61+ Tranquil Lotus Flower Tattoo Ideas To Make You Feel At Peace

By Jason Hamilton / April 23, 2019
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Lotus flower tattoo is undeniably one of the most beautiful flower tattoos that can be engraved in one’s body, and there are so many people in the world who prefer to have it than anything else. Aside from the fact that it looks so gorgeous as body art, lotus flower also symbolizes a number of things. It is even closely connected to several religions in the world. With that being said, it is no longer surprising why great numbers of tattoo lovers are attracted to such flower design tattoo.

They are popular among both, men and women, lotus design is not only revered for its beauty but also reflects a deeper spiritual meaning. The flower grows in muddy water, yet symbolizes purity and harmony. As a tattoo design too, lotus stands for the same attributes in human nature and depicts the thoughts and attitude of the bearer.

In this article, we will be sharing with you our richly curated gallery of lotus flower tattoo designs. We will also be parting you a brief background on the said tattoo design.


The Meaning Of A Lotus Flower Tattoo

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.

Lotus Flower Tattoo Dictionary

Blue Lotus: a symbol of overcoming the physical impulse to act on the spiritual, the blue lotus flower tattoo design. This symbol is always shown as partially open, representing the never-ending growth of the spirit and mind. It’s also a prominent symbol of wisdom and knowledge.


Heart Lotus: also known as the Red Lotus, this flower symbolizes the original state of the heart. Often shown in open bloom, this tattoo design represents love, passion, and compassion.

Padma: also known as the ‘Sacred Lotus Flower,’ the Padma is the Hindu version of the lotus, and it has associations with multiple deities including Vishnu and Brahma. The Padma represents purity and divine beauty. When it’s depicted while unfolding, it is a symbol of spiritual awakening.


Pink Lotus: the pink lotus tattoo design is the ultimate Buddhist symbol, thought to represent the Buddha himself.

Purple Lotus: once related to the Buddhist faith, the purple lotus represents spirituality and mystery.


White Lotus: a tattoo design of the white lotus flower is a symbol of spiritual enlightenment. It represents an ultimate spiritual achievement in Buddhism, as well as purity and perfection of one’s nature.

This one special flower isn’t just a beautiful tattoo design; it also has layers of spiritually significant meanings. Depending on its color and cultural context, the lotus flower can represent anything from love and passion for spiritual purity.


The Designs You Can Make With The Lotus Flower Tattoo

Lotus flower tattoos are beautiful tattoo designs. Both women and men can have lotus tattoos on their body where they wish to have. Here we collect some of coolest lotus flower tattoo designs and ideas for men and women both.

Here are some of the tattoo designs you can do with the lotus flower tattoo:

Mandala Tattoo

A mandala, a word in Sanskrit that literally means “circle,”  is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In common use, “mandala” has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

Various tattoo designs sprung up on all corners of the globe (with a majority of them coming from Indian diasporas in various countries)  which now makes this tattoo one of the most common and famous. Different communities will have different interpretation or modification of the design but overall, you can still see the form of a mandala.

Here are some mandala tattoo designs we have gathered from all over the globe.

An intricate mandala tattoo inked on the upper left pectoral of the chest.

Detailed Floral Mandala Chest Tattoo

A vibrant and colorful flower mandala tattoo design on the upper half of the sleeve.


An exquisite and highly detailed floral mandala design on the thighs.

An alluring floral mandala tattoo inked on the hand.

Alluring wrist mandala Tattoo


 An intricately designed mandala tattoo perfect for your forearm.

A floral-inspired mandala tattoo embracing the shoulder and sleeve parts of the body


A painful yet beautiful Mandala tattoo emphasizing the back part.

A floral mandala tattoo embracing the shoulder part.

A very detailed floral mandala full sleeve tattoo with various Indian design elements to accentuate the design.

Full Sleeve Floral Mandala themed tattoo


This beautiful underboob tattoo of a floral mandala was exquisitely made!

Geometric Tattoo

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, the relative position of figures, and the properties of space. This branch of mathematics, and in extension, science, is mostly considered as a graphic, logical, and numerical form of thinking. It is filled with figures, lines, and measurements which makes it a very interesting field of mathematics.

