Definitely the spiral tattoo reflects my over all experience of life here but the spiral isn't that pretty for a tattoo :-/ ~ a spiral shape fern of New Zealand. Symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.
It symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an "expression of the moment" In Zen Buddhist painting, ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create. i like it for this one.