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The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. 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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What Does a Lotus Flower Tattoo Symbolize? We Have the Answer

The color of the flower also contributes symbolically, like the white lotus means purity and transcendence; pink lotus signifies the supreme One, the Great Buddha and Goddess Lakshmi; the red lotus expresses compassion and passion; blue signifies the supremacy of the eternal over the temporal. Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/lotus-flowers-symbol-tattoos.html

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