If you want to wear your faith on your sleeve, literally, make the most of this festive season. Just like celebs such as Ajay Devgn, Angelina Jolie, Sanjay Dutt, Shilpa Shetty, Mandira Bedi and Esha Deol take your pick from getting shloka/mantra or the portrait inked. Spiritual tattoos have become increasingly popular and what better day to get inked than on Ganesh Chaturthi?

The ten-day long festival marks the birth of Lord Ganesha and is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi. Celebrity tattoo artist Vikas Malani of BodyCanvas Tattoos says, "The craze and enthusiasm amongst youngsters to get Ganesha tattoos, both big or small during the festive season is huge! People choose to get religious tattoos because it is certainly a way for them to connect with God and stay positive."

So, get inspired by these ideas straight from the BodyCanvas Tattoo studio:

Go Traditional

An aesthetic image of your favourite idol or even a photograph makes for a gorgeous tattoo. You can opt for a coloured one too in Lord Ganesh's favourite hues yellow and green.

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Statement tat

An attention-demanding, commanding piece of the deity on your body is a good idea too, just like this design. Shaded art makes for the best portrait tattoos.  

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Get wordy

A shloka or mantra to go with your ink...

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Bigger the better

Mixing the best of both worlds abstract and traditional, this full-bicep tattoo is worth a second dekko.

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Minimal colour-play 

Apprehensive about going big and bold with colours? This minimal shaded art with a hint of colour may just be the right choice.

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Best of both worlds

Mixing old school traditions with contemporary art never looked this good. What say?

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Art for art's sake

A black and white bicep sleeve to wear your faith right...

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For tiny tattoo lovers

Cuz it's not always about the size, right?

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Go big or go home

Multiple symbols and idols for a smashing tattoo

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