The fragrant jasmine flower is nowadays widely used for making tattoos mainly by women. The literal meaning of the word ‘jasmine’ or ‘yasmin’ is ‘gift from God’. Find out more about the symbolic meaning of jasmine, and some tattoo designs that can be created by incorporating this flower.
The delicate and fragrant flowers have always been used by women to adorn their body. Being a symbol of beauty and femininity throughout the centuries, flowers have become a favorite among women for tattooing their body as well. Women usually prefer the small and delicate tattoos with deep symbolic meaning, and flower tattoos meet all these criteria, along with a few other tattoos like butterfly tattoos, fairy tattoos, heart tattoos, and dolphin tattoos.
However, this does not mean that women cannot have large tattoos like men. In fact, many women prefer to go for the bold tattoos. But still, a great majority of women like to adorn their body with feminine tattoos, and flower tattoos can be excellent for this purpose. The jasmine is one of the most popular flowers used for making tattoos, along with rose, lotus, lily, and a few other flowers.
Jasmine Tattoo Meaning
The word ‘jasmine’ originates from the Arabic word Yasmin, which means ‘gift from God’. If you ever happen to see and smell the heavenly fragrance of this flower, you won’t have any doubt why it was named so. Jasmine flowers are widely used for making perfumes and incense. Women of southern and southeast Asia commonly use these delicate flowers to weave garlands that are worn in hair. Jasmine plants are usually shrubs or vines. They belong to the olive family or Oleaceae. There are mainly three varieties of jasmine – white jasmine or Indian jasmine, yellow jasmine, and Spanish Jasmine.
The symbolic meaning of the Indian or white jasmine is amiability, sensuality, and attachment, and it says, ‘I attach myself to you’. The Spanish jasmine on the other hand, represents sensuality, while the yellow jasmine symbolizes grace and elegance. In the Indian context, jasmines stand for love, the kind of deep and strong love that continues to grow even in the absence of the lover. You can smell the sweet scent of a jasmine flower from a long distance, even when it is not visible to your eyes. This is the reason why it is said to represent or remind the deep and true love for someone, even when the person is far away from you. But in Thailand, jasmine flowers are usually used as a symbol for mothers.
Jasmine Tattoo Designs
A number of fascinating jasmine designs can be created by simply using one’s imagination. The design of a tattoo depends to a great extent whether you want to keep it simple, or make it more eye-catching with intricate designs.
Even the color scheme selected can make a huge difference the way a tattoo looks. The usual colors used for portraying jasmine flowers are white and yellow, though you can go for some other colors like pink as well.
To make it more appealing, you can detail the petals with proper shading, and include leaf and tendrils.
Women can combine jasmine tattoo designs with other feminine tattoos, especially butterfly and fairy tattoos. They can look especially graceful in places like the ankles and lower back.
One can also get a jasmine tattoo on the arm, leg, back, and the shoulder. But be sure to select the style, color, and the size that suit your personality.
By selecting a suitable color scheme and design, you can always create a unique jasmine tattoo that can make a style statement. Besides being a lovely flower, it can speak of your true love for someone, or represent your amiability and elegance.