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165+ Lotus Flower Tattoo Designs

by Sherri Owens

If you're on the search for the ideal lotus flower tattoo, you are spoiled for choice. The options range from minimalist to spiritual.

If you want to narrow down your list for the perfect lotus tattoo, I am here to help. I have researched the symbolism behind lotus flowers and have also designed several images for tattoo enthusiasts.

Just take a look at all the lotus tattoo designs out there!

Lotus Flower Tattoo Ideas

Here are the top categories for lotus flower tattoo designs:

Minimalistic Lotus Blossom Tattoo Ideas

One of the great things about this design is that you can get a beautiful yet simple lotus flower tattoo. If you enjoy a minimalistic style for your tattoos, here are some ideas that will inspire you.

The following lotus flower tattoo ideas are understated and can be as small as you like. They can also be placed anywhere - even on your finger!

The conservative nature of these lotus flower tattoos don't take away from how graceful this design concept is. The delicate lines and feminine curves of even a small lotus flower tattoo make it a lovely work of art.

Lotus Tattoo On Middle Finger

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Lotus Flower Tattoo On Chest

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Small Lotus Tattoo On Hands

Image by @sevatattoo_brand via Instagram

Simple Lotus Flower Below The Calf

Image by @toytattoo via Instagram

Lotus flower tattoo on ankle

Image by @inkd_by_leayae via Instagram

Simple Lotus Flower Tattoo Design

Image by @hazalkultattooer via Instagram

Simple Lines Lotus Tattoo

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Darker Shade of Lotus Tattoo

Image by @octopus_ink_artstudio via Instagram

Fineline Flower Tattoo Designs

Image by @fraupflanzes_koerperkunst via Instagram

Thick lotus tattoo on wrist

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Lotus Tattoo On Back

Image by @eonnitattoo via Instagram

Lotus Flower Tattoo For Couples

Image by @kurtbayeta via Instagram

Lotus Tattoo On Behind The Neck

Image by @nai_tattooo via Instagram

Thick Lines Small Lotus Tattoo Design

Image by @geos.tattoo via Instagram

This is a unique take on the simple lotus flower tattoo design. The tattoo isn't as complete as other ideas but the sweeping and graceful lines still make it easy to identify.

Inked Lotus Shoulder Tattoo

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Of course, even if you're looking for a more minimalistic lotus flower tattoo, you don't have to settle for less detail. If you prefer a few more features or elements in your lotus flower tattoo design, here are some options to consider:

Dotwork Art Lotus Tattoo

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Lotus flower tattoo for neck

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Cute Small Lotus Flower Tattoo On Hands

Image by @suzy_ink_tattoo via Instagram

Lotus Dream Catcher Tattoo For Lower Hip

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Detailed Lotus Flower Design Ideas

Due to the beauty of the lotus flower as well as the lotus flower tattoo meaning, you may want to get a more detailed design for your ink.

Now, a detailed design can mean a few different things when it comes to the lotus flower tattoo.

On the one hand, it could mean that the lotus flower has been drawn with every feature or characteristic in place. Or, the lotus flower tattoo may boast a really complex design that helps it stand out from the rest.

Here are some near-perfect, realistic lotus flower tattoo designs. Just because a lotus flower tattoo contains a lot of detail doesn't mean it has to be a large work of art. It's just as possible to have a complex yet small lotus flower tattoo.

Small linework lotus on the collar

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Detailed Lotus Flower Tattoo On Wrist

Image by @kutattoo_wahiawa via Instagram

two lotus flowers tattoo on hands

Image by @inkedhe.art via Instagram

Small Lotus Tattoo On The Hand

Image by @smtattoo_nowon via Instagram

Memorial Lotus Tattoo Design

Image by @medusatattooopole via Instagram

A lotus sparkling with a thousand stardust

Image by @caroline.cloutier.art via Instagram

Beautiful little Lotus piece

Image by @inkedlifemiami via Instagram

Cancer Zodiac Lotus Tattoo

Image by @petrified_piercings via Instagram

Beautiful Sketch Of Lotus On Arms

Image by @katie.the.chiang via Instagram

Blue Inked Lotus Tattoo On The Back

Image by @vintagetattoocompany via Instagram

A Lotus Flower Tattoo On Thighs

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Pencil Sketch Style Lotus Tattoo Design

Image by @nilootattoo_art via Instagram

Lotus Flower Black

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Simple Style Lotus On Wrist

Image by @annarehtattoo via Instagram

Colored Lotus and Leaves Tattoo Design

Image by @silentinkolsztyn via Instagram

Realistic Lotus Flower Tattoo On Chest

Image by @brassknucklesink via Instagram

Blooming Lotus Tattoo For Hands

Image by @mudi.ink via Instagram

If you want a lotus flower tattoo design with more artistic flair, there are still a lot of ideas you can choose from.

