Flower tattoos and their meanings
At some point in our lives, we would experience the joy of appreciating the beauty of flowers, the happiness of giving flowers, or the thrill of receiving them. A flower in itself has no meaning, just like a cat or a fish. But it is human emotion that gives it a certain value and our interpretation gives it a consistent meaning over time. For example, you will see a man giving a bouquet of red roses to express his admiration and love for a woman. But you will hardly see someone with the same bouquet of red roses at a funeral. The meanings of the same flower would evoke different emotions with different implications in a different context.
The same goes for flower tattoos. Different flower tattoos would evoke a different emotion and therefore a different meaning to the viewer. Not only do women get flower tattoos, some men like to ink them too. Most flowers have taken on a consistent meaning over time, but when you combine them with a different object in a tattoo, the meanings are completely altered. Have you seen a black rose with a chain around it like a tattoo on a man’s chest? Do you think the flower tattoo would mean love or maybe hate?
The fact is that flower tattoo designs are going to be popular. Dragons are popular with men, but flowers are the most sought after by women. Maybe it’s the color, the shape, the scent, or a combination of all the senses that makes people want to see it, touch it, and smell it. Flowers can calm a person and give him a feeling of peace. Having a flower tattoo inked on your body is like having a permanent flower with you all the time, except that this particular flower does not fade over time.
What most tattoo artists are dealing with is the customer who is unsure what they are tattooing and would like to change the design after the tattoo has been permanently inked on the body. The sad truth is that tattoos cannot be easily removed without some form of scarring and pain. The reasons for wanting to change the design are varied, but one of the common reasons is that they didn’t understand the meaning of the flower tattoo until much later. So to avoid these kinds of wrong flower tattoos on your body, here is a list of common flower tattoos and their meanings.
1. Meaning of the rose tattoo
Rose tattoos are impressive when done tastefully on a woman. So far it is the most popular tattoo among women although we have seen men with rose tattoos. Somehow men avoid flowers because the flower tattoo would signify a gentle and gentle character and towards a feminine personality. It is quite strange to see a huge, muscular male with six packs and a flower tattoo on his arm. But if that flower tattoo is paired with a skull, then the softer meaning of the flower would be equaled by the skull, which would signify guts, courage and bravery.
Different types of roses have different meanings. For example, the red rose signifies sincere love and respect, courage and passion. You’ve seen it in the movies or even made it yourself and give a red rose to a loved one to express your love and passion. So instead of gifting a rose to a loved one, you may want to tattoo the rose with their name on your arm or chest. In that way, that flower tattoo would mean that you love and respect her forever. (But no skulls please) If you can have the tattoo artist add some colors to the flower tattoo, you may want to consider a yellow rose tattoo. Yellow roses meant jealousy in Victorian times. But in our contemporary world, they signify friendship, joy, joy and freedom, the promise of a new beginning. A pink rose tattoo signifies grace and gentleness, a white rose signifies spirituality and purity, and a lavender rose signifies love at first sight. A blue rose tattoo signifies mystery and symbolizes “achieving the impossible”. A black rose tattoo symbolizes death, or you are mourning the death of a loved one or you are very pessimistic.
2. Meaning of the hibiscus tattoo
The hibiscus flower is another popular flower tattoo among tattoo artists. The hibiscus flower is most often seen in the tropical country, but it is used less often as a gift. The hibiscus flower belongs to the Malvaceae family. It gets its name from the Greek words Hibiscus which means “mallow” and rosa-sinensis which means “Rose of China”. The flower itself signifies delicate beauty. If you decide to ink the hibiscus flower tattoo, in addition to its aesthetic appeal, it would symbolize exquisiteness and elegance. It would also mean that you have grace and charm. Depending on the color combination, the hibiscus flower tattoo can really enhance a person’s grace. You can combine the red flower tattoo with bright green petals. That would be really lovely.
3. Meaning of the lily tattoo
Lily flowers are prized for their cool, calming colors and can be used for many occasions, such as visiting a sick friend in the hospital. Lily has been an important flower since the Biblical period. According to the Bible, white lily petals signify virginity, purity, and the radiant soul of the Virgin Mary. The Chinese and the Greeks have also used the white lily to symbolize purity. For the Chinese, the lily flower is used to symbolize summer and abundance. The Greeks believe that lilies were born from the mother’s milk of the goddess Hera. The lily flower is also associated with the Roman goddess Venus. So inking the Lily tattoo would signify the purity of the person and you want the tattoo to symbolize peace and harmony.
4. Meaning of the lotus tattoo
In Buddhism, the lotus flower is a symbol of enlightenment. All the petals signify the different constant struggles in our lives and the center of the flower represents the state of enlightenment. The development of the lotus from scratch symbolizes awakening to the spiritual reality of life. For Buddhists, the Lotus symbolizes the most exalted state of man, with his head held high and his feet rooted in the world of experience. You can see the carved lotus flower on each platform that holds a Buddha statue. It is a very powerful symbol and meaning in religion.
This symbolism is also evident in Hinduism, where the lotus is the main symbol of beauty, prosperity and fertility. According to Hinduism, within every human being that inhabits the earth is the spirit of the sacred lotus. It represents eternity, purity, and divinity and is widely used as a symbol of life, fertility, youth, and describes feminine beauty. So a Lotus tattoo would be used as a symbol of life. The lotus flower tattoo would be best suited for those seeking an understanding of humanity and have probably been through the ups and downs of life. You can also use the Lotus tattoo to represent a struggle in life.