Mandala represents the universe. Used as a spiritual teaching tool, establishes a sacred place, an aid for meditation, indicates a profound rebalancing process is underway in the psyche resulting in a more complex and better integraded personality.
Lotus tattoo by Paul Weisengoff. Lotus' stand for rebirth- overcoming your past and living for the beauty of today. I'm a better, happier, stronger person because of my past. I want this lotus to remind myself of my own strength and happiness.