Actress and former recording artist Alyssa Milano is best known for her appearing in a Broadway show called Annie. But other than acting and musical career, what made her very interesting artist are her creative and unique Alyssa Milano tattoos.
Apart from her appearance in Annie, this actress was also part of the cast for the TV series Who’s the Boss where she played the character of Samantha Micelli. Plus, she also played the role of Halliwell in the science fiction series Charmed.
While doing her acting careers, she’s also active in her business particularly managing her own clothing line—Touch. This apparel company is primarily geared towards the women market.
Unlike other artists that we have discussed, whose tattoos are mostly based on their personal preference and fashion, Alyssa’s tattoos are anchored in her religious beliefs.
That’s why aside from being a personal aspect of her life, her tattoos also play a vital role on her religiosity and relationship with her creator, as some writers put it. Despite her busy schedule as an actress and as a recording artist, she never fails to have a balance in her life by doing what she loves and truly passionate about.
For fans and the public who don’t really know Alyssa that much, they wouldn’t think that her tattoos have deep meaning. But when one gets to know the singer/actress in more personal level, it’s no surprise to learn that this person is indeed someone with a deep devotion.
Probably one of the most prominent design of all her tattoos is the rosary. This design, which is located on her right shoulder truly speaks of her deep religiosity and devotion. She chose the location not out of nowhere but she chose it because of its importance on her fashion statement.
In terms of tattoo literature, the rosary is considered as one of the most popular tattoo idea for those individuals with deep religious devotion. In fact, it’s popular among both men and women, which bears deep symbolism to those wearing this tattoo design.
Just like typical tattoo design, the rosary can also be placed and tattooed on any part or region of the body. In general, rosary represents someone’s devotion. However, in some instances, this can mean nothing to the person or can mean completely different thing. Rosary bears different meanings and it can represent several symbolism, which are in most cases universal and sometimes, specific to a certain culture or country.
Placed on her neck, Alyssa had a tattoo done featuring a Bhudist sign for HUM, which symbolizes unification and wisdom. It is somewhat a variation of the original figure that many Buddhism believers have as part of their important mantra.
This is just one element of the figure she wants to portray on her tattoo to complete the entire symbol for the same mantra. Another element is present on her left wrist as well on its inner wrist.
It is also part of the Tibetan tradition, which is considered as one of the auspicious symbols that are important in the Buddhists.
The design OM, basically symbolizes the importance of the universe and its whole essence to have a balanced life that is in equilibrium. Generally, there are a lot of symbols in Buddhism, which makes it easier for those who are so into this religion to find a tattoo design to represent their deep devotion.
In the case of Alyssa, she choses OM as one of the important symbols in Buddhism to be part of her tattoo collection because according to some accounts, this symbol has a deep and personal meaning to her.
Together with HUM, OM is also another key element in the eighth auspicious symbols in Buddhism.
To those who are familiar with the tale of the snake who bit and eaten his own tail, the ouroboros is a Greek mythology that have different meanings and interpretation. It is a popular tattoo design, which features different design yet a very interesting meaning.
Traditionally, the serpent or in some cases, dragon devouring its own tail represents rebirth, which is a very important phase to a person’s life in many religions not only among Greeks but even in Christianity as well. That’s why it’s no wonder seeing Alyssa having that tattoo design as well.
Chain of roses
Of all flowers, roses are considered to be one of the most important flowers not only among certain group of people but even throughout the history of mankind. In fact, this flower bears different meaning from the Greek goddesses to Christianity, roses are indeed very meaningful to many individuals in many parts of the world.
Roses among Greek goddesses are so important that it is one of the main adornments for no less than the goddess of love—Venus. With its heart-melting scent and color, no wonder why the goddess of love herself fell in love with this flower.
But this flower is not only seen as an important element among Greek gods and goddesses. Even in Christianity, roses play a vital role, especially during the resurrection of Christ. According bible accounts, a thorny shrub that bear fragrant red flowers rose near the place where Jesus was laid down to rest. Thus, for Christians, they consider Roses being a symbolic element that represents the ultimate sacrifice.
True indeed that different people have different ways of expressing their selves through different means including on their tattoos. A clear example for this would be Alyssa Milano tattoos, with each and every tattoo represents different meanings about her personality, especially her deep devotion.
To those who are still contemplating whether having a tattoo is something that will work for them, considering the meaning of the tattoo they plan to have is something that must be well thought of before anything else.
Alyssa’s tattoos only shows even through her body arts, particularly through her tattoos, she can still show how deep her devotion is and how important every figure is for her.