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  • Writer's pictureMandira Antar

Tattoo symbols - Lotus

Updated: Oct 23, 2022

Ancient, mystical, religious symbol in cultures worldwide, the lotus is a spirituality vessel as well as a wonderful tattoo design. Some say it is a female choice for a tattoo, but this is not true. People who understand the energy that this flower brings, might choose it for a tattoo on their body, mindless their gender.

Lotus Myths


In Egyptian mythology the lotus was reffered as the water lilly and named "Sesen".

Nefertem(son of Ptah) was the god of healing, medicine & beauty. We can often see him in ancient art with a large lotus blossom forming his crown, or as a child placed on a lotus flower.

Lotus is also the Upper Egypt (southern) symbol and symbol of regeneration and the rising sun.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead refers that a dead person can be transformed into a lotus with the help of magic spells. In this case again the lotus flower stands for resurrection and rebirth.