This is a great option for anyone looking for something a bit different. The ink still bears signs of the classic lotus flower, but the shading and a few additional details make it stand out.

Lotus Flower Tattoo Design With More Artistic Flair

Image by @olivier.ink via Instagram

Here, the added detail is subtle but if you take a closer look, you will see just how many intricate features have been included in this lotus tattoo.

Lotus Tattoo With Some Details

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At a glance, this can seem like a rather complex lotus flower tattoo. In reality, though, it's made of simple curves and shading, making it suitable for any tattoo artist to handle.

Bold Inked Lotus Tattoo

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If you want to take your lotus flower tattoo to the next level, here are some ideas with lots of added details. Here, the concept of the lotus flower is represented in a more fantastical form.

Artistic Lotus Tattoo

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Ornamental Lotus Tattoo Design

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Delicate lotus tattoo

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Long Simple Fine Art Lotus Tattoo

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Lotus Mandala tattoo

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Fine Line and Dot Work Lotus Tattoo

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Lotus and Snake Tattoo

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Black Lotus Flower Tattoo On Arms

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Lotus Buds and Dots and Lines Tattoo

Image by @core_alinne_tattoo via Instagram

Floral Tattoo Designs For Hands

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Lotus Tattoo and Sketch

Image by @masted_alexandrartattoo_ via Instagram

Tiger and Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Skull Decorated With Lotus Flowers Tattoo Design

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Thailand Lotus Tattoo Design

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Lotus Flower On Butterfly Design Tattoo

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Ornamental Dotwork Lotus Tattoo

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Lotus Back Tattoo Design

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Lotus and Moon Tattoo Design

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Lotus Flower and Koi Fish Tattoo Design

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Lotus Flower Sketch Tattoo On Spine

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Black Inked Lotus Theme Tattoo

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Black Lotus Flower Tattoo For Arms

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Lotus Flower Mandala Ornamental Tattoo For Back

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Inked Lotus Tattoo Art For Hands

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Coverup Lotus Tattoo Design

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Line Work Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Lotus Mandala Ornamental Tattoo

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Lotus Mandala Calf Tattoo

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Mandala lotus on the hand

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Black and Gray Lotus Art On Curve Of The Arm

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Tiny Lotus and Dotted Tattoo On The Chest

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Lotus Flower with Stem Tattoos

It's unusual to see a lotus flower with a stem tattoo. This, of course, is because the stem of the lotus flower is not always visible. You typically only see the blossom peeking out of murky waters.

Still, a lotus flower with a stem tattoo can be quite meaningful in its own right. It helps the tattoo - and you - feel more grounded. It is also a great option if you want a lotus flower tattoo that stands out from the rest.

Simple and Tiny Lotus With Stem

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The stem of the lotus flower doesn't always need to look realistic. Just look at how you can add some flair when depicting the stem of your lotus flower tattoo. This is quite a popular back tattoo idea but also works for any elongated area on your body.

Simple Lotus Sketch On Spine

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Custom Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Lotus Flower Symbolizes Infinity Symbol Tattoo

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Lotus Flower Spiritual Tattoo

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Tiny Stem Lotus Tattoo

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Spring Stem Lotus Line Work Tattoo

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Lotus Flower On The Wrist

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Tiny Lotus and Stem As A Text Tattoo Design

Image by @lotpot_tattoo via Instagram

Black Inked Blooming Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Spiritual Awakening Lotus Tattoo On The Back

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Black Sketch of Lotus Flower Tattoo Design

Image by @szilvasigyemanttattoo via Instagram

Lotus Tattoo On Left Calf and Dog Tattoo On Right Calf

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Unalome lotus tattoo

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Bloomed Lotus Flower With Stem

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Lotus Line Tattoo Work On The Back

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Small Line Lotus Tattoo Design

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Dark Shade Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Color Lotus Flower Tattoos

Lotus flowers do come in different colors. The shade can also have a significant meaning.

White Lotus Flower Tattoos

A white lotus flower is a sign of purity but is more often seen as a symbol of faith. This can be faith in yourself or in a higher power. This makes a white lotus tattoo a suitable option for those of any faith.

