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Buddha Tattoo Designs

Of the many great tattoos out there one of the most popular are Buddha tattoos. Whether a funny laughing Buddha that sums up your humour, to a peaceful Thai Buddha that sums up your meditative and peaceful state of mind. Buddha Tattoo designs can encompass a great deal about you as a person and after all isn’t that what all tattoo art is all about?

The Buddha that is depicted in designs is generally Gautama Buddha, the spiritual leader and creator of the Buddhist faith. Gautama Buddha was born a wealthy prince in India thousands of years ago. He saw that the trappings of wealth were of no consequence to human existence and he left his life as a prince to gain enlightenment. After he gained enlightenment under the Bhodi tree he spread the word of Buddhism and the lineage of these teachings are still passed down today. Buddha designs can show your spiritual connection to the teachings of the Buddha or can simply be a statement of your peaceful disposition.

The Chinese or “laughing Buddha” are popular Buddha Tattoos. The laughing Buddha is generally depicted as fat and jolly and a great deal of this tattoo design is inked onto the stomach. The laughing Buddha is much more playful than that of the Thai Buddha and can be one of a starting point of tattoo designs if you wish to show your humorous side.

The Thai style Buddhas are generally depicted in a much more meditative style that exudes a peaceful tattoo. Often including a lotus flower at the base of the tattoo, these designs can be utilised with script or other images and can look very effective indeed when placed and coloured well. Another option with these tattoo designs is to just utilise the Buddha face or head and place it as part of a sleeve or shoulder tattoo.

Buddha tattoos can be very effective as they can be placed almost anywhere on the body and will look great. As mentioned a laughing Buddha tattoo is normally placed on the belly or upper arm whilst the more peaceful Buddha style of Buddha tattoo designs can be utilised almost anywhere on the body. Particularly effective are the small of the back, upper arm or placed as part of an incorporated sleeve design.

I am crazy about Buddha tattoo designs and I feel that they don’t just look great but can also demonstrate your commitment to a peaceful life and disposition. There has been some controversy over the inking of Buddha tattoo designs but we must remember that the iconography of Buddha is contained in most temples so we should not be put off by looking at getting a Buddha tattoo design inked on ourselves. Buddha designs are a sacred art form and should be treated with respect but when inked properly they leave a lasting impression to all that meet you.


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