Chinese lotus tattoo - purity, delicacy and brightness.
Among so many lovely flowers in China, Chinese lotus tattoo is a symbol of nobility and independency. The lotus is rooted in mud and its stem grows through murky water. But the blossom rises nobly above the dirt and be pure, beautiful and fragrant. Lotus is one of the eight precious things in Buddhism.
Zhou Dunyi (1017 –1073), the great scholar enchanted the lotus in his essay: I do like lotus that is clean even growing in the muddy pond. It is so pure, delicate and bright. The lotus is consistent, continuous and coherent deep inside. It appears to be straight, proper and honest. It gives a fantastically good smell and people could even sense its excellent smell far away.
ideas for chinese lotus tattoos
1) Lotus tattoo with wisdom words
- Name in 2 to 3 Chinese characters
- Your wish such as Wisdom, Love, Patience, Power...
2) Lotus tattoos with Chinese zodiac
Enliven your blossom tattoo by adding a cute Chinese zodiac or a favourite animal symbol.
3) Lotus tattoo with short Taoist or Buddhas quotes
- Contentment is forever happiness.
- Let nature run its own course and be comfort.
4) Lotus tattoo with Chinese stamp and Taoist quote or Buddhas quote
- Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
- What we think, we become.