Depiction of Shiva's personality is impossible
There is a very touching description in Shri Ramcharit Manas composed by Goswami Shri Tulsidas ji. In the story, Tulsi Das Ji says that Lord Shiva's personality is so vast that it is impossible to present his complete picture. His costumes create both fear and humor. The makeup of Lord Bholenath also makes one think. Gives rise to many questions. There is a thick, long and tangled black coat( jata) on the top. The Jata is inhabited by the Ganges, while the moon is beautiful. The ears have a coil(Kundal ). The body is covered to ashes. The snake is adorned around the neck. There is Damru in one hand and Trishul in the other hand. Lord Shiva rides the Nandi bull. Sadhvi Tapaswini Bharti the Lord Shiva performs cremation ceremony. There is a deep secret behind this as well. It symbolizes the impermanence of the world and mind.