Unalome is originally a hindu symbol that graphically recalls Shiva’s third eye. It also represents the path to enlightenment in the Buddhist culture.
The spirals are meant to symbolize the twists and turns in life, whereas the straight lines illustrates the moment one reaches enlightenment or peace and harmony.
The dots often seen at the end of the symbol represent death, or the moment we fade to nothing.
Its general shape itself reminds of the rock pilings that shepherds and nomads used to mark out the paths they traveled.
Especially in Thailand, it is a predominant symbol in the Buddhist sacred tattoos. These traditional “Sak Yant” hold strong magic and bestow protection, power, wealth and charisma to their owner.