An important symbol in many religions throughout the world, the lotus flower has come to symbolize a great many things—most commonly purity and divine beauty. The flower’s unparalleled beauty is in stark contrast with its humble beginnings, where a tiny bud emerges from the muddy water’s bottom to bloom into one of nature’s most beautiful flowers.

This time we’ll spare you the usual long-winded introduction and get straight to the tattoos. Below is an amazing collection of some of the most captivating lotus flower tattoos you’re sure to enjoy. Let’s get started!