Not by chance, its representation is a symmetrical and stylized hand with the five fingers extended to refer to the five senses, the levels of the soul, the first teachings of the Bible and the pillars of Islam – these principles based on the consolidation of the faith, of daily prayer, charity, fasting during the month of Ramadan and the pilgrimage. Although it is an ancient amulet used first by practitioners of the Jewish religion and Islam, there is evidence that this symbol was already used by the Phoenicians and associated with the cult of Tanit -principal and the symbol of the goddess of fertility- whose hand He expelled all the evil. The use of the hand of Hamsa is popular in many cultures and doctrines for symbolizing, in its essence, protection, luck, power and strength. In the Islamic religion, for example, it is known as the “Hand of Fatima” – revered by fans, and the only daughter of Muhammad to provide their offspring – and symbol of faith. The Jews, for their part, call it the “Hand of Míriã” in reference to the sister of Moses and Aaron, and it represents the five books of the Torah. The Catholic religion associates it with the “Mother of the Virgin Mary”, and manifests the grace of femininity and the power of fertility. Already the Buddhists know her by “Abhaya Mundra” and it is designed to remove all perception of fear. There are those who believe that the Hamsa acquires different senses represented in a certain way. The Hamsah while the hand on the back represents the masculine energy; already below it is associated with the earth, the vital force and the creative energy. In addition, in the case of the fingers of the hands are separated expresses the defense against the evil eye and the negative energies; already the fingers together strengthen the protection.
65 hamsá tattoos to get inspired
The hand of Hamsá is one of the favorites among the female audience to carry with it the aesthetic beauty as well as being a symbol associated with women in general. Check out our gallery of 65 amazing Hamsá tattoo suggestions and find your next lucky charm here:
Hamsá with more defined features
In shades of gray on the arm
Splendid and magnificent!
Use creativity and create the hamsá you want!
Occupying the entire arm area
Soft version on the wrist
Several important elements gathered in a single tattoo
Non-continuous lines give more delicacy to the tattoo
In black and white
Highlights the lotus flower and the eye
Original and creative!
Impossible to be wrong with the watercolor tones
A double mirror
Very well executed shadows
He has the strength!
The Turkish eye reinforces the protection of
Small and black and white also gives super good!
Two versions of hamsá printed on the arm
Symbol of femininity
It is very usual the star of David to accompany the hamsá
Strenght and courage!
Striking and remarkable in the arm
Black and white on the arm
Referring to the oriental culture
Black and white hamsá tattoo on the arm
The symbol of the couple!
With the texture of the universe
The well-executed details make all the difference!
Colored hamsá tattoo on the arm
Well feminine with lotus flowers
Delicate, elegant and feminine
Full of life!
Colors bring more life to the tattoo
How about adding the Greek eye, fish and flowers?
The life cycle!
Harmony and balance
The smile of a skull
The eye always accompanies the hamsá
The elephant brings all the charm of the hand of hamsá
The hamsá fits perfectly on the foot!
Black and white hamsá tattoo
Hammam tattoo with contour elephant
Hand of delicate hamsá in the hand
Enjoy the hamsá area and add different textures
The eye in the center of everything
The lotus flower in the center of the hand
Beautiful hamsá in the arm
Vibrant and cheerful!
Choose your favorite color and put your hamsá hand
The watercolor tones bring more life!
One of the favorite places to stamp the hamsá
Lovely on the wrist
Delicate strokes give charm and the grace of the tattoo
Female version of the hamsá
With a beautiful heart in the middle
Accurate and striking contour
Full of precious ornaments
Full of precious ornaments
Love is in the air!
Old school tattoo
More than one version of the hamsá on the back