Lotus flower tattoo designs

rying to come up with a design for your next tattoo? Have you thought about a lotus flower tattoo? If not then you might want to read this article and consider it. These tattoos are very hot and for good reason. They are a very flexible design and full of a rich and deep symbolism behind it. They work equally well for men and women and can be placed just about anywhere on the body you might want a tattoo.

an ink wash style of lotus leg tattoo

Benefits Of Lotus Flower Tattoos
Lotus flower tattoos work well for a variety of reasons. First they can be sized and placed just about anywhere. Of course they make super sexy lower back tattoo designs but they can also work for a man on his shoulder. They work well on a leg, calf, hip or just about anywhere and on either sex. This makes it a great tattoo design. It is also full of brilliant color making it a wonderful design that really stands out. It can easily be enhanced with vines, water, or even certain gods or other religious symbols. It can also be sized from really large for a full back design to really small for the top of a foot design. No matter where you want your next tattoo or what size you want it you might want to consider a lotus flower tattoo.

cute lotus flower tattoo under the neck

The Lotus Flower In Tattoo Design
Every person of course chooses their own tattoo designs carefully and they often have some reasoning behind the choices they make. So a lotus flower can mean one thing to a person and then something else to another person. It is always that way with tattoos the symbolism and reasons for getting the tattoo are as individual as the people who get them. However, this beautiful flowery design has a historical and symbolic significance behind it that attract many people to this design.
The lotus flower is an incredibly beautiful flower and one that has an amazing story behind it. Lotus flowers start down in the muck and mud of areas of still water. They grow a small bud with a vine. 
lotus flower and sanskrit tattoo along the spine

Over time the bud's vine starts to grown up and the bud begins it's journey towards the surface of the water. At first the bud is facing downwards towards the much and mud. However, as it rises to the surface it starts to turn itself around and point towards the sun. Once the bud reaches up and over the top of the water line it starts to unfold and the leave blossom into an incredible flower. To the Buddhist and Hindu religion this journey that the flower makes is symbolic of the journey that a person's soul must make towards enlightenment. Therefore in the world of modern tattoos the lotus flower is a symbol of exotic beauty, power, change and strength and also symbolic of a journey or accomplishment.

A well designed lotus flower tattoo along with some sanskrit characters

Additions To A Lotus Flower Tattoo
If you are thinking about getting a rather large lotus flower tattoo design then you might want to add tot he design carefully to give it some more intricacy and detail. However, you want to choose your additions are fully to make sure you stay with the theme of the design. For example a beautiful lotus tattoo could be ruined with some bio mechanical or skull design. Typically additions that work well are water as a background element. You can also add Koi or Carp fish to the design since lotus flowers are often grown in koi ponds and can frequently be seen together outside of temples throughout Japan. You can also include the lilly and other vines to add some more intricacy to the design. You could also add some other flowers to the design such as peonies or cherry blossoms which could both work well with the design and theme.

A golden and shining lotus flower tattoo on the back

It really don't matter where you choose to get this design or what you add to the overall design either way if you are considering getting a lotus flower tattoo you are bond to end up with a design that you are going to cherish for the rest of your life.


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