35 Sleek Sanskrit Tattoos

Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language of Hindus, is a storehouse of knowledge and wisdom because most of the religious texts and books have been penned in it. The rich heritage of the Hindu culture and tradition fascinates people from around the world and most of them come to its shores looking for salvation and peace. They are always in awe of the religious symbols and deities and like to have them on their body in different forms like rosaries, lockets, amulets and tattoos. The Sanskrit tattoos are one such form that is hugely popular and enjoys a special status among the masses.

Inspirational words, hymns, verses and religious symbols compile the gamut of Sanskrit tattoos’ designs and patterns. The tattoos are worn on any body part as the wearer wants. It is believed that these tattoos exude positive energy and vibration, especially the ones carved with hymns and symbols like Om and Swastika. Other designs also have a spiritual aura and always motivate the person who wears them. Here we have a rich stock of 35 Sanskrit tattoos with awesome looks. Come and explore the inventory. You are sure to be to get inspired.

Om Tattoo

The “Om” tattoo worn at the back of the neck protects from evil powers.

Aum Tattoo

Aum Tattoo

Abhaya Tattoo

Fearless inked in sanskrit at the back of the elbow joint.

Abhaya Tattoo

Abhaya Tattoo

Back Sanskrit Tattoo

This back tattoo with Sanskrit om in center wishes for the universal well-being of human race.

Back Sanskrit Tattoo

Back Sanskrit Tattoo

Breathe Tattoo

The wrist tattoo worn along with the rosary keeps pulse rate in control and restores a proper breathing mechanism.

Breathe Tattoo

Breathe Tattoo

Ahinsa Tattoo

This wrist tattoo inked in black in Sanskrit preaches nonviolence.

Ahinsa Tattoo

Ahinsa Tattoo

Mantra Tattoo

The “Gayatri Mantra”, a hymn, which is the foremost among all the hymns in the Hindu religion.

Mantra Tattoo

Mantra Tattoo

Love Is The Law

The light violet rose and the verse stand for the universal law of love which is above all the laws.

Love Is The Law

Love Is The Law

Sanskrit Tattoo On Hari Krishna

Lord Krishna charms people of all the faiths and this tattoo has been carved as a mark of love for him.

Sanskrit Tattoo On Hari Krishna

Sanskrit Tattoo On Hari Krishna

My Only Tattoo

The name of a loved one carved in sanskrit on the wrist.

My Only Tattoo

My Only Tattoo

Ganesha Outline

The chubby, cute deity lord Ganesha carved on back with flowers keeps away all the obstacles from entering your path.

Ganesha Outline

Ganesha Outline

Hand Tattoos At Buddha

The undying love sign and the holy Sanskrit om symbol inked on the back of the palms symbolises the divinity of love.

Hand Tattoos At Buddha

Hand Tattoos At Buddha

Book Of Quotes

A word picked from the Sanskrit book of quotes engraved on back in thick, black font.

Book Of Quotes

Book Of Quotes

Tattoo With Back And Bagel

Back tattoo with a bird flying over a verse that means “All Together Now”.

Tattoo With Back And Bagel

Tattoo With Back And Bagel

Right Arm Tattoo

A Sanskrit quotation that asks you to learn, live and hope from past, present and future.

Right Arm Tattoo

Right Arm Tattoo

Sanskrit Wrist

A lotus flower with a hymn that chants peace, internal peace and eternal peace inked on wrist.

Sanskrit Wrist

Sanskrit Wrist

Neck Sanskrit Tattoo

Sanskrit liners gracing the nape have an elegant, mystic look.

Neck Sanskrit Tattoo

Neck Sanskrit Tattoo

Mantra Tattoo

This verse passes the message that contentedness is the biggest happiness and one must look for a good company that enriches one’s knowledge and thoughts.

Mantra Tattoo

Mantra Tattoo

Peace In Sanskrit

A triangle image with peace written on all three sides shows the lack of it in the world and how much people are desperate to find it.

Peace In Sanskrit

Peace In Sanskrit

Circular Backpiece

The tribal art design with a Sanskrit verse placed inside it looks classic.

Circular Backpiece

Circular Backpiece

Meaning Balanced

Balance is the key to survival, this the message of the tattoo in one word.

Meaning Balanced

Meaning Balanced

Anurakti With Zen

Attachment inked in Sanskrit with a Zen symbol on the forearm stands for the worldly desires we hold so strong.

Anurakti With Zen

Anurakti With Zen

Dragon Tattoo

This one is a sweet and sexy tattoo design in Sanskrit carved on ribs and flanked by dragon motifs on start and end.

Dragon Tattoo

Dragon Tattoo

Life Struggle

An elegant tattoo with the message “life is a beautiful struggle” carved on back.

