Tattoos are a very creative way to express your personality. Through different designs and symbols, you can wear your heart on your sleeve (metaphorically or literally ). Deciding what ink to get is a very important decision – after all, you only have so much canvas space on your body. If you’re in search of new ink ideas to reflect your feelings and personal interests, is the place to be. From new school to traditional, from minimalist to highly detailed ink pieces, we find world’s most celebrated tattoo artists and creative designs to inspire and indulge your love of ink as you prepare to add your next work of art on skin. Today we’re going to take a trip to nature, an infinite source of ink inspiration, to bring you some of the most creative lotus tattoo ideas. Beautiful looking and with a rich symbolism behind, lotus tattoos are absolutely gorgeous. Scroll down to see everything you need to know about a lotus tattoo and some awesome imagery for inspiration.

The deep spiritual meaning of lotus tattoos

An art form unique in the world, tattoos are the perfect way to tell one’s story to the world or serve as a reminder of something cherished or personal. Unfortunately, as tattooing became more of a fashion statement, more and more people choose a tattoo for aesthetic reasons, instead of considering the symbolic meaning behind the design. We strongly believe that if you’re thinking about getting inked, you shouldn’t approach it like a trend. Sure, it’s important to choose a design that matches your aesthetics, but it should also reflect your inner emotions. With this in mind, let’s find out together what does a lotus tattoo mean?

Present in art, literature, and mythology in a wide range of cultures, the lotus flower carries some deep symbolic meanings within. Also known as flower lily, this mesmerizing flower it’s a very well-recognized symbol of beauty, pureness, innocence and spirituality, and it can be seen as a global symbol of all that humanity aspires to be:

  • the lotus is one of Buddhism’s most recognizable symbols of enlightenment and the journey of the lotus is said to mirror our own spiritual journeys; because the lotus grows in muddy water, it symbolizes the purity of enlightened mind arising amidst the suffering (samsara).
  • in the Egyptian mythology it’s seen as a symbol of the Sun, creation and rebirth; supposedly the flower retreated into the water at night, emerging whole again with each new sunrise
  • lotus flower is one of the most popular symbols in Hinduism, being associated with divinity and purity – important gods and goddesses are shown seated on top of lotus flowers or standing with lotuses with their hands; additionally, a lotus flower with eight petals represents cosmic harmony (used often in mandalas) and a thousand-petaled lotus represents spiritual illumination

Lotus tattoos colors and their meanings

Digging deeper, the color of a lotus flower can carry special significance, adding another layer of meaning to your lotus tattoo.

  • White Lotus stands for spiritual perfection and it’s linked with the pacification of one’s own nature; additionally it can also signify perfection, purity
  • Pink Lotus is the Supreme Lotus and is considered a sacred flower; in Buddhism, a pink lotus represents Buddha himself, so perfection is the word for it
  • Red Lotus is most commonly associated with love and compassion; in Hinduism and Buddhism, the symbol of the red lotus is commonly associated with the divine.
  • Purple Lotus flower is mystical and spiritual and is often depicted with eight petals which represent Buddha’s eightfold path to the noble truth
  • Blue Lotus is related to the spirit’s conquest over the senses; commonly depicted as only partially open, it symbolizes the continual need to gain wisdom, learn and expand the mind
  • Yellow Lotus or Gold Lotus represent the achievement of complete enlightenment

As you can see, the lotus is not your average flower. With its ability to rise from the dirty, murky waters to bloom into a beautiful pure flower, the water lily symbolizes self-awareness, love and the compassion of all beings and things, emptiness from desire, enlightenment, victory over attachment, overcoming suffering and spiritual development.

Mesmerizing lotus tattoo ideas to inspire your next ink piece

Below you’ll find a selection of the world’s most talented inkers to inspire your own lotus tattoo. Whatever your personal taste may be, these editorial-worthy lotus tattoos were selected with every style of home in mind.

