25 Amazing Sanskrit Tattoo Designs With Meanings

Indian body art has been a part of the limelight since ages. In fact, we’re all adapting our bodies as a canvas today, painting it with ink to be a part of what stands “in.” Sanskrit tattoos are beautiful but convoluted designs, as they bring close ancient concepts and fonts that must be understood to be applied properly. But if you’re a tattoo newbie, and want to wear something small but sweet, or are looking for some exquisite tattoos may be to define your state of mind, then Sanskrit tattoos are just your thing. Sanskrit tattoos are nowadays finding so much allurement that even those who are not natives want to get them inked. Let us find below some fabulous and famous Sanskrit tattoos along with their meanings. This can drive you in the era of traditionalists and customs too.



1. Om

OM Tattoo

Om” tattoo in Sanskrit is one of the best examples of first-class Sanskrit basic tattoos. Om is a spiritual sound and a sanctified icon in the Hindu religion. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. One can delve deep into the ideology of Bhaktism by meditating or enchanting this sound multiple times. It is a binding term which channelizes the positive energy of an individual. So, if you are a saintly person, this can be one good ink option to go with.

2. Shanti, Om Shanti

Shanti Om Shanti Tattoo

People all over the world have been using peace tattoos as one of their body inks. Shanti, which means peace, to be specific, inner peace is a frequently seen ink amidst Sanskrit tattoo designs. Shanti or Peace is a thing we can’t get enough of! Another variant of it could be a combination of two tattoos which is very well known too, “Om Shanti.” Please find below the picture of the same.

Om Shanti Tattoo

3. The Ever Famous Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra Tattoo

Gayatri Mantra is one of the most dedicated and pious tattoos all over the universe. It has its reference in various Vedas, Puranas, and Bhaghwatas. It is repeated as a hymn in various prayer houses too. It has a very divine meaning. People usually chant this during night time before sleeping, in order to have a peaceful and purposeful nap. It is originally inked in Sanskrit and can be given a creative look.

4. Padma

Padma Tattoo

Padma” as an ink inscribed in Hindi/Sanskrit gives a very pacified look. Its literal meaning is lotus which symbolizes the beauty of one who has risen above the tough times of his/her life. To be clear, it’s just like the lotus floats above the gloominess of the lake below it and still remains a thing of beauty. Lotus actually flourishes in the swamp of dead mud.

5. Verses

Verses Tattoo

One can go for some tattoos in the sort of a verse/phrase in Hindi. The above in the picture means, “May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom of all.” Such verses are taken from epics having relevant and significant meanings.

6. Anuugacchatu Pravaha

Anuugacchatu Pravaha Tattoo

Anuugacchatu Pravaha means go with the flow. It can be used in both the contexts that are, a painful thought or warm memories.


7. Be the Change

Be the Change Tattoo

Tat Parivartan Bhav” which means be the change you wish to see.

 8. A Positive Phrase

A Positive Phrase Tattoo

The above tattoo means, “My strength is within, I am my own light.”

9. Music Tattoo

Music Tattoo

The above tattoo represents love for music. Anyone who’s fond of music or preaches music as an art can get it done.

10. Don’t Worry Sanskrit Tattoo


The above symbol in the picture stands for “Don’t Worry” inked in Sanskrit.

11. Book or Knowledge

Book or Knowledge Tattoo

This represents a book that has a very significant meaning. A book inked on your body looks great if your personality is very quest demanding. A person who is very bookish in nature and has a hunt for knowledge or thirst to learn more can have this tattoo.

12. Fearless Tattoo

Fearless Tattoo

Abhay” in Sanskrit means, Fearless or fear of none.

13. Hope, Faith, and Courage

Hope, Faith, and Courage Tattoo

We can see a circular Sanskrit tattoo calligraphed in a creative manner. It reads hope, courage, and faith. Such tattoos show a lively way of leading one’s life.

14. All For Now Tattoo

All For Now Tattoo

Av sab min kar” is a Sanskrit expression for “All is together for now“. We can assume it to be some situation inflicted tattoo. Like at the end of the day after a lot of turbulence, all got set once for all.

15. Sanskrit Scriptures Tattoo

Sanskrit Scriptures Tattoo

We can see commonly ancient laws and scriptures inked overall. These are mostly related to old-time values and dictums.


16. Breathe Tattoo

Breathe Tattoo

Breathe” in the above picture is written in Sanskrit as “Dhasihi.”

17. Religious Edicts


One can always get religious faiths on his or her body as one of the inks. Such tattoos give positive vibrations as well as depict that a person is God-fearing in nature.

18. Ahimsa

Ahimsa Tattoo

Ahimsa means ‘not to injure’ and ‘compassion’ and refers to a key virtue in Indian religions. The word is originated from the Sanskrit root hiṃs – to strike; hiṃsā is injury or harm, a-hiṃsā is the opposite of this, i.e., cause no injury, do no harm.

19. From the Heart’s Desire- “Man Manaytey”


Man Manayatey” means “To Believe.” Such a tattoo shows attitude full of spirits,will-power away from self-doubting.

20. Satyam-Shivam-Sundaram

Satyam-Shivam-Sundaram Tattoo

Satyam-Shivam-Sundaram” is very crowd pleasing tattoo till today. It means truth is eternal and beautiful.

21. Timiram


Timiram” means “Darkness.” This tattoo represents tough and low times of a person’s life.

22. A Greeting

A Greeting Tattoo

Above is a picture of a treble clef heart tattoo with a greeting “Namaste“, thereby meaning “Namaste” in Hindi and “Hello” in English. It looks good on ‘happy-go-lucky’ kind of persons.


23. Aham Brahmasmi 

Aham Brahmasmi Tattoo

Aham Brahmasmi” is a very typical yet unique body ink in Sanskrit. All it means is “Infinite by nature, the Supreme Self ” as the word Brahman literally means ever-expanding; the ultimate reality and the word asmi denotes the identity of aham and Brahman. Hence, the meaning of the phrase is “I am Brahman.”

24. The Third Eye

The Third Eye Tattoo

This is a third eye design famous in Sanskrit symbols and language. The third eye usually stands for an intuitive power and love for knowledge. These radiating rays in the picture show, one is no way confining his or her knowledge, rather wants to diversify it by sharing with others in the state of enlightenment.

25. Fighting Spirit

Fighting Spirit Tattoo

The above phrase in Sanskrit means “I am a fighter.” This shows the adamant attitude towards tough times and things that come your way. Also, the winning spirit reflected here.

We would suggest trying some temporary designs before you jump to something permanent. Test some temporary tattoo ideas here: sanskrit


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