We are pretty sure, however, that the reason why geometric tattoo designs were inspired by geometry was not that of the measurements but rather the figures in this intellectual field. Geometric tattoos explore the idea of using numerous lines to form a unique shape and figure which can accentuate a simple tattoo.

Since its introduction in the body art industry a few years ago, a lot of designs were made that can be classified under the geometric tattoo design category. Most of these designs are modern and artsy and here are some of the designs which feature geometric themes:

A highly detailed geometric lotus flower tattoo on the forearm.


Another highly detailed forearm tattoo of a lotus flower with geometric detailing.

A small but intricate lotus flower tattoo on the wrist.

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A beautifully made geometric lotus flower tattoo on the leg.


An artfully made back tattoo of a geometric lotus flower.

A line only design for a geometric lotus flower tattoo on the forearm.

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A colorful leg tattoo of a lotus flower with geometric detailing.

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A lotus flower tattoo on the upper sleeve with additional geometric detailing.

A back tattoo of a lotus flower with thin geometric detailing.


A medium size lotus flower tattoo that is highly detailed with geometric design elements.

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Neotraditional Tattoo

Most millennials would think that having classic tattoo designs makes them feel old. This is the reason why neo-traditional tattoo designs were born. Artists and enthusiasts alike would like to revitalize the classic designs so that they will still have a foothold in an industry that is completely changing with the times.

What truly makes a tattoo design be classified as a neo-traditional tattoo is its bold choice of colors. Most often, neo-traditional tattoos will have eye-popping colors be mixed with other eye-popping colors to make the tattoo stand out from the crowd. Another element that we commonly see in neo-traditional tattoos are the bold outlines of the objects of the tattoo. These bold outlines also help to make the tattoo design pop out and make it easier to mix different colors since there is this somewhat sufficient boundary to each color.

Here are some of the best Neotraditional tattoo designs we saw that features the lotus flower:

A close up of a red lotus flower tattoo.


A large forearm tattoo of a neotraditional lotus flower.

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A colorful neotraditional leg tattoo of a lotus flower.

A vibrantly colored leg tattoo of a blue and yellow lotus flower.

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A large purple lotus flower tattoo.

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A highly detailed lotus flower tattoo on the foot.

An upper sleeve tattoo of a lotus flower.

A highly detailed pink and black lotus flower tattoo on the forearm.

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A medium sized lotus flower tattoo on the upper sleeve.

A highly detailed and intricate neotraditional tattoo of a lotus flower on the leg.

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Lotus Flower Tattoo Designs for Women

lotus flower tattoos are very popular with women especially the floral mandala tattoo variant of the design because of its association with feminity and fertility. Other mandala tattoo designs are famous as well. Well generally, mandala tattoos are really famous for them because it holds a lot of mean for each individual.

Now if you are thinking of getting this tattoo, here are some of the body placements that we think are perfect for lotus flower tattoo designs.


Wrist tattoos, despite its high pain levels, are very stylish nowadays. Since mandala tattoo designs often have this symmetric vibe to it, we think the tattoo design is very much perfect for the wrist because it can mimic wrist accessories we usually wear like watches and bracelets. What is also great about this tattoo placement is that you can show off or cover up the tattoo depending on your choice.

Here are some mandala tattoos inked on the wrist for your reference.

This watercolor based mandala tattoo will make your wrist vibrant and bright.

A fairly large floral mandala tattoo flawlessly inked on a woman’s wrist.

Floral Mandala Themed Tattoo


Foot tattoos are now considered as one of the most painful tattoo body placements out there. Its very think skin and its close proximity to the bones really make this one painful as hell! Now, having to endure even the simplest designs out there inked on the foot is already painful, what more if you will ink a very intricate tattoo design which usually takes hours to make? Mandala tattoos are one of the most intricate tattoo designs out there and having this one on your foot speaks a lot about you and your courageousness.

Despite the excruciatingly painful tattoo process for this one, if you can tolerate it, we are pretty darn sure that you will have one of the most beautiful mandala tattoo placements out there. A plus for this tattoo placement is the fact that it can be easily concealed if you wear shoes and it can always add that flair whenever you rock on with sandals or flip-flops.

One advice we can give you before getting this tattoo is to weigh in everything first before planning to get this one because if you proceed carelessly and start the tattoo process, there is no turning back even if the inking process is excruciatingly painful as hell.

