Buddha Tattoos

Buddha, (also known as Siddhārtha Gautama) was born around 566 BC to a King and Queen of a small village in Nepal. At 29 years of age, having never left the kingdom Buddha realized that wealth and materialistic possessions did not guarantee happiness - so he set out to explore different philosophies, and ways of life outside his royal compound. After six years of exploration, self-examination, and meditation, Buddha went on to discover the “Four Noble Truths” which are the basic teachings of Buddhism. Although immortalizing the Buddha as a tattoo has long been discussed, his peaceful and serene image lends itself well to those who appreciate religious art.