All 11 Virat Kohli's tattoos and their meanings


Tribal Art

Tribal Art- It was the first ever tattoo that Virat Kohli got and it represents his aggression.

Scorpio Tattoo

Scorpio Tattoo- Virat Kohli has inked a 'Scorpio' on his right bicep. It is Virat Kohli's Zodiac sign as he was born on November 5.

The Lord Shiva Tattoo

The Lord Shiva Tattoo- Virat has a tattoo of Lord Shiva meditating on Mount Kailash on his left forearm. The reason behind him having it is the fact that he wishes to destroy certain attributes within himself

Monastery Tattoo

Monastery Tattoo- Right next to the Lord Shiva tattoo on Virat Kohli’s left arm, he has inked a tattoo of a monastery. It is a symbol of peace and power.


Virat Kohli has also etched the name of his late father Prem who took him for coaching at a very young age and he dreamt of seeing his son playing for his nation one day.


Apart from his father, Virat Kohli has also inked his mother's name Saroj. Saroj has been the pillar of Kohli, especially after his father's death

ODI debut Cap number/Test debut Cap number

Virat Kohli has also inked his ODI debut cap number- 175 and Test debut cap number- 269

Japanese Samurai warrior

Virat believes that he shares some of the characteristics with the Samurais, especially the Bushido code which comprises of 7 virtues – Gi (Justice), Yu (Courage), Jin (Benevolence), and more

God’s eye/Om Tattoo

Virat Kohli has got a God’s eye tattoo that keeps reminding him that the Almighty is watching over whatever he is doing. Another one being is the 'Om' tattoo which is considered a universal sound across the world