A beautifully crafted and intricately designed mandala tattoo inked to perfection. (imagine the pain the wearer goes through just to get this one perfect)


Collarbone tattoos are now very trendy because you can easily hide it with a shirt or reveal it whenever you wore a strapless, sleeveless, or cut out shirts. It actually adds an interesting flair to your looks and would really look cute with your summer outfit. Beware of the pain when you get this tattoo placement though, thin skin that is near to the bone would always make the tattooing process extremely painful.

An enticing mandala flower tattoo on the shoulder that can attract anyone’s eyes.

Perfect collar bone tattoo inspired by Mandala Themed


Back tattoos are one of the most famous tattoo placement out there for mandala tattoo designs. Because its large skin area and fairly thick skin in some parts, Mandala tattoo designs in this portion of the body are often the most intricate and highly detailed among the bunch. You can also easily hide your tattoo whenever the situation demands it by just wearing your everyday clothes or by wearing clothes that are not backless.

Here are some mandala tattoo designs inked on the back portion of the body.

two detailed half flower mandala tattoo designs on both side of the back creating a fierce aesthetic sense to the design.

A highly detailed flower mandala tattoo with chandelier-like design elements added to accentuate the design even further.

Jaw-dropping Back Mandala themes tattoo

Upper Arm

Every upper arm tattoo screams boldness! This actually very trendy because it can perfectly blend with any top. The design is perfect in any form. You can be as bright with colors or be as bold of black and white themed.

This stunning floral tattoo gives off a vibrant vibe on the center.

A lovely full-length nature art represents feminity in every inch.

Sternum and Hips

These next tattoos are quite interesting because of its bizarre but gorgeous appearance. You should know that the best part is quite painful but generally have brilliant outcomes. It brings feminity and sexy to a woman but not going overboard.

This aesthetic sternum mandala tattoo adds a sexy and seductive aura to any women who have it.

This brown colored hip floral mandala tattoo will definitely bring out your inner seductive personality.

Another intricate hip tattoo overflowing with confidence and sultriness.

Lotus Flower Tattoo Designs for Men

Lotus flower tattoo designs are quite fascinating because of its authenticity and angsty style in which men are more attracted to. So here we are to help you find the perfect lotus flower tattoo body placement that will further accentuate your masculinity and body.


The most common area for men to have their tattoos inked are the sleeves since it offers one of the larger skin areas to work with. Now if you are new to the tattoo community, be warned that the upper arm portion of a sleeves tattoo will be painful since the skin in that portion of the body is thin. Nevertheless, we still think the visual impact of a sleeve tattoo heavily outweighs the pain you will experience when getting this tattoo.

This diverging tribal mandala style perfectly crafted in the upper right back and arm portions of the body.

Another tribal mandala tattoo on the sleeves with intricate details.

A floral mandala tattoo on the upper arm portion of the sleeves area.

 This full-length sleeve mandala tattoo is intricately designed as if it is some kind of expensive artwork.

Powerful Sleeve Mandala Tattoo

A beautiful crafted modern digitalized mandala tattoo wrapping around the full length and circumference of the arm.


Forearm has become everyone’s favorite because of its edgy and cool feel. It is also one ofthe least painful body parts to have a tattoo. It is a bold and beautiful piece that will satisfy anyone’s cravings for tattoos.

This feather shaped tattoo with mandala detailing represent nature with an edge.

This flower shaped mandala tattoo was carefully inked on the forearm.

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A highly detailed and non-colored neotradtional mandala tattoo on the forearm.

Mandala Inspired Tattoo

A forearm tattoo of a very intricate mandala giving off a sharp and edgy vibe to anyone who wears it confidently.

Tribal Mandala Forearm Tattoo

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About the author

Jason Hamilton

Jason has been an avid fan of tattoos for over 13 years now. He is currently 35 years old, and he got his first tattoo at the age of 22. Since then, he has added over 20 tattoos to his collection. He is also into writing, which is why he decided to celebrate both of his passion and hobby through tats ‘n’ rings. Jason dreams of having his very own tattoo parlor soon. Jason would be very happy to answer any questions about tattoos that you may have! Leave a comment below and he’ll answer it for you right away!

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