flower tattoos no outline

Posted: November 24, 2009 in flower tattoos
flower tattoos no outline

flower tattoos no outline

flower tattoos no outline

Lotus tattoos and rose tattoos are without doubt the most popular floral tattoo designs amongst females in particular. In many ways the lotus and rose are very similar. The lotus flower is held in great esteem in the East as the rose is admired in the West. Symbolically they can represent the same thing. As the lotus rises from the murky depths so does the rose grow amongst uninviting thorns.

The lotus flower actually originated in Egypt, and has had a major role in the local myths and legends. The ancient Egyptians revered the Nile water-lilies, or lotuses as they were also called. The Egyptian lotus is known for opening its flowers in the morning and then sinking beneath the water at dusk and like roses were used extensively at burials.Lotus flowers are symbolic of rebirth in Eastern beliefs, but aside from the religious meaning, the lotus also symbolizes truth and enlightenment particularly to those of the Buddhist faith. In many ways it mirrors the quest for truth and enlightenment amongst the murkiness and struggles of life.

The modern interpretation of the lotus flower seems to be one of estranged love or new beginnings. Many people get lotus flower tattoos after the break-up of a relationship. This may mean that they have risen above the depths or alternatively may return back to it as the lotus returns to the pond.

Source: tao


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