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Spiritual Tattoo: 20 Ideas And Their Meanings + Stunning Examples

  • Post last modified:18. June 2023
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If you are reading this you are probably looking for a spiritual tattoo just like me.

I am 25 now and have no tattoos so far, have also never seriously thought about getting one. But the current transit of the lunar nodes in Taurus and Scorpio pushes especially people with these planets into the right karmic direction! Therefore, get ready for positive strokes of fate in the next months until July 2023!

As a double Scorpio, I feel this universal energy and feel a strong desire for change. I want a spiritual tattoo that perpetuates my approach to life on my body. So I started looking for inspiration.

Today I’ll show you 20 ideas for spiritual tattoos, that I loved and that you’ll probably love too!


  1. Unalome Tattoo
  2. Snake Tattoo
  3. Angel Numbers Tattoo
  4. Chakras Tattoo
  5. Sanskrit Symbol Tattoo
  6. Zodiac Signs Tattoo
  7. Lotus Tattoo
  8. Ganesha Tattoo
  9. Spirit Animal Tattoo
  10. Goddess Tattoo
  11. Tiger Tattoo
  12. Tarot Tattoo
  13. Buddha Tattoo
  14. Egyptian Tattoo
  15. Spiritual Quote Tattoo
  16. Universe Tattoo
  17. Moon Tattoo
  18. Sun Tattoo
  19. Mindfulness and Meditation Tattoo
  20. Witchy Tattoo

Please comment down below (or on my Pinterest) on which spiritual tattoo idea you liked the most!

20 Spiritual Tattoo Ideas + 41 Stunning examples

(All credits go to their respective owners – I added links to each picture)

#1 Unalome Tattoo

Unalome is a symbol derived from Buddhism and is described as the sign for the path to enlightenment.

The path begins in the middle of the spiral part, this part represents us at birth.

The opening of the spiral to the left represents femininity and to the right masculinity. The spiral symbolizes the difficulties of life: the possible uncertainties, confusion and fears.

If one continues to walk the “path”, moving forward in life, one leaves the spiral and finds curves. These represent situations and changes or turning points in life from which we learn and which make us stronger. You get wiser over the years and progress until you get to know yourself and your highest purpose.

After the curves, a part appears in the form of a straight line, this symbolizes the time when one has really come to know oneself and has achieved wisdom. The dots at the end of the line, symbolize that after reaching the end of this path, where one is still in the real world, it is not known what comes next.

For me personally, Unalome symbolizes the path to one’s personal spiritual awakening.


#2 spiritual Snake Tattoo

The snake is a primal symbol, in almost all cultures it plays a major role in myths and traditions.

There are very few symbols that are so interpretative and versatile and have such a range of polyvalent meanings.

Thus, on the one hand, the snake meant life, renewal, rejuvenation, shedding, resurrection, and
on the other hand death, poison and destruction. It symbolized the creative power of the earth. It was
the companion of the Great Mother, mysterious like her, enigmatic, intuitive, an uncontrollable,
unlimited, inexhaustible life force

The snake is also connected to the underworld, had access to magic power and healing knowledge, was a symbol of power and wisdom and embodied the female logos, the wise word.

#3 Angel Numbers tattoo

Our angels always find new ways to contact us and remind us of their presence.

It is quite possible that you have repeatedly seen certain sequences of numbers in your life – on license plates, receipts, flight numbers, and of course on your phone – and these numbers are not just numbers, they are angel numbers.

They are angelic messages and calls to action.

Each angel number has a specific spiritual meaning that you can immortalize as a tattoo. This is a beautiful way to always remind you of your divine guidance.


#4 Chakras tattoo

Chakra refers to the connection points between the body and the astral body (energy body, invisible shell) of the human being.

Each of the seven major chakras vibrates in a basic color and is connected with certain organs and areas of the body.

The lower chakras, whose energies vibrate more slowly, are associated with the basic needs and emotions of the human being.

