Conch is a kind of marine mollusk living in tropical waters, with a spiral shell and a cone at one end. The shell of conch is mainly used to wrap the body, which is part of the skeletal system, but also used to protect the body from the killing of predators and body abrasion. Conch tattoos are not common in the tattoo industry. They only appear on tattoos who are curious about the ocean world. All kinds of conch ink on the skin surface is also very beautiful. It is a very creative design.
Conch is a common pattern in religious tattoos, especially in Buddhism. In Buddhism, conch is one of the eight auspicious symbols. Conch shell can also be regarded as the horn radiation of Buddha statue from all directions. It stands for “correct speech”, always on or carved in the throat of the Buddha, representing his resonance and OM’s sacred voice. Conches also appear on the soles of the feet, palms, forehead and breasts.
In India, which is full of ancient culture, the praise of conch is higher. In India, white conch shells represent gods, royal and Brahman castes, while red, yellow and gray conch symbolize the other three castes. The sacred scripture tells Vishnu to give his white conch shell to the Buddha in recognition of the sovereignty of the new Dharma, Dharma. Therefore, conch is considered as one of the incarnations of Vishnu.