Flower tattoos are not only pretty to look at—they're meaningful, too! Each bloom has a particular symbolism (think: hope and new beginnings), which is one of the reasons why some people would opt for a flower tatt. Ultimately, though, what your ink represents is totally up to you! You can even combine these blooms with other elements like birds or butterflies for a deeper and more personal meaning.
If you can't decide which flower tatt to get, we got you! To help you streamline your options and find the bloom that truly resonates with you, we've listed down the most popular flower tattoo designs below—including their special meanings.
10 Popular Flower Tattoo Designs
1. Lotus Flower Tattoo
A lotus flower is one of a kind. ICYDK, it grows in the mud, and it has an unusual life cycle. Every night, it submerges into the water and re-blooms in the morning. This is why it's often associated with rebirth and renewal. If you're looking for a tattoo design that could represent your growth or transformation, this is perfect for you!
Nadine Lustre previously got this unique bloom tattooed on her arm! We love how the shading in her ink made the lotus flower look realistic:
2. Rose Tattoo
You can't go wrong with a classic rose tattoo! Generally, roses symbolize love and passion, but they can hold a lot of different meanings, too, depending on their colors. White blooms, for instance, stand for purity and they're often associated with new beginnings. Meanwhile, pink ones represent grace and gentleness. Stunning blue roses, on the other hand, symbolize mystery.
Check out Kylie Verzosa's hidden rose tatt on her back:
Sofia Andres got a tiny, colored rose tattoo inked on her rib, too:
3. Daisy Tattoo
Known as the official birth flower for April babies, this wildflower symbolizes purity and innocence. It looks so dainty and youthful when inked on the skin!
Heart Evangelista got a daisy tattoo on her right calf, and the meaning behind it is simply beautiful, too. "Daisies are wildflowers, and I really do identify with a wildflower because no matter where you plant them they will actually bloom," she shared in an exclusive interview.
4. Sunflower Tattoo
Sunflowers are another popular choice for tattoos. They're bright and cheery, so it's no surprise that they're a symbol of happiness! If you have a bubbly personality or you simply want a daily reminder to stay positive, consider getting this flower tattoo!
5. White Dandelion Tattoo
Dandelion tattoos are so dreamy. This unique flower is known for having a cluster of stems with fluffy threads that fly away when it's windy.
This flower tattoo design typically represents overcoming difficulties. Sometimes, these delicate blooms are also mixed with bird tattoos to symbolize freedom.
6. Tulip Tattoo
Tulip tatts look so pretty when they're colored! Like other flowers, they have different meanings depending on their hues. According to florist Bloom&Wild, yellow tulips symbolize hope and happiness. Purple tulips, on the other hand, typically signify royalty. Meanwhile, pink blooms stand for caring and affection.
A curved tulip tatt on the collarbone looks so adorable!
7. Cherry Blossom Tattoo
Cherry blossoms, otherwise known as sakura, are very popular. People even fly to Japan in the spring just to see them! These pretty pink flowers only bloom once a year and for a short period of time. They're known for being the symbol of springtime in Japan, and they're often associated with hope and new life.
Miss Universe Philippines 2021 titleholder Beatrice Luigi Gomez has this meaningful flower tattoo on her arm! She incorporated it with an armband tatt to signify her "blossoming into womanhood."
8. Daffodil Tattoo
In other countries, daffodils are one of the first flowers that bloom in the springtime, which is why they're usually associated with new beginnings.
9. Peony Tattoo
Peonies look so pretty, especially when inked on the skin. This popular flower has several meanings but generally, it stands for prosperity and good fortune.
Since peonies have large blooms, they'll look amazing when tattooed on the back, shoulder, or thigh!
10. Lavender Tattoo
If you want to get a delicate-looking tattoo, a lavender tatt will be right up your alley! These tiny purple flowers not only have a soothing fragrance but also symbolize calm and serenity.
* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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