Buddha Tattoos

Buddha Buddha Tattoos

The image Buddha-or one of many reprentations of him – is usually meant to express either a faith or interest in Buddhism.To many people the buddha is an emblem for enlightenment,and symbol of strength of will and character,and inner peace that we all strive for for these reason alone.Buddha Tattoos have gained a lot of popularity.Many people prefer Buddha Tattoos that feature a cartoonish appearance.These are generally highly colorful,and show the Buddha lively.dancing and laughing.This style is normally done in realistic-if rather bright-colors;how ever,some people show Buddha in soft huesof purple or blue,sometimes even in a sparkling gloden shade.It is fairly common to also see this style depicting a statue-like Buddha appearing to come alive;in this instance,he is usually in gold or granate shades,he may have bright green stone for eyes and may be surrounded by the elements,such as rain,fire or even the ocean.

Buddha Tattoos –  History

Siddhartha Guatama was born a prince,but one of a sages present at his birth predicted greatness that would surpass any regal power.He was sure that Siddhartha would attain ‘supreme knowledge’, that is become Buddha.Married at sixteen, the young prince resided in the royal court of his father until he was in his late twenties, when his wife bore him a son. Up until this time, Siddhartha had lived a protected existence within palace walls, but he began to take notice of the general population and their lowly state of poverty, sickness, and ultimately, death. He saw the truth behind human existence – and was shocked – at how little control people had over their fates.

Siddhartha left the palace, left his family behind, and became a wandering ascetic and disciple of various Hindu teachers. He even attracted a few disciples himself. But after years of searching and self-denial, he became disillusioned by the path he was on, and gave up the ascetic life. Consequently, his disciples gave up on him, yet Siddartha kept meditating. The year was 528 BC, and the place was under the Bodhi tree in northern India, when Siddhartha experienced his ‘awakening’. He woke up to the nature of reality and realized that there is an answer to endless suffering. Gathering his former disciples around him, the new Buddha instructed them in the foundation of what would become Buddhism.

Buddha Tattoos –  Meaning and Design

The Buddha Tattoos is common subject matter of tattoodesigns because of the very interesting story and beliefs and behind the buddha tattoos Siddhartha Guatama was born a to a king and queen making him a prince,but when he was born his parents were told by a great sage that he would rise to greatness higher then any regal power.as a such he grew up to attain a “supreme knowledge” of life and understanding and thus he become a Buddha.The Buddha Tattoos symbolise this great knowledge.

The Four Basic Principles

There are four basic principles Behind the Buddha Tattoos.These are known as Four NobleTruth of Buddha Tattoos.

1.All Life is Suffering.By living you are suffering.Suffering is very natural and is a significant part of life.All of us suffer at some point,even if it is just from hunger pains each morning.From the moment we are born there is an inevitable end that is slowly approaching.We must die.The Buddha Tattoos reminds us of this suffering and the continuous pleasure and pain from emotional and physical toils throughout our life.

2.All Suffering is caused by Attachments.Being attached to someone or something inevitably mean suffering when something happens to this person or thing.Attachments are our feelings for the people or things.The Buddha Tattoos reminds us that these things are fleeting and transient.They will inevitably break or die.

3.Suffering Can be Ended.The Buddha Tattoos remind us that suffering can be ended.The Buddha Tattoos show us that the way to end suffering is to be dispassionate about things and be logical and unemotional to all fears and desires.of course this is easier said then done but the Buddha Tattoos is there remind us.The Buddha Tattoos help us to remember that happeness through contentmentis attainable.

4. Following the Eightfold Path brings Enlightenment.The Buddha Tattoos remind us of the middle way it is the path to no suffering.

Other Buddha tattoo designs include the Buddha footprints, an eight spoked wheel or a deer. These are important symbols of suffering and understanding. The lotus flower is a Buddha tattoo which can be any colour but blue and symbolises purity. The Dharmachakra is a symbol of law and as a Buddha tattoo represents the eightfold path. The Stupa is a Buddha tattoo meaning the universe while dually signifying a reference to a great monument. Triratana is the the Buddha tattoo of jewels. There are three of them representing the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. The chattra is a Buddha tattoo which provides protection from evil. The dhvaja is a Buddha tattoo which yells out victory. A pair of deers is a a Buddha tattoo glorifying the first talk of the Buddha. The Naga is a Buddha tattoo of the snake king which is a protector of the Buddha and Dhamma.


Buddhism is a religion of the oldest and most widely practiced around the world. With its long history, spanning different cultures and distant locations, he developed severe complexity – only one or two fundamental principles in all traditions, and some other sects, has little resemblance to everyone. The Buddha: Not all sects of Buddhist teachings and practices of a modern man. The term “Buddha” in Western culture generally refers to Gautama Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), the historical leader of the now modern Buddhism. In Buddhist teachings, but the word has meaning and can be flexible on other incarnations of the Buddha said in the past or will in the future when he next reborn.In the art of tattooing, can “Buddha Tattoos Tattoos of Gautama Siddhartha either Budai (also known as Hotei) refer to the” Laughing Buddha “, the smile, the big belly Buddha Chinese folklore. This is another sign, one is not likely that historically have existed, but some will be the next incarnation of the Buddha. In these two main categories of design, there are two other types: the design, which the Buddha as he painted, or as a person, and based on the images (and look like statues or sculptures).Many tattoo designs of Buddha, elements of traditional Buddhist art. Many people who the Buddha was meditating in front of the Bodhi tree, a sacred tree in India under which the Buddha attained enlightenment said. The lotus is rooted in the mud, but above the water to thrive, to slow down – it is often of lotus flowers, surrounded by another popular symbol in Buddhist art, which represents the path of spiritual development. In the same way the soul is said to progress through the temporary care of the material world, to reach a transcendent state.