I had decided a while back that I was going to get this tattoo. There would be a bird on each side of my shoulders and the ribbons would have my children's names on them. The lock would have my son's birthday and inside the key my daughter's birthday.
symbol of detachment from worldly desires and illusions symbolizes purity and life ever renewed and revitalized when it peeks out of the muddy waters every morning It holds great importance in the East and is considered among the most sacred and beautiful flower. Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/lotus-flowers-symbol-tattoos.html