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The lotus flower is one of the top choices for tattoo designs and is often featured both in traditional and contemporary styles. It’s easily adapted to any aesthetic, from minimalist to hyper-realistic, watercolor to symmetrical, full of color or entirely black.
The lotus is a highly versatile symbol which holds a lot of significance in itself. It is considered as very auspicious in all traditions worldwide. Experiment with different ideas, combine the lotus with other symbols and elements, and make your Lotus Symbol Tattoos truly unique!
A person’s path in life is said to be similar to that of the Lotus. Starting at the seed stage, early in the karmic cycle, through to the bud emerging from the dirty water, representing a person following the path of spirituality and leaving attachment behind, and finally blossoming.
Buddha himself was born from a white lotus. The eight petals of the lotus represent the Eight-fold Path which is the road taken towards liberation from the cycle of rebirth that Buddhists believe all living beings are a part of. In Buddhism, it is also a symbol of purity of the soul.