Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Looking for some blooming flower tattoo inspirations? Scroll down and you will get beautiful, handpicked floral designs that will level up your tattoo game.
Nature and natural elements like floral tattoos and blooming flower tattoo designs hold towering popularity among tattoo enthusiasts throughout the world.
Though all flowers symbolise the beauty of God’s marvellous creation, every single flower comes with its own symbolism. The blooming of a flower from a bud represents the gradual advancement of mortal life; the unveiling of its petals after the light of experience is cast on it.
Since the beginning of human civilisation, flowers are contemplated as the finest creation of Almighty and are associated with art and literature. Flowers symbolize beauty and have been used as a metaphor or a comparison to define women and their beauty. All sorts of symbols and meanings can be connected to flowers. Flowers are indispensable in our daily life. From offering prayers to offering love, the flower is the go-to option. Even Gods and Goddesses are related to flowers. In Christianity, Virgin Mary is called the queen of spiritual flowers and is associated with roses. No wonder, over the years flowers have found find their position in the tattoo community as well.
A wide range of flower tattoo ideas like small tattoos with floral motifs or large flower body art or even micro tattoos with just a single little flower, like sweet pea, never fails to disappoint the tattoo lovers. Women are treated as the chief admirers of flower tattoos, but men too do not lag behind in the race. Since we all agree that style is equal for all regardless of any gender, flower tattoos too should not be restricted to women as a fashion choice. So let’s dive in!
The Blooming Lady Floral Tattoo
Topping this list is a tattoo that speaks of mental health. Mental health problems have become one of the most challenging issues of our society that have been neglected for ages. Flowers symbolise a new beginning. This small flower tattoo design symbolises one’s healing from an emotional breakdown. The wildflowers here stand for a woman’s growing wisdom. It also indicates mental peace.
The tattoo is quite simple; the lady here is drawn in elegant black ink linework but the flowers are made colourful for their symbolic meanings. The tattoo artist has chosen warm colours like pink, yellow, orange, and light blue for the flowers and has given the leaves different shades of red and green combined. The presentation gives away the vibes of a bright and soothing spring after one’s long winter. Besides the arm, this tattoo will look good on either side of the back or on the forearms.
The Cute Daisy Tattoo Pair
Daisy flower carries a bunch of symbolisms with her. This small and simple flower stands for purity and innocence for obvious reasons. According to Norse mythology, the daisy is the sacred flower of Goddess Freya, the Goddess of fertility, love and beauty. Hence, daisies are associated with new beginnings like childbirth and motherhood. Daisy is the birth flower of April born people and can be the favourite pick for April born young women.
This flower tattoo is as simple and minimal as the flower is. The tattoo artist has purposefully used bare minimum white and yellow inks as much as possible to maintain the serenity within its simplicity but did not lose the grip of connection between the two distant flowers. The petals are clear and the black dot work on the yellow shading add more definition to it. The light shading enhances the aesthetic quality of the tattoo. The loose petals act as the connecting bridge between the two distant flowers. The tattoo can also be kept as a simple outline work with fine lines and curved lines without using any ink. Its enlarged version might give your back an aesthetic look.
The Blooming Flower Rose Tattoo Back
Rose defines life and its different colours come with different meanings. Red roses represent love and passion whereas white roses symbolise purity and innocence. Pink roses and yellow roses stand for purity and gratitude respectively. Pink roses are often associated with young, teenage first love. This rose flower in its blooming stages tattoo is the artistic portrayal of our journey from birth to death. The bud blooms into a full-fledged flower through various life experiences.
The is a typical black and grey tattoo; the outline of the roses and bud is done in plain fine-line work but the artist mastered the dot work inside them. The petals, leaves and edges are defined with skilled dot work otherwise, it would have been a bland rose sketch on the back. But this extra dot work adds more weight to the symbolism. Flower tattoos generally come in bright colours but this colourless rose tattoo talks about life, its journey with the passage of time. One can definitely use colours here if he/she wants to. This life tattoo will look good on other body parts like thighs and forearms. If you are bold enough to show off your skin, go for the chest.
