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Hibiscus Tattoos And Hibiscus Tattoo Meanings-Hibiscus Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Hibiscus Tattoo Pictures

Updated on November 12, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Hibiscus Tattoos

One popular tattoo that you may find interest in is the hibiscus tattoo. Although the hibiscus tattoo is not popular, flowers are considered as mainstream tattoos. The hibiscus flower is a native flower of the Pacific. Hibiscus flowers can come in a variety of different colors and the same can be said about hibiscus tattoos. Each color of the hibiscus flower symbolizes something different. Hibiscus tattoos are generally chosen by women and they can hold symbolic value to the wearer. Hibiscus tattoo designs can come in a variety of different sizes. Due to this, the hibiscus tattoo can nearly be inked anywhere on the body. Hibiscus tattoo designs can portray the hibiscus alone or with other symbols and elements.

In this article, we will discuss hibiscus tattoos and hibiscus tattoo designs. We will review hibiscus tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view several hibiscus tattoo designs pictured below. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo design.

Hibiscus Tattoo Pictures

Hibiscus tattoo design that contains two hibiscus flowers.
Hibiscus tattoo design that contains two hibiscus flowers.
Beautiful hibiscus tattoo design with artistic details surrounding the hibiscus.
Beautiful hibiscus tattoo design with artistic details surrounding the hibiscus.
The bright colors in this hibiscus tattoo truly sets the tone for this beautiful hibiscus tattoo design.
The bright colors in this hibiscus tattoo truly sets the tone for this beautiful hibiscus tattoo design.

Hibiscus Tattoos And Symbolism

One beautiful symbolic flower tattoo popular among women is the delicate hibiscus flower. The hibiscus is an exotic flower that originates in the Pacific. The hibiscus flower is symbolic to a variety of Pacific cultures. The hibiscus tattoo can be beautiful, elegant, and sexy. Hibiscus tattoos can hold deep symbolic value for those who wear this beautiful tattoo. When done correctly, hibiscus tattoos are beautiful and stunning. As you will learn, there are plenty of options to consider.

Just like most flowers, the hibiscus flower can hold deep symbolism. In fact, the hibiscus is symbolic to a variety of cultures in the Pacific. In Korea, the hibiscus is a symbol of immortality. In Malaysia, the hibiscus flower represents courage, honor, and life. The hibiscus is very symbolic to the Chinese. To the Chinese, the hibiscus flower symbolizes virginity, gentleness, wealth, and fame.

The hibiscus tattoo is also symbolic and can represent a variety of different things. The most common meaning for the hibiscus tattoo is "delicate beauty." The hibiscus is a beautiful flower that has ties to Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. The hibiscus flower is actually the state flower of Hawaii. In total, there are over 200 different species of the hibiscus flower. Hibiscus flowers can be white, pink, orange, and red. Each color of the hibiscus represents different meanings. The same can be said about the hibiscus tattoo. With hibiscus tattoos, you will also see colors such as blue, lavender, and green.

Hibiscus tattoos can symbolize many different things that can be associated to the lifestyle of the Pacific. One representation is that the hibiscus tattoo symbolizes a "laid back lifestyle." Often, when we think about Hawaii, we automatically think of beauty and culture. Hawaii is a popular travel destination for many people. This gives Hawaii that laid back feel, one that represent comfort and tranquility. Hawaii is a perfect place to go to unwind and relax. This can also refer to the lifestyle of the tribal Hawaiians. In many ways, they are a down to earth group of people that hold dear to their rich heritage and traditions. The hibiscus tattoo can symbolize all the great things about Hawaii and the other Pacific Islands.

Hibiscus tattoos can be portrayed in various colors and with various symbols associated to the Pacific culture. When it comes to hibiscus tattoo designs, no two are exactly alike. With so many different colors and elements to portray, there is a little for everyone. Hibiscus tattoos can portray the beautiful hibiscus flower while some can portray two or more. Hibiscus tattoos are often designed with decorative art, which makes for a gorgeous eyecatching tattoo design. Hibiscus tattoo designs can also include tribal art, which is an art style that is native to the Pacific Islands. With so many options available, you should be able to find a design that fits your style and personality. Make sure that you take the time to view all the different hibiscus tattoo designs in this article. This will give you an idea of what is available so you can become familiar with this beautiful tattoo.

