Arsenal striker Theo Walcott reveals new 'Om Namah Shivay' tattoo, Twitterati schools him for typo

The star forward posted a photo of his new tattoo, which read 'Om Namah Shivaya' in Sanskrit, much to the amusement of Twitterati.

Published: 10th August 2017 05:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2017 05:23 PM   |  A+A-

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott's new tattoo | Twitter: @theowalcott

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott's new tattoo | Twitter: @theowalcott

By Online Desk

Arsenal's star forward Theo Walcott posted a photo of his new tattoo, which read 'Om Namah Shivaya' in Sanskrit. The footballer had interpreted it to say as, "Open your heart and shed fear, hate or envy to experience everlasting joy and happiness."

'Om Namah Shivaya' is a very common mantra sung in praise of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva by devotees. The phrase translates to, 'Salutations to Shiva'.

However, there was a spelling error in the break up of 'mo' and 'shi' in Devnagiri script, seemingly a typo, in the tattoo, which Twitterati was quick to point out.

And, it didn't stop there, while some criticised him for not checking the spelling, others took it upon themselves to school the English footballer.

They were even kind enough to break the phrase up for the striker to learn better.

This is not the first time Walcott has got tattoos in Sanskrit. The Arsenal star had, in fact, earlier tattooed the words, Beautiful, Blessed, Strong, Intelligent, in Sanskrit on his right wrist. The four words were dedicated to his family members, sister Hollie, father Don, brother Ashley, and mother Lynn, respectively, according to a report in the Indian Express.

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