People get spiritually symbolic tattoos for different reasons. They have become popular because of the special meanings they represent. These images are undeniably a great influence in a person’s beliefs and the way he or she wants to be perceived. Because every symbol has its own meaning, it is very important that you understand what your chosen design represents, as well as the story it tells. If you want more than a simple work of art and craving for deeper spiritual meaning in your tattoo, then perhaps one that shows strength, love, or inner peace would be perfect for you.
There are many symbolic tattoos, but in this post we will focus on designs that are intended to create a special connection between one’s mind and soul, as well as to represent a state of harmony and peace. Yes, we are talking about chakra tattoos.
Humans have seven different chakras with seven specific functions, too. The concept of chakra, even the word itself originates from India. Although some argue that it actually came from Tanzania and associated with a sacred mountain there that symbolizes life, starting from its bottom all the way to the top.
The seven chakras have their own symbols and colours that are specific to them. Of course the meaning of the tattoo you’ll get also depends on which of the seven you choose. You may decide to get just one part or all seven of them.
The Root Chakra or Muladhara symbolizes a connection to one’s material security. It also represents your coming to terms with your senses and dealing with any fear.
The Sacral Chakra or Swadhisthana represents one’s primal understanding of their sexuality. This is also a symbol of moving on and leaving behind all the pains of a past relationship, an addiction, and more.
The Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura is often worn by someone who possesses personal power. This is perfect for those who have discovered their own power to heal, get over any obstacles, and just focus on the positive things in the world.
The Heart Chakra or Anahata is preferred mostly by women because it symbolizes their connection to love for their children, parents, siblings, and friends.
The Throat Chakra or the Vishudha symbol shows one’s connection to the source and also promotes the idea of resolutions. This is an ideal choice for people who have already found inner peace.
The Third Eye Chakra or the Ajna is among the most popular chakra tattoos because it can be interpreted in various ways. It represents spiritual connection, visual manifestation, and insight.
The Crown Chakra or the Sahasrara tattoo means purity and being at one with everything. Those who choose this tattoo have a unique perception that is said to reach beyond time and space.
They say that those who get chakra tattoos utilize the symbols to represent them as well as keep them in line with the mind and body state that they hope to achieve.