The symbol is a unalome, a representation of the journey to reach enlightenment. The path starts in the centre of the spiral, and as you continue up or down this path you are wandering, becoming more conscious of your surroundings. When you reach the top of the symbol (the straight line), you have reached enlightenment. Everyone's path is full of twists and turns, life isn't just one straight line #unalome #unalometattoo
Unalomes - You go through all of the complications and hardships of life (the twists and curves of the tattoo design) and eventually come out a changed person on a clear path. These are very simple. I like the more complex ones because I think they are better representations of me and my life.
Various Unalome Spiritual Symbols. In Buddhism they are the visual image of reaching enlightenment. The path starts at the center of the spiral, the other spirals represent the struggles in life one has, while the straight line at the top means that they have finally found harmony.
Unalome - A symbol of reaching enlightenment. The path starts in the middle of the spiral and continues as you wander through the spirals. Eventually you reach the end of your path (the straight line) meaning you have been enlightened.