FLOWER TATTOO: IDEAS, DESIGNS, AND SKETCHES

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Tattoo ideas 7 min read Last updated on August 26, 2020

Flower tattoos can vary in kind, size, number of flowers, tattooing style, and placement—each unique sketch holds its own attraction!

Thinking of getting a flower tattoo? Read on to see pictures of the best flower tattoo ideas and sketches for possible inspiration, organized by style, placement, flower type, and plot.

Different flowers

Rose

The most popular flower chosen for tattoos is the rose. Roses symbolize love, hope, beauty, and passion. In turn, an image of this flower with thorns means severe pain, signifying a loss.

Jasmine

Despite its fragility and small size, a jasmine produces an intense, exotic, and sweet fragrance that can be intoxicating. Jasmine buds only open at night to release their beautiful aroma, adding to its mysterious allure that has captivated thousands of tattoo owners. Sketches with a jasmine flower are popular both as a single flower and as a bouquet.

Lotus

One of the most popular tattoos is the image of a lotus since this figure is considered relevant by both women and men. The lotus flower is associated with knowledge, purity, and spiritual enlightenment.

Most often, such lotus flowers are inked on the body as small tattoos, emphasizing its sophistication and tenderness.

Peony

Unlike other flower tattoos, peony tattoos are often done in black and white. This is due to its unusual buds forming large, voluminous, and luxurious petals. Such dimensions in a flower look beautiful even without color.

However, colorful tattoos of peonies are also popular among women and men. Most often these are large-scale tattoos on the arm, hip, or back.

Cherry blossom or sakura

Cherry blossoms are in bloom for only a short time (sometimes just a few hours!), and even a light gust of wind can make the petals fall and put an end to the flowering. As such, the sakura tattoo has long been associated with the transience of life.

The traditional place for a cherry blossom tattoo is the back.

Sakura is one of the main images in the Japanese style of tattoos. Often you can find sketches of blooming cherries done in a watercolor tattooing style.

Sunflowers

A sunflower tattoo is always associated with warmth and happiness.

Orchid

Orchids are also popular choices for tattoos. They are believed to symbolize sensitivity, ideal, and tenderness.

Lily

Making for a very popular tattoo, the lily is an exquisite and dainty-looking plant. The sketch can include only one flower or the whole bouquet in an ornamental style of tattooing. Another beautiful example is a tattoo of a single-stemmed lily, flanked by leaves and buds.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus is an extraordinarily beautiful exotic flower, and a watercolor style of tattooing works best to convey it. These tattoos use a variety of colors, but are usually tattooed on with colorless contours. The more famous colors of hibiscus tattoos are red, white, purple, and deep blue.

Lavender

While lavenders are actually herbs and not flowers, they remain crazily stylish. A popular version of the lavender tattoo is a sprig of thin, spreading branches with small gray-green leaves completely covered with long and flowering purple shoots. Delicate and graceful lines are used in the tattoo, so it is often inked (neatly hidden) on the neck, arm, scapula, or leg.

Violets

The aroma of tiny violets are soft, powdery,and romantic. Its subtlety leaves a mark on anyone who appreciates flowers.

Placement

There are no hard and fast rules about where to place these tattoos as you can choose to have them done anywhere! Do you want a small, hidden tattoo inside the ear, a delicate sketch on your wrist, or perhaps an attention-grabbing floral sleeve snaking up your arm? Check out the ideas below to help you decide!

On the shoulder

Tattoo sleeves

On the arm

On the thigh

On the hand and wrist

On the back

Inside the ear

On the foot

Flower tattoos with smth

Butterfly with flowers

Cross with flowers

Heart with flowers

Anchor with flower

Snake with flowers