In Buddhism: Lotus :This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment. Can't wait for my lotus tattoo:)
Tibetan Buddha Eyes Symbol The material eyes are the two eyes which see the outer world while the inner eyes, or the one which sees the Dhamma is the one in the middle of the two material eyes. This inner eye is also known as the urna.
Phoenix with a lotus tattoo. *(needs better lotus) Great concept tho? A lotus grows from deep mud. The deeper the mud the bigger and more beautiful the bloom. The Phoenix is reborn and risen from the ashes of his past life!