Lily Tattoos And Meanings

THE LILY TATTOO


One beautiful flower tattoo that you may want to consider is the lily tattoo. Although the lily tattoo is not considered to be a mainstream tattoo, there is a popularity for the tattoo. The lily tattoo can be designed alone or portrayed with other symbols and elements. The lily tattoo can be designed in a variety of different sizes. Due to this, the lily tattoo can be tattooed nearly anywhere on the body. Just like most tattoos, the lily tattoo can represent a host of different meanings. The lily tattoo can be designed in a few different colors, most commonly pink.

In this article, we will discuss lily tattoos and lily tattoo designs. You will also have the chance to learn about lily tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view a variety of different lily tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your own tattoo.





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LILY TATTOOS AND HISTORY


The lily flower is one of the most widely known and recognized flowers in the entire world. To a variety of cultures all around the world, the lily flower is very symbolic and important. The beauty of this exotic flower makes for a great tattoo design for anyone interested in the lily tattoo.









Since the lily flower is widely used in a variety of different cultures over the ages, their symbolic meaning can differ between cultures. To find the correct meaning and association, you must trace back each individual culture. For example, in Egypt and Greece, the lily flower represented fertility. According to the Chinese, the lily flower symbolizes abundance, purity, and innocence. The lily also was a symbol of sexuality to the Greeks as well.









The lily flower may be more closely linked to Christianity then any other culture in the world. According to Christians, the lily flower is a symbol of Virgin Mary. Virgin Mary was pure in the heart and the soul. The lily can represent the same thing, purity. The lily also represents innocence and chastity, all associated back to Virgin Mary.









The beautiful lily flower also has other associations to Christianity besides Virgin Mary. The lily can also be used to symbolize your faith and love for God. Since tattoos are often subject to critics, the lily tattoo could be deemed to fit in those narrow boundaries. It is often considered to be appropriate for such purposes. The lily tattoo can represent your own personal connection to your faith.












The lily flower is beautiful and holds many symbolic meanings that are symbolized all across the globe. The lily tattoo holds deep symbolic value and beauty to those who wear this exotic flower as body art. When done correctly and in detail, very few flowers can match the beauty of the lily tattoo.

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LILY TATTOO MEANINGS AND DESIGNS


There are a variety of different meanings that are associated to the lily flower tattoo. The lily flower is recognized all over the world. Below, you can find the many meanings behind the lily tattoo.




  • Purity
  • Innocence
  • Beauty
  • Sexuality
  • Chastity
  • Graceful
  • Elegant
  • Exotic
  • Wealth
  • Prosperity
  • Love In God
  • Love in Faith
  • Fertility
  • Femininity
  • Virgin Mary





When it comes to the lily tattoo, your tattoo can represent any of the above meanings. Overall, the lily tattoo represents purity and innocence. The lily is also closely associated to faith and Christianity. Remember, in the end, your lily tattoo represents what you want it to represent.









Lily flower tattoos come in a variety of different colors and designs. The pink lily and the purple lily are the two most popular choices when it comes to lily tattoo colors. White is rarely used because the white ink doesn't stand out on this skin like purple and pink. Lily tattoos are also done in orange, blue, and other colors. Since there are so many different types of the lily, there are a variety of different color patterns that can be used.









Lily flower tattoo designs can be done in a variety of different ways also. Some lily tattoo designs only show the petals of the lily while others show the entire flower. Some lily designs are done with a water background or have a lily flower on the water, while others have no background. Lily tattoo designs can also include other tattoo symbols as well. Some lily tattoo designs may include butterflies and dragonflies. Lily tattoo designs can also display stars, fairies, hearts, and a variety of other motifs. The lily tattoo is very versatile and you really have many options to consider when choosing a final design.









There are some very important things to remember before you choose a tattoo. You want to make sure you do your own research and understand what your tattoo symbol represents and means. You want to choose a tattoo that fits your personality and one that symbolizes yourself. Don't rush into the tattoo process before thinking everything out. When you rush, we tend to get something that we later regret. Do your own research, take your time, and understand the tattoo that you want. Thanks for your visit. If you feel that the lily tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols, designs, ideas, and meanings.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Hey look Im the first one here Ha ha.. let me leave my mark MARK!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Lyricwriter,

The lily is such a beautiful flower. My favorite one here is Source: alabama-democrat.blogspot.

Some of the others while beautiful are too big and in my opinion would be more fitting on a wall then on someone's

skin.

Voted up and awesome.

Hope all is well with you my friend. I am looking forward to my trip to Scotland next week. :)


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

These are beautiful. The artists must really enjoy making these tattoos. The variety is amazing. You really do put a lot of research into your Hubs and it shows. They are always quality. I enjoyed this one very much.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

All of these are beautiful, from the simplest to the most intricate. The variety is incredible.

You did a great job once again. Good work

Voting up

Hope you had a good Easter


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Just missed these for Easter -- but I guess these aren't Easter lilies. Quite lovely. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

These are really beautiful. I like the prints too..


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Love lilies and their wonderful aroma. Look great as tattoos too.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks for all your comments. I really appreciate all your support. Take care friends.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I did not realize lilies had so much symbolism to them! I learned a lot from this hub.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Christy, thanks for taking the time to drop by and check this article out. I am glad you were able to learn these symbolic meanings. Have a great day.


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

I really enjoyed reading about this. It was fun to learn about the meaning. My name translates into Lily.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Moms, thanks for taking the time to visit and comment. That is interesting, your name:) Hope you enjoyed learning about the lily. Take care.


Cassandra 3 years ago

I have a lilly tatto on my shoulder, and I didn't know the meaning of it....But now that I have researched it, I made a good choice because it suites me well!


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks for the comment Cassandra! If you ever get time, post it back here, would love to see it! Best wishes.

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