The Blooming Orchid Forearm Tattoo
Orchids are highly exotic and delicate-looking flowers that define luxury in every form. This flower represents love and strength and is a must-go choice for high-end decorations. In Chinese culture, orchids stand for fertility. Orchids are also known to represent strength. With a palette of colour options, no wonder this mystic beauty stands apart from other flowers for a reason. But again colourless presentations of floral tattoos refer to the deep symbolism rather than superficial colour symbolisms. This forearm flower tattoo speaks about virility, integrity and fertility.
This flower design is the result of the sheer artistry of the artist who is proficient in dot work. This entire tattoo work does not show a single line. Both the dark and light shading work are done by fine and dark dots. The petals are beautifully distinguished from each other. The order is similar in both ways, but the blooming orchids on both sides of the full-bloomed orchids are not similar. One might interpret a different meaning out of it where the figures show different stages of life. Life looks most enjoyable during its full maturity when one is prepared to handle all the hardships of life.
The Blooming Red Rose Leg Tattoo
Speak of the devil and here it is. The classical red rose is the messenger of eternal love, beauty and passion. According to Greek mythology, when Aphrodite, the Goddess of love was taking care of her wounded lover Adonis, bushes of red rose were produced when the mixture of her tears and his blood hit the ground. Red rose is a hot pick for lovers for any occasion and is the birth flower of June born people. Rose tattoos are extremely popular among tattoo lovers and are often combined with other tattoos to achieve the desired effect people want with their body art.
This beautiful floral tattoo shows the gradual blooming of a red rose. The bright red colour on the petals looks more ravishing because of the white and black shading on the inner sides and outer edges of the petals respectively. The light and dark shading on the leaves make it more real. This leg tattoo can also be adorned on the back and forearms. It signifies the blooming of one’s love and is a good pick for lovey-dovey couples.
The Beautiful Everlasting Cherry Blossom Tattoo
Whenever we think about cherry blossoms a cool spring breeze blows in our minds. The spiritual meaning of cherry flowers represents pleasantness and positivity and teaches us to enjoy life. It is the national flower of Japan and is known as Sakura there. Cherry blossoms have different layered importance in many cultures like Chinese, Japanese, Buddhist idealism and many other South-Asian regions. Even if someone does not care about all these deep symbols, this extremely delicate and beautiful flower is enough to soothe one’s lonesome mind.
This beautiful tattoo is the messenger of eternal spring or joy in life. Spring might be a short season, but we cherish it wholeheartedly. The artist has painted this small flower tattoo with light pink and peach floral ink. The light pink hue with a tinge of blue gives a soft and warm touch to the tattoo making it a perfect example of a watercolour tattoo. This wrist tattoo will also look equally glorious on either side of your neck to enjoy the eternal spring.
The Colourful Peony Flower Tattoo Sleeve
Peonies are considered the ‘king of flowers’. These large flowers carry symbolic meanings of prosperity, happy marriage, love and compassion in Chinese tradition. In Japanese culture, peonies are associated with stronger meanings like bravery and honour. It was a popular motif of floral designs for the artists in the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties of Korea. Koreans depict peonies as symbols of royalty. In Greek mythology, Paeonia was a nymph who was turned into a peony by Aphrodite to avoid Apollo approaching her, who was bewitched by her beauty. That is why peonies were considered a sign of poor luck in the Victorian ages. In another tale, Zeus turned Paeon, the physician to Gods into a flower to protect him from his teacher Asclepius, who had threatened to kill him out of jealousy. Peonies are known for their healing properties. Peony is the birth flower of November borns.
This large peony tattoo, needless to say, is the key to the positive energy of the owner. Watercolours like purple and pink have been used with a touch of yellow. Those huge numerous petals are already hard to draw within a small space, but the artist has managed to fit them in the owner’s sleeve. The key to this successful presentation is the downright perfection of skill and strong patience making them look like real ones. To make it more real, the tattoo artist seems to have kept some of the petals imperfect willingly. The tattoo easily blends with the freckles of the skin and effectively conceals other blemishes.
