The Lotus Flower tattoos are usually symbols that the person has overcome difficulties and moved on with his life.
Lotus Flowers, also known as Egyptian Lotus, Sacred Lotus e Indian LotusThey symbolize expansion and spiritual elevation. The roots of the lotus lie in the mud and the stem grows and stands out of the dirt, and the flower blooms above the water, seeking the light.
Lotus Flower Tattoo Meanings in Asian Culture
It is considered sacred in Asia because it turns to the east at sunrise and pays honor to the rising sun. In Ancient Egypt, it had the meaning of ?rebirth? as it was symbolic of the death and resurrection of Osiris. A quote that says ?Turn yourself into a lotus and you will have the promise of resurrection? is in the Book of the Dead.
O meaning of ?creation and sun? is due to the fact that the flower submerges into the river at night and emerges and blooms again during the day. The Lotus Flower is an important figure in Hinduism and Buddhism.
In Hinduism, it is related to the creation of the universe due to the fact that Brahma, the creator of the world, was born from a lotus.
In Buddhism, it represents one of the eight most promising symbols of Buddhist teaching. Many Buddhists and monks, in meditation, imagine lotus flowers appearing under their feet as they walk. In this way, they would be spreading the Buddha's compassion and love. It is associated with the Buddha because he is sitting on a flower during its blooming, or is holding it in his hands. A famous Buddhist mantra (?Om mani podme hum?), which means ?Shining the jewel in the lotus?, represents the flower standing out beautifully in an unfavorable environment. In both religions, the Lotus Flower represents the spiritual awakening of life and enlightenment. In India, it is synonymous with wealth, fertility, purity, and knowledge.
In China, it symbolizes divinity, perfection, and beauty.
The different colors of the Lotus Flower have different meanings in tattoos:
- Blue Lotus flower tattoos: symbolize the victory of the spirit over the senses, signifying wisdom and knowledge.
- White Lotus flower tattoos: symbolize the state of perfection of spirit and mind, total purity and perfect nature.
- Red Lotus flower tattoos: symbol of the purity of the heart and original nature. It is the flower of love, compassion, passion, and all qualities connected to the heart.
- Pink Lotus flower tattoos: is the supreme of the lotuses and is usually associated with deities. It is linked to the Great Buddha.
The Lotus Flower is also tattooed in Japan next to the koi fish, in order to symbolize individualism and strength.
Curiosity: The flower is an enigma to science, which has not yet been able to explain how the lotus flowers are self-cleaning and repel microorganisms and dust.