Yin Yang tattoos, also known as Taijitu, is composed of two sides. The black side is Yin while the white side is Yang. It depicts the extremities in this world and the reverse side of everything. However, this does not indicate that it is a negative symbol but rather a very significant symbol in Chinese culture. It portrays the two opposing sides of male and female as well as its oneness and balance. The female side is Yin while the male side is Yang. Yin has a black dot in the middle and yang has a white dot in the middle. Both sides are always in equal sizes.
Best Yin Yang Tattoo Designs and Ideas
1. Tattoo For Men
The tattoo artist did a really good job in blending the shades.
2. Winged Yin Yang Tattoo
This design is done in spiky patterns.
3. Cool Yin Yang Symbols
Chinese people have high regard for yin yang tattoos.
4. Yin Yang Tattoo For Girls
The yin yang symbol is actually a combination of dragon and phoenix.
5. Yin Yang Tattoo On Wrist
The symbol of yin yang is composed of two equal parts with contrast colors – black and white.
6. Tattoo Designs On Arm
The yin yang tattoo has two sides, the black side is the Yin while the white side is the Yang.
7. Yin Yang Designs
Yin and Yang are contrasting with each other but the Chinese believed that they attract each other.
8. Yin Yang Tattoo Ideas
Tattoo designs with unique meaning are very popular nowadays.
9. Creative Yin Yang Tattoo
According to Chinese culture, when the Yin and Yang attract each other, they create the five elements – earth, metal, wood, water, and fire.
10. Yin Yang with a Star
The Chinese have a belief that all the things in this universe can either be a Yin or a Yang.
11. Yin Yang Tattoos For Friends
The Yin Yang tattoo is the best choice if you are looking for a design that depicts balance between two contrasting forces.
12. Yin Yang Tattoo On Shoulder For Men
Yin Yang tattoos can be worn in any part of the body.
13. Leg Tattoo
This tattoo has a combination of floral, spiral and geometric designs.
14. Colorful Tattoo
The standard colors of Yin Yang tattoo are black and white but it can also be worn in black and red.
15. Behind the Ear Tattoo
The classic design of Yin Yang tattoo is a circular shape with black and white color.
16. Amazing Yin Yang Tattoos
The idea of Yin Yang wherein two contrasting forces should have harmony is not restricted to the Chinese culture only but also for other cultures.
17. Amazing Yin Yang Tattoos
A lot of people love this tattoo because it has an amazing design and deep meanings.
18. Cute Yin Yang Tattoo
A red and white version of yin yang tattoo that looks like a small bug.
19. Yin Yang Elemental
Thi is a majestic tattoo which shows the hot side of fire being cold down by fire.
20. Cool Ying Yang Tattoos
This tattoo symbolizes harmony and balance.
21. Yin Yang Tattoos For Men
The yin yang tattoo is a tradition in the Chinese culture.
22. Yin Yang Tattoo Images
This tattoo teaches us to work together even if our ideologies and perceptions differ from each other.
23. Yin Yang Tattoo Image
The sun and moon are a good example of two opposing sides.
24. Best Yin Yang Tattoos
This tattoo consists of various patterns with the sun and the moon on the middle.
25. Yin Yang Tattoo For Men
This is a very detailed representation of Yin Yang tattoo.
26. Small Yin Yang Tattoo
This tattoo shows the significance of having a well-balanced life.
27. Attractive Yin Yang Tattoo
Whether you are young or old, a yin yang tattoo is best for you since it does not look inappropriate.
28. Best Tattoos
What a perfect combination!
29. Floral Tattoo Design
This floral tattoo is well designed and looks spectacular.
30. Yin Yang Dragon
There’s always a story behind every tattoo.
31. Cool Yin Yang Tattoos
Tattoos represent the character and the personality of the wearer.
32. Yin Yang Tattoos Designs And Ideas
Most people are searching for a unique tattoo with a significant meaning.
33. Day and Night
Chinese philosophy teaches us that there should be balance in our lives so that we can become successful.
34. Shoulder Tattoo
Yin yang has a circular shape which also means that life is like a circle.
