The Meaning of Flower Tattoos
Flower or floral tattoos are definitely one of the most common tattoo designs among tattoo enthusiast in the eastern as well as the western world. Flowers, plants, and trees may play a meaningful role as a stand-alone tattoo design, or be part of a larger tattoo combining several motifs.
Traditional Japanese or Chinese tattoos have been taken advantage of the beauty and the meaningfulness of floral tattoos for thousands of years, and in the western world flower tattoos seem to be especially popular around female tattoo enthusiasts.
The meaning of a flower tattoo may vary greatly depending on the type of flower, color, or position on the body. However, flower tattoos intrigue through beauty and meaning and are suitable for women as well as men of any age.
Here are some of the most common flower tattoo designs and their meaning:
The hibiscus flower tattoo is a typical Hawaiian tattoo design and is very popular around the Hawaiian islands, since the hibiscus is the official state flower of Hawaii. The Hibiscus flower comes in several colors: Pink, white, yellow, green, purple, red, blue, and orange ... more
Sunflower tattoos are not as common as other floral designs, but the intriguing petals with their bright yellow color may stand out and catch the eye of anyone immediately. The sunflower tattoo can be part of a larger tattoo designs, or work very well as a stand-alone design ... more
Don't let the name fool you! Violets come in several colors. Violet flowers are typically known for their heart-shaped leaves and of course the violet version of this beautiful plant is the most popular. The meaning of the Violet is associated with faithfulness, humility, and in some cultures even a symbol of peace.
The Daisy flower tattoo design stands for innocence, childhood, and chastity. Its meaning goes back to medieval times when most flowers were given a particular meaning and in Christianity the Daisy flower was associated with baby Jesus. The Daisy flower is a small flower best know for its white blossom.
The Iris flower (Iris is the Greek name for rainbow) comes in a rainbow of colors and with its three petals and and most popular color combination, purple and white, is one of the most beautiful flower tattoo designs and full of meaning ... more
The orchid flower tattoo is potent with meanings which can be pretty contrary. In the eastern world the orchid flower represents masculinity and stands for a very manly view. In the western world the orchid flower symbolizes beauty, grace, and esthetic as well as luxury, strength, and love in general ... more
The lily flower is one of the most common flower tattoo designs and its meaning is simple and straight forward. The lily flower stands for purity, innocence and chastity. The lily flower usually symbolizes purity but its meaning may vary greatly depending on the kind or color of the lily flower ... more
The lotus flower is not only a very popular tattoo design in the Japanese culture, India, and throughout the Asian world, the lotus flower has also become a central part in tattoo design all over the world. Tattoo artists and tattoo enthusiasts appreciate this graceful flower for it's beauty and meaning ... more
The rose tattoo is another old school, or traditional tattoo designs which has gained in popularity among the tattoo community over the decades, and just like the heart tattoo is often seen in combination with a dagger, skulls, swallow, or a banner that reads “MOM”, “MOTHER”, or any other name on it ... more
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