An important symbol in many religions throughout the world, the lotus flower has come to symbolize a great many things—most commonly purity and divine beauty. The flower’s unparalleled beauty is in stark contrast with its humble beginnings, where a tiny bud emerges from the muddy water’s bottom to bloom into one of nature’s most beautiful flowers.
This time we’ll spare you the usual long-winded introduction and get straight to the tattoos. Below is an amazing collection of some of the most captivating lotus flower tattoos you’re sure to enjoy. Let’s get started!
This sacred lotus flower.
The sacred lotus is distinguishable by it’s light pink petals and yellow center. This particular type of lotus is native to Asia and by far the most widely known. The sacred lotus is the national flower of Vietnam and India. It is regularly used in Chinese medicine and cooking. (Photo: Melina Casteletto)
These shades of violet.
This sublime forearm work.
This beautiful back piece.
This dotwork design features dangling chains and soft watercolor accents. (Photo: Paulinho)
This delightful watercolor work.
Watercolor red and blues fill this lightly sketched lotus flower tattoo. We’re not quite sure what the text spells out but it sure does look cool. (Photo: G. NO)
This wonderfully-shaded lotus flower tattoo.
This black and grey ink work is one of our favorites. It’s lightly contrasting gradients make for a calming a serene work of art. (Photo: Georgia Grey)
This ornamental lotus flower.
Here we have another dangling design complete with paisley themed petals decorated with an amazing array of dotwork style patterns. (Photo: Rachelle Downs)
This sketch-style back shoulder work.
Sketch style work’s always remind us of the landscape fill in an architect’s renderings when they were still done by hand. (Photo: Nick Hart)
This mystic lotus flower.
This dripping watercolor work.
Teal circles and a little linework decorate this densely petaled lotus flower. (Photo: Yanina Viland)
This dangling thigh piece.
We wish we had a photo of the back of this thigh but for now we’ll just have to speculate. Does this design wrap completely around the thigh? We’re thinking yes. (Photo: Sasha Masiuk)