Art that expresses the energy of the soul is sacred. By expressing the beauty of our heart, we come closest to the divine. This premise forms the subject of any Sacred Art Tattoo. For people searching for the deeper meaning of life, sacred art can be a meaningful expression. Many sacred art designs come down from ancient cultures and beliefs. Drawing on the world of Nature and the flow of life, these traditional motifs express inner truths and often have profound meanings.
Colors are an important element of sacred art tattoos, and every color is associated with a particular quality. In most cultures, white is a symbol of purity and innocence. Purple is held in sacred art traditions to be a symbol of spirituality. Waves drawn as spirals indicate the flow of life and the ancient belief that time is a spiral, non-linear pattern. You also find spiritual tattoos that use animal emblems. Many animals are considered sacred in ancient cultural traditions. According to Chinese belief, dragons are a sign of good fortune and prosperity. So, a tattoo design which has dragons, playing cards and coins is an example of a Chinese good luck tattoo. A tattoo with a lotus theme is considered a symbol of spiritual awakening and grace in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Most ancient civilizations and cultures associate snakes with secret powers and spiritual energy. A tattoo showing a cobra with an open hood expresses the flow of cosmic energy within the human body. You also find tattoos that depict deeper meanings using modern symbols. A balloon rising in the air can indicate the need to let go. Sacred art in a broad sense can mean art that is precious and holds a deep significance. If anything has inspired you deeply, it can also become the theme of a unique tattoo. A tattoo showing a knotted leash can be a very personal and constant reminder of a loved pet that has passed away. Have a look at these tattoo designs.
A skull shape sits between banner texts in this colorful and macabre tattoo. The red-eye hollows pair well with the flashes of gold in the toothy skull face.
Sacred Cycle Of Life
The tree remains evergreen at the center. The cycle of life and death, symbolized by new leaves and falling leaves respectively, plays out on either side.
Sacred Purple Energy
Purple, the color associated with spirituality, shades this gorgeous flower tattoo. On the sides you see purple and black curvy lines making an intricate pattern.
Ancient Face Theme Tattoo
Intricately inked in shades of gray, this sculpture theme tattoo shows a one-eyed bearded face.
Three gorgeous white flowers float amongst blue spiral waves in this forearm tattoo. White is a symbol of purity.
Sacred Dragon Loop Tattoo
Styled in the form of a loop, this is a sacred dragon motif done with intricate inkwork. The dragon is considered sacred in Far Eastern cultures.
A pistol sits amidst stunning red and purple flowers, golden branches and a blue sky. The red-tipped green leaves add to the vibrance of the design.
Sacred Cobra Art
As the tattoo artist goes about his work, catch a glimpse of his sacred cobra tattoo symbolizing spiritual awakening.
Music Art Tattoo
You see a microphone surrounded by leaves and a rose in this design inked on the side of the neck.
Sacred Mexican Tattoo
This stunning tattoo showing a beautiful girl overlapping with a skull face celebrates the Mexican Day of the Dead.
Sacred Tribal Art Tattoo
Styled in a bold combination of black, blue and red, this tattoo of a masked face has a tribal feel.
Rain Heart Art
The flower umbrella with a red ribbon tied on its handle celebrates the rain in this cute tattoo design.
You see the shapely form of a fiery green chilly on the back of the neck. This quirky tattoo is surrounded by light red wavy patterns.
The leash is inked in a realistic manner in this tattoo inked in memory of a loved pet dog named ‘George’.
In this decorative foot tattoo running parallel with the sole, tendrils and leafy shapes combine with flowers and a pretty paisley motif.
Sacred Art Letting Go
Shaded in brilliant hues of magenta, orange and blue,this balloon tattoo is a reminder of the need to let things go.
Sacred Flow Tattoo
Lotuses, stars and butterflies float in a sea of elegant spiral waves. This remarkable full arm tattoo celebrates the sacred flow of life.
Mortal Sky Combat
Gray clouds spiral about the two fierce birds locked in a fearful fight unto death. Note the red drops signifying blood among the clouds.
The basic form of a circle combines with straight lines to create this stunning red and white balloon tattoo.
Three violet stars twinkle amongst pretty blue waves in this small and colorful tattoo design.
Sacred Rose Tattoo
Deep hued red roses bloom from a single stalk, while a hand holding a rose patterned flame rises from the center. Divine rays form the backdrop of the design.
Blue Bird Tattoo
A beautiful blue swallow with a golden underside flies amongst purple clouds. This tattoo celebrates the desire for flight.
Dragon Sacred Fortune Tattoo
In this exquisitely inked tattoo, you see a dragon of fortune surrounded by playing cards and coin stacks.