While shooting for “All The Best” in Goa, Ajay summoned stylist Aalim Hakim’s assistant to Goa and got tattooed his daughter Nysa’s name below a picture of Lord Shiva, on his chest. Initially, He wanted to etch, only his daughter’s name; but, since he was Shiva’s ardent devotee, he decided on an image of Shiva, the creater of his daughter, too to be tattooed on his chest, This idea came from his friend, Sanjay Dutt.
Ajay Devgan tattooed a calm and elaborate image of Lord Shiva, on his chest, on Mahashivratri day. The day holds a special significance for him and it is much celebrated in his household and he always tries to be home for the day. According to Ajay, he liked the tattoo that Sanjay sports on his right arm and got the same done, on Sanjay’s insistence, while shooting for his film, All the Best. While Sanjay sports a Rudra (angry) avatar of Shiva, Ajay has done Shiva, in his calm form, inking his daughter’s name Nysa, right below it, signifying his true belief and what matters the most to him.
The idea was given to him by his friend, Sanjay Dutt, who currently sports totally six tattoos.has four tattoos, Ajay has also done a temporary tattoo of a Celtic or tribal trishul, on his neck, for the film, `Son of Sardar’. The concept was totally Ajay’s, but designed by Vishwas, of Aalim Hakin’s studio, which though temporary, was most daring, on his part.
Ajay Devgan has flaunted his Shiv tattoo in the film, `Son of Sardar’, which has irked the Sikh community, as it was looked upon as an unattempted attack, on distinctiveness of Sikh identity. Finally, Devgn promised to replace the tattoo with a Khanda – a Sikh symbol.