Trying 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.
Benefits Of Lotus Flower tattoos – There are many benefits to lotus flower tattoo designs. They are a very flexible design that can fit into almost any location on the body. They make great large pieces for a full back tattoo but also can easily be sized down to a very small design and work well on a foot or ankle. No matter what location you want the lotus flower can easily be adjusted to fit. They also work well if you are looking for a cover up tattoo since their large fleshy petals on the flower can cover over just about anything and the vines added to it can help cover up an unwanted tattoo. Another great thing about lotus flower tattoos is they can come in a variety of very brilliant and beautiful color combinations. You can also easily add water, different gods or even koi fish to them. These exotic flowers will look beautiful no matter what size or where you choose to get one.
The Lotus Flower In Tattoo Design – There of course are not hard and fast rules when talking about the symbolism of a tattoo. Each individual who gets a tattoo will have their own reasons for getting it and often have their own meaning behind the design. Therefore the symbolism behind a tattoo is as diverse as the people who get them. With the lotus flower though there are historical symbolism behind the design that are often widely accepted and make for a great tattoo design.
Lotus flower start to grow down in the mud of a area with still waters like a pond or the side of a calm stream. They start as little buds way down in the mud. They slowly over time grow and start to raise to the surface. At this point they are just a small bud and not a beautiful flower. Then as they near the top the bud turns upward to face the sunlight and once it peaks above the water it starts to open its inner beauty up to reveal an incredible flower. Most religions in Indian mainly Hinduism see the growth of this beautiful flower as a symbol for the journey that every person’s soul makes as they strive for enlightenment. As the soul journeys towards full enlightenment it starts to blossom much like the flower. Thus symbolism has carried over into the world of tattoos and a lotus flower can represent a journey and also it is a symbol for beauty.
Additions To A Lotus Flower Tattoo – Another great thing about lotus flower tattoos is the ability to size the design and add to it. There are many elements that can be added to make the design more interesting and yet things that still tie into the theme of the tattoo. You don’t want to add something that seems out of place like a big skull or a huge overpowering tribal design. Instead it is better to stick with things that tie into the theme of the lotus flower. One of the easiest things that you can do to add some interest to a lotus flower is to add some beautiful blue colored water in the background. The water can even be splashing which gives the tattoo some action. Throughout Japan lotus flowers can typically be seen growing in small water gardens outside of temples. They are often growing right alongside the koi fish which are also very popular symbols to the Japanese. A koi fish is a symbol for power, strength and perseverance and they make a great addition to a lotus flower tattoo.
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.