The symbol unalome is very important in the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Even though there are some differences in meaning within the two faiths, in summary, the unalome represents the path to enlightenment or nirvana.
In Hinduism, unalome represents the third eye of the god Shivawhich aims to supervise and help remove all obstacles. The spiral at the bottom represents the lack of direction in life, and then a line full of nodes represents points that we must overcome to reach enlightenment.
Within Buddhism, its essential meaning follows the same principle, being a metaphor for the maturing of the human being during life. The center of the spiral represents the moment of birth and inexperience. The knots form symbols of infinity, representing mistakes and successes in life. The straight line represents maturation and the direction to nirvana. The dots represent enlightenment and the realization of full consciousness.
There are also differences with regard to masculine and feminine. In Buddhism, if the spiral is directed to the left, it is related to women, and to the right, related to men.
Besides the symbol itself, the tattoos can have several compositions. They are usually associated with elements linked to Buddhism and yoga, such as the symbol of the om, lotus flowers, or elements from nature.
Meaning of Unalome Tattoo:
- Remove obstacles
- Direction in life