New Delhi: A tattoo is truly a form of self-expression and there is no better way to gear up for the ongoing festive season than to get inked with your favourite religious symbol. 

As we celebrate the nine avatars of Goddess Durga for Navratri as well as Durga Puja, the demand for tattoos in this theme have gone up. Celebrity tattoo artist, Vikas Malani, BodyCanvas Tattoos says, "While the women have been getting tattoos that are inspired by or directly related to the Mother Goddess Durga or traditional tribal tattoos like rabari, men either get bigger tattoos that depict the story of the Ramayana or the victory of good over evil. The most relatable tattoos are those of Goddess Durga, Ravana, the symbolic representation of the trident or Trishul, the lotus flower that signifies purity and harmony and the tiger/lion tattoos that signify power and strength."

Durga's third eye

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Companion of the goddess

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Abstract art

Symbol of Lakshmi

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Homage to Shailputri and Mahagauri avatar

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