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I love tattoing and I am a devotee of lord krishna. I think whether tattoing god's name on body is a sin as I am a girl? Does hinduism allow tattoing? Is there any notes about tattoing in puranas?

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    Tattoos are modern concept and they are not mentioned in Puranas or Hindu literature. – The Destroyer Jul 25 '16 at 13:58
  • Am I free to tatto then.. – Gayathri Jul 25 '16 at 14:05
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    Well Tattoing gods name or Figure is Objectionable, which part of your body you want to tatto it to? I think Urdhwapundra(Namam) is sort of a tatto or spiritual label, so tattoing is present and allowed in hinduism. Since a human body is made pure by urdhwapundra it is okay but in your case body tatto is permanent and body is not pure permanently so its better that you avoid the tattoing god's name. – Yogi Jul 25 '16 at 15:53
  • No @The Destroyer, tattooing is not a modern things but surely Hinduism is much older... – Santanu Debnath Oct 1 '17 at 7:46
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Puranas do not speak about tattoos. Tattoing of God's name on body should not be done. In vaishnava Brahmin tradition we have to emboss the shanku and chakra on the shoulders after upanayanam, not God's name. It has to be given due respect.
The human body will be buried or lit into flames after the atma separates from it. If you tattoo God's name this will also go into the mud or consigned to flames which is not acceptable. Lord Krishna the sarveswaran should not be treated like this. He is the preserver and he is Omni-present. Hope this clarifies.

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  • Can I tatoo peacock feather in my rigth hand..?? @Parthasarathy Raghavan – Gayathri Jul 26 '16 at 6:42
  • @Gayatri-- Peacock is the vaganam of Lord Subramanya.Lord Krishna [Your favourite God] has peacock feather on the head. You can tattoo peacock feather as mentioned in the question. I think there will be no harm in it. – Parthasarathy Raghavan Jul 26 '16 at 10:22
  • thank you so much for your valuable comment @Parthasarathy Raghavan – Gayathri Jul 27 '16 at 5:53
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    " In Brahmin tradition we have to emboss the shanku and chakra on the shoulders " - this is applicable only to vaishnavas. – user1195 Oct 1 '17 at 7:26
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    @moonstar2001. Yes, it is applicable to Vaishnavas. I think that your comment is also the reason of the edit. You can also add it in the edit reason next time you make an edit.😊 – Sarvabhouma Oct 1 '17 at 14:47

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