Flowers grow free around the world for all to see. It is no wonder that flower tattoos have been worn for nearly as long as the art of tattoo has existed. The rich diversity of modern America, combined with great technological advances in tattoo equipment only seems to further fortify our love for Flowers. People everywhere are attracted to their beauty, and the variety of different kinds to choose from.
When you are thinking about different options for your flower, do not limit yourself without considering all of your options. Flowers are among the most popular tattoo designs in the world for a variety of reasons, and understanding exactly what may be attracting you to the idea of a flower can help you pick the perfect one for you, and for your body.
Attractive flower tattoos are largely attractive because of the way they fit their location. One of the reasons that so many people admire flower tattoos on others is because a well placed flower can emphasize attractive things about that part of the body while complementing and adding to your natural body lines. Therefore, when you are thinking about getting a flower and referring back to other flower tattoos that you have found to be particularly attractive, be sure to factor in where those flowers were located. For example, climbing vines are elegant when wrapped around the wrist or ankle or trailing across the foot. On the other hand, bold daisy tattoos, and sunflower tattoos, both are rounder, more robust and symmetrical flowers. They tend to look better on a symmetrical part of the body such as the back of the neck or the lower back. These larger flower designs can overwhelm a delicate location such as the wrist or the ankle, and often make areas like the calf, which have room for larger tattoos and therefore are a prime location for it, appear shorter or abbreviated if the design is too round and bold. If you want to get a flower tattoo on your calf or ankle, getting a spray of flowers is a way to elongate the lines of your leg rather than cut them in half.
Flower tattoos also can be a way to indicate and celebrate your heritage. Often, people will incorporate flower tattoo designs into Celtic knot designs to indicate different components of their ethnic background. People with Welsh backgrounds may wish to incorporate their traditional botany into their tattoo design. A popular Welsh flower is the daffodil. Daffodil tattoos in particular are a bright, beautiful and stunning flower when portrayed photo realistically, and many people also use daffodils to symbolize hope since they are an early spring flower and often bloom around Easter. Finally, the most classic botanical tattoo when it comes to celebrating heritage is probably the shamrock. Shamrocks are so popular because people with Irish heritage are often aggressively proud of their lineage, and also because people who are not Irish hope to gain some of the fabled Irish luck by bearing a shamrock tattoo.
Finally, flowers are often used to symbolize personal and spiritual growth. The Lily flower and rose are often used to indicate deep spiritual and emotional devotion and love. Different colors of roses indicate different things to different people, including the white rose for pure love and red rose tattoos for deep physical and romantic love. The common rose tattoo can be executed in thousands of ways, so your choices are endless. When it comes to botanical symbolism, the location of your flower can tell you a lot about the intent and emotion behind it. For example, rose tattoos on the breast, the inner thigh or the pelvic region often indicate an intimate emotion, while more visible flower tattoos tend to have more to do with publicly discussed emotions and love like devotion to children and family.