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Buddhism Body Art Project: Garuda


The Buddhism Body Art Project is a gallery of Buddhist-themed tattoos sent in by About.com readers and others.
Garuda Tattoo

Tattoo artist Erin Coldrick displays this colorful garuda on her leg.

Owner and Artist: Erin Coldrick, Ancient Elements Tattoo, Nova Scotia

A garuda is a bird creature of Buddhist mythology that combines the features of gods and animals. They appear in the Maha-samaya Sutta of the Pali Canon. The Dhyani Buddha Amoghasiddhi sometimes is pictured riding a garuda.

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