symbol of detachment from worldly desires and illusions symbolizes purity and life ever renewed and revitalized when it peeks out of the muddy waters every morning It holds great importance in the East and is considered among the most sacred and beautiful flower. Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/lotus-flowers-symbol-tattoos.html
Small red lotus. This symbolizes the original nature of the heart (hrdaya). It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion, activity and all the qualities of the heart. It is the lotus of Avalokitesvara.