The Garuda is a mythical creature featured in both Hindu and Buddhist lore; a semi divine creature, half-bird, half-man. In Hindu mythology it represents birth and heaven and is the enemy of all snakes. In Buddhism Garudas are not a single being but more a mythical species, able to cause hurricane force winds with their several miles wide wingspan, charged to protect Mount Meru. In Tibet the Garudas are a symbol of wisdom and all over Sout-East Asia statues of Garudas are protecting the temples. No wonder the Garuda is also popular tattoo art!
This beautiful Garuda tattoo, by CAROL G, is available at Men Only Monthly starting today!