Virat Kohli is an Indian Cricket player. He is known for his aggressive batting style and often called ‘Run Machine.’ He remains in media for his performance. Kohli has also been the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He has several tattoos over his bodies. Let us check them out.
1. GOD’S EYE Tattoo
Tattoo: The first tattoo on his left shoulder is ‘God’s eye’.
Meaning: About its specialty, Kohli explains “I call it God’s eye. So, basically, the all-seeing eye. That everything that’s happening is being watched and there’s someone always keeping a count of everything that you do. So that makes you feel connected in a way and also, that makes you understand the essence of life and what we need to do as human beings and what our eventual goal is.”
2. Japanese Samurai Tattoo
Tattoo: A Japanese Samurai warrior with a raised sword is tattooed on his upper left arm.
Meaning: He says this is one of his favorite tattoos. The Samurais were depicted as the warriors of pre-modern Japan who believed in living a life based on loyalty to one’s master, self-discipline, and respectful, ethical behavior. Virat Kohli believes that he gets his strength from this sword inked and has studied self-discipline and self-constraint from Samurai.
3. ‘175’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Next tattoo inked on his left arm is of his ODI cap number 175.
4. ‘269’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his upper left hand, his Test Cap No. 269 is inked.
Meaning: Speaking about its importance, he says, “These numbers will always remain with me because when you look back at the charts 200 years from now, in front of these numbers, there will be my name. These will always be special numbers and hence I decided to get them.”
5. His Mother’s Name Tattoo
Tattoo: On his upper left arm, his mother’s name, ‘Saroj’ is inscribed.
6. His Father’s Name Tattoo
Tattoo: His father’s name is also inscribed on his left hand.
Meaning: He has been supported hugely by his father and mother throughout his life. He has a special respect for his parents in his heart. He got their names inked on his hand.
7. Lord Shiva Tattoo
Tattoo: The Lord Shiva Tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: Virat is a worshipper of Lord Shiva. So, he has a tattoo of Lord Shiva with meditating image of him on Mount Kailash near Lake Mansarovar.
8. Monastery Tattoo On Shoulder
Tattoo: He has got a Monastery inscribed on the left side of his shoulder.
Meaning: The monastery tattoo on his shoulder, is a symbol of a place of peace and power.
9. Scorpio Tattoo
Tattoo: Scorpio Tattoo on his upper right arm.
Meaning: Virat Kohli has inked a Scorpio, which is his Zodiac sign, written on his right bicep.
10. OM Tattoo on Shoulder
Tattoo: Religious letter in Hinduism, ॐ (OM) is just near the God’s Eye tattoo on his shoulder.
Meaning: According to Kohli, it is a symbol of spiritualism. The Om symbol, which is the universal sound, which is probably the most consistent thing in the whole universe. “I’ve started to understand that now… So, I have started to realize strongly that I’m meant to be where I am and this is not random,” said Kohli.
11. Tribal Tattoo
Tattoo: Tribal Tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: Virat Kohli got this tattoo inked because it is a symbol of aggression.
12. Dot Work Tattoo on Left Arm
Devendra Palav of Aliens Tattoo, known for his expertise in geometric and dotwork style, recently inked a new addition on Virat Kohli’s left arm. The entire process took over 12 hours and spanned across two sessions. The tattoo symbolizes Kohli’s spiritual beliefs and represents the interconnectedness of all things, the source of creation, oneness, the structure of life, and the source of all things.