Floral tattoos can surprise us in every season. They are elegant and delicate ornaments on the skin, and have the ability to convey meanings and tell stories. We have prepared for you a list of beautiful flowers that hide stories and legends, and that will give a touch of magic to your skin, without the risk of going unnoticed.
The anemone is a very fragile flower also called, due to this characteristic, flower of the wind. The myth tells that Flora, jealous of the love that Borea and Zeffiro tried against Anemone, transformed the nymph into a flower and condemned it to an eternal fragility and an excessive delicacy, with the perennial risk of fading even before could notice its beauty. An anemone on our skin, in minimal style, blackwork or sketch tattoo, represents delicacy, fragility, caducity, but also beauty and the need for a love denied or lost.
The flowering of the snowdrop indicates the early arrival of spring, compared to the scheduled times. The flower is indeed able to bloom as early as January, when temperatures are still very cold. The leaves are able to cross the ground even if free from ice only a few days, and with the first warm releases a very sweet scent. Because of its characteristics it is a symbol of rebirth in difficult times, inner struggle and obstinacy. According to some versions, when Adam and Eve were driven out of paradise, they were forced to cross a cold and arid land, but an angel, feeling pity for the woman's pain, blew on her some snowflakes, which when touching land turned into flowers. Snowdrops are, therefore, also a symbol of virtue, honesty, and feminine hope, light or minimal blackwork styles make them bright and delicate.
The dahlias are among the most fascinating flowers, because of their infinite quantity of colors and shades. Introducing this flower in Europe turned out to be, historically, very difficult. The journey of the bulbs was very long, from Mexico to the countries that wanted to import them. For this reason many flowers could not survive. The dahlia therefore assumed the meaning of strength and dignity, as well as beauty and elegance. Some authors, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, have praised femininity many times. In the language of flowers, dahlias symbolize gratitude and affection without constraints.
The cornflower is a flower of ancient origins that unfortunately risks, today, extinction. Even for this flower is told an ancient legend: William I, king of Germany, fleeing from a battle, he found refuge in an endless field of wheat, where he found his mother, intent on reassuring the children who were with her, weaving small bunches of cornflower flowers. In the language of flowers the cornflower is a symbol of tenderness, sweetness, care, but also lightness, because of the delicacy of its colors. The watercolor style has the ability to recreate them all in their nuances
During the sacred rituals the lily of the valley was used for its properties: it is said, in fact, that it improved performance and memory. It has always been used as a good luck charm, and was chosen by Christian Dior to adorn his line of precious evening dresses. It has an elegant and delicate shape, and symbolizes refinement and purity. In love, because of the sweet and light scent and the classic inverted bell shape, it indicates harmony and harmony with the loved one. For a minimal style, or for a tattoo to be made in pairs, it is a really perfect subject.
Orchids have such a harmonious and sensual shape that they are wonderful in realistic style, especially if colored, or accompanied by geometric and ornamental lines and details. If in the East this flower symbolizes the perfection and harmony of childhood, in the West its meaning is strictly linked to adulthood. Orchids are generally given to those people who appreciate and return our love, expressing admiration and constant dedication. It is in fact considered an aphrodisiac flower, and therefore also expresses complicity and sensuality.
A delicate, delicate and very tall flower, the poppy is a particular flower with a characteristic purple color. The flower indicates mystery, abandoning oneself to one's senses, letting go, forgetfulness. The legends narrated on poppies are many, and one of the oldest is that which tells of Genghis Khan, Mongolian emperor, who brought with him poppy seeds to be spread on the battlefield after each victory, to remember those who had sacrificed for the own empire and render them honor. It is therefore a symbol of struggle, strength, courage and loyalty, and our advice is to create them in a watercolor or sketch tattoo style.
For a more winter period, instead, we propose a plant linked to Christmas, which with its pungent leaves has always been at the center of winter tales and ancient traditions: holly. In pagan symbology, and then in Christian symbolism, holly represented an effective good luck against evil spirits. Its pungent leaves and its ability to withstand high temperatures made this plant strong and invincible, at the center of winter festivals and rites. On our skin it represents luck, strength, and resistance, and it is a beautiful image especially if it is made in color.
Flowers have always been one of the favorite subjects for tattoos, but looking for new details, styles and meanings is our goal. Help us too by proposing something new and sought after, and tell us your stories to look together for the flower that can best describe them.