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Gladiolus Flower Tattoo
A gladiolus flower tattoo on the lower back or the inner ankle can look elegant and beautiful. Besides being the birth flower for August, it also signifies remembrance and infatuation.
Bhakti Satalkar
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2018
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The word 'gladiolus' comes from the Latin word 'Gladius', which means sword. The gladiolus plant is named so, because the shape of the leaves resemble a sword. This plant is grown far and wide, right from Africa to the Mediterranean, and can be a great option for someone interested in getting a flower inked on their body.
Flower tattoos are a perfect way to express your individuality and personality. There are different connotations attached to different floral designs. Just like the rose, gladiolus too, is considered to be a romantic flower.

Apart from being a beautiful flower, gladiolus stands for strength of character, faithfulness, dignity, honor, moral integrity, and love at first sight as well as infatuation. To some, it may also symbolize calmness, inner strength, and self-confidence.
Gladiolus Tattoo Designs
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Gladiolus flower tattoos come in a variety of colors from black, red, pink, white, yellow, purple, to orange. This tattoo design is not limited to women alone; men too, opt for them by combining them with tribal tattoo designs. They look amazing and unique when combined with other designs, say for example a wolf, which stands for independence and fidelity, or a dragon, which represents strength or a new beginning.
You can even experiment with different sizes, colors, and styles. At the same time, you can opt for a single Gladiolus flower tattoo or have a chain of flowers with butterflies, hummingbirds, or lady bugs, surrounded with vines.
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The placement of the tattoo can reflect your choice and personal taste. Some prefer the back of their neck, palm, wrist, arms, waist, hip, lower back, feet, or the area around the ankles for this flower tattoo.
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Important Tattoo Care Tips
  • A few days after you get the tattoo inked, your skin may start to peel, which is quite normal. However, it is equally important that you do not touch or scratch the tattoo as well as the surrounding area.
  • Wash your tattoo gently with an antibacterial soap.
  • Keep the tattoo moist by applying a thin layer of skin cream, 1 or 2 times a day, or as recommended by your tattooist.
  • For the next 2-3 weeks, avoid exposing your tattoo to direct sunlight, as the UV rays can damage your open wound and also, fade the tattoo color.
  • Remember to use clean paper towels instead of a cloth towel. This is because, bacteria can easily multiply and enter the open wound while using a cloth towel.
Always get your tattoo done from an experienced tattoo artist. If you are getting inked for the first time, then make sure, you understand the procedure, cost, and the pain experienced. Ensure that the tattoo studio adheres to the necessary hygiene and safety procedures. It is very important that you take your own time in deciding and picking your design. In case, you are not sure of a design, it is best to get a temporary tattoo first. Get a permanent tattoo only when you are 100% sure, and not because your friends insist you to get one. Don't forget, tattoo removal processes are very costly and painful too.

I hope you have gained some inspiration and ideas from this article and will opt for a gladiolus flower tattoo without hesitation. However, make sure you have the right combination of design and colors, and follow the basic care tips to ensure that your tattoo looks life-like and fabulous always.