Flower tattoos can be beautiful, feminine and can have a variety of meanings. For instance, the Lilly is the symbol of purity and to some, erotic love. While the lotus flower is a symbol of good fortune, peace and re-birth. Creating a bouquet on the skin can make a many tiered statement of the individual who is wearing it.
For instance, a person who pledges fidelity to their first love might surround a lilac with ivy; or, a person who finds themself to be bold and lucky may make a chain of delphinium and stephanotis around their arm.
Flower tattoos are great for the fact that you can make them small and simple by using one tiny flower, or large and climbing. They can be bright and colorful, or dark and expressive. A most intriguing design is one with a tree with long branches in black, with red, blue or purple blossoms blooming from them.
You can connect the many meanings of flower tattoos with the symbolism of leaves. Though, in nature you may not see the olive leaf grown alongside a cosmos flower, by placing one of these blooms bursting in the center of olive leaves, you can express a feeling of peace.
It is also common to mix meanings of flowers with other important symbols. Flowers creeping around a religious symbol have always been a popular image in both art and tattoos. Flower tattoos can also be combined with zodiac symbols. Every sign has its own characteristics from color, to gemstones and also flora. Creating a delicate combination of star sign and their respective flower (Aquarius with orchids, Pisces with poppies, etc.) can make a statement of who you are, and can even be used to express love for those closest to you.
Whether your flower tattoos are purely for aesthetic purposes, or you want to create a deeper meaning with you design, it is always a good idea to see what they might symbolize. With the rich variety of flowers available, and the imaginative history behind them, you are sure to find something that is both appealing and meaningful.