फलानि ग्रहचारेण सूचयन्ति मनीषिणः ।
को वक्ता तारतम्यस्य तमेकं वेधसं विना ॥
The use of jewellery and ornaments is profoundly ingrained in Indian tradition. Women are adorned with different varieties of beautiful ornaments for various rituals. Especially the tradition of ear and nose piercing among young girls is quite prevalent in Southern India. Our beloved Chief Editor, Bangalore Niranjan Babu writes about the Vedic principles behind wearing ornaments. He also talks about the art of tattooing which has a deep connection with ancient India and a few other countries. He recommends providing the right advice to youngsters about where to (and not to) tattoo and what symbols are appropriate to their birth constellations.