The finer energies of the upper chakras correspond to the higher mental and spiritual abilities of man. Our development as a person depends on our correct functioning.

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spiritual tattoo

#5 Sanskrit Symbol tattoo

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#6 Zodiac Signs tattoo

Even the Egyptians looked up to the stars when it came to fate, and believed that the stars on the day of birth determine the life but also the character. A zodiac tattoo embodies your characteristics and strengths and is the perfect choice for a spiritual tattoo if you have a deep connection to your zodiac sign.

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spiritual tattoo

#7 Lotus tattoo

There are several spiritual meanings of the lotus tattoo.

  • purity, loyalty, creativity and enlightenment

The lotus flower rooted in mud never gets dirty due to its surface texture. Dirt or liquid simply pearls off the leaves and blossoms. For this reason, the lotus flower is considered a symbol of purity, fidelity, creativity and enlightenment in Asian cultures.

  • religion and divinity

In Buddhist belief, the lotus is the symbol of religion. It also represents the path from the human to the divine.

  • clarity and perfection

The white lotus flower, also called Pundarika, has the meaning of clarity of mind or spiritual perfection. This is why the white lotus is attributed to the enlightened Buddha. White lotus flowers are therefore often found in combination with Buddha tattoos.

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Even if you are not very familiar with Indian religions, you have come across Ganesha at some point.
What I like very much about the Hindu teachings on gods is the basic idea of the one great god/the divine. In principle, all gods are just different aspects and representations, but at the same time always the great divine itself.

Ganesha is assigned the principles of wisdom, humor, and kindness. He is also considered to be the one who removes obstacles.

A saying goes:

“Do not tell your Ganesha how big your problem is, but tell your problem how big your Ganesha is.”

This means that there is no problem too big for Ganesha.

He is also considered a wise scribe, with a bit of mischievousness. He is the god of success and he represents wealth, prosperity, abundance and worldly happiness. Ganesha shows that external prosperity does not contradict spiritual wisdom. One never excludes the other.

#9 Spirit Animal tattoo

Spirit animals come from the shamanic tradition. They are personal companions in a spiritual sense and appear in animal form. They are considered guardians of a person, give them strength and accompany them on their paths.

A spirit animal can also appear in difficult situations or phases of life and support, advise and strengthen their protégé in this time.

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>>>Read my blog post about
your spirit animal according to your zodiac sign <<<

#10 Goddess Tattoo

With a spiritual goddess tattoo, you can express your connection to your feminine energy and inner goddess.

>>> Learn more about how to connect with your inner goddess in this post <<<

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#11 spiritual TIGER tattoo

The characteristics of the spirit animal Tiger are among the most powerful in shamanism. It is an important inspiration because it asks you to make a decision: Which path is the right one – the adapted one or the adventurous one?

The spirit animal meaning of the tiger wants to teach you that your creative power leads you on the life path of enthusiasm and freedom – courageous, serene, strong. But of course, this path also requires bravery and energy.

The spirit animal tiger has the meaning to convey wisdom and courage as a soul mate. An encounter with this powerful spirit brings you in contact with your passion, sensitivity and sensuality. It supports you in winning fights without hurting or disappointing other people.

The spiritual messages and abilities of the spirit animal tiger are:

  • let go of old habits that are not serving your highest purpose
  • strengthen creative forces
  • make decisions with the wisdom of the heart
  • bundle energies for important things
  • control negative emotions


Is there a special tarot card that always guides you on your life’s path? A card that appears over and over again or embodies significant moments of your life? You could take this as a template for your next spiritual tattoo!

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#13 Buddha Tattoo

In Buddhism, Buddha (“The Enlightened One”) not only refers to a person who has experienced Bodhi, but is above all the honorary name of the Indian founder of the religion Siddhartha Gautama, whose teachings founded the world religion of Buddhism. At the same time, a Buddha is the symbol of charity, care, wisdom and genuine love for all living things on earth.

