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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


There is no other Hindu symbol more well known then the Ganesha. The Ganesha is a Hindu god straight out of Hindu mythology. The Ganesha is a very popular god with some of the most striking characteristics that many are sure to remember. The Ganesha can be found in a variety of different artistic areas, such as drawings, sculptures, paintings, artifacts, and tattoos. In fact, Ganesha tattoos are so unique and creative, it is sure to catch the eyes of anyone that passes.

The Ganesha is a powerful symbol in Hindu beliefs and a popular tattoo all over the world. The Ganesha has four arms and the head of an elephant. He has one full tusk and the other is broke off. The Ganesha also has a large potbelly and is usually portrayed with one leg tucked under the other. Just as it is in art, the Ganesha tattoo can be designed with a variety of elements and symbols.

The Ganesha can be referred to be several different names. These names include Ganpati, Goriputtar, or the elephant god. Ganesha is the primary god in the Hindu religion.



The Ganesha tattoo does hold symbolic value for those who wear this tattoo. Most meanings are associated to the attributes and characteristics of the Hindu god Ganesha. But keep in mind, your Ganesha tattoo symbolizes what you want it too. With saying that, below are the meanings of the Ganesha tattoo.

  • Good Luck
  • Good Omen
  • Intelligence
  • Purity
  • Truth
  • Wisdom
  • Faith
  • Prosperity
  • Strength


Ganesha tattoo designs are very vibrant, creative, and colorful. Ganesha is portrayed with his elephant head, one trunk, large pot belly, and sitting down with one leg tuck under the other. This is common with nearly all Ganesha tattoos. However, Ganesha tattoos can be designed with a host of different elements and symbols. One of the most common symbols portrayed with the Ganesha is the lotus flower. The Ganesha is usually always portrayed with a crown as well.

Ganesha tattoo designs usually portray the Ganesha with jewelry also. Such jewelry could be around the neck, arms, or ankles. The four arms in Ganesha tattoo designs can also be portrayed holding a variety of different things. The Ganesha arms may be designed to hold his tusk, snakes, bowls, jewelry, sweets, or even a rosary.

Ganesha tattoo designs can also portray Ganesha symbols or Hindu symbols on the body. The Ganesha is usually dressed in Hindu clothing, sometimes without a shirt. Hindu decorations and a throne are also possible in Ganesha tattoo designs. With Ganesha tattoo designs, you will see many with Hindu elements and symbols.

Make sure that you take the time to view all the Ganesha tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of what Ganesha tattoo designs are available. Plus, you may be able to pick up tips and ideas for your own Ganesha tattoo. You can also become familiar with all the different symbols and elements used in Ganesha tattoo designs.


There are some important things that you want to remember before you get your Ganesha tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for.

Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that rush to get inked usually have regrets about their tattoo later on down the road. Don't make this same mistake. If your having any second thoughts, wait it out. You want to be fully committed before you go to get inked.

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Remember, Ganesha tattoos may be frowned upon by the Hindu religion. This is something that you want to be consider before you get such a tattoo. If you are of the Hindu faith, it may be different then an outsider getting the Ganesha tattooed. We hope that you have found this article useful and thanks for your visit.


darling on May 28, 2015:

Awesome tattoos!!! I have a ganesh tattoo....

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on November 24, 2012:

An engaging hub with vibrant collection of pictures of God Ganesha. I could relate well to this detailed hub of yours. Having God Ganesha in the house brings good fortune and prosperity - just as you mentioned above. Way to go!

Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Interesting. Voted up

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 24, 2012:

Awesome and colorful.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 23, 2012:

Beautiful color, some very large. Thank you again..

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on September 23, 2012:

These are very intricate and beautiful. Personally I would not want a Genesha but understand that someone who followed that religion might. Thanks lyricwriter. You never ever fail to amaze me.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on September 23, 2012:

Now is the perfect time to be paying tribute to Lord Ganesha.

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on September 23, 2012:

I am so enjoying your hubs! So much to learn and a feast for the eyes! Thank you!

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on September 23, 2012:

During my absence I thoroughly missed your colorful, artistic and awesome tattoo articles. I feel better having gotten my fix!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on September 23, 2012:

another great topic to ink and talk about my friend voted as always awesome!!!!!

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