The art of tattooing has become very popular in recent years, however, the art is thousands of years old. Previously only some cultures emphasized that members of the tribe or community get themselves tattooed with certain designs. However, with the resurgence of the tattoo art, many people from all over the world now sport single or multiple tattoos.
Some tattoo designs are chosen for the aesthetic appeal that they have, while some others are chosen for the meanings attached to them or for some sentimental values. It is the flower tattoo designs, which fall under both the categories. For example, a person in love may choose to get a rose tattoo and dedicate it to a loved one, while there may be someone else who may opt for a rose tattoo in remembrance of a loved one. On the other hand, a rose tattoo may also be chosen for the sheer beauty of the flower. When one starts looking for flower designs for a tattoo, the pictures are difficult to come by. Hence, here is an attempt to present some design pictures, which will help you in deciding a tattoo design for yourself.
Flower Tattoo Designs
Apart from the meanings attached to different flowers, there are many other reasons why people opt for flower tattoos. For some people, it is the color of the flowers, which is scintillating, while for others it is the look of the flower. Having said that we will now see some interesting designs of flower tattoo for women as well as men.
Aster Flower Tattoo
They are among the most beautiful flowers on the face of this earth. Not only are they very pretty and cute, but they are also romantic flowers and simply feminine. Often people born in the 9th month of the year tend to get this flower tattooed, similarly, people who have a particular occasion that happened in the 9th month also opt for this tattoo design, to treasure the memories of the month.
If you have been married for 20 years and would like to commemorate the occasion, then this is the flower that you would want to opt for. They are often used to make tattoos on the feet, shoulders and back. They may be combined with a vine or also with butterflies to give it a unique touch.
Carnation Flower Tattoo
Carnation flowers are often referred to as 'Flowers of the God' and many times as 'Flowers of Love'. These flowers are sometimes a part of somber occasions as well as happy occasions. These flowers are said to be the flowers of the first wedding anniversary. Hence, it is not uncommon to see couples getting themselves identical carnation flower tattoos.
People born in January also choose to tattoo carnations on themselves as they are the flowers of January. People often choose to get a single carnation along with the stem tattooed on their leg or also on their forearm or back. Getting only a carnation flower may not be the best idea for a carnation tattoo.
Cherry Blossom Flower Tattoo
The cherry blossoms are popular not only in Japan, but also in China. Most of us are aware of the meaning attached to the cherry blossoms in Japan, where it depicts the ever changing nature of life and that life is also very short. There are many cherry blossom tattoo designs for girls from which one can choose. The designs are often of the different varieties of the cherry blossom flowers.
If you are looking for a bigger tattoo design, then you want to consider a cherry blossom tree tattoo. It is not uncommon to see a man getting a cherry blossom tattoo along with the face of the love of his life.
Chrysanthemum Flower Tattoo
Confucius had a special liking for the chrysanthemum, as he often used it as an object for meditation. If you are a perfectionist, then this is a flower for you. People born in November may choose to get a chrysanthemum tattooed. Often couples opt for a chrysanthemum to celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary.
Other than the 13th anniversary, couples also choose to get identical chrysanthemum tattoos to show their love for one another. The flowers are available in different colors and can be used to make a tattoo. It is often seen that the chrysanthemum is used as a filler for a larger tattoo design.
Flower Vine Tattoos
If you have to take a look at flower tattoo design pictures, then you will have a number of women sporting this tattoo. It is because of the fact that this tattoo design offers a lot of versatility. Not only are there a number of vine designs to choose from, but also a number of flowers to choose from.
Different vines and their combination with different flowers have different meanings attached to them. Therefore, you will have to look for the different meanings attached to the different vines and flowers before deciding on anyone of them. Flower vine tattoos are often made on the leg or on the sides along the ribs. Likewise they may also be used to make anklets or bracelets as well.
Gladiolus Flower Tattoo
It is the shape of leaves, from where the plant gets its name. If you are looking for a romantic flower other than the rose, then it has to be a gladiolus. Apart from symbolizing romance, it also stands for moral integrity, strength, infatuation, etc., along with inner strength, self-confidence and calmness.
If you are born in August, then you may want to consider the gladiolus flower tattoo. There are many interesting combinations of the gladiolus flower tattoo. One of the most commonly used is its combination with a wolf. It may also be combined with butterflies and vines. A single gladiolus flower makes for a perfect design for the ankle or below the collarbone.
Hibiscus Flower Tattoo
One of the popular flower designs for men and women are hibiscus tattoos. These flowers have a very short life and also are very delicate, therefore, there are many people who choose this tattoo design.
