Reviewed & updated: November 21, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Birth flower tattoos have been in tradition for quite a long time. Here are some beautiful examples of family birth flower tattoos that you can use as an inspiration.
Each month of the year has its own flowers that carry distinct meanings.
Just like Zodiac signs, these birth flowers can also highlight certain aspects of the personalities of people born in those months. There are a variety of designs for these tattoos and are a popular choice in the world of tattooing.
Flowers in general can have varied meanings. Take the example of a rose. Red roses usually signify deep love, and passion, whereas a yellow rose is a sign of friendship, warmth and joy. The history of birth flowers can be traced back to ancient Greece, and Rome. There are several written texts containing the meaning of each flower. For example, during Victorian times, giving away a sweet pea flower, was meant thanking someone. Simultaneously, in France the same flower was a sign of a good omen. Thus, birth flowers are not just pretty to look at, but also carry several meanings. Mentioned below are some of the excellent family birth flower tattoo designs, that you will absolutely love.
January Birth Flowers Tattoo
Carnations and snowdrops are the birth flowers for the month of January. Did you know that the blooming of the snowdrop flower, is a signal of transition from winter to spring? Therefore, snowdrop flowers are often used to represent renewal, new beginnings, and rebirth.
The above-mentioned image contains the design of a beautiful carnation. Carnations can be designed using a variety of colours. The artist here has chosen a bright shade of red, to colour the same. The design is etched on the forearm of the individual. While going for floral tattoos, it is important to remember that the colour you choose for the design is just as important as the flower itself. A red carnation is a symbol of love, and passion. You can try out this design in minimal size as well. It will look equally great and meaningful.
February Birth Flowers Tattoo
The month of February is denoted by violet and primrose. Just like the rose, both these flowers signify adoration and love. The primrose, in particular, has often been used as a symbol of protection against ill luck. The colour of this flower can also differ, according to the choice of the wearer. The image here, contains a black and white cute design of a primrose flower, imprinted on the forearm of the individual. If you do not like the idea of adding too many colours to your tattoo, this design can be the perfect one for you. Alternatively, you can also add white, red, yellow and purple to your design, to give it a more vibrant and colourful look.
March Birth Flower
Daffodils are the epitome of new beginnings, joy and rebirth. Getting this design tattooed can be one of the best ways to display that cheerful and fun side of your personality. It is said that March-born people are very optimistic by nature, and in general are happy people. Perhaps, that is the reason why, daffodils have been chosen to represent this month. In this design, we can see a simple black and white daffodil flower, tattooed on the upper arm of the individual. If you are going for minimalist looks, this can be the perfect design for you. Yellow is the most common colour used to highlight a daffodil flower. If you are looking for more colourful designs, you can add this shade to your design.
Sweet Pea Birth Flower Tattoo
The month of April is characterized by two flowers, sweet pea and daisy. The meaning of both these flowers is actually slightly different from each other. While a daisy flower represents innocence, purity and happiness, the sweet pea flower is often viewed as a symbol of good luck. In fact, in some countries, it is a tradition to hand over sweet pea flowers to a bride, as a sign of a good omen. The above-mentioned image, contains a beautiful design of a sweet pea flower. Instead of going for the traditional black and white design, the artist here has used a subtle bright shade of blue ink, to highlight the delicate petals of the flower. The tattoo indeed looks very aesthetic and is also easily noticeable even from a distance. If you are on the lookout for something more than just the bloom of a flower, you can also incorporate other elements like a butterfly, into your tattoo design. It will help to convey a much deeper meaning.
Lily Of The Valley Flower Tattoos
The unique name and beautiful design of this flower, have made this tattoo an ideal choice for all tattoo-lovers born in the month of May. This flower, in fact, is also referred to as the May Flower. It symbolizes purity, happiness and humility. There are actually various stories associated with this flower. One such is that, Lily fell deeply in love with the voice of a nightingale that only sang in the month of May. Therefore, every time, the nightingale sang, the lily used to bloom, which was in the month of May.
Etched on the body of the individual, is one such similar design of a lily of the valley flower. It presents a very surreal look. The artist has only used black ink to create this art piece. These kinds of simplistic yet aesthetic looks, are very common especially among women. Hawthorn is also one of the May birth flowers.
