The Symbolism In Buddha Tattoo Designs
Buddha is treated with a profound respect and highly valued by people who believed in him. It does not cast any shadow of a doubt that Buddha was a great man because he leaves behind masses as his followers. They are not only followers, but it is a religion, which means they strongly believe in him and his teachings. Buddha tattoos designs are therefore more of a spiritual affair than a cosmetic one.
Buddha tattoos designs are extremely common in India where Buddha lived. During his lifetime, It is believed that Buddha discouraged people to venerate him but after100 BC, his photo appeared and is being used to date. Buddhists most commonly wear the tattoo all over the world because this religion has spread from India to other parts of the world. People with this tattoo wear it to show loyalty and respect to Buddha and also as a symbol of his teachings.
While to some people having this tattoo shows commitment to the religion, to the others it is disrespect to the religion and against the Buddhism principle of non-attachment. Unlike Hinduism into which Buddha was born, Buddhism does not have gods and goddesses. They also believe that there shouldn’t be an attachment because of the non-permanence of the human body.
One can choose to tattoo himself with Buddha as the Indians do but there is also “laughing Buddha” who is more common among the Chinese people. Laughing Buddha appears to be smiling and has a large belly. He also wears a frock and his Buddhist rosary is often exposed. It is one’s decision however on how to have his tattoo done as you can make the tattoo look more sophisticated by dressing Buddha differently before inking yourself. It is however important to note that while making these adjustments, one should be careful so as not to interfere with the core aspects of Buddhism that are represented through Buddha’s picture.
They say that what is that most unfavorable and unaccepted in the society would usually become a hit and a trend to everybody. This is true and most especially in the art of body painting or the so-called tattoo. When we saw somebody sporting a tattoo on their skin, our first impression is usually really not good, because we are always being told that having tattoo is like painting a dirt on our body. This is why some girls prefer to hide their tattoos in the inner part of their body and not in the conspicuous area.
For most girls who want to maintain a reserved and demure aura, prefers the back of the neck area as the perfect placement for their favorite tattoo design. In this way the tattoo can be concealed with the tresses covering it. Actually this kind of tattoo placement can serve both, if a girl wants to hide it she will just cover it with her hair and if she wants to show it off she can just brush up her locks and Voila! She can now display the sexy and romantic side of her femininity.
There are over a thousand back of neck tattoos that a playful girl can choose from. There are the cool quote tattoo designs that can manifest a positive vibe. There are also animal designs such as the birds, the butterflies and the spider designs. The famous Japanese or Chinese characters and symbols are always in the trend. There are also religious images and the most common is the crucifix. This designs range from single black tattoo color and there are also more elaborate, sophisticated and flamboyant colors to add spice to the tattoo design.
There are also choices of tribal designs and the beautiful floral of all sorts design. It absolutely takes for a demure girl to show off her tattoos and displays the awesomeness of the design. But whether you hide it or bring it to the open, it only shows one thing that you are a girl and you have your own style.