The lotus is the official flower of India. It represents long life, honor, and good fortune. It is also a symbol of triumph, since the lotus is rooted in the mud and can survive to regerminate for thousands of years. Even though it grows in mud, it remains pure and produces beautiful flowers. Thus, it symbolizes purity of heart and mind.
Simple but beautiful cherry blossom tattoo on the shoulder. The small branch with cherry blossoms is accompanied by a quote in Korean characters shows the oriental influence of the design which makes it even more unique.