If you want to reiterate your love for your loved one, then you can make use of this tattoo design. This design is often made on the back. It can also be used as a design for the inner wrist. Many a time it is also combined with a vine to make a larger tattoo design.
Iris Flower Tattoo
If you are looking for an uncommon tattoo design, then you will want to consider an iris flower tattoo. There is a belief, that the Greek Goddess Iris was able to transport a woman's soul to the underworld, hence, it is associated with death and in some cases, is also looked upon as a messenger of the God's.
It is not uncommon to see women sporting this tattoo on their lower backs, shoulder blades and thighs. An idea would be to combine the iris flower with a rainbow. You may choose to combine the iris flower with other forces of nature like the stars, moon, waves, etc. If you believe in angels and fairies then you may want to use it to make a tattoo.
Jasmine Flower Tattoo
One of my personal favorites is the jasmine flower. The name has its origin in Arabic, where the word is Yasmin and the meaning of which is 'Gift from God'. Jasmine is often considered as a symbol for mothers. If you want to make a tattoo to honor your mother, then this is the right choice.
According to me the best jasmine tattoo design is to use the flower in its most original form. Alternately, you can use shading for the petals and leaves and place it on the ankles, lower back or on the inner wrist.
Lotus Flower Tattoo
Are you the spiritual kinds and would want a tattoo design on those lines? Then you may want to consider a lotus flower tattoo. In a number of cultures in the East, the lotus flower has spiritual significance. There are a number of tattoo designs, that one can come up with using the lotus flower.
Some people prefer the bud of the flower as a tattoo design, while there are others who would rather have the flower depicted emerging up from mud in a pond. Difference can be made to the design by having birds and bugs flitting around the flower. Some people choose to combine a lotus tattoo with natural elements like beams of light, fire, stars, etc. Often a larger canvas is used to make the tattoo.
Orchid Flower Tattoo
Manliness is the attribute often given to orchid flowers. It makes for a magnificent tattoo design. According to some it is the perfect combination of masculinity and femininity.
In other words, a couple can also choose to get a tattoo made using an orchid flower design. Other than combining other elements with the tattoo design, you may choose to color the tattoo in different colors. It is commonly seen that people use this tattoo design on their shoulders, back or side arm.
Peony Flower Tattoo
Peony flowers are widely used as an inspiration to make tattoos. The peony flower is often associated with good fortune, prosperity and wealth. If you have the devil-may-care attitude, then you would probably want to consider a peony tattoo. Sometimes the flower is also known as a 'rose without thorns'.
In some cultures, the flower is associated with Mother Mary. Often deep red is used to make a tattoo design. However, some other colors like white, pink and yellow can also be used to make the tattoo. More often than not, this tattoo adorns the lower back or legs of a person, however, it may also adorn the arm or the shoulder.
Poppy Flower Tattoo
If you are looking for a feminine flower tattoo, then poppy flower tattoo is the one for you. The different colors of the poppy flower have different meanings attached to them. Often the flower in its most natural form is used to make a tattoo.
It can be converted into a vine tattoo, if you want a large tattoo. Many women prefer to add butterflies or their own initials or the initials of their loved ones with the poppy flower. Upper arms, ribs or legs are where these tattoos are often placed.
Rose Flower Tattoo
We are all aware of the meanings associated with the rose. It is one of the most widely used flowers to make a tattoo. Some people choose to get a single rose tattooed on their inner wrist or on their necks, however, there are others who prefer the rose vine tattoo and get one made running all over their leg.
A variation in the tattoo design can be that of a tattoo with a thorn and a tattoo without thorns as well. Adding a flowing ribbon to the rose flower also makes for an interesting tattoo design. If you do not like a colored tattoo, then you may want to opt for a tribal rose tattoo. Celtic tattoo designs can also be incorporated with the rose tattoo design to give it a unique look.
If your idea of a tattoo is something bright and eye-catching, then you will want to consider a sunflower design. It is often made on the shoulder blade, however, if the tattoo is made on a smaller canvas, then the beauty of the flower may be marred.
However, there are a number of people who opt for a sunflower tattoo on their wrist, which stands for adoration. If a big sunflower is made, then it is a symbol of loyalty.
These were some of the ideas, that you can use to choose your flower tattoo designs. The pictures of flower tattoos are just some examples and they can be modified to suit your own style. One hint could be to opt for a flower, which is the flower for the month, you were born in. Alternately, you can get a flower tattoo to commemorate an occasion.