When talking about the most popular tattoos for today we should definitely mention flower tattoos as well. Flower tattoos are most common among women, but are more and more used by men as well today. The great popularity of flower tattoos most probably related to the great variety and wide possibilities of design provided by floral pattern. Flower tattoos can have the shape of numerous different flowers and unlimited combination of colors. Sometimes flower patterns are also tattooed in simple black ink with pretty outlines. What is more, thousands of different designs can be created for one and the same flower. So it is really up to you and your tattoo designer’s creativity to shape the most unique flower tattoo for you.
As for the meaning of flower tattoos, different flowers are more common in different parts of the world, the popularity of certain flower tattoo changes according to the place as well. Moreover, same flowers can have completely different meanings for the people in residing in different places. The most widespread meaning for flower tattoos are victory and life, vitality, love, femininity, tenderness, faithfulness, love etc. However, as flowers have been used in the ornaments and designs of numerous cultures worldwide and throughout the history, it is hard to define a single meaning for various floral patterns. Some cultures associate flower with life and sun, they see sun as a source for growth and growing of the flowers as birth of life. Others might believe that the flower symbolizes rebirth, by being born in Spring, fading away in winter and being reborn the next year. Often the symbolism of a flower is also determined by their color as well. Colors can give a flower a positive or a negative meaning or change the meaning completely. For example white roses in Caucasian culture, would signify purity and youth, whereas dark red roses mean love and longing and pink roses signal to fragility.
Flower tattoos can come in different designs: persons tattooing flowers can chose a single figure, or combine flowers with butterflies, birds, stem of hummingbirds. Flowers can be tattooed as a part of the landscape as well. As for the place and size of the flower tattoos on the body, they vary from very small and delicate to more bolder and bright-color designs. The most popular parts of the body where mostly women get flower tattoos are back, ankle, shoulder, wrist and upper arm.
Let’s discuss some of the most popular flowers that are usually designed as tattoos.
Lotus flower tattoos
Lotus flower tattoos are today really famous. Lotus flower are mostly related to Asian cultures and especially India. Lotus is one of the fastest growing flower that grows in the pond. It enlarges on the surface and moves towards the sun. On the surface of the water lotus grows into a beautiful flower when it blossoms. Lotus flower has a very important symbolic role in Buddhism and it signifies awakening and spiritual life. Nowadays lotus flower is seen as a symbol of life in general. Lotus flower develops its beauty in mud, from being really small to getting larger and moving towards the light. Similarly, people grow and develop in a crazy world and turn into beautiful creatures. Lotus flower symbolizes the fight for life, beauty and purity.
Lotus Flower Tattoos can also be important symbol for those who feel like they have gone through real hard time and now are settling down. Like they have grown out of muddy pond into pretty flower.
Hawaiian flower tattoos
Hawaiian flower tattoos are also gaining more and more popularity lately. They are famous symbolizing femininity and beauty. That is the reason why they are so popular among women nowadays. However, Hawaiian flower tattoos have deeper meaning behind them.
Hawaiian flowers are symbol of love in Hawaii Island. Hibiscus flower tattoos, for example are believed to signify purity for some. For others Hibiscus flower tattoos are associated with royalty, delicate beauty and fragile soul. Other Hawaiian flower, like plumeria represent such qualities associated with women as peacefulness and naturalness.
Hawaiian flower tattoos have been very popular for a while already and have still not lost their attractiveness to numerous people, maybe because they provide broad possibility of color and shape variations.
Overall, all flower tattoo designs enable you to be original and unique. You can make your flower tattoo as personalized as you want. Flowers don’t set you limits and let you be as creative as you want.