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tattoo artist © SODA.TATTOO.DESIGN

lotus tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Valeria Foddanu

floral tattoos

tattoo artist © Deborah Genchi

watercolor lotus tattoo

tattoo artist © Daria Mlečná TB Team

feminine tattoos

tattoo artist © KORAY • KARAGÖZLER

feminine body art

tattoo artist © Anaïs Chabane

watercolor tattoos

tattoo artist © Adrian Bascur

creative lotus tattoos

tattoo artist © @lapetiteyusun

awesome floral tattoos

tattoo artist © Karii Karolina Wojtera

lotus dreamcatcher

tattoo artist © Estelle Thompson

creative lotus tattoos

tattoo artist © The NEW GEN

lotus tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Vy Luu

creative tattoo ideas for girls

tattoo artist © Deborah Genchi

tattoo for girls

tattoo artist © Bumpkin Tattoo

awesome tattoos

tattoo artist © Ann-Katherin

body art

tattoo artist © Meg

beautiful lotus tattoos

tattoo artist © Sheridan Art

creative ink pieces

tattoo artist © Kate Miagusuku

sketchy tattoos

tattoo artist © Edward Richardson

minimalist floral tattoos

tattoo artist © Qiqi

awesome ink pieces for girls

tattoo artist © Suki Egg

awesome body art

tattoo artist ©

floral tattoos

tattoo artist © Deborah Genchi

floral tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Estelle Liu

lotus mandala

tattoo artist © Annlil Willmann Petersen

watercolor lotus tattoo

tattoo artist © ᴛᴀᴛᴛᴏᴏɪsᴛ ℕ (ɪʀᴏ ᴛᴀᴛᴛᴏᴏ)

lotus meaning

tattoo artist © Tayfun Bezgin

blue lotus symbolism

tattoo artist © Yunizo Tattoo

pink lotus meaning

tattoo artist © Julya Art

purple rose meaning

tattoo artist © Валька Балан

blue lotus meaning

tattoo artist © Martyna Popiel

ornamental ink piece

tattoo artist © Tiago Mesquita

lotus tattoo meaning

tattoo artist © KORAY • KARAGÖZLER

feminine tattoos

tattoo artist © J U L I E D I

beautiful lotus tattoos

tattoo artist © @tattooist_flower

matching sisters tattoo

tattoo artist © Pineapple Art & Tattoo

ornamental tattoos

tattoo artist © Abhinandan Basu (Obi)

minimalist tattoos

tattoo artist © Irra Sanka

colorful tattoos

tattoo studio © 51 Tattoo

fine line tattoos

tattoo studio © Diego Manson

feminine body art

tattoo artist © Andre Santos

pink lotus symbolism

tattoo artist © ??????? ?????? ???????

ornamental tattoos

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foot tattoos for girls

tattoo artist © SERGEY • ANUCHIN

creative tattoos

tattoo artist © Ola Zyskowska

water lily tattoos

tattoo artist © @pakhanofftattooart_moscow

floral tattoos

tattoo artist © Yasmin Coiado

ink for girls

tattoo artist © Estudio Trece Tattoo Pachuca

water lily tattoo ideas

tattoo studio © High Voltage Tattoo

water lily tattoos

tattoo artist © Norina

water lily tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © @tattooist_sion

lotus moon phases tattoo

tattoo artist © Robyn Pallotta

water lily tattoos

tattoo artist © @comotattoo

watercolor water lily tattoo

tattoo artist © No Tilusse Tattoo

water lily tattoos

tattoo artist © ℕicole’s Tattoo

watercolor water lily tattoos

tattoo artist © FrankyY

watercolor tattoo

tattoo artist © Anita Olivetti

tattoos for girls

tattoo artist © Ivan Lakatoš

beautiful water lily tattoos

tattoo artist © @comotattoo

floral tattoo for girls

tattoo artist © Vlad Tokmenin

best floral tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © @siwa.handpoke

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