for cayla's tattoo:: Lotus tattoo- The lotus flower is a timeless symbol of beauty, strength and wisdom. Like the flower, which must rise from mud before blossoming, we too can learn to trust the unseen path that leads to sunlight.
lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens. The lotus flower represents long life & health.
Lotus Blossom is a symbol of beauty, strength, and grace. The strong stem's connection to the flower represents an eternal, unbreakable bond between two people. Lotus flower means "overcoming all difficulties"