What is meaningful for one person is not for another. My aunt has two flowers that represent her children. A friend has a sunrise to represent a new beginning. My nieces and nephews have black ribbons because they lost their mother to brain cancer.
I'd get a flute with cherry blossoms coming out of it to symbolize my love for music and where I lived for a lot of my life. If you're going to get a tattoo, you'd have to get something that means something to you, not to others or something you really like.
If you are going to get a tatt, get one that means something to YOU. If somebody compliments you on it, and asks what it means, or why did you choose that, do you really want to have to say "cuz somebody on ask.com said to"?
This is a great question. So many tattoos have no significance, and that's a wasted opportunity.
I'm planning to start a cottage industry based on meaningful tattoos and will rent out space on my body to various organizations. After all, we wear T-shirts promoting everything from Bud Light to Microsoft, why not cash in on the tattoo craze? Right after Easter I'll get a tattoo across my forehead that says, "This advertising space for hire." Then I'll offer quadrants of my bald head for rent.
You may soon see me on the 6 o'clock news sporting ads for Diet Coke, Nike, Virgin Air, or Ask. When my head is covered I'll offer my arms, legs and body and will take to the streets wearing nothing but ink and a pair of Speedos.
I haven't patented this idea yet so anybody is welcome to join in. But you'll have to do it while the craze lasts. The tattoo removal industry in Australia is growing at the rate of 10% per annum.