Many Indians will probably agree that in recent times, in the matter of a few years, the image of India in the whole world has seen a drastic paradigm shift.
While in the earlier days, India did not even feature much in pop culture, today, not only it does, but it stands for a whole lot more than just spirituality.
I mean, the spiritual aspect of the Indian image is still there (and that is our trademark as well, isn't it?), but it also encompasses a swag quotient of its own. In fact, it has reached such a stage now that iconic Hollywood celebrities are opting to ink themselves with tattoos that have a lot to do with India - well, at least at their roots. Check it out!
This celebrity has tattooed 'Om' on her wrist.
This actress and businesswoman, who has love for lotuses, has a tattoo that says 'Padma'.
She has an 'Om' tattoo which has been drawn with a slightly artistic twist.
This British comedian, who converted to Hinduism after struggling with drugs, has a tattoo saying 'Anugachhatu Pravah.' It means, 'go with the flow.'
She got a whole verse in Pali tattooed on her left shoulder, dedicated to her son, Maddox.
After getting married to Russell Brand, she too got herself the exact same tattoo.
'Loka samastha sukhino bhavantu' is the tattoo she has. It means 'Let all the people in the world be happy.'
This tattoo-addict legendary footballer has the names of all his children tattooed on to him. He even tattooed his wife, Victoria's name in Hindi. But unfortunately, the spelling is incorrect! Oops!
She has a tattoo saying 'Abhay,' meaning 'fearless.'
The actress famously known for her role in X-files has a tattoo that says 'everyday'. Now that's a little odd...
She definitely found the best way to get an 'Om' tattoo!
This superstar has a tattoo of Lord Ganesha's face.
This heartthrob has a tattoo on his chest that says 'Tapas,' which means 'meditation.'
She has a verse from the Gita tattooed on the side of her right leg. But unfortunately, it's a misquote!
"Beautiful, Blessed, Strong, Intelligent" - it's a dedication to his family.
It's 'Om' once again!
Looks like 'Om' truly is the most popular Indian tattoo amongst Hollywood celebs!