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.
by Kevin Dyer ... Just love his art! Scottish Thistle The Official Emblem of Scotland http://castpaper.com/index.php?main_page=product_info=10_id=12 Legend has it, that in the 9th century, when the Norse were often raiding Scotland, a group of vikings tried to sneak up on a group of sleeping Clansmen. They had removed their shoes to creep quietly but stepped on thistles and cried out in pain. The alerted Scots made them pay.