avila's arm

Shiva tattoo on Michele Worstell

The seven chakras tattooed down Jennifer Geddes' back.

The deity Durga comes to life on Kerrie Cason's back.

"Om" and "Aum" tattoos keep Shae Wright in harmony with the universe.

Baby Krishna and Devaki tattooed onto Krishna Venkatesh.

Brahma (above) and Krishna (below) decorate Krishna Venkatesh's arm.

The Hindu deity, Rama, tattooed on Krishna Venkatesh.

On Keri Johnson's leg: in Sanskrit, "Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha," meaning "Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind." On her forearm: "Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu," meaning "May all beings everywhere be happy and free." On her bicep: Hindu deity, Ardha Nar Isvara (half Shiva and half Shakti)

The Mani Mantra in Sanskrit, a Lotus flower, and a Dharma Wheel decorate Larry Birkett's arm.

Goddess Durga, meshed with an octopus, watches over Ellie Moody.


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