Category Archives: Tattoos

Tattoo design of White Jambhala

Explanation of the tattoo design Zambhala is known as the God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family. In Hindu, Mythology Jambhala is known as Kuber. Jambhala is also believed to be an emanation of  Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. This tattoo design represents one manifestation of Jambhala called “White Jambhala”. The design was taken from a bigger Thangka painting representing a “Yellow Jambhala” surrounded by  four other manifestations. The White Jambhala is located in the .

What Tattoo Artists say about Tibetan Thangka Art?

The art of Thangka painting and the tattoo seems to be parallel. As a thangka painting tells a thousand-year-old story, so does the tattoo. Both have pretty artistic expression. These days most of the tattoo artists have been referring Thangka paintings to make tattoos so that they might give some life lessons to the viewers. Here’s an article by Heidi Minx that portrays the connection between Thangka and tattoo, and what other young artists have to say .