Actress Jessica Alba has a number of tattoos, but unlike other celebrities, she doesn’t like to talk about them. One of the first tattoos she received was the Sanskrit word for “lotus,” a flower that represents spiritual beauty. In 2016, during her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actress revealed the reason for getting this tattoo.
Alba admitted she had just broken up with her boyfriend (who happens to be a celebrity, but she refused to reveal his name), and she got this urge to get a tattoo, partly as a rebellious act, since the guy was anti-tattoos. According to her, she felt as if she had rediscovered herself after this breakup, and that’s what the lotus stands for.