It's tricky to get a white lotus tattoo. White ink tends to fade faster and many tattoo artists prefer not to use it. Due to this, you may need to create the effect by using various shading techniques to avoid using too much white.

White Lotus Tattoo With Colored Background

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Two koi with water ripples and lotus

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A white lotus tile with the colors of the 4 nations

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Pink Lotus Flower Tattoos

Pink lotus flowers can be a symbol of purity and faithfulness. It may also be a sign of spiritual awakening. The pink lotus flower tattoo is a great piece of art for anyone starting on their spiritual journey or feel like they have become more enlightened recently.

The pink lotus flower tattoo is fairly common because it is also quite feminine. This is especially true for a lotus tattoo done up in light, blush pink.

Bloomed Pink Small Lotus On The Arms

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Pink and Orange Lotus Flower Tattoo On Neck

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Large Piece of Two Pink Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Fun little lotus and lettering tattoo design

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Tiny Little Pink Lotus On The Back

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Lotus flowers and butterflies

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Full Arm Floral Tattoo Design

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Pink Lotus Bloomed in Pond Tattoo Design

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Pink and Blue Tiny Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Purple Lotus Tattoo

Purple lotus flowers have strong ties to Buddhism. It is said to have played a role in the self awakening of Buddha. A purple lotus flower with eight petals is said to be particularly significant as it depicts the eight-fold path of Buddhism.

So, if you follow Buddhist philosophy, a purple lotus flower tattoo can signify your beliefs.

Colorful Lotus On The Lower Hip

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Bloomed Purple Big Lotus On The Hand

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Floral and Mandala Sleeve Tattoo

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Purple Lotus Lantern Style Tattoo

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Blue Lotus Tattoo

The blue lotus flower is fairly unusual, but still quite breathtaking. A blue lotus flower tattoo can represent self-confidence, a journey for the truth, or religious faith.

If you decide to get a lotus tattoo in this color, pay attention to the hue. It is easy to mistake purple lotus flowers for blue and vice versa. Make sure that you choose the appropriate shade, particularly if you want your lotus flower tattoo to have a specific meaning.

Water lotus on bruised skin

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UV Effect Lotus Tattoo Design

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Lotus with color tattoo for hands

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Red Lotus Tattoo

Much like red roses, red lotus flower tattoos can signify love, passion, or even compassion. Essentially, this beautiful flower is related to emotions of the heart.

Oriental fan with lotus flowers

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Script with lotus

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Little red ink lotus and butterfly tattoo

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Yellow Lotus Tattoo

The yellow lotus flower tattoo is a pretty rare one. It is used to symbolize non-attachment to material things. So, it's a good design for anyone trying to be less materialistic.

Yellow Lotus Flower Tattoo Art

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Traditional and modern lotuses for couple

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Lotus Moon and Fire Tattoo Design

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Black Lotus Tattoo

It's not common to find all-black lotus flower tattoos. A lotus tattoo is meant to signify purity and enlightenment. An all-black lotus is usually associated with the opposite of all these things.

It can even be seen as a dark sign. Of course, if you don't believe in the meaning behind the design or the color, you won't have a problem getting a black lotus tattoo.

If you want your lotus tattoo to have some significance, it is best to only use black for the outline and shading.

Dark Shade of Lotus Design

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Black and Pink Mix Lotus Tattoo

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Black Inked Lotus Flower Tattoo On The Leg

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Bold Inked Black Lotus Tattoo Art

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Of course, your colorful lotus tattoo doesn't need to mean anything at all. If you want a realistic lotus flower tattoo or simply enjoy a pop of color in your ink, it's a good enough reason to get one.

Japanese Lotus Tattoo

The Japanese lotus is of the same species as other Asian lotus flowers. However, if you like Japanese tattoos and want something in that distinct style, here are some lotus tattoo ideas for you:

Japanese Style Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Pink and Black Beautiful Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Black and Gray Japanese Tattoo Design

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Egyptian Lotus Flower Tattoos

The lotus flower may be associated with Asia but there is more than one species in the world. A very popular flower in Ancient Egyptian culture is the Sacred Blue Lotus.

This lotus flower is linked to deities and royalty. It was also used in important burials. Some people believe that this variety of the lotus flower may have certain healing powers as well.

The Egyptian and Asian lotus flower are quite similar apart from the petals. In the Egyptian strain, the petals are narrower and more pointed.

