Discover the different meanings of the flower tattoo – 40 ideas in photos
The flowers are an inspiring theme for all artists and for tattoo artists they are a well of unlimited inspiration. The kingdom of flowers is rich in shapes and colors beautiful and unusual. They tempt us and make us dream. There is almost no flower that has not been used as inspiration for a certain legend or story. As for floral designs they are different – colorful, monochrome, discreet or with an impressive size. The places of the body that we like to tattoo with pretty flowers are many. But for women the most common locations for a flower tattoo are the shoulder, the back, the foot, the wrist, the neck and of course the ribs. Other original locations are the fingers, the edges of the ears, the lower part of the foot. Head tattoos are a daring choice that lets the tattoo artist trigger his inspiration and show off all his talent. But see which are the most tattooed flowers among these pretty princesses of nature and what is their meaning:
A large flower tattoo on the back that attracts attention with its shapes and colors
The rose – she is the queen of flowers, a beautiful who does not hide its charm and beauty and who blooms its scent to disarm us even more and make us admire and worship his nature. What does it symbolize? Of course its first meaning is that of passionate love, especially if it is red. It is also the symbol of hope, happiness and beauty. The color and type of the pink tattoo is also important to understand its meaning. If the rose has thorns it indicates the deep melancholy or sadness of the wearer. The white rose means a pure and innocent love, the yellow can help you when you want to ask someone’s forgiveness, the lilac rose – to show a girl your unexpected feelings.
Flower tattoo with mandala elements with black ink
The lotus which is the great mythological symbol of the East. The lotus is a truly extraordinary plant whose roots and stems are submerged in muddy water but whose corolla appears above the surface of the water. This type of particular growth defines the meaning of the lotus. It symbolizes purity and the capacity for transformation. It still means enlightenment and spiritual vigilance. The lotus is now everywhere – on the doors and walls of yoga studios, on books that teach us meditative techniques and so on. With its multitude of petals that open and move upwards, it is a magnificent symbol and a beautiful flower that inspires all visual arts enthusiasts.
Poppy flower tattoo on the forearm
The flowers of the cherry tree. Japanese cherry is an important symbol of Japanese mythology. It blooms for a very short period of time and everyone celebrates the return of bloom after the long winter. Many tourists visit the land of the rising sun to participate in the traditional cherry festival. A tattoo with branches of cherry blossom symbolizes the ephemerality of life and beauty but also fertility, love and spring. The falling cherry blossoms are a pretty symbol of birth, death and rebirth. During the Second World War the Kamikaze pilots flew away carrying cherry blossom branches. Despite the different meanings attributed to cherry, these trees remain the most beloved plants in Japan.
Pretty lotus tattoo in spectacular colors and 3D effect
The lily. Like the lotus, the lily symbolizes purity and spirituality. Its meaning varies in different countries and regions. In ancient Egypt the flower is linked to fertility. Ancient Greece links it to divine femininity. According to legends she is the daughter of Hera, the queen of the gods. The different designs of tattoos mean different things as for example the tiger lily is linked to prosperity, the orange lily symbolizes the desire, the red lily – the passion, the pink lily – the tenderness, the white lily – the pure love and innocence. In many countries the lily is a flower that is obligatorily present at weddings and which symbolizes eternal love.
Pretty flower tattoo on the leg
The sunflower. With its yellow crown it is a favorite pattern for tattoo artists and flower tattoo fans. Most sunflower tattoos are much larger and brighter than other floral images on the skin. Sunflower is a plant that turns its radiant corolla towards the sun. For this reason it means the ability to take advantage of the opportunity and achieve one’s goals. Traditionally sunflower is linked to luck and success. All flowers in yellow color are associated with warmth, friendship, good mood and sometimes jealousy. But you must know how to differentiate messages as appropriate. Do not be afraid to make unconventional choices when you want to show your affection.
Artistic tattoo on the shoulder – design in black ink
Orchid – a flower that is gaining popularity and is very popular worldwide. There are many species – more than 20 000. Artists take advantage of this variety of flower shapes to recreate it and give it a new lifestyle that is much longer. But what do the different colors of the orchid mean? The red orchid means passion and desire but also courage and power. Orange – enthusiasm, bravery and pride. The yellow orchid represents friendship, joy and new beginnings. The green orchid represents good fortune, blessing and good health. Blue orchids symbolize everything that is rare and precious. Purples – admiration, respect and dignity, while white – humility, innocence, elegance and beauty.
Lotus flower tattoo that flourishes
Nice floral design for the back
Cherry blossom tattoo
Old school red pink tattoo