Rose Birth Flower Tattoo
The rose is one of the trendiest symbols in the world of tattooing. But did you know that it is also the birth flower of June, along with honeysuckle? One of the classic icons of love and passion, the rose actually has been associated with several deities of Greek culture. For example, the symbol of a rose was used to signify the goddess of love, and beauty, Aphrodite.
In the above-mentioned image, we can see one such beautiful design of a rose, imprinted on the arm of the individual. The artist has used bright red ink to complete the look. Furthermore, he has also added butterflies to the design, to make it a more feminine tattoo.
July Birth Flower Tattoo
It is said that people born in July have a very charming personality. They are always optimistic and emotional and caring by nature. What better way to represent all these traits, than with a beautiful water lily tattoo? Yes, you guessed it right, the water lily is the birth flower of July, along with Larkspur. They are absolutely breathtaking and are a very popular symbol of enlightenment and beauty. The above-mentioned image, contains one similar example that highlights this idea. Etched on the upper arm of the individual, we can see a surrealistic blue-coloured water lily tattoo. As mentioned earlier, the colours you choose to design your tattoo, can also have an impact on the overall meaning of the tattoo. Therefore, a blue water lily tattoo is a symbol of the Sun and rebirth.
Poppy Flower Tattoos
One of the most popular designs of a poppy flower tattoo, is the deep red coloured poppies. The image mentioned above is a rendition of the same. Tattooed on the forearm of the individual, are two large and prominent red-coloured poppies. They are the epitome of love and passion. Since opium is also derived from the poppy flower, it is also viewed as a symbol of sleep and oblivion. Gladiolus is another flower that represents the month of August. Did you know that gladiolus is actually the Latin word for the sword? Therefore, gladiolus is also often used to denote strength and power. If you like these kinds of large and colourful tattoos, you can use this design as a reference the next time you get inked.
Aster Flower Tattoos
The month of September is denoted by two flowers, Aster and Morning Glory. Both these flowers, have different meanings associated with them. For example, the morning glory flower is a symbol of mortality. Why? Because, it is said that this family of flowers can only survive for a single day. This means, that they bloom and die, within 24 hours. The aster on the other hand, is one of the most exotic flowers, and represents protection, patience and love.
The above-mentioned image contains a beautiful design of an aster flower, etched on the shoulder of the individual.The choice of colour used for this design, is one of the main highlights of this tattoo. Furthermore, to mark the inner part of the flower, the artist has used a distinct shade of yellow. Together with the beautiful blue and purple ink, the tattoo looks very aesthetic and is pleasing to the eyes.
Marigold Flower Tattoos
The marigold, also known as the ‘herb of the Sun’ is the epitome of passion and courage. This flower is characterized by its golden hue, which is very similar to that of a lion’s mane. The two birth flowers for the month of October are marigold and cosmos. The picture mentioned above contains a very beautiful design of a simple marigold flower, coloured with orange and green ink.
When it comes to flower tattoos, nothing can beat them in terms of beauty, elegance and rich symbolism. This is why they are such a popular choice among all tattoo-lovers, even in today’s world. Mentioned below are a few other examples of birth flower tattoo designs, for you to choose from the next time you get inked.
- December Birth Flower
- Bell Shaped White Flowers Tattoo
- Minimalist Family Birth Flower Tattoos
- Delicate Family Birth Flower Tattoos
- Poinsettia Birth Flower Tattoo
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What is the meaning of a family birth flower tattoo?
A family birth flower tattoo is a unique way to show your family connections and represent the special bond you share with them. This type of tattoo usually consists of a bunch of flowers, each representing a different family member. Birth flowers are a lovely way to commemorate the special people in your life, and a family birth flower tattoo can be a beautiful way to show your love and appreciation for your family.
What are some tips for designing my family birth flower tattoo?
Some things to consider when designing your family birth flower tattoo include the colors of the flowers, the placement of the tattoo, and the overall meaning you want to convey. You should also consider the type of flowers you choose, as some have different meanings than others. For example, roses typically symbolize love and admiration, while lilies represent purity and innocence. Choose the flowers that hold the most meaning for you and your family, and work with a tattoo artist to create a design that is unique to you.
What are some design ideas for a family birth flower tattoo?
Some design ideas for a family birth flower tattoo include a bouquet of flowers, a wreath of flowers, or a single flower for each family member. You can also incorporate other elements into your tattoo design, such as hearts, butterflies, or birds. Work with your tattoo artist to come up with a design that is perfect for you and your family.