Virat Kohli is one of the rare Indian cricketers who has tattoos on his body. Even before his international debut in 2008, India skipper Virat Kohli got a tattoo on his forearm. His desire for tattoos has only grown with the passage of time, as seen by both of his hands.
Until now, the Indian captain has had nine tattoos inscribed on his body. These tattoos aren’t simply for show or to add to his charm; each one has a special significance for him and commemorates a significant event in his life. He started off as a brazen Delhi youngster and is now one of the most popular and well-liked athletes on the planet.
Names of his parents
Virat Kohli’s parents have always encouraged him to pursue sports since he was a youngster. His father taught him how to play cricket when he was just three years old. To celebrate the relationship, he shares with his parents, the Indian captain had his parents’ names tattooed. “Purely because the connection that I have felt with them is something that is unexplained. It is a feeling, it’s not even something that can be put into words. Hence, I wanted to make it a part of me until I’m alive,” Virat said.
175 and 269
These are two of Virat Kohli’s most meaningful numbers in his life. His ODI and Test cap numbers are 175 and 269, respectively, and he wears them with great pride. Virat made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2008, while his maiden Test appearance came three years later against the Windies.
Virat Kohli’s tattoo adventure began with this tribal-inspired design. The tribal art signifies violence, and it was one of the fierce Indian captain’s first tattoos. Virat Kohli tattooed his body with a lot more significant tattoos after obtaining this tattoo as a rookie. “To be very honest, when I was young it was about being a little cool when I started to get inked but slowly, I realized that this is something that gives me a sense of my own identity. And from getting a random tribal design, to getting Shiva on my forearm now, it is a reflection of how my life has gone where it stands today and what I think and see of life back then to now,” Kohli recalled.
Kohli’s 2014 England trip taught him a lot, and it was another turning point in his career and life. He believed that he was putting too much pressure on himself and that he should instead concentrate on having fun with his game. Around that time, he acquired a ‘Monastery’ tattoo, which symbolized serenity and power and helped him better comprehend the game. He went on to have a successful tour of Australia, and before the completion of the series, he was given the Test leadership.
Lord Shiva meditating
Virat has a tattoo depicting Lord Shiva meditating with Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in the background on his left forearm. Lord Shiva, one of Hinduism’s most important deities, is known as the Destroyer of Evil and the God of Creation. Virat got this tattoo shortly after his father passed away. After the event, the child channeled his sadness into a passion and a strong determination to achieve in the sport and give his all every time he steps onto the field.
A large tattoo of a heavenly eye may be found on his right shoulder. This tattoo’s attitude is that every action he performs and every event that occurs around him is being observed by someone, which holds him accountable in some manner. Kohli said, “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.”
This tattoo is placed next to God’s eye. Virat believes in a large concept that is behind this tattoo. He considers the sound of ‘Om’ to be the most constant thing in the universe. This is the most recent design he’s worked on. It keeps him grounded because he understands that, no matter how enormous his ego becomes, he is nothing more than a dust particle in the grand scheme of things.
Virat Kohli was born on November 5th, 1988, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. To honor this, the brilliant right-handed batsman had the word ‘Scorpio’ tattooed on his right arm. As a Scorpio, it’s clear that Virat Kohli is a strong-willed individual who has faced life’s challenges with courage.
Virat has a large tattoo of a Japanese Samurai on his left arm. The tattoo’s concept is based on the Samurai Bushido code, which lays forth the seven attributes of a warrior: Gi (Justice), Yu (Courage), Jin (Benevolence), Rei (Politeness), Makoto (Honesty), Meiyo (Honor), and Chugi (Honor) (Loyalty).