A lotus to represent a new beginning, or going through a struggle and emerging from that struggle and becoming a symbol of strength. The symbol "Om" from the Buddhist mantra to stand for love, kindness and protection...this symbolism is also said to purify hatred and anger.
:Got my tattoo back in 2010 & many friends have told me it has been circle-ing the Pinterest world. Decided to make an account so I can upload the original and tell people what it means to me. "My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26 http://amorestef.blogspot.com/2011/02/ggpwn3d-7-failing-flesh.html