Hibiscus Tattoo Meanings

Since the hibiscus tattoo holds symbolic value, there are several different meanings that can be associated to the hibiscus tattoo. Anyone of the meanings below can be associated to hibiscus tattoos. But remember, in the end, your hibiscus tattoo symbolizes what you want it too. With saying that, below, you can find the meanings behind the hibiscus tattoo.

  • Elegance
  • Delicate Beauty
  • Fragility
  • Exotic
  • Pacific
  • Politeness
  • Gentle
  • Charm
  • Moment
  • Wealth
  • Royalty
  • Fame
  • Hospitality
  • Love

Anyone of the meanings above can be linked to the hibiscus tattoo. Plus, each color of the hibiscus flower can also hold symbolic meaning. Below, you can find what each hibiscus color represents.

  • Red Hibiscus- Love, Passion, Desire
  • Yellow Hibiscus- Friendship
  • Purple Hibiscus- Wealth, Royalty
  • Blue Hibiscus- Fertility, Serenity
  • Pink Hibiscus- Rare Beauty
  • White Hibiscus- Enlightenment

With such a beautiful tattoo and so many symbolic meanings, it is no wonder that the hibiscus tattoo is so popular. Even if you are not into all the symbolic value, the hibiscus tattoo makes for a beautiful decorative tattoo. Since hibiscus tattoos can come in various sizes, it can nearly be tattooed anywhere on the body. You will need to keep this in mind. You will need to think of a size and location to get it tattooed. You may want to begin choosing a color as well.

The hibiscus flower can also be called the "perfect bride" or the "rose of Sharon." The hibiscus represents fragility because it is a delicate flower. It is also called the "flower-of-an-hour" because the bloom only opens for a short time during the day. With hibiscus tattoos, you may want to incorporate a symbol of the Pacific or Hawaii into your hibiscus tattoo design. Symbols that may be considered is the sea turtle, tiki, shark, lizard, or sea shells. Also remember, some hibiscus tattoo designs may also include tribal art.

Before you get your hibiscus tattoo or any tattoo, there are some very important things that you need to remember. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. You want to make sure that you fully understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get a tattoo and find out later that it represents something totally different then what you first thought. Don't rush to get inked! This is very important! Men and women that choose to get inked on an impulse thought usually regret their tattoo later on down the road. You need to make sure that this is what you want. Tattoos are meant to be lifelong. Even with laser removal and cover up, all tattoos can't be fixed. You don't want to go through this process so make sure you make the right choice the first time around. Do your research, learn the symbolism, and make sure this is the route you want to go. If you feel that the hibiscus tattoo is not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links below. As always, thank you for your visit.

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    • BeyondMax profile image


      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Beautiful tattoos! I saw different colors over time and I thought that they should have different meanings, yep, it's good to know upfront the meaning! =)

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      Beautiful hibiscus photos. Oh love it! but i never seen one person with this tattoo too, personally. but i think its pretty.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      These are really colorful and beautiful.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      There are really lovely, esp. the one across her lower back..Cheers

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      The designs are pretty enough as they are, but the red color certainly increases attention toward them. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      8 years ago from Western NC

      Beautiful pictures. I love all the colors. :) And speaking of all this hibiscus, it makes me want to hibiscus tea. Haha. Thanks for sharing this. It's fun learning about the symbolism.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I learned so much in this tattoo Hub. Concerning the rest, I am like a broken record so I will say "great job" and thanks for all your research on your Hubs.

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      8 years ago from Some tropical country

      Wondrously well written hub about hibiscus tattoos, I've never heard about his hibiscus flower before, and I was surprised the first time I read this hub that NOT only this flower is beautiful but also has a lot meanings attached to it. Thank you for sharing, voted up for awesome!

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      8 years ago from USA

      Wonderful explanation. I just got back from Hawaii and saw a lot of tattoos with the Hibiscus flower. I wondered what the meaning was. Now, I know. I'm not a tattoo wearer, but the tattoos you show here are beautiful.


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