The flower tattoo is so popular because of the beautiful designs and colors that can be used. Mother nature has provided us with infinite possibilities of both shape and color for a stunning tattoo design.
Flower Tattoo Designs.
The most popular design, worn by men and women alike, is the rose tattoo. The red rose signifies true love. The thorns of the rose are a reminder that sometimes you can get hurt in love, so you need to proceed with some caution. An ancient Greek legend has it that the rose was white until the Goddess of love, Aphrodite, pricked herself on a thorn and bled on the flower, turning it red. Also, the anagram of Rose is Eros, the Greek God of love and sexual desire. Very Symbolic.
Other popular designs are the beautiful Hawaiian flower (which is actually a Hibiscus flower), tulip, daffodil and daisy. Tattoo artists love the flower design, because they can be combined with so many other designs to enhance and finish off the tattoo, to stunning effect. Flowers go well with hearts, angels, butterflies, to name a few, or they look good on their own, for example as a lower back design.
Meanings of Popular Flower Designs.
Azalea - Take care of yourself for me; temperance; fragile passion
Bluebell - humility
Pink camellia - longing for you
Red camellia - you're a flame in my heart
Pink carnation - I will never forget you
Red carnation - My heart aches for you; admiration
White carnation - pure love; innocence
Daffodil - You're the only one; unrequited love
Daisy - Innocence; Loyal
Dandelion - Faithfulness and happiness
Gardenia - Secret Love
Gloxinia - Love at first sight
Iris - your friendship id so important to me; Faith; Hope
Ivy - wedded love and fidelity
Lily (Tiger) - Pride
Lily (Of the Valley) - you complete me
Magnolia - Nobility
Myrtle - Love
Orange blossom - Eternal Love
Orchid - Love; beautiful woman
Primrose - Cant live without you in my life
Rose (red) - I love you
Rose (thornless) - Love at first sight
Rose (white) - Pure; innocence
Tulip - Perfect lover
Violet (blue) - Faithfulness
Zinnia - In memory of an absent friend.
Location for this Design.
The flower tattoo looks good as a small or large design, so can be located almost anywhere on your body. They are popular on the lower back, shoulder around the belly button or on the ankle. Small tats are easy to hide, so the small flower tattoo is extremely popular.
The final decision is what design to choose. Let the fun begin! One of the best places to start is to check out flower designs on the net. This approach should help you narrow down a type of flower that appeals to you, and possible styles of design. Remember that the free online designs are low quality, and thousands of people have access to these every day. You don't want to end up with the exact same tattoo that someone else has! As they say, you get what you pay for. I searched numerous free and paid galleries to find my tattoo, and can provide some tips on which are the best flower tattoo galleries, to save you time and money.