Ganesh with its elephant head is one of the most prominent and respected gods in the Hindu culture. In this article, you will find beautiful Ganesh tattoo ideas for men and women.
1. Lord Ganesh Shoulder Tattoo. The wise and powerful deity accentuates interest in science, arts and philosophy as well as Hindu culture and religion.
2. A Large Ganesh Head with a Piercing Glance. Such a tattoo on arm emphasizes the high intellect and wisdom of the person.
3. A Black & White Tattoo that Epitomizes All the Secrets of the Universe with Ganesh in the Middle. This complicated image is dedicated to balancing, evolution and the eternal cycle of life.
4. A Joyful and Hedonistic Ganesh. It is depicted close to a person’s heart to accentuate the primary values of life.
5. Ganesh with a Trishula on its Forehead. Trishula is a trident that belongs to another Hindu god, Shiva, who happens to be Ganesh’s father. It symbolizes the trinity of creation, maintenance and destruction.
6. A Black and White 3D Om Ganesh. The Om sign is said to be the symbolic image of the Ganesh elephant: the element on the right is the trunk, while the one on the left stands for the head and belly.
7. A Minimalistic Ganesh Face on a Female Arm. It accentuates the natural beauty of the skin tone.
8. Aum Ganesh with no Tusk. Even though its eyes are half-closed, their bright blue shade hints at its ability to notice every tiny detail.
9. Baby Ganesh Tattoo Shoulder Tattoo. The Hindus call this god Baka Ganapati. It represents the future opportunities for growth.
10. A Colorful Ganesh God with a Flower and an Ax. The ax means abandoning all desires that result in suffering, while the flower stands for wisdom.
11. A Black and White Minimalist Ganesh Tattoo on Forearm. Looks equally impressive on guys and girls.
12. A Big Ganesh with an Ax and a Feather. The latter reminds us that the sage Vyasa dictated a poem to Ganesh who served as his scribe.
13. A Tender and Elegant Tattoo for Women. When Ganesh was putting down what Vyasa was dictating, its feather broke down — so it had to use one of its tusks instead.
14. A Monochrome Ganesh Head. According to another legend, Ganesh lost one of its tusks (on this picture, it is the further one) because the sage Parashurama cut it off after Ganesh refused to let him in its house.
15. An Affectionate Female Version of Ganesh. Finally, the third legend says that Ganesh broke its tusk when fighting against the Gajamukha giant. The latter turned into a rat which became Ganesh’s mount.
16. An Avant-garde Interpretation of Ganesh on Sleeve. An optimal choice for a forward-thinking individual who loves contemporary art.
17. Ganesh with a Lotus. In Eastern cultures, this flower stands for self-regeneration, purity and enlightenment.
18. A Ganesh Head Tattoo on Hand. It looks like a manifesto and will never be hidden under clothes.
19. A Dark Ganesh with a Rat and a Lotus. This is that rat that the god with an elephant head rides on.
20. Baby Ganesh with a Protruding Belly. This belly represents the god’s eagerness to embrace everything that is going on in the world.
21. A Small Dancing Ganesh. When this god performs dance movements, it symbolizes the ability to succeed after overcoming diverse obstacles.
22. Ganesh Face on the Back of Leg. This one is especially recommended to those who live in warmer climates and often wear shorts.
23. Ganesh Holding a Beautiful Vial. Probably, this vessel might contain a healing potion.
24. A Colorful Ganesh with an Om Symbol on its Hand. A nice way to highlight feminine spirituality.
25. A Minimalist Om Ganesh on Forearm. Among all the tattoo ideas mentioned in this article, this one stands out for being remarkably simple.
26. Ganesh with a Voluminous Headdress. This god might have from 2 to 32 arms but in this picture, you can not see any.
27. A Coquettish Ganesh on a Girl’s Leg. One of the prettiest and the most flirtatious interpretations of this deity.
28. Baby Ganesh Tasting a Sweet in his Lower Left Hand. It is one of the most archaic variants of depicting this god.
29. A Ganesh Head Accompanied by Sacred Words and Symbols from Diverse Cultures. The inscriptions are located between the wrist and the elbow.
30. Ganesh with Exquisite Jewelry. It means that wisdom leads to well-deserved prosperity.
31. Ganesh with a Small Head, Surrounded with Flowers. One legend says that the god was born with a human head but its father, Shiva, beheaded it during a quarrel with Parvati, its mother.
32. A Charming Dark Ganesh. The tattoo accentuates that this god also stands for prosperity and wellbeing.
33. A Sensual Female Ganesh. Traditionally, it is a male creature — yet it does not prevent many tattoo artists from depicting it as a female.
34. An Old Ganesh Epitomizes Wisdom and Experience. Lower on the sleeve you can see its opposite — a baby who has yet to explore the world.
35. A Sitting Ganesh that Looks Like it is Singing a Mantra. Such a tattoo can be often seen on chest or back, in a larger size.
36. A Standing Ganesh. On most tattoos, it would be sitting. But on many images, you can see it either standing, or dancing, or combating enemies, or together with his family.
37. An Unusual Version of Ganesh that Looks Like a Diving Mermaid. This is a creative approach, not typical of the traditional Hindu culture.
38. A Menacing Ganesh on a Male Chest. The silhouette of the god resembles a temple and the red color on his forehead resembles blood.
39. A Dancing Ganesh Accompanied by a Dreamcatcher. Even though these two are depicted separately, they both are meaningful components of the Oriental culture.
40. A Monochrome Ganesh Sleeve that Ends above the Wrist. The hand looks twice as fragile and delicate in contrast.
41. This Ganesh is not a Baby but Looks Young. Judging by the fact that one tusk is not broken yet, the main life’s challenges are yet to come for the juvenile god.
42. A Graceful Dancing Ganesh. One legend says that the god received his elephant head and a protruding belly from his father, Shiva, who envied his exquisiteness.
43. Ganesh Holding an Ax with his Trunk. Normally, the tool would be in his hand.
44. Ganesh with a Cute Baby Elephant. According to some Hindu legends, the deity was a Brahmacharya and thus could not marry or have kids — but there might be other versions.
45. Ganesh Depicted on the Inside Forearm. Such a location accentuates a profound intimate connection with the tattoo.
46. A Cozy Ganesh. Here, the god looks like a host who welcomes guests to its house.
47. A Minimalist Silhouette of Ganesh’s Head. A thick trunk creates an impression of stability and reliability.@silcherrybomb[/caption]
48. A Multicolored Ganesh Sleeve with Flowers and the Rodent. On a female body, this indicates an energetic and passionate character.
49. A Charming and Sophisticated Ganesh. Here, the deity looks like a merciful Empress with stylish makeup.
50. And Old and Powerful Ganesh. One can clearly feel its authority and intellect.
If you are planning to make a Ganesh tattoo as well, feel free to draw inspiration from these state-of-the-art designs!