Buddha tattoo designs can be very popular. His image and many images similar to him usually are applied as a Buddha tattoo design to represent faith and interest in this religion. Buddha is considered by many people the mascot of strength of will and enlightenment, character and inner peace for which many people are longing. Different Buddha tattoo designs are very popular because of this.
Cartoonish appearance of Buddha is very popular too. They usually are depicted in full and reach color and Buddha therefore appears to be very vivid. Usually he is laughing and dancing. Such Buddha tattoo designs are very picturesque and loved by many people. As for the color, some people prefer to apply Buddha tattoos in blue and purple colors. Sometimes gold shades are applied. Buddha sometimes is depicted alive in colors of gold and granite. For eyes usually green stones are taken and in Buddha tattoo designs also such elements as fire, rain or ocean can be implemented. The depiction of Buddha can be more pensive. Buddha there is depicted more thoughtful and during his meditation with his legs crosse, eyes closed and around him light may glow.
Buddha tattoos can represent not only Buddha himself, but some feature symbols instead. Footprint of Buddha is a very popular design too because it tells about presence of Buddha. This is considered to be the blessing. It is a very important symbol that is heavily detailed. Bodhi tree can be represented too and is considered vital, for instance the leaves that have heart-shaped form.
The Buddha tattoos can be full of meaning, but also they are very attractive and beautiful. They have cheerful appearance. The beauty of Buddha tattoo designs have not ever been underestimated.
Buddha tattoo designs are considered to be religious tattoos. Such tattoos are applied by people who are interested in Easter philosophy. It is considered that such tattoo makes a man invincible for evil forces. It is good to say that with the increasing trend for all Eastern Buddha tattoos became symbols of all exotic and striving for searching the meaning of every little thing. Buddha tattoos are often applied by the people who have no connection to the Eastern culture. So for now we will go away from these modern tendencies and will try to understand what meaning can be inside such Buddha tattoo designs.
Although some people consider that Buddhists do not apply tattoos but still Buddha tattoo is a way to express views and moral principles of Gautama Buddha. He, as it is known, has not been a God, but he was a teacher who taught people how to get free from grief, freeing themselves from desires. Buddha considered that everyone can reach nirvana and there is no need to make a God from anyone or anything. Probably that is why Buddha tattoo cannot offend anyone’s feelings, as it can happen in all others religions. Buddhists even believe that Buddha lives in everyone of us.
On the Buddha tattoo can be depicted not Buddha himself. It can be lion – the symbol of the king might, wheel of Dharma, lotus flower and steps of Buddha. Lotus can be of pink, white, red or blue color depending on the meaning of the tattoo. For example, expanded pink lotus symbolizes Buddha himself. The steps of Buddha mean constant presence of enlightened Buddha on Earth and possibility of every man to go his steps. Such Buddha tattoo design is not very easy to implement, so if you would like to apply Buddha tattoo representing the steps of Buddha, you’d better find a really experienced artists. Buddha tattoos will be great for everyone who is interested in Eastern culture and religion.