Egyptian lilies with black horses tattoo

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Black Thick Lotus Flower Tattoo Behind The Arms

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Egyptian Lotus Flower Along With A Text Phrase

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Skin Deep Egyptian Lotus Flower Tattoo

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Egyptian Lotus Flower Tattoo On Elbows

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Ornamental Lotus Flower Tattoos

Lotus flowers are some of the most beautiful flora in the world. So, it's only natural to want to get a tattoo that focuses or emphasizes this feature.

Well, this is where the ornamental lotus flower tattoo ideas come in. Ornamental tattoos usually involve turning the object of the tattoo into something resembling jewelry. There are also some ornamental tattoos that are reminiscent of chandeliers.

The great thing about an ornamental lotus flower tattoo is that there is so much room for creativity and artistic license. Due to this, it's pretty easy to guarantee that your lotus tattoo won't look like anyone else's ink.

Custom Moon Lotus Tattoo Design

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Black Lotus Tattoo With Lots of Details

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Inked Lotus Geometrical Tattoo Art

Image by @missdeathtattoo via Instagram

Radiate like a lotus

Image by @raja_natraj via Instagram

Pretty lotus mandala thigh piece

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Fineline lotus back piece

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Lotus flower in color tattoo

Image by @vidadura_tattoos via Instagram

Ornamental Lotus Flower Spine Tattoo

Image by @loztattoos via Instagram

Black Inked and Dotted Design Lotus Flower Tattoo

Image by @muker.tattoo via Instagram

Dot Work Lotus Flower

Image by @addictivearttattoo via Instagram

Feminine Mandala Lotus Tattoo

Image by @eastsidecustomtattoostudio via Instagram

Mandala Flower Tattoo On Arms

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Ornamental Lotus Spinal Tattoo

Image by @lil_zef via Instagram

Lotus and Jewellery Tattoo Art

Image by @bodyandsoultattoo_toulo via Instagram

Lotus Bud Tattoos

Lotus bud tattoos aren't nearly as popular as lotus flower tattoos. To an extent, this is because the buds don't really have a specific meaning.

However, this doesn't mean that a lotus tattoo featuring an un-blossomed bud can't act as a symbol.

A lotus flower is often a symbol of a fully-realized person. If you're only starting on your journey to self actualization, then a bud may be the better symbol for you.

Dragon Fly On A Lotus Bud Tattoo Art

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Lotus Bud Tattoo On Calf

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Black Lotus Bud Tattoo

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Bold Black Lotus Bud Tattoo

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Lotus Life Stages Tattoos

You can also get a tattoo of the different stages of life of a lotus flower. This begins with the bud. The middle stage is when the bud is in mid bloom. The final step is a fully blossomed lotus flower.

In some instances, this kind of lotus tattoo will have just three stages. In other cases, the lotus flower tattoo may have a few more. This all depends on personal preference and what you want your lotus flower tattoo to mean.

While this kind of lotus flower tattoo can be a representation of the human stages of life, it is more likely for it to be seen as a symbol of spiritual growth, with the final step as a true spiritual awakening.

Lotus Life Stages Tattoo On Chest

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Bud to Bloom Lotus Flower Tattoo Art

Image by @etherealvision_tattoogod via Instagram

This lotus flower tattoo is a bit more subtle. You have to take a closer look to notice that the flowers are in three different stages of blooming.

It's great if you want a delicate and realistic lotus flower tattoo that is also quite meaningful.

Bud and Bloomed Lotus Line Art Tattoo

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Chest Lotus Flower Tattoos

It can be argued that a lotus flower tattoo looks good anywhere on your body. However, it can be especially beautiful in the middle of your chest. This is especially true if you want to have a a slightly elongated design.

The area in the middle of your chest acts as the perfect space to bring your lotus flower tattoo to life in all its glory.

Beautiful Blooming Lotus Flower On The Chest

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Super pretty sternum lotus tattoo

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Fine Line Lotus Tattoo On Bust

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Lotus Moon Tattoo On Sternum

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Dotwork Lotus Cleavage Tattoo

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Mandala Lotus Tattoos

Mandalas are used to focus attention when it comes to meditation, allowing you to tune out the rest of the world and to get a handle on your thoughts.

A lotus mandala is fairly common. This is due to the fact that the lotus flower has deep and powerful meaning in many religions and philosophies. A more authentic mandala lotus tattoo should have eight or nine petals as a symbol of the sacred lotus.

As lotus mandalas are supposed to have a thousand petals, you can use geometric components to act as a symbol for this number in your lotus flower mandala tattoo.

