Traditional Tibetan Tattoo Ideas

tibetan traditional tattoos

Initially body inking carried totally different meaning. Traditional tribal tattoos were used as protection. Tattoos also carried spiritual aspect; people honored gods with tattooing and got the symbols on body to get power. Traditional tattoos had specific symbols and images that carried very special meaning. One of such traditional tattoo style that has thousand years’ history is Tibetan tattoo.

lotus flower tattoo

One of the most important Tibetan symbol for tattoo is lotus flower. The flower is closely connected to Buddhism. The process of blooming of the flower symbolizes awakening after the distraction. Lotus flower symbolizes the spiritual growth of the wearer. Sometimes lotus flower is pictured with mantra OM Mani Padme Hum. In Tibetan tattoo lotus is pictured in different colors and depending on the color the meaning of the tattoo may change. Pink is the symbol of the purity of Buddha. White lotus symbolizes the purity of mind. Red flower means purity of heart and blue is the symbol of physical desire.

Another popular Tibetan tattoo is Tibetan script tattoo. One of the best Tibetan script tattoo is mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. Mantra means mind protection and wearing such tattoo will protect your body and mind. The mantra contains all the teachings of Buddha. The mantra is inked in different colors. Om stands for generosity, Ma means ethics, Ni means patience, Pad is the symbol of diligence, Me means reincarnation and Hum means wisdom.

Lotus and mantra tattoos are mostly inked in arm, wrist and shoulder but you can place it wherever you think it will look best.

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