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15 Kinds of Tibetan Tattoo Styles and Meanings

October 31, 2019 by J Wu  

In the rich and splendid Tibetan cultural heritage, the spread of religious civilization is vast and has a profound and far-reaching impact on the formation and development of Tibetan culture. Tibetan tattoos are not only physical but also spiritual. Not only beautiful but also rich in content, Tibetan tattoos are not only related to Tibetan Buddhism but also reflect all aspects of Tibetan culture. I want to share 15 kinds of Tibetan tattoo materials and meanings.
Tibetan tattoo
Lotus: It is one of the most common Buddhist art tattoos, symbolizing the quality of the sludge, the purity, and the fruit. Tibetan Buddhism believes that the lotus symbolizes the ultimate goal, that is, to cultivate a positive result.
Lotus tattoo
Tibetan: Tibetan grammar is based on Sanskrit grammar. Tibetan letters are based on Sanskrit. Sanskrit and Hindi also use this text, which is similar to Sanskrit.
3-phrase mantras : (Zen) Buddhism, eliminating suffering and punishment. Tibetan Buddhism regards these 3-phrase mantras as all roots and circulates and chanting, that is, it can eliminate disasters and achieve good morality.
Acalanatha: Acalanatha is the first of the Eight Bodhisattva in Buddhism. It has the meaning of being able to remove obstacles when encountering any difficulties. Acalanatha looks angry so that the evil spirits that invade human beings are feared and far away so that all human beings keep being good men in their life.
Mandala: It is the center of the Buddhist tradition's cultivation energy. Camellia is also known as the Mandala flower. It is a lucky flower in Buddhism. According to legend, when the Buddha publicized Buddhism, he carried mandala flower, and it rained mandala flower, symbolizing peace and tranquility, good luck.
Kapala: Tibet's kapala, the instrument of Tibetan Buddhism, shows the shortness and impermanence of life. It also shows that the practitioner has stopped attachment to the body. The attachment to the body connects people to the pain and troubles of the world. It is given the meaning of keeping peace and auspiciousness.
kapala tattoo
Kila: It is a common instrument in the Tibetan area, also known as Phurba. Small ones are often used as carry-on amulets, can eliminate all their sin.
Tibetan auspicious knot: The cross line in the eternal knot symbolizes how everything is connected. It can also represent how fairs and wisdom between religious and secular are connected.
Tibetan auspicious knot
The Dharma Chakra is one of the most important symbols of Buddhism, and it essentially represents the endlessness of reincarnation or rebirth.
Dharma Chakra
White Conch: The Sutra was publicized to the world by Sakyamuni, like the sound of the conch. Therefore, the Conch is often blown at Buddhism Conferences. In Tibet, the right-handed white conch is the most respected and is regarded as a symbol of the world, because they believe its voice can arrive a faraway place, which also symbolizes the resounding voice of Bodhidharma.
White Conch
Victory Building: Tibetan Buddhism uses its metaphor for eleven kinds of troubles to govern, namely, quit, set, wisdom, liberation, great sorrow, emptiness, incompetence, convenience, selflessness, understanding, prejudice, a blessing by Buddha and heart is quiet.
Choggi Gyaltshan
Aquarius: It means that the luck is perfect, there is no loophole, it is a symbol of success.
Survana matsay: Fish in the water, smooth and unimpeded. Buddhism uses its metaphor to describe practitioners who transcend the world and are free and open-minded. In Tibetan Buddhism, the male and female goldfish symbolize the liberation and symbolizes recovery, eternal life, regeneration and so on.
Survana matsay
Mahakala: Mahakala is the chief protection of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a combination of fighting gods, kitchen gods, grave gods, and luck gods.
Tara: Tara, Tibetan is called "Zhuoma", Chinese translation "Save Buddha", "Duoluo Bodhisattva". Doro means "eyes" in Sanskrit, because it originated from the eyes of the Great Goddess of Mercy Bodhisattva, and because the Tara is the devotional rescuer of the Guanyin Bodhisattva incarnation, relieves the difficulties, and sends the difficulties to the other shore, so the name of salvation.
Tibetan tattoos are a wonderfully artistic way of expressing the spirit of the wearer. Even those who are not Buddhists cannot miss the powerful nature of symbolism. The variety of symbols, the deep meaning behind them, and the never-ending stories they can combine make Tibetan tattoos a beautiful and powerful form for body art.

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