Lotus

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

What is a Mandala?

In its basic form, a mandala consists of a square that contains four gates with a circle and a central point. It emanates radial balance and portrays a sense of proportion. Today, mandalas commonly refer to geometric patterns, charts, and diagrams representing the cosmos in a symbolic or metaphysical sense.

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lotus Flower Tattoo Meanings

Zhou Dunyi, a Confucian scholar, once claimed that he “love[s] the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.” As one of the most significant flowers in Eastern cultures, the lotus flower symbolizes a variety of values related to spirituality. In fact, in Asia, Egypt, and India, the lotus is as culturally significant as the rose is in North America. Below, we’ve assembled a lotus flower tattoo dictionary, explaining the meaning behind each unique lotus flower tattoo design.

Tattoo by Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lotus Flower Tattoo Meanings

Zhou Dunyi, a Confucian scholar, once claimed that he “love[s] the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.” As one of the most significant flowers in Eastern cultures, the lotus flower symbolizes a variety of values related to spirituality. In fact, in Asia, Egypt, and India, the lotus is as culturally significant as the rose is in North America. Below, we’ve assembled a lotus flower tattoo dictionary, explaining the meaning behind each unique lotus flower tattoo design.

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