There are different versions of the lotus mandala. Some of the most popular versions are Garbhadhatu Mandala, Sri Yantra, Nava Padma Mandala, Ganesha Yantra, and the Trident Yantra.

Most lotus mandala designs are a bit complicated to mimic on a lotus tattoo. This is why a lot of people prefer to come up with their own versions of the tattoo.

It's a good idea to do some research into mandalas and lotus mandalas first. You can then take note of what elements you want to include in your tattoo. Many people go for a geometric lotus tattoo as it's simpler to ink but still quite eye-catching.

If you're getting this kind of lotus tattoo, it's best to work with a tattoo artist that has experience with such ink. This way, you can get a more authentic lotus flower tattoo as well.

Lotus Mandala Tattoo On The Hands

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Mandala Tattoo Inked In A Neat Way

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Ornamental Mandala Tattoo Art

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Little Mandala Lotus Tattoo On The Wrist

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Lotus Mandala Bracelet Tattoo

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Floral Lotus Mandala Tattoo Art On Arms

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Feminine Mandala Lotus Moon Tattoo

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Lotus Mandala Black Work Tattoo

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Banded Lotus Flower Tattoos

There is something about the design of a lotus flower that makes it perfect for a banded lotus flower tattoo.

What's great about this tattoo idea is that there are plenty of designs to choose from. You can get a simple, delicate design or something more complex.

An ostentatious design will help your lotus flower tattoo really stand out. If you decide to go with something more bold, make sure that it will work with the 360 degree pattern. These tattoos are trickier than you think.

You can also get this tattoo on various points around your body. This includes a wrist lotus flower, a lotus flower band tattoo around the wrist, or even around your waist.

Fineline bracelet tattoo with small lotus flower

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Dotted Line Lotus Tattoo On Wrist

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Sun Moon And The Bloomed Lotus Tattoo Design

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Armband Lotus Tattoo Art

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Pretty Lotus Perfectly Fits As A Hip Chain

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lotusblume Armband

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What Does the Lotus Flower Tattoo Mean?

You may just want to get a lotus flower tattoo because you think the flower is beautiful.

Know that there are many symbolic meanings behind the lotus flower and it's rooted in numerous cultures.

Some consider it to be symbol of the womb of the universe - all things are born from the lotus flower. In a similar vein, some people believe the flower to be a sign of connection, like a universal soul.

In this case, a lotus flower tattoo means that you're trying to find meaning in life and appreciate how connected to nature you are.

The lotus flower can be viewed as a mandala - an object on which to focus your attention, allowing you to enter a meditative or thoughtful state. It is also seen as a symbol of enlightenment.

This is why it's quite popular among people who are into yoga, meditation, and other practices that focus on centering themselves. It can be a wonderful choice if you're trying to improve or better yourself as well.

The lotus flower famously grows in swampy and murky places. Despite this, the petals of the flower remain pristine and clean.

This symbolizes how beautiful things may emerge from unpleasant environments. It can also be an icon for persevering through hard times.

Lotus flowers are also associated with the divine. This is because they are flowers upon which gods and goddesses in Hinduism sit on. Buddha is also sometimes depicted seated on this flower.

Are Lotus Flower Tattoos Disrespectful?

As they are important in Hindu and Buddhist culture, some people may think it's inappropriate to get a lotus flower tattoo. This isn't the case at all, though. After all, it is merely a flower.

That being said, it's a good idea to visit a tattoo artist who has experience with drawing lotus flower tattoos. This is because the lotus flower tattoo should be depicted in the right way.

For instance, if the lotus flower is tattooed upside down, it could have a negative meaning.

While lotus tattoos are acceptable, it is important to steer clear of any religious iconography associated with them. Don't get any tattoos featuring deities or symbols that you're not familiar with.

This can be considered quite inappropriate. It is actually banned in some countries, so if you are a traveler, it's best to steer clear of such images.

Even if it's not banned, people who believe or practice in that faith or religion may not appreciate the imagery. If you decide to go ahead and get this tattoo, you may want to get it in an area that isn't visible.

Once again, do your research to ensure that you choose an authentic design that is in line with the religion or belief system you follow.

So, in case you are wondering, can anyone get a lotus tattoo?

The answer is yes! Just be respectful of the culture that you're borrowing the imagery from to avoid offending anyone.

There you go, all the lotus flower tattoo ideas that you could possibly need. Check out the various categories and narrow down a design that is true to both your spirituality as well as your aesthetic.

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