Unalome: A Buddhist symbol for the journey to enlightenment. unalome tattoo "You start out without a direction (the spiral at the bottom), trying to figure out which way is up. Once you find your path, the rest of life is lived out with a series of ups and downs (the loops) until eventually you fade to nothing (the dots at the end)."
The Lotus flower is a symbol commonly featured in eastern cultures, such as Egyptian, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The Lotus is a flower that grows in mud and blooms each morning fresh and clean as though it had never been in the mud at all. Each night the Lotus curls back into the mud, and this cycle continues each day.Of course, it's not a requirement for one to follow any of these eastern philosophies in order to get a Lotus flower tattoo.