For some Yoga practitioners, the body is something sacred and should not be tarnished. For others, the skin is just a blank canvas, allowing them to display thoughts, texts, and deities that inspire and inform their practice.
These works, done on shoulders, chest, arms, and legs can be ?hidden? during a work day, as is done by many. But when practicing Yoga in many cases, the clothes are gone, and the tattoos are shown.
O New York Times has created a gallery with several tattooed people who practice Yoga. Check it out below:
CAROL TESSITORE, 32
The peacock that covers the left side of Carol's back is a way of representing her personality, being at times displayed and also warm. Carol is a vinyasa practitioner and says her tattoo took over 25 hours to make, costing over $2,000.
LULA TRAINOR, 28:
Trainor, who currently practices Anusara for its universal alignment principles, was 19 years old when she made the tacting out a Lotus Flower on her chest. She was attracted to the symbol, since it is born in dirty water and emerges in the light, which pleased her.
DAVID LIFE, 61
Tattoos mark a moment you want to remember. Life is co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga International School. Life has done his tattoos in 4 phases, but claims to have stopped after they became "mainstream".
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