Flower tattoos are for the most part a development of the past few decades, and testimony to the fact that it is now acceptable for a woman to get tattoos ( it wasn't always like this). A floral tattoo is often a good first tattoo for a woman who outgrew the age of the fake tattoo and wants something fairly subtle.
A Lotus Flower Tattoo
Flower tattoos can be pretty and rather feminine looking, but all the same there is considerable variety with regard to the style and overall look of the tattoo. They can be small and delicate or they can be big, bold, colorful and eclectic. You can have just a single flower or a chain of flowers.
But Flower tattoos are more than a pretty image on a pretty girl. Flowers are full of age-old symbolism (see further).
Flower tattoo designs are also popular amongst men, but then they are usually incorporated in a tribal design, or combined with a skull, cross or dagger. Hawaiian flowers are appropriate for a man’s tattoo as well.
Flowers in tattoo art are combined frequently with vines, butterflies, hummingbirds and ladybugs.
Tropical flower tattoos are often combined with a Hawaiian band and are appropriate for both men and women. Hawaiian arm and leg tattoos were very popular for a long time, and are making a bit of a comeback currently. A tropical flower may be seen on its own, but more often it is part of an integrated design or pattern.
Other flowers that are often used for tattoos are forget me not's (an old believe is that the wearers of this flower are not forgotten by their lovers), orchid flowers (mysterious), sweet pea flowers (blissful pleasure), irises (passion), violets (faithfulness, modesty), narcissus (self-esteem) and peony flowers (anger).
Flower tattoos are an attractive option for women who want a discreet and feminine tattoo, but they are more than that. Flower tattoos can convey a variety of looks, images and styles, from old school to tribal. They are timeless and very attractive, and because they can be quite small, they can work in a variety of places and designs.
Tribal tattoos can easily be recognized. They are dramatic use aggressive dark lines in jagged symmetrical shapes spread...