In the last few years, body art has really taken off. Tattoos are used by individuals as form of expression. People get inked with his/her favorite literary quote, batman, or something they feel very strong about. Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut are popular Bollywood celebrities with tattoos. Tattoos can be written in any language but Indian tattoos (Sanskrit or Devanagari script) are quite popular with Bollywood and Hollywood. In Bollywood, Alia Bhatt has the word pataka done on her neck and Esha Deol gayatri mantra tattoo on her left shoulder. One of the most popular desi tattoos is Om tattoo. The love for tattoo is not just limited to Bollywood. We bring 11 Hollywood celebrities with Sanskrit tattoos.
#1 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana is a popular pop singer and actress. Miley has around 36 tattoos inked on her body and one of them is Om tattoo. She got the tattoo done in 2012. She also got a karma tattoo done on the side of her index finger in 2011.
#2 Jessica Alba
Best known for her television series, Dark Angel and movie, Fantastic Four, Jessica Alba is not just an actress but owns a business as well. Jessica co-founded The Honest Company that sells household products. Jessica had gotten four tattoos but got one removed. She has a sanskrit tattoo, Padma inked on her right wrist.
#3 Katy Perry
Katy Perry has around 8 tattoos and one of her most popular tattoos is a sanskrit tattoo. While vacationing Russell in India, the duo got themselves inked with ‘anuugacchatu pravaha’ on the inside of their right biceps. The tattoo translates to ‘go with the flow’.
#4 David Bechkam
Most of us had crush on David Beckham but we were equally happy when he married Spice Girl, Victoria. David has around 40 tattoos and each has a special meaning to the footballer. In 2000, he got his left hand inked with his wife’s name in Hindi. Unfortunately, his tattoo has been misspelled.
#5 Tommy Lee
Founder of Heavy Metal band, Mötley Crüe, and Rap-Metal band, Methods of Mayhem, Tommy Lee is one of the most inked Hollywood celebrities. He has an OM tattoo inked below is navel.
#6 Adam Levine
This heartthrob and Lead Maroon5 singer carries around 17 tattoos. He has a sanskrit tattoo, tapas inked above his heart.
#7 Vanessa Hudgens
This High School Musical Fame got creative with her Om tattoo. Half tattoo is done on her one pinky and other half on her other pinky. It is only when she joins her pinkies is when you can see her OM tattoo crystal clear.
#8 Brittany Snow
Popular for her role in John Tucker Must Die and Hairspray, Brittany Snow has two tattoos. She has the word ‘ABHAY’ inked on her right foot’s ankle.
Rihanna has around 25 tattoos. In 2007, she got a verse from Bhagwat Gita inked on her hip. Unfortunately, the tattoo is misspelled and has incorrect translation. The tattoo was supposed to translate to “forgiveness, honesty, suppression and control” but translates to “long suffering, truthfulness, self-restraint, inward calm, fear and fearlessness”.
#10 Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is a popular Hollywood celebrity known for her love for tattoos. Jolie has around 20 tattoos and one of them is a Buddhist Mantra on her left shoulder blade. She got the tattoo done in 2003 when she adopted Maddox.
#11 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez got her first break when she was 10 years old. She was part of the popular kid’s program, Barney & the Kids. The singer has around 8 tattoos and one of them is an OM tattoo that was noticed by paparazzi in 2015. The tattoo is inked on her left hip.
Kimberley Wyatt, Jasmine Tookes, Maggie Q and Ashley Tisdale are few more celebrities who sport Indian tattoos.