Birds have always been excellent subjects for tattoos – their wings especially lend themselves to eye-catching designs.
For men who like the aesthetics of bird tattoos but who want something with mythological connections, the Garuda is an uncommon, birdlike creature that makes a stunning tattoo.
Garuda is a Hindu deity who fights evil and upholds strong ethics. He travels the world and eats evil people. Garuda is a chimera of sorts: he has the head, the wings, and the talons of an eagle, but the rest of his body is essentially that of a human. A Garuda tattoo communicates the wearer’s dedication to ethics and his unwillingness to tolerate evil in any form, so men who choose this tattoo are communicating that they are upstanding citizens.
Garuda is a mythological creature that can be used to inspire truly unique tattoos. While some creatures of myth are somewhat odd looking, Garuda combines the aesthetic beauty of a well-built human body with the beauty of a bird. Frequently, Garuda tattoos are done with wings spread, making this an excellent candidate for someone who wants a bold chest or back piece.
Because Garuda is a formidable figure, tattoos of his likeness can be impressive whether they are in black and white or in full color. While many of these tattoos are of the deity’s full body, some prefer a close-up of Garuda’s birdlike face. Like other uncommon mythological tattoos, a tattoo of Garuda is sure to spark fascinating conversations.