- Miss Mitzie
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
I love tattoos, and have had an entire back piece drawn up for me… The bigger flower I have had for 2 years and we are coloring in a later session to match the newer one. We will be adding a geisha, a cherry blossom tree, more water, and a Koi fish…
I’ve done a lot of research on symbolism, and have a very personal reason for this tattoo… It feels good to get some of it done… Next sitting in 1 month!
Lotus flower tattoos are also popular for people who have gone through a hard time and are now coming out of it. Like the flower they have …been at the bottom in the muddy, yucky dirty bottom of the pond but have risen above this to display an object of beauty or al ife of beauty as the case might be. Thus a lotus flower tattoo or blossom can also represent a hard time in life that has been overcome.
The cherry blossom is a very delicate flower that blooms for a very short time. For the Japanese this represents the transience of life. This concept ties in very deeply with the fundamental teachings of Buddhism that state all life is suffering and transitory
Here are some of the meanings attached to Koi fish tattoos:
* advancements, improvements, and ambitions
* courage to surpass all the challenges of life
* determination and endurance in critical situations
* good luck in almost everything
* independence and freedom
* strength to withstand the test of time
* strong character and identitySee More