02/09/2015 6:16 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

9 Hollywood Celebs Who Got Marked In India Ink

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AC Milan's English midfielder David Beckham walks off the pitch after the Werder Bremen (Germany) vs AC Milan (Italy) UEFA Cup round of 32 football match in Bremen February 18, 2009. The match ended in a 1 - 1 draw. AFP PHOTO JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Food and clothes from India have carved a special niche in the West - its rich tradition and history has inspired several Hollywood celebrities to get inked in designs ranging from the ubiquitous Om to other mythological symbols.

Here's a list of Hollywood celebrities who have got India-inked.

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  • Brittany Snow
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    This actress has a tattoo of 'abhay' meaning 'fearless' on her right ankle.
  • David Beckham
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    Footballer David Beckham got Victoria's name inked on his left arm in Hindi. Beckham also has the name of all his kids tattooed on his body.
  • Alyssa Milano
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    This actor and former singer has a stylish 'Om' tattooed on her neck.
  • Jessica Alba
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    Jessica has the word 'padma' inked on her right wrist, which means lotus.
  • Katy Perry
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    Katy Perry has an Indian tattoo meaning 'go with the flow' inked on her right arm. Her ex-husband Russell Brand has the same tattoo on his arm too.
  • Russell Brand
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    Hollywood comedian and actor Russell Brand has a picture of Lord Krishna tattooed on his left arm.
  • Miley Cyrus
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    American singer Miley Cyrus has the word 'om' inked on her left wrist.
  • Tommy Lee
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    Tommy Lee is one of the other many celebs in Hollywood who has got 'om' tattooed on his body.
  • Adam Levine
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    This 'Sugar' singer has the word 'tapas' meaning 'meditation' inked on his chest.
  • Rihanna
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    Rihanna has a sloka from the Bhagvad Gita appearing on the side of her waist. It is supposed to mean, 'forgiveness, honesty, suppression and control.'

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