Lotus Tattoo And Lotus Tattoo Meanings- Lotus Flower Tattoo Ideas And Designs

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LOTUS SYMBOLISM AND HISTORY


When it comes to floral tattoos, no other Eastern flower compares to the popularity of the famous lotus tattoo. The lotus has been symbolized in a variety of different ways throughout history. The lotus is very common in Eastern cultures. Like the rose is in America, the lotus is a popular flower choice in Asia, Egypt, India, and other Eastern countries. In fact, the popularity of the lotus compares to that of the rose. The rose tattoo and lotus tattoo actually share symbolic values and both have similar meanings. The lotus is also symbolic to the Chinese and Japanese.







In flower symbolism, the lotus represents "a new beginning" and "estranged love". The lotus flower has been mentioned in Bible and other religious text. It has also been portrayed in mythology and legends. Some people even say that the lotus is the flower of God. Religious tattoos sometime contain the lotus in designs, but it is rare. Many people follow the symbolic meaning of a new beginning. These people believe that the lotus symbolizes rebirth. Many of us want a new start or a new beginning. Some of us enjoy new starts. The lotus tattoo can symbolize that very thought.











As you read earlier, the lotus is very symbolic in Eastern cultures and mythology. In Buddhism, the lotus flower represents the most essential symbol of spirituality. In Hindu and Buddhism, the lotus represents "freedom of attachment". To many Eastern cultures, the lotus represents positive thinking and success. The Buddhist faith believes that the lotus flower symbolizes truth and enlightenment. Truth and enlightenment are two of the more popular meanings of the lotus flower.











The Egyptians also thought very highly of the lotus flower. The Egyptians actually use to worship the lotus. The lotus served many purposes for the Egyptians. They often used the lotus in ceremonies and burial. The lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols in the East. Just as many Eastern cultures did, the lotus represented rebirth to the Egyptians. The Egyptians believed that the lotus was associated with the sun. Legends portray the Egyptian Sun god "Ra" came out of the lotus flower.







In mythology, the lotus is believed to been the "divine vulva" that gave birth to the gods and goddesses. The lotus is often portrayed as a symbol of harmony and peace. There are many other countries that believe this same meaning all across the world. The lotus is a beautiful flower and makes a beautiful floral tattoo. Even in legends, the lotus was portrayed as a sign of peace.










When it comes to the lotus tattoo, there are a variety of colors and designs that you can choose from. The lotus is often portrayed with water in tattoos. The lotus flower spreads seeds when the bloom opens. You may notice these tattoos because there is some in the article. They look like smoke coming from the flower. It actually portrays seeds being released when the bloom opens.

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LOTUS TATTOO MEANINGS AND IDEAS


There are many different meanings when it comes to the symbolic lotus flower. Below are some of the meanings.



  • Transformation
  • Purity
  • Perfection
  • Faithfulness
  • Rebirth
  • New Beginning
  • Success
  • Spiritual Awakening
  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Spirituality
  • Luck








Although there are many different meanings for the lotus flower, there's also meanings for each color of the lotus. Here they are.




  • Blue Lotus- Symbolizes wisdom and knowledge
  • Red Lotus- Symbolizes purity of the heart
  • Pink Lotus- Symbolizes deity, top lotus color
  • White Lotus- Symbolizes spiritual protection
  • Purple Lotus- Symbolizes mystery











The lotus tattoo can be placed in a variety of different location on the body. You can find them on the back neck, back shoulders, lower back, sides and hips, arms, ankles, and legs. They come in a variety of different sizes and colors. Most lotus tattoo designs are very distinct and well designed. These tattoos capture the true beauty of the lotus tattoo. The lotus is also a symbol for "transformation". The lotus is born as a very small flower at the bottom of ponds, rises, and then it blooms into a beautiful flower.







The lotus tattoo also appears in many tribal tattoo designs. The lotus can be done in tribal art or the lotus tattoo can be designed into tribal art. Sometimes people choose to get other flowers into their lotus tattoo design. You may have noticed that the Koi fish often are portrayed with the lotus flower. Both the koi and lotus are symbolic to Japan, China, and other Eastern cultures.






Although there is a large variety of people that get the lotus tattoo for symbolic purposes, others just choose the design because it offers variety and beauty. Some people that have Eastern beliefs may choose this design to portray their heritage or association. None the less, the lotus is a very popular tattoo design among women and ranks right at the top with the rose tattoo.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome and as usual passed along. Where do you get all of your ideas? Maybe you can do some strange ones too. Are there werewolf, vampire bat and alien tattoos just to mention some of the weirder ones??? I'm serious cause so far all of your hubs have been fantastic and interesting so I'm just wondering if there are also some really wild tattoos out there.


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Kiss andTales 4 years ago

very good words to start the day with , Mr Tonymodus. will keep up with you,thanks


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Gypsy, thank you for another visit, it is greatly appreciated. Great question. Yes, they are. I will begin working on an article of unique tattoos. There are, especially vampire tattoos. Most of them have symbolic meaning to the wearer as well Gypsy. I will start on it today and hopefully finish it today. I have one halfway done and I will begin on it.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Kiss and tales, thanks for dropping by and for your time and comment. I would be honored. Thank you very much.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

These are gorgeos too..Really interesting..Great hub..


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

AE, thanks again for all your support. I am forever grateful:)


AllieMae 4 years ago

I've been waiting a Lotus Flower, but haven't been able to figure out how I wanted but a couple of these have really helped!!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Allie, thanks for taking the time to com by. I am glad you were able to get help for your tattoo. You are welcome back anytime.


PINTI 4 years ago

BEAUTIFUL TATU


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Pinti, thanks for dropping by and for your comment. Hope you enjoyed them. Your welcome back anytime. Best wishes.


nimble 3 years ago

men get lotuses as well https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3994731668... I just got this about 2 days ago. the whole picture is not completely finished yet but the lotus is done

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