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lotus.....The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment

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Lotus flower tattoo. The lotus flower grows in muddy, mucky, nasty water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind.

The lotus flower is a symbol of purity and enlightenment; it is the essence of human nature. Lotus tattoos are meant to represent life, new beginnings and the possibility of people growing to change into something beautiful.

I really really love this one... The phoenix symbolizes eternity and rebirth, and the lotus flower represents perfection and overcoming every difficulty.

lotus flower has become a symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life. lotus tattoos are also popular for people who have gone through a hard time and are now coming out of it.

Lotus Flower Tattoo- sorta like the meaning behind this, purity and rebirth, one site said "A thing that is striking about the lotus is that although it often grows in mud, and returns within it at night, it always flowers clean the following day." - beautiful!

Lotus tattoos are meant to represent life, new beginnings and the possibility of people growing to change into something beautiful

I don't know what it is that I love about this, maybe just how perfect the linework seems. But it would fit nicely along the side of my arm.

Despite growing in murky water, the lotus flower grows beautifully and perfect. A symbol of serenity and inner peace due to past troubles.