The symbol is a unalome, a representation of the journey to reach enlightenment. The path starts in the centre of the spiral, and as you continue up or down this path you are wandering, becoming more conscious of your surroundings. When you reach the top of the symbol (the straight line), you have reached enlightenment. Everyone's path is full of twists and turns, life isn't just one straight line #unalome #unalometattoo
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. Once you find your path, the rest of life is lived out with a series of ups and downs (the loops) until eventually you fade to nothing (the dots at the end)."
This card pretty much sums up the plot of my psychological thriller The Silver Tattoo: http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Tattoo-Laura-Treacy-Bentley-ebook/dp/B00C5K2542/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-2&qid=1419695919