It is common to see someone who has a Hindu background or someone who is spiritually enlightened to have a Ganesh tattoo. Ganesh is recognizable by his elephant head and human body.
He is the Hindu Lord of Good Fortune who provides fortune, success, and prosperity.
While Ganesh tattoos can be unique, the typical Ganesh tattoo is rife with symbols you may want to consider. Ganesh has a big head and big ears to remind us to think big and listen to others, but he also has a small mouth to remind us to talk less. Ganesh has only one tusk which symbolizes keeping the good and not being afraid to get rid of the bad.
In one hand, Ganesh holds a piece of rope that is to be used to pull you toward all your dreams and goals. However, in the other hand, he holds an ax, which reminds us that it is okay to cut off the people and things in our lives that are keeping us from reaching our dreams. This is because Ganesh is also the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both the material and spiritual kind.
If you are turning over a new leaf in life and are focusing your life on being a success, no matter what you are doing, a Ganesh tattoo will forever memorialize that on your body.