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Ivy Tattoo Designs And Meanings-Ivy Flower Tattoos And Vine Tattoos

Updated on July 12, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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One of the most popular decorative tattoos and tattoo symbols in the world is the ivy tattoo. Ivy can be used in a variety of different ways as a tattoo. Ivy can be tattooed alone or it can be used as a decorative to other tattoos. Some ivy tattoos can be designed with flowers and plants, such as the rose, iris, lily, and orchid. Ivy tattoos also hold a high symbolic value as a tattoo. In this article, we will discuss ivy tattoo designs, ivy tattoo meanings, designs and sizes, and hopefully you will gain some inspiration for your next tattoo.


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When it comes to ivy tattoos, they can be used in several different ways. Tattoo artist often enjoy doing ivy tattoos because they come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and offbeat green colors. Since ivy can be designed in this fashion, it can be placed nearly anywhere on the body. One popular area that women often get ivy tattoos is on the sides of the torso. Women also commonly get ivy tattoos on the back. There is no wrong area when it comes to ivy tattoos.

As you briefly read above, ivy tattoos can be portrayed alone or with plants and flowers. Many people agree that ivy alone is bland or simple. Many people choose to add beautiful flowers to their ivy tattoo. This gives your ivy tattoo color and beauty. You can add any flower or plant that you wish to. Some of the most popular flowers that are chosen for ivy tattoos include the rose, daisy, lily, and orchid. If you choose to go this route, your ivy tattoo can take on the symbolic meaning of the flowers you add. For example, if you choose to have roses added to your ivy vine, your tattoo could represent love, passion, and desire. These are all symbolic meanings of the rose tattoo. But remember, in the end, your tattoo represents what you want it to.

Ivy can also be used in an artistic way to decorate other tattoos. Many men and women choose to add ivy to their tattoo designs. No matter what tattoo you have, if you wish, you can add ivy to the tattoo. There are many creative things you can do with ivy. For example, we will say that you have your last name tattooed on your back. You could have ivy wrapping all the way around your last name.

With so many uses, it is no wonder that ivy is so popular in the tattoo world. Since there are so many uses, I would suggest taking the time to view as many ivy tattoo designs as you can. This will give you an idea of how ivy is used and you can also pick up some great ideas up in the process. Even if you are not looking for an ivy tattoo, it can be used to decorate a tattoo that you already have or one that you are thinking about getting.

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Sometimes we all can use a little knowledge and inspiration when looking for a tattoo. Finding the perfect tattoo is never easy and it can be a decision that could take a long time for some. The great thing about ivy tattoos is that you can do so many things with them. If you would like to get an ivy tattoo with only ivy, I would suggest that you have it shaded. There are several different combinations of greens and browns that can be used for ivy tattoos. So if you are looking to only have ivy leaves, I would suggest using multiple color schemes to set your ivy tattoo off.

When it comes to ivy and flower tattoos, you can go wrong with the orchid. You could have an ivy vine with orchids or you could have ivy leaves with orchids. Orchids come in a variety of different colors and in the tattoo world, it can be portrayed any color. The most popular orchid color is pink and it can be designed in light shades or dark shades of pink. You can use any flower that you wish. If you want a sunflower or tulip, that is your choice.

Remember, ivy can be added to nearly anything as a tattoo. If you are into cross tattoos, you can have it decorated in ivy. If you are into heart tattoos, they can also be wrapped in ivy. Ivy can be designed as an arm band tattoo or leg band tattoo. Ivy can be designed to wrap around the ankles or as a cute behind the ear tattoo. Ivy is often used as a decorative in artistic ways, therefore it can be used to decorate any tattoo symbol.


There are some important things that you should remember before you choose to get your tattoo. Make sure you take the time to do your own research. You should make sure you fully understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You want to also take the time to view tattoo designs so you can get familiar with what is available. Plus, you can pick up some great ideas from doing so. Don't rush to get tattooed! If you are not sure, don't get inked. Men and women that get inked on an impulse usually end up with regrets concerning their tattoo choice. Take your time and make sure it is really want you want. Even with our current technology, all tattoos can't be removed or covered. If you feel that ivy tattoos are not for you or you want to view more tattoo designs, please feel free to follow the links below. Thanks for your visit.



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      7 years ago

      One of the most painful places to be tattooed. Many gangs also deligate behind the ear to have their markings for gang membership

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      Gypsy, thanks for dropping by. Glad you liked them. Take care.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Now these I really like.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *AE, thanks for stopping by. I never knew some of them bloom in the winter. Very interesting. If it is a stone house, I don't mind the ivy. Take care.

      *MM, thanks for dropping by. Yeah, it is popular as a decorative, rather then a single tattoo. Les, thanks for the visit and take care.

      *Sueswan, always a pleasure my dear friend. You have a great eye for picking tattoos friend. A;ways very appreciative Sueswan:)

      *Snowdrops, thanks for coming by. I agree, that is a beautiful tattoo. I really think they add to a women's look, the ivy tattoo around the ankle. Very beautiful:)

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      8 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      I love to have Ivy tattoos :) interesting.

      would like to try the tattoo like that on the one picture, the last one on the 2nd thumbnail, tattoo on on one foot. very cute.

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      8 years ago

      Hi Ricky,

      The ivy tattoo is very versatile.

      I like the rose and ivy tattoo - source : floralflowertattoos

      Voted up and awesome.

      I hope all is well my friend.

      Take Care :)

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky, I was surprised to read that the Ivy tattoo is one of the most popular - maybe that's because I'm not that keen on ivy!

      A wonderful and interesting hub as always, voting up/awesome

      Enjoy your weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These are very beautiful. I love ivy. I have it all around my house, some types bloom in the winter, I love that...GREAT hub...

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *Jasmine, thanks for taking the time to read this article and comment. Very popular among girls. Love the idea of using it as a decorative. Glad you enjoyed the pics!

      *Frank, it is always a treat pal. Oh yeah, that one hurt. The toes are very sensitive. I would say it was quite painful.

      *KJ, many thanks for everything. You have always noticed my hard work and it is always a treat to have someone say, "good job." I am glad you like the series and I promise to keep them coming:)

      *Kash, always great to hear from you dear friend. Thanks again! Glad you like all the pics. They really help out when one is trying to find the right tattoo design.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, another great hub done on tattoos . Loved all the beautiful ivy tattoo photos !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      8 years ago from Florida

      thelyricwriter...these tattoo's of yours are starting to "grow" on me...keep'em coming..this is true dedication to your dream...

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      Great share once again my friend but the ones on the toes gotta hurt the tiny little bones.. oh yeah :) voted up

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      8 years ago

      I didn't know about the symbolism attributed to ivy. Great tattoo pics :) They must be more popular among girls!


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