Something feels so right about meshing tattoos and spirituality. If your path is tied to religion, your sun (or moon) sign, or something else entirely, these nine tattoo ideas for spiritual people are bound to inspire you. Whether your first tattoo or your twenty-seventh, this list has something to love.
If this will be your first tattoo, though, there are some solid pointers to keep in mind. First, make sure you do really in fact want the tattoo by walking through the eight emotional stages of deciding whether to get a tattoo.
Still mulling between a spiritual tattoo or something else? If the list below doesn’t end up speaking to you, no worries. There are so many wonderful ideas to draw inspiration from. I would suggest looking into twenty beautiful micro tattoos for something soft an elegant. Or, you can go bold and classic with nine traditional tattoo ideas.
Whatever you decide, make sure it’s right for you. It’s okay to get the advice of friends and family, but at the end of the day, it’s your body!
For astrology lovers, picking your sign’s constellation mapping with a watercolor finish is absolutely stunning.
Mandalas come with a variety of meanings. Explore to find what speaks to you.
Minimalist Buddha Tattoos
A simplistic Buddha for sweet nirvana. The sage Buddha, whose teachings inspired Buddhism, holds great spiritual and social importance in Eastern cultures in particular.
The lotus symbolizes peace and healing.
Tree Of Life Tattoos
Tree of life tattoos are an elegant way to reflect your connectedness to this beautiful earth and onward.
Aligned, centered, and beautifully inked.
Hindu Elephant Tattoos
A stunning way to reflect Hindu beliefs.
Sufi Spiritualism Tattoos
Any fans of Rumi poetry out there? Whirling dervishes represent closeness and connection with God.
Do I even need an explanation for “om?” Didn’t think so.
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