One of the most popular flowers that people, especially women, get as tattoos is the lotus flower tattoo. Why? Because the lotus tattoo designs are very flexible and have a whole slew of symbolism connected to them. The lotus is of the most spectacular flowers. The flower is truly beautiful and has a lot of cultural and religious significance. They look good in both large and small designs and fit on any part of the body. Lotus flower tattoos are also perfect for cover up tattoos. They can cover up almost any undesired tattoo with their large and beautiful petals.
The lotus flower is an old symbol in many religions, especially Hinduism and Buddhism, but the general concept is the same. The meaning comes from the way it grows. The lotus flower has its roots in the mud and blooms towards the light as a beautiful pure flower. This process is similar to our spiritual journey. Just like the lotus flower struggles to rise in muddy waters, we rise from our limitations and sufferings until we raise our consciousness and discover the divinity within.
Buddhists connect the lotus with spiritual awakenings, purity, faithfulness, desire, and enlightenment. In other words, Buddhists compare the opening of the lotus flower petals to the unfolding of the divinity inside us. The lotus flower represents the awakening of human consciousness to spiritual enlightenment. This is why the Buddha is often depicted sitting on a lotus in bloom.
The Egyptians associated the lotus with the sun, creation, water, rebirth, and death.
The Hindu people connect the lotus with fertility, beauty, eternity, and prosperity.
Lotus flower tattoos also symbolize
The Colors of the Lotus Tattoos
There are several fantastic colors to get your lotus tattoo in.
Blue – The blue lotus represents victory, wisdom, knowledge, and intelligence.
White – This represents awakenings, good mental health, the perfection of the spirit, and the acceptance of a person’s nature.
Purple – Purple is a mystical color for the lotus. It is representative of a noble path and the teachings of Buddha.
Pink – this is known as the true flower of Buddha.
Red – This lotus represents the heart, love, and compassion.
As stated above, it is rare to find a body part that the lotus flower will not look fabulous as a tattoo. Here are some of the most popular placements for a lotus flower tattoo.
- The back – any area of it. The lotus looks fantastic in a large design in the middle of the back. You can also place mid-sized and smaller designs on the shoulder blades and the small of the back.
- The hip and the side is also a popular place to put a lotus flower tattoo.
- The stomach area near the navel.
- The foot.
- The ankle.
- The calf.
- The neck, both back, and side.
Lotus Flower Tattoo Designs & Ideas
Lotus Flower Tattoo on Back
Lotus Flower Tattoo on Arm
Lotus Flower Tattoo on Forearm
More Lotus Tattoos
Celebrities with Lotus Flower Tattoos
She is a beautiful supermodel and actress for those of you who do not know who Charlize Theron is. She has shown her deep appreciation for the lotus flower by having one tattooed on her right foot. Many well known (and not so well known) models sport lotus flower tattoos. Rumor has it that both Brad and Angelina (AKA Brangelina) have lotus flower tattoos as a symbol of deep love, commitment, respect for each other, their relationship, and their ever-growing family.
The lotus is an excellent choice for anyone who is debating what type of flower tattoo to get. No matter where you were thinking of putting your body art, the lotus will fit in perfectly!