32 Spiritual Buddha Tattoo Designs

Tattoos today use a wide variety of themes to encompass across a truly diverse range of human emotions. Specific categories of tattoos have emerged which symbolize specific but interrelated sets of emotions. Buddha tattoos are a special category of tattoos which are loosely based on and around the philosophy of Buddha and Buddhism, and have profound symbolic meanings.

Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher, believed to have been lived in present-day India, whose teachings gradually led to the advent of Buddhism in India and subsequently to other distant parts of the world. The philosophy and thoughts of this great thinker is believed and respected by millions of Buddhists and non-Buddhists all over the world today. This creates the basis for bringing the figure of Buddha into the world of tattoos. Although it can be used as a simple fashion statement, mostly the people who get Buddha tattoos are influenced by his life and thoughts, at least to a small extent. If you’re thinking about getting a Buddha tattoo, getting a glimpse of his thoughts and character will undoubtedly be help you in carrying the full meaning of your tattoo with your attitude. The world will never forget great men like Buddha who enlightened us on how to live a true life. Try to make Buddha a part of your character and not just the body.

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Buddha

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Buddha

Buddha

Back

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Back

Back

Shoulder

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Shoulder

Shoulder

Forearm

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Forearm

Forearm

Dhyan

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Dhyan

Dhyan

Collection

The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.

Collection

Collection

Favourite

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.

Favourite

Favourite

Nice

If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Nice

Nice

Neat

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.

Neat

Neat

Good

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Good

Good

Finger

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Finger

Finger

Mahatma

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Mahatma

Mahatma

Fabulous

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Fabulous

Fabulous

Great

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Great

Great

Inspiration

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Devoting

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Devoting

Devoting

Buddha Tattoo

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

Buddha Tattoo

Buddha Tattoo

Buddha Throne

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

Buddha Throne

Buddha Throne

Veer

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

Veer

Veer

True

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.

True

True

Back Tattoo

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Back Tattoo

Back Tattoo

Projeto

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Projeto

Projeto

Leg Tattoo

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

Leg Tattoo

Leg Tattoo

Nirvana

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Nirvana

Nirvana

Thai Buddha

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Thai Buddha

Thai Buddha

Right Shoulder

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.

Right Shoulder

Right Shoulder

Beauty

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

Beauty

Beauty

Enlightening

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

Enlightening

Enlightening

Fantastic

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

Fantastic

Fantastic

Calm

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.

Calm

Calm

Peace

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.

Peace

Peace

Devine

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.

Devine

Devine

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  • Ben Stuart

    Really nice, designs here, with some great colours.

  • Marie

    These are such great designs. I like all of these but I would prefer them to be in smaller designs. ^^

  • Prabha

    The Finger tattoo design of buddha is very small and also looking so cute on the finger.

  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    These are very beautiful tattoos of buddha. Every design is very beautiful.

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    Buddha tattoos are a special category of tattoos which are loosely based on and around the philosophy of Buddha and Buddhism