SUN AND MOON BINDU The sun and moon motif is a popular icon for Tibetan Buddhism that has rich symbolism, from ‘mm’ sounding small symbol atop a seed syllable to crowning a stupa in gold and silver. These features represent the male - female, wisdom - compassion dichotomies, neither separable from the other. The round sun emblem is sometimes depicted as an upward swirl representing a Bindu crest, the seed of life aspiring heavenward.
Unalome: A Buddhist symbol for the journey to enlightenment. unalome tattoo "You start out without a direction (the spiral at the bottom), trying to figure out which way is up. www.schoolofawakening.net