Nature-inspired Tattoo Design Ideas

By | January 25, 2014

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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. ― Rachel Carson, Silent SpringNature, to some people, is nothing more than the air, trees, mountains, and animals, however, to some, it is more than what meets the eye. For those who have the ability to relate with the divine powers that it possesses, there would be nothing more worth seeking. There is a reason we refer to creation as “Mother Nature”; the way she nurtures us all, provides for us, and heals us, is miraculous in the true sense.

Have you experienced a magical reformation when you escape into the realms of nature? The warmth of the sun, the freshness of the green grass, and the soothing silence while sitting next to a lake; doesn’t it feel as if all the troubled voices within have calmed down, as if you were lost in the chaotic world of concrete and metal, and now you have come home to the heavenly solace found only in nature’s lap? Although we have―much later―realized the irreversible damage done to this indispensable source of life, at least we have now substantiated its value through gratification. Perhaps, that is the reason why many people these days are wandering through nature’s path to discover their identity, their true inspiration in life. Nature-inspired tattoo designs are therefore, much in vogue.

Tattoo Designs Inspired by Nature

Nature―the ultimate source of life itself―when compiled with art, and that too body art, brings forth a majestic masterpiece. Not only are such tattoo designs delightful to the eyes, they are also a powerful source of strength, hope, faith, and renewal. When one ponders over the different facets that nature is made up of, there is nothing that can be defined as “uninspiring”. Right from dawn to twilight, from birth to death, from the roots of the trees to the birds that fly high up in the sky, multiple references connect to us in different ways, or perhaps we relate to them differently.

Have a look at some beautifully unusual tattoo designs inspired by elements that form life, … that form us.

The following images have been provided by Tatau Tattoo Studio

The tattoo designs displayed above are just some of the many creative ways to ink your inspirational source from the pure essence of life. There are many who choose to ink flowers and trees. These tattoos have gained popularity, especially since a lot of people are becoming aware of their spiritual significance. Take the lotus flower for instance, which plays a significant role in Buddhism and Hinduism. However, when choosing a tattoo design inspired by life, and not religion, one must introspect―how do you connect with nature? Which element inspires you?

How Does Nature Inspire You?

How will you choose “your” design? What is it about nature that inspires you? Is it the freedom of the birds, the mightiness of the mountains, the ferociousness of wild animals, or the stability of the sky-high trees? If you ask me this question, I think what inspires me the most is the growth of plants. I have a money plant kept on my office desk, and whenever I feel stressed or worn out, I just look at it. It’s amazing how observation has the power to reveal some extraordinary aspects of ordinary things around us.

The other day, I walked into my office cubicle one morning to be welcomed by a new, shimmery leaf. The amazing part was that when one leaf turns yellow, it is always followed by the emergence of a young leaf. How does that inspire me? This small plant made me realize that nature always encourages growth and renewal, if given its due share of care. When I’d see an old leaf yellowing I’d freak out, wondering why this would happen in spite of religiously caring for the plant. But as I waited and observed, I understood that the old always makes way for the new.

This is so much like how our lives are, isn’t it? We worry, try to control things, come up with various ways to manipulate nature according for our comfort, and in the process, have created a mess. What we need to do now is to connect with its renewing powers. Tattoos are a brilliant source of constant inspiration, that gives you a lasting impression of nature’s mystical force. When these inspirations are translated through creative designs, and a short quote perhaps, it will surely turn out to be a beautiful reminder that’ll keep you connected to your roots… by remaining on you forever.

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