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10 Dainty Watercolor Flower Tattoos You'll Want As Your Next Ink

You can't go wrong with these elegant designs!
10 Dainty Watercolor Flower Tattoos You'll Want As Your Next Ink
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You can't go wrong with these elegant designs!

If you’ve always been a fan of color, then watercolor art may be your best new option for a tatt. Unlike typical tattoos which are outlined with a black ink, watercolor tatts are finished with diffused raw edges that somehow makes the tattoo look rustic yet still very elegant. It provides a youthful take on tattoos and looking at it is like a relaxing piece of art on your body!

Before stepping into the tattoo chair, however, you should know that this ink type will require a bit of TLC. Since watercolor tattoos don’t have outlines and it’s colors aren’t as vivid, you’ll need to always protect it from the sun to avoid dulling its colors. Although, taking care of it is just simple­­–always apply moisturizer and sunscreen on your tatts to preserve its charming color. 

So if you’re thinking of getting that new watercolor tattoo, you will never go wrong with flowers because they match the watercolor theme perfectly. Together, they produce a classy and romantic aura that's perfect as a dainty tattoo.

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To help you out, we've listed 10 gorgeous watercolor flower tattoos that you can try. Scroll ahead and take your pick!

1. Pink Orchid

Orchid tattoos alone greatly symbolize love, beauty, and strength, but having it in dreamy splashes of pink adds visions of happiness and innocence to its meaning. Once this ink is imprinted on your skin, it can be a great reminder of the constant self-love you deserve.

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2. Sweet pea

A tattoo of a sweet pea carries the meaning of being grateful for life, and opting for a delicate watercolor design will remind you to appreciate the little things even on stressful days. The sweet pea is also a wonderful tattoo choice for April celebrants who want to acknowledge their birth flower.

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3. Flower shower

If you want a different approach to flower tattoos, this dainty placement of falling flowers on the arm gives a stunning illusion of motion. It also projects an abundance of good luck wherever you’re headed.

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4. Pastel petals

If you want to have a bunch of colorful petals inked, you can play around with pastel colors to create a muted and multidimensional effect on your tatt. It reveals a whimsical yet elegant design that looks straight out of a fairytale!

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5. Orange tulip bouquet

Orange tulips embody joy and enthusiasm in the tulip world. It’s the perfect flower to give to someone who needs to cheer up, regardless if it's romantic or platonic. You can even send one to yourself, or better yet, have the flowers inked through a watercolor tattoo so you have a permanent assurance for good days ahead.

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6. Rose

Roses are definitely the most popular choice for flower tattoos. It symbolizes eternal love and beauty which is perfect for those who want a constant reminder for self-appreciation. For a demure take on a rose ink, try a multicolored watercolor design that will look graceful and romantic regardless of its placement.

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7. Cherry blossom

Many people look forward to cherry blossom season in Japan during springtime. Their blooms are so beautiful that they instantly bring merriment upon first glance! But since they aren't always available for us to adore, having a delicate ink of the sakura is the next best thing. It could bring a smile to your face every time you see it, too.

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8. Pomegranate flowers

Pomegranate flowers symbolize fertility and rebirth because they transform into their namesake fruit once fertilized. As a tattoo, a pomegranate flower can be a subtle reminder to stay close to your roots and to always be humble. Plus, having it in a watercolor style makes for such adorable eye candy! 

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9. Lupine

If you want a tattoo that'll inspire an optimistic outlook in life, then a lupine tattoo is for you. This joyful flower carries bright colors that radiate happiness while symbolizing optimism and opportunity, which is perfect if you're manifesting a positive change.

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10. Lily

A lily is such an endearing flower that is associated with purity and fertility. It is also connected to never-ending love and motherhood, so if you're a mom, you can imprint this beautiful chapter of your life by getting the flower inked on your skin.

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