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Buddhism Body Art Project: Endless Knot

Endless Knot Tattoo


The Buddhism Body Art Project is a gallery of Buddhist-themed tattoos sent in by About.com readers and others.
Endless Knot Tattoo

The Endless Knot, sometimes called the Knot of Eternity, is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols.

Owner: William S. Hamilton Photo: Ben Gertzfield Artist: Tala, Black and Blue Tattoo, San Francisco

The Eternal Knot, with its lines flowing and entwined in a closed pattern, represents dependent origination and the interrelation of all phenomena. It also signifies cause and effect and the union of compassion and wisdom.

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