"this is why i want a lotus tattoo" <~~~~ This is why I got a lotus tattoo. (Unfortunately in my case people just copied my exact tattoo not knowing or caring about the meaning behind it.) but it is a very powerful statement and I still love what it represents.
Since there is now a massive scar where I was planning to put my next tattoo, I need to come up with something new. And, I've come to be made up of scars and flaws over the last few years (physical and emotional), and it's hard to accept, but that is who I am.