How big is your love with Bali Island?
The beach, parties, culture, all the hidden spot you can explore, and don’t forget also about the art of tattoo you can get from the local studio.
These day there are many Tattoo Studio start from Kuta to Canggu area.
Because of that factors, all the artist in bali are start to make a tattoo with balinese culture design to their clients. What kind of traditional tattoo ideas you can get in Bali?
1. Balinese Om Symbol Tattoo
In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols. It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge).
The syllable is often found at the beginning and the end of chapters in the Vedas , the Upanishads, and other Hindu texts.
It is a sacred spiritual incantation made before and during the recitation of spiritual texts, during puja and private prayers, in ceremonies of rites of passages (sanskara) such as weddings, and sometimes during meditative and spiritual activities such as Yoga.
2. Garuda Tattoo
Garuda is a legendary bird or bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. He is variously the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu, a dharma-protector and Astasena in Buddhism.
Garuda is described as the king of birds and a kite-like figure. He is shown either in zoomorphic form (giant bird with partially open wings) or an anthropomorphic form (man with wings and some bird features).
Garuda is generally a protector with power to swiftly go anywhere, ever watchful and an enemy of the serpent. He is also known as Tarkshya and Vynateya.
3. Naga Tattoo
In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the nāga or Nagi are divine, semi-divine deities, or a semi-divine race of half-human half-serpent beings that reside in the netherworld and can occasionally take human form.
They are principally depicted in three forms: wholly human with snakes on the heads and necks, common serpents, or as half-human half-snake beings. A female naga is a “nagi”, “nagin”, or “nagini”. Nagaraja is seen as the king of nāgas and nāginis.
4. Balinese Dancer Tattoo
Balinese dance is an ancient dance tradition that is part of the religious and artistic expression among the Balinese people of Bali Island, Indonesia. Balinese dance is dynamic, angular and intensely expressive.
Balinese dancers express the stories of dance-drama through the bodily gestures including gestures of fingers, hands, head and eyes.
There is a great richness of dance forms and styles in Bali; and particularly notable are those ritualistic dance dramas which Rangda, the witch, and the great beast Barong.
Other Balinese dances are not linked to religious rituals and are created for certain occasions or purposes, such as the Baris or Pendet welcoming dances and Joged dance, that is social dance for entertainment.
5. Barong Mask Tattoo
Barong is a panther-like creature and character in the Balinese Mythology of Bali, Indonesia, and one of the most adopted Balinese tattoo design ideas these day.
He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali.
The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in the Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil.
6. Rangda Mask Tattoo
Rangda is the demon queen of the Leyaks in Bali, according to traditional Balinese Mythology. Terrifying to behold, the child-eating Rangda leads an army of evil witches against the leader of the forces of good — Barong.
The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in a Barong dance which represents the eternal battle between good and evil. Rangda is a term in old Javanese that means “widow”.
7. Lord Ganesh Tattoo
Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.
Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits.
8. Hanuman Tattoo
Hanuman is one of the central characters of the Indian epic Ramayana He is a Brahmachari (Life long celibate) and one of the chiranjeevi.
He is also mentioned in several other texts, such as the Mahabharata and the various Puranas. Hanuman is the son of Anjani and Kesari and is also son of the wind-god Pawan, who according to several stories, played a role in his Avatar.
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