Everyone knows the stalwart of Indian Cricket Virat Kohli is heart throb of women all around, his personal achievements, his style, his aggression and even his lady love. But do you also know how many tattoos does he has and the meaning behind each one of them?
Well not a problem even if you don’t know, you can read it here on this article about the story of Virat Kohli’s 9 tattoos.
1. Prem and Saroj:
His father introduced him to cricket when he was 3 years old, the connection he felt with them is something unexplained. Hence he wanted to make them a part of him until he is alive.
2. Lord Shiva:
Only the destruction of wrong things would pave a path for the right things in life. Even after facing setbacks in life, Virat Kohli rose up against to become a better person following the principles of Lord Shiva.
Just beside the tattoo of Lord Shiva is a tattoo of a monastery on Virat’s left forearm. For a man who has dedicated his life to the monastery of 22 yards, the tattoo symbolises peace of mind that helps him excel in the cricket pitch.
4. ODI and Test Cap Numbers:
In 2008, Virat Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Dambulla and became the 175th Indian cricketer to play for India in ODIs. Three years later, he became the 269th Indian to represent India in Test matches.
Speaking about the significance of the events, Kohli said, “These numbers will always remain with me because when you look back at the charts 200 years from now, in front of these numbers, there will be my name. These will always be special numbers and hence I decided to get them.”
5. Tribal Art:
6. Zodiac Sign:
As a Scorpio, it is obvious that Virat Kohli is a strong-willed person who traversed through the difficulties of life with a brave heart.
7. Japanese Samurai:
On the left arm, Virat has a big tattoo of a Japanese Samurai. The philosophy behind the tattoo is based on the Bushido code of the Samurai which states the seven virtues of being a warrior – Gi (Justice), Yu (Courage), Jin (Benevolence), Rei (Politeness), Makoto (Honesty), Meiyo (Honour) and Chugi (Loyalty).
Kohli explained how he relates with the Japanese Samurai tattoo. He said “I felt like these are the same characteristics that I share. I’ve had to fight for everything that I’ve got in life so far, and I will have to be this person all my life because of the choices that I will keep making. And hence it was a representation of me wanting to do something so badly which was wanting to become a professional cricketer.”
8. God’s Eye:
On his right shoulder, is a big tattoo of a celestial eye. Kohli explained why it’s so special to him – “I call it the God’s eye. So, basically, the all-seeing eye. That everything that’s happening is being watched and there’s someone always keeping a count of everything that you do. So that makes you feel connected in a way and also, that makes you understand the essence of life and what we need to do as human beings and what our eventual goal is.”
9. Om Symbol:
“The last one that I have here is finished with an Om symbol, which is the universal sound, which is probably the most consistent thing in the whole universe. Anywhere you observe sounds of the universe that is, you know, what is the most consistent sound that you will hear and that is the essence of life. To understand you’re not even a dust particle in the universe and sometimes our ego allows us to think that we’re everything. So, I think it’s quite astonishing and quite magnificent in a lot of ways. I’ve started to understand that now… So, I have started to realize strongly that I’m meant to be where I am and this is not random,” said Virat Kohli about his latest tattoo.