Meaning of the Buddha at a glance

  • Inner balance
  • Distinct mind
  • Awakening
  • Enlightenment
  • Charity
  • Caring
  • Wisdom
  • Genuine love
  • Personal responsibility
  • Self-discipline
  • Remembrance of faith


Ancient Egypt with its myths, legends, curses, and divine pharaohs continues to fascinate countless people. It would be too much to go into all the symbols at this point, but I recommend you take a closer look at them!

#15 Spiritual Quote tattoo

Is there any spiritual quote that really reflects your spirituality and beliefs? Then you could use your spiritual quote for a tattoo!

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spiritual tattoo

#16 Universe tattoo

Since the beginning of time, the universe has been a source of fascination for humans. Whether you believe in astrology or believe that we are all connected to the energies of the cosmos, a spiritual universe tattoo could suit you!

#17 spiritual Moon tattoo

A moon tattoo can have many meanings, depending on how the tattoo ends up looking or what phase of the moon it represents.

In astrology, the moon is called the mirror to the soul and it represents fertility, romance and the female cycle.

The moon also plays an important role in Greek mythology: the three moon goddesses Hekate, Selene and Artemis reflect the three phases of the moon (waxing moon, full moon, waning moon) and thus a fulfillment and passing.

#18 spiritual Sun tattoo

Since ancient times, numerous myths revolve around the sun and in many cultures the sun has a very positive and spiritual symbolism. Without the sun there would be no life on earth and probably not us humans.

In astrology, the sun as a female principle stands for:

  • Willpower
  • Life
  • Light
  • Self-confidence
  • Pride
  • Courage
  • Heart
  • Circulation
  • Vitality
  • Spirit

The Sun shows the ability for personal commitment and raises questions of self-fulfillment.

The spiritual meanings of sun tattoos are the following:

  • Spiritual enlightenment
  • Announcement and revelation of God
  • Source of light, warmth and life
  • Knowledge and truth

#19 Mindfulness and Meditation tattoo

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#20 Witchy Tattoo

I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being.

Yoko Ono

What connects crystals, self-empowerment, nature-based spirituality, a fondness for herbs and tarot cards?
That’s right: witches.

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spiritual tattoo
spiritual tattoo

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My name is Elsa and I have been the face behind Spirithandbook for 3 years now. I hold a master's degree in psychology and combine the essence of the human mind with deeply rooted spirituality on my blog. Being Greek and German, whenever I'm not drinking coffee, I'm cuddling with my 3 cats Atlas, Cronos, and Gaia.

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Karin Carney

    I just started to read you things and I want to they are very inspiring and i.have learned a lot in just a short time. Plz continue the great work.

    1. Elsa

      love this comment! Keeps me going with this blog ♥

    1. Elsa

      Hi Karin,
      thank you so much. This means a lot to me! Love and light ♥

  2. Katherine

    At first I was planning to get myself a tattoo of tiger bc it is one of my favourite animals and it’s so strong and powerful, but then I somhow foud out your site and now I am completely convinced that tattoo of tiger isn’t just a tattoo but there is some deep meaning behind it and thank you so much for that… i love completely everything that i’ve read ❤️‍🔥❤️

    1. Bincy

      Thanks a bunch for your beautiful messages and knowledge shared 💞🙏 Inspired and happy. Please continue your great work.

      Lots of love

  3. Lavinia

    Love reading this, not sure what I want, some how love the number 13, I come from a family of 16, and I’m the 13th child,. I’m also a pisces,. ♥️♥️

    1. Elsa

      AAA I love pisces, my bestie is a pisces and we just match as scorpio-pisces combo!

      Maybe you can incorporate the 13 into a pisces design?

  4. Emily Williams

    Enjoying seeing all your posts on everything ty

    1. Elsa

      awwwwww thank you, Emily! Love and light to you and your loved ones ♥

  5. Dawne

    Not at all what I expected as “spiritual tattoos’ but thank you for sharing these. Talented artist though!, I liked #5 (Sanskrit Symbol) most!

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