Closely related to the destruction and cleansing of the soul, it represents a purifying god. Your third eye refers to your intelligence and wisdom, as well as your ability to detect what cannot be seen with the naked eye. Due to this last characteristic, many people choose Shiva tattoos as a symbol of protection against bad energies.
Another element that stands out in this image is the snake necklace. Coming from an important event in the history of this god, it refers to the moment when his wife ties a cobra around his neck, preventing the poison drunk by Shiva from killing him. It should be noted that Shiva had ingested that deadly substance in order to eliminate the evil from the Universe. That is why the necklace represents the power of this god above death.