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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.

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

Tribal Tattoo Meanings

Tribal Tattoos were some of the earliest tattoos in human history. In ancient times, tattoos were a functional art form, used to mark tribe membership. In fact, the word tattoo comes from the Polynesian word tatau, which means ‘to mark something.’ These tattoos were also important in ancient medicinal and spiritual rituals, thought to offer unique healing benefits to tribe members.

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