Life Struggle

Life Struggle

Satyagraha Tattoo

This tattoo inked on arm stands for non-violent resistance, the Gandhian method of protest.

Satyagraha Tattoo

Satyagraha Tattoo

My Sanskrit Yoga Tattoo

Yoga, the ancient Indian art practised for spiritual and physical health, finds place below the waist on the side.

My Sanskrit Yoga Tattoo

My Sanskrit Yoga Tattoo

Double Helix

Brother in arms, this is the message of the tattoo inked with helix and flame design.

Double Helix

Double Helix

Life Is But A Dream

A musical notation insignia with the lyrics “life is but a dream” indicates the transient nature of our existence.

Life Is But A Dream

Life Is But A Dream

Watched Over

This tattoo means being watched over, which reminds us to do good deeds as all of us are being supervised by the almighty.

Watched Over

Watched Over

Hope Tattoo

We must hope for positivity in all our deeds as it is the only way out to success.

Hope Tattoo

Hope Tattoo

Believe Me

This sexy tattoo appeals one to believe and have faith in one’s abilities.

Believe Me

Believe Me

Cool Sanskrit Tattoo

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” is the meaning of this line.

Cool Sanskrit Tattoo

Cool Sanskrit Tattoo

Wisdom Tattoo

Wisdom, carved in Sanskrit, inspires one to look for it in every experience.

Wisdom Tattoo

Wisdom Tattoo

Finished Sanskrit Tattoo

Will power can take you anywhere is what the tattoo wants to say with “Pledge” written in Sanskrit.

Finished Sanskrit Tattoo

Finished Sanskrit Tattoo

Structural Sanskrit Tattoo

After darkness comes the light, this is the translation of the verse inked in middle at the back.

Structural Sanskrit Tattoo

Structural Sanskrit Tattoo

Dance Tattoo

The wearer of this tattoo is a “Kathak” dancer, an ancient Indian dance form.

Storyteller Tattoo

Storyteller Tattoo

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  • Geoff Siddle

    Hi Guys,

    I was wondering whether you might have the characters for “strength from King Raja of the elephants” or something similar.

    Thanks!

    • Jimmy

      Here is the text:

      हाथियों के राजा की शक्ति

      This exactly means “The strength of the king of elephants”.

      • Surya Pratap

        This is HINDI translation, not SANSKRIT

  • gajender swamy

    hi i want this letter name

  • dumaz

    can someone translate “without struggle there is no progress” to sanskrit pleasee

    • Jimmy

      संघर्ष के बिना कोई प्रगति नहीं है

  • stef

    Can someone translate ” faith in God”? And “stay strong”?

  • Sindhu

    The gayathri mantra tattoo is missing a few notations.

  • Jai

    Very sleek indeed and very nice too. this collection is just great. The style are simple but nice. Thanks for the post.

  • Bell

    Hey there. I was wondering if you guys have the sanskrit design for “Dream Big”…? :P Thanks!

  • itchie

    Please provide me a sanskrit translation for the term “in God’s will.. Thanks much!

  • Paul

    Hi all,

    Looking for a translation also. Could anyone help translate ” too have no fear in life”? or point me where I could get some translations done?

    Thanks :)

    • Rob

      Hi Paul,

      Your request to write, “too have no fear in life”.
      The place where one will have no fear is “in Gods’ hands” (a more suitable, direct to the point tattoo).

  • Mariana

    Hi all, I am looking for a translation of “My family is my everything”.
    Can anyone help me? Thanks!!

  • Tora

    Hi guys, can any kind soul help me translate these quotes ‘ My only God: Buddha ‘ and ‘ As long as we believe in love ‘

  • Jimmy V

    Can anyone translate
    Genius is eternal patience

    Thank you

  • caspermukome@yahoo.com

    Hi Guys
    May I have the translation for “striving to be remembered” and “everyday like its my last”

  • Chandika

    Hi all, I’m looking for reference in Sanskrit to Goddess Durga.

    Thanks!

  • confused indian

    isnt it ahimsa? with an M.
    what is ahinsa?

  • jasleen

    Is it OK to tattoo ॐ हनुमते नमः | on my neck. ? Will it cause any harm? Is it ethically correct ?

    • gk

      That’s a great mantra specially if u have any fear or bad luck in life get that tattoo and every morning
      chant that mantra as many time as you can.

  • danil ayn

    can i have a sanskrit translation of my childrens names…’coz i want to have them as a tattoe.. Elam Jan, Eischa Chloe, and Erwill Steve… and also this sentence ‘ I LOVE YOU and you guys is my source of inspiration and my strength.. thank you

  • Vinod reddy

    awsm thanks for posting

  • marian

    hi! can anyone translate; Iám a Lotusflower in Sanskrit please? Thank you so much!