Tattoos have been sported around the world since ancient times. Many tribes believe that tattoos are amongst the chief rituals of their tradition and religiously follow this belief. Every tattoo, be it Asian-Egyptian tattoos, Aztec tattoos, tribal tattoos, or Celtic tattoos, has its own history and significance. It is hard to imagine feminine tattoo designs without flowers, as the terms feminine and flowers go hand in hand. Some popular tattoos are rose tattoos, lily tattoos, sunflower tattoos, lotus tattoos, etc. Tiger lily tattoo is one of the most popular tattoos because of its fiery, attractive looks which appear as good as the original flower.
Symbolic Meaning of the Tiger Lily
A lily flower depicts purity. Lily, according to ancient Egyptian belief, was a symbol of fertility, while in the Middle Ages, it became a symbol of innocence. Calla lilies portray beauty and modesty, while white lilies are symbols of sweetness and purity. A water lily shows purity of heart whereas yellow lilies depict flirtations and falsehood. The fiery tiger lily calls for a challenge which denotes, I challenge you to love me. It also symbolizes pride, prosperity and wealth. Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, is also associated with tiger lily. In some cultures the tiger lily flower is also referred to as Day Lily and is interpreted as the emblem of the mother. The symbolism for this icon means that all your troubles will end and you will find solace.
Design Your Tattoo
Tattoos in the shape of a tiger lily is in vogue. They can be simple or can have complicated designs like Celtic symbols, etc. Many of these tattoos feature religious symbolism to modern body art. One unique tattoo design can be showing flames bursting from petals of flowers. Another concept is that of a mermaid sporting a brightly hued tiger lily on her lush hair, or add a mythological creature which has a tiger lily hanging from its mouth.
Ideas for Getting Tattooed the Flowery Way
You can sport a tattoo anywhere on the body like your wrists, arms, on the back, shoulders, and lower back etc. If you don't want your tattoo to be too bright, you can always have your favorite tattoo done in black and white. This will look more attractive and unique. Men are usually apprehensive about getting flower tattoos, thinking it will clash with their macho image. But hey guys, hold on! You can also sport a tattoo in the shape of a tiger lily and yet look like a hunk. If you have a well toned body, muscles and all, get the flower tattooed as an arm band. If you are looking for a more rugged look, get a tattoo in the design of a barbed wire.
Well as the saying goes 'No pain, no gain', you have to bear a bit of pain in order to get a piece of body art done. It is also necessary to take proper precautions when it comes to caring for a new tattoo, which will help prevent the area from getting infected and speed up the healing of the puncture. Get a tiger lily tattoo and join the bandwagon!