Tattoo artists asked to get their Sanskrit rightApril 21st, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) America’s leading Hindu scholars are urging top tattoo artists to read up on their Sanskrit after noticing inked text on singer Rihanna and soccer player David Beckham’s skin is misspelled.
According to the experts, Beckham’s tattoo tribute to his wife Victoria is incorrect, as is one of Rihanna’s new spiritual etchings, reports contactmusic.com.
“We are delighted that so many celebrities choose to pay tribute to Hinduism with tattoos. We only ask that the tattoo artists take the trouble to get it right,” said Hindu leader Rajan Zed.
“We are all for the celebrity interest in Hinduism and our sacred texts, but celebrity tattoo artists worldwide really should undertake some basic training in ancient Sanskrit language and culture to get this right,” he added.
- Brandy Norwood's Lord Ganesh tattoo starts fad for Hindu tattoos - Jan 15, 2011
- In view of Rihanna's misspelled tattoo, Hindus call for Sanskrit training for tattoo industry - Apr 18, 2009
- Hinduism pro livid over stars' misspelled Sanskrit tattoos - Apr 21, 2009
- Hollywood diva Brandy Norwood gets Hindu Lord Ganesh tattoo - Dec 29, 2010
- Unity Church's brunch in Nevada blessed with Hindu shlokas - Nov 19, 2010
- Nevada Assembly in USA opened with Hindu prayer - Apr 26, 2011
- Nevada Senate in USA opens with Gayatri Mantra - Feb 16, 2011
- Hindus willing to help Russell Brand if he seriously wishes to explore spirituality deeper - Jun 07, 2010
- Catholic nuns & Hindu statesman Zed pray together in USA for "peace and love" - Feb 14, 2011
- Julia Roberts says essence of Christmas & Diwali is the same - Nov 03, 2010
- Hindus welcome Catholic-Jewish dialogue, calling it 'step in the right direction' - Mar 13, 2011
- Michelle Obama buys Ganesh & Hanuman icons in India - Nov 09, 2010
- Southern Illinois in USA to have Hindu temple - Apr 20, 2011
- Hindus concerned about DreamWorks' 'Monkeys of Bollywood' - Jan 13, 2011
- Hindus greet Jews on Hanukkah - Nov 27, 2010
Tags: celebrities, celebrity tattoo, david beckham, hindu leader, hindu scholars, language and culture, london, rajan, rihanna, sacred texts, sanskrit language, soccer player, tattoo artists, tattoos, tribute to hinduism, wife victoria