Reviewed & updated: December 2, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Getting inked very soon? Have a look at some of these floral tattoo designs before you decide what you get for your new tattoo.
Flower tattoos are one of the classic choices when it comes to tattoos.
Flower tattoo designs on hand are now something very versatile. With the help of which, you can depict your art on your skin.
Ever heard of Floriography? It is the language of flowers. Each flower holds a different meaning depending on the type as well as the colour of the flower. Flower tattoos have always been a really popular choice among men and women alike, because of the diversity, as well as the symbolism involved. You can just choose your favourite flower or even your birth flower. Many who do not wish to commit to the permanence of tattoos, also opt for flower henna tattoo on hand.
Ornamental Flower Tattoo
This has a very delicate design that exudes beauty. A hue of pink, along with a play of black and grey are chosen for the colours of the flower tattoo. The design is a witty cover-up for a skin spot and does not even take up much space.
This tattoo design is filled with symbolic meanings, where you can make a lot of customisations for yourself. A combination of morse codes has been etched on the skin for family member initials. Moreover, you can choose your birth flower for the centrepiece of this design. The moon is added to emphasise the presence of light even in the darkest of times, giving hope to the individual. The wings ask the person to leap forward. There is even a symbol to signify the life cycle and siblings, completing the bigger picture.
Lotus Pond Tattoo
Who said hand tattoos with flower designs have to only be flowers of the land? We love this scenic and calm view of the lotus pond in the form of a tattoo. Although not factually completely correct, the beautiful colours on the koi fish make the tattoo stand out. The flower tattoo may look simple, but because of the different shades of colours, it requires a skilled tattoo artist.
Because of their sheer willpower to swim upstream, koi fish in tattoos are often taken as a symbol of perseverance. It can be a good reminder to keep moving forward when things get hard. To this, the lotus flowers are the other complementary half. Lotuses stand for purity and enlightenment. In this fast-paced world, it is often important to remind oneself to take a step back and find spiritual peace. With the addition of the simple paddy, the lotus pond comes to life with the koi fishes swimming swiftly from one side to the other.
Springtime Hibiscus Tattoo
The body art is a vibrant splatter of colours to signify the coming of spring, the time when nature is in full bloom. It is like carrying a little sunshine with you everywhere. To give a watercolour effect to the design, the tattooist has intentionally made the frame a messy mix of colours with little blotches here and there. The mermaid colour palette makes this flower tattoo all the more eye-catching for us.
Spring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. It can symbolise fresh and new beginnings. Instead of the traditional butterflies always found around flower tattoo designs, a hummingbird is inked, flying towards the open petals to drink nectar, and fitting right in, in Thumbelina’s world. Hummingbirds are used as a metaphor for joy and good luck. On the other hand, hibiscus flowers are used to represent love and passion. The message that this tattoo sends out is, to look for love, and happiness, and be as merry as spring. This tattoo will ask fa or commitment since the design covers the entire upper arm.
Earth And Water Flower Tattoo
This is one of those flower tattoo ideas which deserve more than one simple glance to get the true essence of the tattoo. The scenery looks like a part of a paper doll story. For that, the butterflies are created as paper origami. Both the world on the land, as well as the world undersea are inked beautifully in the flower tattoo design. Despite all this, this is a comparatively small flower tattoo, taking up very little space. The tattoo is done in an avant-garde style.
A lighter colour palette is used for the tattoo, so as not to overwhelm the intricate details. Another thing to note about this design is that it is tattooed completely with vegan ink. You might need to filter through the tattoo artists if you need to find vegan sources. Besides, since it has many little elements, you need to find an experienced hand who will complete this tattoo with perfection. The ink here is also in a watercolour style.
White Frame Small Flower Tattoo
If we are talking about Japanese flower tattoos, this flower tattoo is designed in the fashion of a Japanese scroll painting. The entire work is done in the background of a white frame, making all the shades pop with great vibrancy. Little cherry blossoms are in blossom at one corner, while blue Nemophila flowers occupy the other corner of the frame. At the top, a bold red sun in the traditional style can be seen at a distance, making us appreciate the art.
If you are scared of ink but want your first flower tattoo, this is one of the minimal designs you can go for. The red sun is symbolism for new beginnings, as it represents the new year’s bright red orb. Since cherry blossoms have a very short life, they usually indicate the fleeting nature of life. The Nemophila flowers are taken to signify success. All in all, this tattoo asks for positivity. Since this is a small tattoo, you can place it anywhere, from the wrist, to even the fingers.
Autumn Themed Flower Tattoo
Yellow, and brown and red, these colours and autumn are something we love. The tattoo spreads as body art, using large flowers in the design. The flower for this project is peonies and chrysanthemums, both present with big and detailed petals. Along with that, dark green leaves are found around the many flowers. The tattoo artist has chosen the Noveau style of art for the flower tattoo design. The depth of dimension along with the broader colour palette is used to create the Neo-traditional art style.
