My tattoo: Om Mani Padme Hum. A Buddhist mantra that roughly translates to, “Behold! The jewel in the lotus!" The symbols are letters of the Tibetan alphabet. From left to right, each syllable purifies you from pride, jealousy, desire, prejudice, possessiveness, and hatred.
Om mani padme hum .. a well known mantra (prayer) of Tibetan Buddhism that roughly translated means "Hail to the jewel in the lotus" ... it is thought to invoke compassion... It is commonly carved onto rocks or written on paper which is inserted into prayer wheels, said to increase the mantra's effects.