The Tree of Life is one of those ideas that permeates culture, regardless of its origin. It has reached through multiple cultures, religions, and philosophies, and while it has different meanings in each culture, and different visual representation throughout the entire spectrum, the core concept is unchanging.
The Tree of Life represents the interconnections between all life, and it shows that all knowledge, hope, life, and love came from the same source.
It has many names throughout history, including the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the Tree of Immortality, and the Cosmic Tree. It is known to represent the largest ideas of human nature, like salvation, oneness, wisdom, abundance, progression, and eternity.
When a tattoo artist creates a Tree of Life, they usually draw the branches and roots of the tree as intertwining circles, which helps allude to the theme of cyclical life and progressive growth. These tattoos are usually deeply spiritual, and they tend to have true meaning to those who get them. The Tree of Life is perhaps the most well-known and easily recognizable symbol on the planet.
It is used in pop culture all the time, and it has many famous iterations, like the Tree of Souls found in the blockbuster movie ‘Avatar’.