Yellow peonies have various meanings, from honour to prosperity, asking the person to start their process of healing. White chrysanthemums are used on the tattoo deliberately. A white chrysanthemum stands for loyalty and love with devotion. This makes this tattoo a great option to represent the bond between you and your beloved. With the use of lighter and darker shades, each petal is given great depth. The leaves even have the effect of sunlight falling on them.
Roses And Butterflies Tattoo
This delicate and small flower tattoo on hand has a lot going on. The butterflies are a true beauty, with the blue and pink dissolving into each other, on their wings. The details of the wings are done to precision. The roses also are pink in colour with little green leaves. The tattoo is highlighted with a sparkling style.
Did you know roses are a state flower of New York City? While roses have different meanings, pink rose in particular stands for grace. This rose tattoo surely sends that message. Butterflies since time immemorial point towards any change or transformation. The flowers form a shape as though they are a part of the other wing that tells it is blooming into a new individual. This idea can be used to represent any life-changing event. The petals on the tattoo are falling, as new flowers will take their place.
This flower design will be great for those who do not like the prim and proper tattoo styles. The tattoo teleports us to a wild forest, where we can pick mushrooms and befriend many snails. Even without the use of any colours, the artist can express the idea vividly. Since this tattoo is a fine line work, keep in mind, you need to clear your schedule for the day, or book multiple appointments, to complete this, spreading across your entire arm.
The tattoo design is made to look like a pencil sketch with little things like little spots on the mushrooms setting the tattoo apart. Apart from the usual butterflies, what we see, is a friendly snail, making its slow way through the forest. The forest is densely covered with ferns, blocking out intruders, and creating a safe and cosy space. Finally, a big wildflower finds its home with the rest of the wilderness.
Realistic Puffin Tattoo
Does a host of golden daffodils move your heart? It certainly does ours. The entire tattoo follows the shape of a Puffin bird. Beautiful daffodils, reminding one of the bright summers are tattoed on the skin. The daffodils cover the picture of the Puffin which has great depth, created with the help of a wide range of colour and shading effects. Puffins may look very similar to penguins, but they can fly, unlike penguins. Hence, Puffins stand for individual freedom that everybody needs to find in this world. The daffodils, because of their bright hue, often stand for hope.
As far as realistic tattoos go, instead of a Puffin, you can also ink your pet or your favourite animal in the centre. A person with great expertise is required to make sure the living beings look alive on your arm.
Night In Frame Flower Tattoo
Even with all the delicate details, this tattoo is tiny enough to easily fit on your wrist. This is another one of the flower tattoo ideas inspired by Japanese scroll paintings. For this, instead of the bright morning sky, you can see the beauty of the night view, depicted both in the sky, as well as on the surface of the water. The art brings a calming air every time we look at it.
Different constellations adorn the night sky. You can choose the constellations to represent your loved ones. The moon shines down on breathtaking mountains; the night and everything painted in a blue hue. Then we can see a water body, which reflects these mountains, and these details are carried out with great care. Finally, in the front, we can see flowers like lily which is a symbol of purity. The entire scenery is captured in a quadrangle frame. Even if the tattoo may be small, the amount of work put behind it is magnanimous. So, you must get this done by someone you can truly trust.
Who knew flower tattoos could get so interesting and creative right? Many different styles can be used for flower tattoos. Instead of buying flowers all the time, get a little bouquet on your hand that will stay with you everywhere you go.
There are way too many gorgeous floral designs to choose from. Hence, we must name a few more we could not add to the list:
- A plum blossom flower tattoo.
- An antique frame with lavenders flower tattoo.
- A fine lines lotus and moon tattoo.
- A lily wrist tattoo.
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What is a flower on hand tattoo?
A flower on hand tattoo is a popular body art choice among many people. It is usually placed on the back of the hand, with the stem reaching up to the fingertips and small petals sprouting around them. While there is no one single meaning behind this type of tattoo, it can represent various ideas such as beauty, love, femininity, and strength. It can also be a symbol of rebirth or growth, indicating that one has gone through a difficult period in life and come out stronger on the other side. Additionally, some people may choose this type of tattoo to express their connection with nature or the natural world around them. No matter what the reason behind it is, a flower on hand tattoo is a beautiful and meaningful piece of art.
What are the different designs of a flower on hand tattoo?
There is no limit to the different designs of a flower on hand tattoo. Some popular options include roses, sunflowers, daisies, lilies, and lotus flowers. Other possibilities include vines or branches wrapping around the hand with small buds scattered throughout. Additionally, some people choose to have multiple flowers in one design or incorporate other elements like stars, mountains, or animals. The size of the tattoo can also vary depending on individual preference and the amount of detail desired. No matter what design is chosen, a flower on hand tattoo can be a unique and beautiful work of art.
How much does a flower on hand tattoo cost?
The cost of a flower on hand tattoo can vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of the design. Generally speaking, small tattoos will be cheaper than large ones, while more detailed pieces will cost more. Additionally, the skill level of the artist doing the tattoo will also affect the price. Prices may range from $50 to $400 or more, so it is important to shop around and compare prices before making a final decision.