Courtney Barnes, "The Best Orchid Pots," The Wall Street Journal (14 February 2014). From left: Gothic Arch Bowl, 5 inches tall, $24, shopterrain.com; and Aged Orchid Planter, 7 inches tall, $36, campodefiori.com. Photo by Stephen Johnson.
Unalome tattoos are first spiritual symbols. In Buddhism, they are the visual image of reaching enlightnment. The spiral means our struggle with life, while the straight line shows that we have finally found harmony.