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Meaning of Flower Tattoos & Flower Tattoo Pictures

Updated on May 15, 2008

Floral Tattoos

Flower tattoos are very common among women, and occasionally men. The most common floral tattoo would include the rose and lotus flowers. In many cases, you will see flowers surrounded by other objects, sometimes butterflies or hummingbirds and other times stars ans swirls.

The meaning of the lotus tattoos and rose tattoos are very similar.

The lotus, rises from murky waters and blooms during the morning and retreats at dusk. The lotus symbolizes truth and enlightenment, and to many mirrors the quest for truth and enlightenment amongst the struggles of life. The lotus flower can also represent estranged love or new beginnings. Some people will get a lotus flower tattooo after the break up of a relationship, which may mean that they have risen above the depths of darkness.

Roses grow amongst thorns and can be either a masculine or feminine tattoo. Roses are commonly associated with love and passion. Depending on the color of the rose it may mean something different.

  • Red- love, romance, and respect
  • White- spiritual love, purity, innocence, or secrecy
  • Yellow- joy, gladness, friendship, and devotion
  • Coral- desire
  • Light peach- modesty or friendship
  • Orange- fascination
  • Light pink- grace, gentility, and admiration
  • Dark pink-says thank you
  • Mixing red and yellow roses- congratulations
  • Mixing yellow and orange roses- passionate thoughts
  • Mixing red and white roses- unity

Pictures of Floral Tattoos

(by Joel, Custom, Medford, OR)
(by Joel, Custom, Medford, OR)
by Paisan Saetang, Infinity Tattoo, Bangkok Thailand)
by Paisan Saetang, Infinity Tattoo, Bangkok Thailand)
by Anderson, Outlaws Tattoo, Petrópolis - RJ (Brasil))
by Anderson, Outlaws Tattoo, Petrópolis - RJ (Brasil))
(A Touch of Color, St. Joe, MI)
(A Touch of Color, St. Joe, MI)
(by Paisan Saetang, Infinity Tattoo, Bangkok Thailand)
(by Paisan Saetang, Infinity Tattoo, Bangkok Thailand)
(by Lauren, Thrashes, Rapid City sd)
(by Lauren, Thrashes, Rapid City sd)
(by Anderson, Outlaws Tattoo, Petrópolis - RJ (Brasil))
(by Anderson, Outlaws Tattoo, Petrópolis - RJ (Brasil))
(by Ivan Henderson, The Wizzard's Den, Petawawa, ON, CANADA)
(by Ivan Henderson, The Wizzard's Den, Petawawa, ON, CANADA)
(by Daryl aka D-Rail, FutureSkin Ottawa, Ottawa)
(by Daryl aka D-Rail, FutureSkin Ottawa, Ottawa)
(by Karin, Eternal-Art, Aschaffenburg)
(by Karin, Eternal-Art, Aschaffenburg)
by hazel at saz`s tattoo studio cadishead
by hazel at saz`s tattoo studio cadishead

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      stylezink 9 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

      great hub, always wonder what my pink rose meant, lol.

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      starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona

      great hub!

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      chelsie 8 years ago

      im thinking of having a tatoo on my upper thigh i want it bold and 2 stand out but not cheap and tacky any ideas ??? plz cud you get bk 2 me on on chelsie.leigh@hotmail.com thanks

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      pandy 7 years ago

      best tattoo in this blog by my friend daryl ....

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      saja mama 6 years ago

      ewwwwwwwwww grosss |!

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