Flower tattoos are very popular nowadays among both genders. A flower tattoo can come in various sizes, types and colors. There are as many choices as flowers in the world.
Many may assume, since flowers are usually feminine looking, that only ladies get flower tattoos. But, guys can also rock a flower. They may get it to enhance their already existing tattoo, or on its own. Men usually prefer incorporating flowers in tribal designs or combining them with a skull, cross or dagger. This way, the tattoo will look more ‘masculine’. Also, Hawaiian flowers are appropriate for a man’s tattoo. Every floral tattoo can be combined with other tattoos, symbols, or quotes.
The beauty of these kind of designs is that there is almost an infinite number of designs for you to come up with. The tattoos can be placed anywhere on your body, and they will look amazing regardless of the size of the tattoo. Also, the meaning and symbolism of a flower tattoo will vary based on many factors, such as the type of the flower, colors, if there are any other symbols next to the flowers, etc.
It is very important for you to know the meaning and symbolism behind each design, so you can make it completely personal. We have gathered the most popular floral tattoo designs and their meanings as well.
Keep scrolling to find out meanings hidden behind different flowers, and indulge in these eye-catching flower tattoos.
30. Colorful Watercolor Flower Tattoo
29. Ribs Flower
28. Attractive Flower Designs
27. Elegant Lisianthus Tattoo
26. Beautiful Tattoo Designs
25. Peony Flower Tattoo
Thanks to its elegant, broad-spreading petals and beauty, the peony has been considered as the floral symbol of China and “the king of flowers” for a long time. Peony flower tattoo symbolizes wealth, good fortune, and prosperity. Of course, the wealth does not have to be directly related to the materialistic things. You are a rich person if you are surrounded by the people you love. In addition, this flower is also a symbol of beauty, fragility and transitory nature of existence. Furthermore, they depict that getting great rewards is only possible by taking great risks.
24. Black Sleeve Tattoo
23. Orchid Flower Tattoo
22. Bright Flower Tattoo
21. Colorful Thigh Flower Tattoo
20. Shoulder Rose Tattoo
A rose flower tattoo is a very appreciated design among flower tattoos. A rose is a symbol of love, hope, and beauty. The way you depict your rose tattoo will influence its meaning. For example, the color of the rose may change the meaning to some extent. A rose pictured with thorns may stand for pain or thoughtlessness, or the fact that life does not come withou obstacles.
19. Sternum Flower Tattoos
18. Delicate Daisy Flower Tattoo
17. Delicate Sakura Tattoo
16. Realistic Flower Tattoo
15. Watercolor Flower Tattoo
14. Lotus Flower Thigh Tattoo
A lotus flower tattoo always looks elegant and beautiful, and its symbolic meaning is very strong. The main symbolism lies in the flower’s surroundings. This flower emerges from dirty, murky water and stands proud above it, looking beautiful. Things can get tough sometimes. But, instead of giving up, your lotus flower will remind you to stay strong and rise above. In certain cultures, a lotus flower is a symbol of life and it reflects the divine concept of rebirth.
13. Ink It Pink
12. Flowers In A Bottle
11. Bouquet Flower Tattoo
10. Colorful Lotus Flower Tattoo
The meaning and symbolism of a lotus flower vary based on the color of the lotus flower. A white lotus flower stands for enlightenment, purity, and attempt to reach perfection. A blue lotus symbolizes the control of the spirit over one’s physical temptations. A purple lotus may reflect mystic view of life, and in Buddhism the pink lotus is the flower of Buddha himself. If you cannot pick only one color, why don’t you have them all just like the wearer did in the image above?
9. Yellow Sleeve Flower Tattoo
8. Tiny Dainty Tattoo
7. Ringfinger Daisy Chain Tattoo
Who doesn’t love making daisy chains? A daisy chain flower tattoo is a great idea, and its meaning is connected to the colors of the daisy – white and yellow. White is usually the symbol of purity, innocence, or perhaps cleansing. Yellow stands for vitality, creativity, radiance, and even quick wit. Some other meanings related to daisies are: quiet strength, joy, warmth & energy, youth, and even transformation.
6. Ear Flower Tattoo
5. Shoulder Flower Tattoo
4. Pastel Flower Tattoo Design
3. Dandelion Tattoo
Dandelions are an inevitable part of everyone’s childhood. Do you remember those days when you would pick a dandelion, wish for something, and then blow, hoping that some magical force in the universe will make your wish come true? A dandelion flower tattoo is a great choice for all the dreamers. They can use it as their lucky charm. A dandelion tattoo with its seedlings ‘flying’ may be a reminder that not all blows (in life) are meant to take you down. Some of them will give you an opportunity to free yourself and change your life for the better.
2. Poppy Flower Tattoo
1. Cherry Blossom Tattoo
Cherry blossom flower tattoos are quite often seen in Japanese tattoo art. They stand for the transience of life in the Japanese culture because this flower blooms only for a short time. In some other cultures (e.g. Chinese culture) this flower is the symbol of female beauty and love.