30 Holy Om Tattoo Designs

In different Eastern religion scriptures the Om is a symbol of rich and deep meaning that extends into the universe. A beautiful symbol that is used to express the source of all creation and life, the Om holds secrets far older than written texts. This symbol is used in chanting spiritual texts, and has been a part of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain meditative practices for centuries. Inspired by the many meanings associated with the symbol tattoo artists have come up with designs celebrating the Om.

As you look at the Om you find the graceful flowing lines curving upward and downward representing the whole of life and existence. The syllable is considered to be the first sound of life, and the many Om Tattoos you find use variations on this theme. Combinations with traditional Indian symbols give rise to beautiful tattoo designs. The lotus, an ancient symbol of deep consciousness and beauty is often used in an Om tattoo design. You also find many tattoos that club the Om symbol with the head of Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu god. The curves of the elephant-head and Ganesha’s divine rounded form and the arches of the Om flow into each other quite naturally. Many designs also have the Om framed in a line of Sanskrit chants in a circular design that symbolizes the eternal circle of life. Here are some tattoo designs featuring the Om in single and many-colored patterns.

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Om Fresh Tattoo

Inked below the base of the neck this tattoo shows the Om, a powerful Hindu symbol.

Om Fresh Tattoo

Om Fresh Tattoo

Neck Motif

Take look at the graceful long lines and curves made by the Om symbol in this tattoo.

Neck Motif

Neck Motif

Couple Om Tattoo

A purple Om for him and a green Om for her make for a beautiful couple tattoo idea.

Couple Om Tattoo

Couple Om Tattoo

Om Red And Black Tattoo

The strong lines of the Om draw your eye in this bold tattoo while the red and black fire patterns frame in the symbol.

Om Red And Black Tattoo

Om Red And Black Tattoo

Beautiful Om Tattoo

The Om symbol with Sanskrit words written around in a circle sits inked on the bare back of this beautiful Indian woman.

Beautiful Om Tattoo

Beautiful Om Tattoo

Digital Om Tattoo

The shape of an Om combines with a face with closed eyes in this modern Indian tattoo design idea.

Digital Om Tattoo

Digital Om Tattoo

Flying Om Tattoo

Delicate brown feathers and curved vines make up the Om on a shaded brown base in this foot tattoo design.

Flying Om Tattoo

Flying Om Tattoo

Neck Om Tattoo

This small Om symbol inked in flowy black patterns and curves looks beautiful on the woman’s neck.

Neck Om Tattoo

Neck Om Tattoo

Deep Meaning Tattoo

The man has the Om symbol inked in shades of black a little above his outer wrist in this picture.

Deep Meaning Tattoo

Deep Meaning Tattoo

Om Patterns Tattoo

Patterns with curves, paisley motifs, and half-flower shapes come together in this traditional Om tattoo design.

Om Patterns Tattoo

Om Patterns Tattoo

Rudraksh Om Tattoo

The tiny Om inked on the wrist goes beautifully with the Rudraksh bracelets worn by the man in this picture.

Rudraksh Om Tattoo

Rudraksh Om Tattoo

Blue Om Tattoo

Styled with strong flowing lines this Om tattoo outline is shaded with blue for a touch of 3D effect.

Blue Om Tattoo

Blue Om Tattoo

Om Flower Tattoo

Here is a look at the Om symbol inked in solid black as it sits surrounded by delicately lined patterned petals in the tattoo design.

Om Flower Tattoo

Om Flower Tattoo

Om Ringed Tattoo

This Om symbol in rich black is bound with a double-lined circle that is decorated with traditional Indian designs.

Om Ringed Tattoo

Om Ringed Tattoo

Om Lotus Design

Pink petals with delicate shades of blue make up the lotus with the Om inked at the fiery orange center of the flower.

Om Lotus Design

Om Lotus Design

Religious Tattoo

Ganesha holds a lotus in his trunk in the groove formed by the upper curve of this Om religious tattoo.

Religious Tattoo

Religious Tattoo

Om Mantra Tattoo

The patterns of a fire and the Om symbol come together in this single colored tattoo design while a Sanskrit mantra frames the patterns in this circular tattoo design.

Om Mantra Tattoo

Om Mantra Tattoo

Om Nature

Shaded in pink and green this colorful tattoo shows an Om rising from the heart of the lotus.

Om Nature

Om Nature

Woman’s Om Tattoo

The Om symbol blends in with the delicate lines and shapes with flying butterflies in this tattoo on the woman’s back.

Woman's Om Tattoo

Woman’s Om Tattoo

Om Colorful Tattoo

Graceful petals surround the Om symbol in this overlapping flower ornamental tattoo of many colors.

Om Colorful Tattoo

Om Colorful Tattoo

Om Namah Tattoo

Inked in simple black lines this flowy Indian tattoo showcases the Om symbol alongside the face of the elephant-headed god Ganesha.

Om Namah Tattoo

Om Namah Tattoo

Om Heart Lotus

The delicate shades of a lotus in pink make up the tattoo design, while the Om sits at the heart of the largest central petal.

Om Heart Lotus

Om Heart Lotus

Grant Me Serenity

A stylized eye with geometrical patterns forms the base for this Om tattoo with the prayer ‘Grant Me Serenity’ inked on top of the design.

Grant Me Serenity

Grant Me Serenity

Powerful Words

‘Ashoka’ and ‘Ashim’, meaning freedom from sorrow and boundaries are the two powerful Sanskrit words inked alongside the Om in this Indian tattoo design.

Powerful Words

Powerful Words

Om Sunburst

The Om sits at the center of this stunning orange ball of fire with shades of yellow to add a realistic effect.

Om Sunburst

Om Sunburst

Ganesha Om Tattoo

Take a look at this tattoo design with the intricately patterned elephant-headed god Ganesha as he sits in the curve of the large Om.

Ganesha Om Tattoo

Ganesha Om Tattoo

Seeing Tattoo

This vividly colored spiritual tattoo combines blue waves and fire with an Om symbol and an all-seeing eye cradled in a violet lotus.

Seeing Tattoo

Seeing Tattoo

Om Beautiful Design

A full-blooming lotus surrounded by Indian traditional motifs surround the Om at the heart of this foot tattoo design.

Om Beautiful Design

Om Beautiful Design

Om Red Tattoo

With black motifs in the background this Om tattoo sits brilliantly inked in red below the man’s collar bone.

Om Red Tattoo

Om Red Tattoo

Om Divine Blue

The color of deep consciousness, blue has been used to shade this beautiful Om tattoo. The black outlines complete the design.

Om Divine Blue

Om Divine Blue

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  • Pradeep

    Wow : Super, Awesome and a great collection again.

  • Marie

    Woman’s Om Tattoo is very cute and colorful. However, if I were to ink this design to my self, I would like it to be smaller. ^^

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Wow…. Om Fresh Tattoo is looking amazing.

  • Vanessa

    what is the english translation of the sanskrit on beautiful om tattoo???

    • Casey

      Om is the first letter or syllable of a sanscrit phrase Om Mani Pemi Hung (many spellings) It means the jewel inside the lotus.It refers to the lotus which grows out of a dirty swamp, a symbol for mankind. However the lotus withers and dies,but the jewel inside the lotus, our Buddha Mind never tarnishes and is eternal

  • Xayn

    I mean, these are some interesting designs but…
    Almost all of these tattoos are absolutely horribly done.

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  • Ben Stuart

    Interseting designs, I have never seen any quite like these before.