The Blooming Hibiscus Flower Tattoo
Hibiscus is the national flower of South Korea. It symbolises positivity, youth, simple beauty and elegance. In Hindu mythology, red hibiscus is the main flower used to worship Goddess Kali, the mythical manifestation of power and energy. It comes in many other colours like yellow which represent sunshine and good luck whereas white hibiscus flowers stand for purity.
This flower tattoo follows a reverse order with the full-bloomed hibiscus being right at the top and that of the bud at the bottom. The colourless rendition of this bright flower can only mean the simplicity of the tattoo holder. A simple line work with bold lines and dots defining the minimal art conveys positivity. The intensity of dark shading increases from flower to bud. What is more striking is that the use of dots in drawing the pollen grains that look perfectly distinguished from the other dots. You can get this tattoo with any flowers you wish to get on your body. Adding a little bit of hue will spice up the game.
The Symbolic Sunflower Tattoo Design
Sunflowers have become the new definition of an effortlessly warm aesthetic look. This flower needs no added introduction, for the name itself is enough to mention its significance. In Greek mythical tales, Clytie, a water nymph was in deep love with the sun God Apollo. She watched him crossing the sky for nine days without consuming any food and eventually turned into a sunflower. Sunflower is the state flower of Kansas. Any list of flower tattoo designs is never complete without sunflowers in them.
This flower tattoo might not be a typical blooming flower one, but it is no less than the other floral tattoos on this list. A simple sunflower associated with smaller buds and leaves gives the vibe of calmness. Again dot work rocks the crafting of this floral motif, while the fine lines did the basic outline. The tattoo is combined with the zodiac constellation of Leo and the moon. You can boost your tattoo game by adding a yellow tint to the petals, keeping the rest unchanged.
The Lotus Flower Blooming Tattoo
Lotus flowers are the symbol of spirituality and longevity. Lotus holds an elevated position in Hindu mythology. Deities like Brahma, Lakshmi, Ganesha and Saraswati are often pictured with lotus thrones as their seats. Many Gods and Goddesses are seen to hold lotuses in their hands. A garland of one hundred and eight lotuses is the main offering to Goddess Durga. Lotus symbolises spiritual enlightenment and new beginnings. It is said that the seeds of lotus can be sustained for several years. Floral tattoo designs with this floral motif are exceedingly common in Indian culture. In eastern cultures or specifically in Buddhism and Jainism, lotus is connected to spirituality.
This large blooming lotus flower tattoo is a simple tattoo displaying the stages of its gradual blooming from bud to a flower. The pink used here is quite bright that catches eyes. The black outlines cover the basic borders while the yellow completes the entire look. Those extremely fine pink lines should not be overlooked as they give sharpness to the figures. All these three figures are connected with each by a black thread symbolically defining one’s gradual enlightenment of spirit. This pink colour can be replaced with blue paint and its smaller version will ace your forearms as the perfect symbol of spirituality.
Humans are like flowers. A human soul is no less than a real flower. Some are small, beautiful and delicate flowers who with their heavenly fragrances light up the environment and some are devoid of any scents. Some acquire colours gradually whereas some close their petals in bright light. Some are extremely delicate whereas some are big, rough and strong as pitcher plants. But every flower brings hope to new life with its unique colours and beauty. Even if they get trampled over, another branch comes in with flowers adorned in them. Likewise, human personalities too can be defined with different flowers. One can define his/her emotions with flower symbols. So what are you waiting for! Choose your flower and get it done. Nothing can be better than wearing God’s favourite creation on your body.
We hope this article helps you to find your blooming tattoo inspiration, if not, here are some more unique floral tattoo ideas for you. Happy inking!
- The Planet Blooming Flower Tattoo
- Blake’s ‘Sick Rose’ Inspired Half Dead Half Blooming Flower Tattoo
- The Blooming Wildflower Bouquet Tattoo Sleeve
- The Green Flower Blooming Tattoo
- The Symbolic Blooming Flower On Book Tattoo Designs
- The Scattered Floral Design On Neck
- The Gorgeous Gladiolus Flower Body Art
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