Tropical flower tattoos are often combined with a Hawaiian band and are appropriate for both men and women. Hawaiian arm and leg tattoos were very popular for a long time, and are making a bit of a comeback currently. A tropical flower may be seen on its own, but more often it is part of an integrated design or pattern.
Other flowers that are often used for tattoos are forget me not’s (an old believe is that the wearers of this flower are not forgotten by their lovers), orchid flowers (mysterious), sweet pea flowers (blissful pleasure), irises (passion), violets (faithfulness, modesty), narcissus (self-esteem) and peony flowers (anger).
Flower tattoos are an attractive option for women who want a discreet and feminine tattoo, but they are more than that. Flower tattoos can convey a variety of looks, images and styles, from old school to tribal. They are timeless and very attractive, and because they can be quite small, they can work in a variety of places and designs.
Some Flowers used in Tattoos and their Meaning
The Rose: The rose as a flower is timeless with each color having its own representation. A rose in one of the common few thorn bearing stems and the thorn is representative of pain and hurt.
Red symbolizes love, romance, beauty and Christian representation of cleanliness, new beginning and blood. Yellow means friendship, missing the person or awaiting the person. White is representative of purity and innocence. Pink implies grace, stature and gentility, Black implies death, ending, mourning or disapproval.
The Sunflower is a hearty flower with a short season of growth yet it grows to upward of 6 feet as though stretching to the sun. It is no surprise that the sunflowers symbolizes standing tall, strength or follow your heart or gut feeling when used as a tattoo design. The sunflower is also representative of loyalty or of search of power.
The Lotus flower tattoo means simplicity or being at a state of conscious understanding.
The Lily flower tattoo symbolizes virginity or purity, of the soul of purity and everlasting.
The Cherry Blossom or floral tattoo are originally from Asiatic counties and having meaning that life itself is transient, for this small capsule of time before the next.
The Hibiscus flower or Hawaiian flower symbolizes living in the moment and like the tattoos of the Hawaiian beauty would also mean good life, enjoying life, respecting life and more. The Hibiscus has many meanings as does the rose.
Here are just a few more:
The Cactus and flower mean longevity and endurance.
The Daisy: Innocence
The Tulip: Enchantment of fairy tales and dreams
Tiger Lilly: Prosperity
Buttercup: of highest quality, wealth
Narcissus: of self or self esteem (egotistical narcissist view of life)