I received the following question via email:
“I am getting a chakra tattoo. Is it ok to get the third eye chakra tattoo’ed on my wrist? I ask because the wrist is not where the actual third eye chakra is located in the body. Am I going to mess something up if I get the tattoo there? I really love the symbolism of this chakra and want it someplace I can see it all the time.”
I respond to this question about getting a chakra tattoo thusly:
Dear Indelible Ajna:
Have you ever seen the image “Oversoul” by Alex Grey?
Go to http://www.alexgrey.com/ (under “Paintings” then “Progress of the Soul” on the right menu to find “Oversoul”) or Google images for this magnificent painting by Alex Grey.
You will note in this painting the predominance & repitition of the eye theme.
There are philosophies that maintain every cell in our body is infused with the watchfulness that the Anja (Third Eye) chakra represents.
This is a kind of observation that is powerful, spiritual, and outside of our form-based concept of reality.
You’re not the first to ask me about the protocol of getting a chakra tattoo elsewhere on the body (not associated with that chakra).
My answer is always – it’s your decision.
Symbols…their meanings to us, what they represent, and what we do with them is all a very personal matter.
Furthermore, symbols (including chakra symbols) are languages to help us learn the truth about who we are.
If a Third Eye chakra tattooed on your wrist brings you closer to the truth of who you are – then by all means, happy tattooing.