lotus flower tattoo to cover up my old life tattoo. A lotus to represent a new beginning, or a hard time in life that has been overcome. Love this! Definitely gone through a hard time, and I've emerged out of the mud.
Buddhist Lotus Flower (Padma) According to Buddhist principles, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiement of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once enlightenment has been reached their heart becomes a lotus in bloom.
What is the significance of the lotus? What does the lotus mean? The lotus grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's most literal meaning:rising above the murk to achieve enlightenment.
This lotus drawing is the exact shape I want for my lotus tattoo. I love the complexity and the fullness in the petals as a line drawing. It's been hard finding a lotus with vertical symmetry. This with an om in the front center petal would be perfect.