35. Images of Yin And Yang Tattoos
This tattoo depicts fire and water.
36. Japanese Tattoo
In this back tattoo, the yin yang is combined with some Japanese writings and a Cherry tree.
37. Matching Tattoo
A person who has a Yin Yang tattoo has a strong personality.
38. Tree Tattoo
This is a complicated design that can definitely catch someone’s attention.
39. Yin Yang Tattoo On Wrist
One of the things that are remarkable about yin yang tattoos is that one can’t live without the other, just like the husband and wife or day and night.
40. Yin Yang Black Tattoo
Some people choose to place the white side of the tattoo at the top and the black side on the bottom.
41. Yin Yang Mandala Design
The concept of Yin Yang indicates that two opposing elements can work together.
42. Simple Yin Yang Tattoo
This is one of the tattoo designs that can surely get noticed by anyone.
43. Half Sleeve Tattoo
In the Chinese culture, Yin Yang tattoos have a deeper meaning.
44. Exotic Mandala Tattoo
The Yin Yang tattoo is a classic and simple design that can be blended with other designs.
45. Yin Yang Tattoo On Shoulder
Yin and Yang are completely opposite yet they are drawn to each other.
46. Fire and Water
Yin is cooler, softer and slower while Yang is hotter, quicker, and more aggressive.
47. Incredible Yin Yang Tattoos
In order to have a well-balanced life, the qualities of Yin and Yang must have the exact proportion.
48. Japanese Koi Fish Tattoo
Ying-yang Koi Tattoo represents the zodiac symbol of Pisces.
49. Creative Ying Yang Tattoos
This tattoo represents the balance in nature.
50. Sunflower Yin Yang
If you are planning to have a Yin Yang tattoo then be sure to do some research in order to know its meaning.
51. Yin Yang Tiger And Dragon Tattoo Style
The mighty dragon is facing the fearful tiger in this traditional Chinese tattoo.
52. Matching Leg Tattoos
A perfect tattoo for best friends.
What does a Yin Yang Tattoo mean?
Yin Yang symbolizes perfect balance. Apparently, the entire idea of Chinese philosophy originated from this concept. For instance, the evil can create an imbalance without the good. Yin and Yang represent various meanings including dark-light, earth-sky, passive-active, matter-spirit, female-male, tiger-dragon, north-south, winter-summer, receptive-creative, down-up, water-fire, shade-sunlight, valleys-mountains,moon-sun, death-life, even numbers-odd numbers, cold-heat and many more. Generally, Yin is associated to shade which means the night while Yang is the sunlight which is the day.
Yin Yang Symbolic Designs and Their Meanings
Classic Yin Yang Design
As mentioned above, this symbolizes contrasting forces but complementary with each other. It is very important to have balance in everything.
Yin Yang Lotus Design
When the Yin Yang is surrounded with lotus, it becomes a potent balancing symbol. For Buddhists, the lotus represents the holy seat of the Buddha. For the Chinese, the lotus represents purity and perfection. When the lotus is combined with Yin Yang, it becomes the focal point of the mind, body and spirit.
Yin Yang Eye Design
The symbolic Yin Yang Eye design expresses the internal and external view of balance as well as the wearer’s vision of peace.
Yin Yang Heart Design
When the Yin Yang Tattoo is shaped as a heart, it depicts the truest and most precious virtues of all which is love.
We hope that you have enjoyed these beautiful and artistic designs of Yin Yang tattoos. With your creativity, you can turn this magnificent symbol into a more mind blowing design. Always remember that having a balance in life is very important. Most tattoo lovers depict this tattoo by having a phoenix and a dragon tattoo.
Hey readers! I’m Jeffrey and your tattoo artist of the day;) I have been drawing and painting my whole life, and after graduating high school I decided it was time for a bigger challenge and I started drawing on people. I’m so fortunate I got to express my creativity through my body art and even more so to share my passion with my now wife Emilie. She started working with me in my tattoo shop as a piercer and I started writing about and photographing, my creations on this blog. I love to hear from you and hope you enjoy our work together!