Lotus flower tattoos have become increasingly popular as tattoos and represent different things to different people. Symbolically, the lotus is associated with spiritual enlightenment, beauty, faith, enlightenment, rebirth and different concepts from both Buddhism and Hinduism. The lotus symbolizes purity, since it rises out of the mud and blooms into a beautiful flower. It is said that the Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses often rest on the petals of the lotus flower, making it a symbol of divine birth or enlightenment. It can also be a symbol of hope and perseverance, as it blooms even though its roots are in murky waters. Some people get the lotus tattoo to symbolize their own personal journey towards a higher state of consciousness or enlightenment.