Virat Kohli is a man of impeccable style and is also time and again recognized by leading men’s fashion magazines like GQ for being one of the most “Best Dressed Men” and “Most Influential Young Indians”. What also is a part of his style is his evident tattoos and he has many of them. Most of the people get tattoos in order to keep pace with the current fad of getting inked. But for the skipper of the Indian cricket team, his tattoos are symbolic of his behavior and virtues.
We all know of Virat Kohli’s challenges, his strive for giving his best, his passion and perseverance for the sport, and how he is blessed with impeccable cricketing acumen. All this is also symbolized in his tattoos. He says, “I love tattoos. And mine symbolizes who I really am”
The first on his left shoulder is symbolic of 'God's eye'. It reflects the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable.
Like Kohli who would never back down from a fight, on his left shoulder is his favorite tattoo – a Japanese Samurai warrior with a raised sword. The Samurais were the warriors of ancient Japan who led their lives based on concepts of loyalty to one’s master, self-discipline and respectful, ethical behavior. So much so, Kohli can connect to the Samurai, he says, “At a subconscious level, I connect to this warrior and I model myself on his discipline, skills, and honor.”
He also has a tattoo of a monastery which is a symbol of a place of peace and power.
His spiritual side is reflected with a tattoo of Lord Shiva in meditation with mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar at the back where he used to meditate.
As a doting son, he has also tattooed the names of his parents in Hindi. His late father’s name was Prem Kohli and mother’s name is Saroj Kohli.
His love for his sport is also reflected in the fact that he has a tattoo on his left shoulder of his Test cap numbers 269 and ODI cap number 175.
The inside of Kohli’s upper right arm is the tattoo that describes his zodiac sign – Scorpio. His sun sign bears the traits of bravery, ambitious, intuitiveness, dynamism.
Loyalty and faithfulness is not new to Kohli and he depicts that fluently with a tattoo of the Chinese symbol of faith on his right arm.
Though Virat is a fan of tattooing but he firmly believes that one shouldn’t just get them out of fashion and trend.
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