Celebrities like David Beckham and Reese Witherspoon are sporting body art of some kind, from tiny markings to full sleeves. There are even stars who've gotten inked for their significant others and famous dads who wear permanent tributes to their children on their skin. Tattoos in Hindi and Sanskrit. Whether or not they know the meaning of the words, the language has certainly piqued their interest.
1. Katy Perry
Katy Perry has a tattoo on the inside of her right bicep reading “Anuugacchati Pravaha,” which means “Go with the flow” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India.
2. Angelina Jolie
Located on her left shoulder blade, this was done in a hotel in PathumThani, 16 miles north of Bangkok. It means:
‘’May your enemies run far away from you. If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always. Your beauty will be that of Apsara. Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides’’.
3. David Beckham
In 2000, David Beckham decided to make a public declaration of his love for his wife, Victoria Beckham, by getting her name inked on the inside of his left arm. David Beckhams forearm tattoo was inked in Sanskrit and was meant to read simply “Victoria.”
4. Jessica Alba
On Jessica Alba’s right wrist is the Sankrit word “padma,” meaning lotus flower.
5. Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson's tattoo is a Sanskrit symbol tattooed on her wrist of right hand which means “everyday” in English.
6. Brittany Snow
The actor and singer Brittany Snow has a tattoo of the word ‘Abhay’ on her ankle. The Tattoo means Fearless.
7. Adam Levine
The word "Tapas" is derived from words "Tap" and "Asu". Tap means to blaze, burn, shine etc. Asu means life, breath, vital airs etc. Tapas means meditation through penance, austerity, bodily mortification, moral virtue etc.
8. Miley Cyrus
An tiny speck of ink on her wrist forms the symbol for 'Om'. Known predominantly for her unusual antics and outlandish videos, Cyrus too joined the Sanskrit tattoo club when she had the word Om tattooed on her wrist.
9. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens has an tattoo of the om symbol across both of her hands, half on one pinky finger and half on the other. Om is a scared mantra in Hinduism and other Dharmic religions which is said at the beginning of prayer. Vanessa chose this unusual placement so that the tattoo comes together when she puts her hands in a praying or meditating position.
10. Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee, drummer and Methods of Mayhem founder, has "Mayhem" inked across his abs and "OM" Tattoo and a Flower Tattoo below his navel.
11. Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano’s back tattoo is the Tibetan syllable “Hum.” Along with the “Om” tattoo on her wrist, this symbol is part of the Buddhist meditation Om Mani Bêmê Humwhich translates to “jewel in the lotus.” Both the Hum and Om symbols are merely sounds without linguistic meaning.