Virat’s Tattoos Decoded: Here Are The Meanings Of All The 9 Tattoos


Virat Kohli, ee peru ki pedda parichayam avasaram ledhu.
Manodu ground loki adugu pettinappudu The intensity in his eyes ‘, Batting ki digi..Intriguing and engagingga opposition bowlers pant lu thadisipoyela kotte prathi shot kiAttt Goosebumps‘..antu manam elevation kuda ivvalenantha baaga perform generation cricketers ki oka ICON la maaradu ee manishi.

Recent ga National Geographic channel ‘Mega Icons‘ ane oka kottha series start chesindi. Ee show lo Kamal Hassan, Kohli lanti iconic & inspiring personalities success stories ni, valla style lo koddiga science include chesi oka unique & different way lo aa interviews ni audience ki present chesthunnaru.

September 24th air aina first episode lo , Virat thana 9 tattoos gurinchi discuss chesadu. Chusina vallaki style quotient la unna…prathi tattoo ki oka story & oka significant meaning undhi. Lets have a look at them.


1. Parents Name

Virat ki chinnapati nundi cricket ante ishtam. In fact Virat ki 3 years unnappudu thanaki cricket ni introduce chesindhi, ee sport medha ishtam perigela chesindi thana father ae. cricketer avvali anna thana dream ki first nundi support icchi encourage chesina thana parents gurthu ga valla names ni tattoo la veyyinchukunnadu.

This is what Virat said
” 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”


2. Lord Shiva Meditating:

Virat left forearm pai kailaasa-vaasudaina Lord Shiva meditate chesthu unna tattoo untundhi. Close ga chusthe lake manasarover kuda kanipisthundi. Hindu mythology prakaram he is both the creator and destroyer. Thana father demise taruvatha, ‘India team lo virat ni chudali‘ anna thana father dream ni achieve cheyyatam kosam, vere distractions emi pettukokunda thana game play meedha inka focus chesanani cheppadu Virat. By playing the game he loved, he destroyed his grief and created his own aggressive identity.


3. Monastery:

Lord shiva tattoo pakkane oka Monastery (ఆశ్రమO) tattoo veyyinchukunnadu. It’s because he perceives the cricket ground as a temple and the monastery symbolizes peace and power which helps him excel in his game.


4. ODI & Test Cap Numbers:

Ee tattoos significance gurinchi Virat ila cheppadu
“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.”

i) ODI cap number 175.

Virat Kohli thana first ODI 2008 lo Sri Lanka tho aadadu, with that became the 175th Indian cricketer to play for India in ODIs.


ii) Test cap number 269.

Virat Kohli thana first Test 2011 lo West Indies tho aadadu, with that he became the 269th Indian cricketer to play for India in Tests.


5. Tribal Art:

Idhi Virat veyyinchukunna first tattoo.

This is what he said:
” 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.”


6. Zodiac Sign:

Virat Kohli was born on November 5th, 1988. As his zodiac sign is Scorpio, he got the word ‘Scorpio’ tattooed on his right arm.


7. Japanese Samurai:

Thana left arm medha oka pedda Japanese Samurai tattoo untundhi. This tattoo signifies the philosophy of 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 (Honor) and Chugi (Loyalty).


Ee tattoo gurinchi Virat ila cheppadu:
“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:

Thana right shoulder meedha ee Celestial eye tatoo untundhi. Manam chese prathi panini, mana chuttu jarige prathi daanni pai nunchi evaro okaru eppuduu gamanisthune untaru, ani antadu Kohli.

Ee tattoo gurinchi Virat ila cheppadu:
“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:

Thana right shoulder medhunna God’s eye tattoo paine ‘OM’ symbol ni tattoo veyyinchukunnadu.

Ee tattoo gurinchi Virat ila cheppadu:
“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,”


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