Floral Tattoos

What are floral tattoos?

Floral tattoos are characterized by the representation of flowers and related floral motifs.

Its roots go back to ancient tattooing traditions. The popularity of this style has increased since the advent of the West. It has become so popular that it is now considered a style.

Floral tattoos are a popular choice among those who want to add a bit of beauty and meaning to their body art. From subtle and delicate designs to bold and eye-catching pieces, floral tattoos offer a variety of ways to express yourself through ink. Almost every culture has associated flowers with specific meanings, making them powerful symbols for any tattoo design. Plus, when it comes to creating your own design, the possibilities are endless. From traditional and classic motifs to modern, abstract patterns, you can find a style to fit any taste. Whether you’re looking for something delicate and feminine or something bold and eye-catching, a flower tattoo can be a great way to express your unique style.

The History of Floral Tattoos

The history of floral tattoos is filled with rich symbolism and meaning. People have used flowers as tattoos to represent many different themes and emotions, such as love, beauty, success, and immortality. The history of floral tattoos dates back to the beginning of tattooing itself and its roots are found in ancient cultures. In the West, floral tattoos started appearing as traditional tattoos last century and became popular. Roses have a long history across cultures, and tulips are believed to symbolize free spirit and strength. There are many types of flower tattoos, such as Ambrosia, Amaryllis, Arbutus, Aster, Azalea, Begonia and more. When choosing a flower for a tattoo, many people love to express their individuality and originality.

Benefits of Floral Tattoos

Floral tattoos are a great way to express yourself, as they come in a variety of colors and shapes. Moreover, they’re beautiful and timeless, with each flower representing something different. Roses, for example, symbolize love and beauty, while sunflowers are associated with light and hope. With so many options, you can find the perfect tattoo that expresses your personality and mood. Plus, it can be a great way to celebrate your femininity or simply to enjoy nature’s beauty.

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How to choose a floral tattoo

Types of Floral Tattoos

Floral tattoos are a popular choice for both men and women. They offer a wide range of meanings and symbolism, making them a great option for expressing yourself through body art. From traditional roses and daisies to more exotic flowers like orchids and magnolias, there’s something for everyone when it comes to floral tattoos. Heather, wildflower, aster, and azalea are just some of the most popular varieties. Other popular choices include calla lily, lily of the valley, bird of paradise, and bells of Ireland. Each flower has its own unique meaning, which makes it even more special when you choose the one that fits you best!

Designing Your Own Floral Tattoo

Once you have decided on a type of flower, you can create your own unique design. There are many ways to do this. You can choose the size, shape, and colors of the flower tattoo, as well as any other elements you would like to add. You can also decide on the placement of the tattoo. There are endless possibilities for customizing your floral tattoo design, so take some time to explore all the options before making a decision.

The Floral art form

Floral tattoos are a beautiful way to express yourself and your love of nature. Whether you’re looking for something delicate and subtle or something more bold and vibrant, these tattoos can really make a statement.

Finding a Professional Artist

Finding a professional artist is essential when getting a floral tattoo. Professional artists are able to create unique designs that will stand the test of time. They also have the expertise to know how to properly place and size the tattoo for optimal results. Opal Lotus Artist, Janice Komar, specializes in floral designs and knows the biggest mistakes people make when getting floral tattoos. There are many ways to vet an artist before booking an appointment, such as searching for reviews and photos of their previous work.

Choosing the Right Placement for Your Tattoo

When it comes to choosing the right placement for your floral tattoo, there are a few things to consider. Factors like the size and complexity of the tattoo, as well as personal preference, should all be taken into account. Smaller tattoos are better suited to areas such as your wrist or ankle, while larger tattoos may look better on parts of the body such as the back of your arm. Your tattoo artist can also provide advice on the best placement for your tattoo. It’s important to keep in mind that some areas are more painful than others, so if it’s your first tattoo, it’s best to avoid places such as the ribs or inner arm. It is also important for tattoos to flow organically on the body, so be sure to think about the overall look and design when choosing placement.

Aftercare for Your Floral Tattoo

When it comes to taking care of your floral tattoo, proper aftercare is essential. Aftercare is important to ensure that your tattoo heals quickly and remains vibrant for a long time. To ensure that your tattoo heals correctly and looks its best, it is important to keep it clean and moisturized. Cleaning the tattoo gently with an antibacterial soap, then patting it dry with a soft cloth and applying a thin layer of ointment or other approved product can help keep the tattoo from drying out and healing properly. Additionally, wearing a breathable film over the tattoo can help prevent it from sticking to bed sheets or clothing during the healing process. With proper aftercare, you can be sure that your floral tattoo will continue to look beautiful for years to come.


Beautiful FLoral

Experience an exciting new way to express yourself by getting a floral tattoo at Opal Lotus! Be bold and beautiful by going with the vibrant, inspired designs of our master tattoo artists – book your next session today and experience a surge of creativity within you! Do not delay, get your floral tattoo today and show off your personality in spectacular style!

Floral tattoo meanings

The meaning of a floral tattoo is the plant or flower it represents. Although the meaning of a flower tattoo is often idiosyncratic (especially if it’s on your body), it’s important that you remember that every flower has a common meaning. Roses are not appropriate for a funeral.

Before you get your ink done, ensure that the generic meaning matches with the guide below.


Although roses are the most commonly tattooed flower, its symbolism has changed over time.

The Persian origins of the rose were associated with masculine energy. It would take some time before the symbolism changed. A rose tattoo was not associated with the romantic meaning we associate it with today in the 16th century. It was actually used to mark people who had been sentenced to death. The tattoos were placed in visible areas. The rose tattoo would always be visible to them in case they were able to escape execution.

The rose became more synonymous with beauty, passion, and love later on. As tattoos became more popular in western cultures, sailors began to tattoo them as a way of remembering their mothers, wives and girlfriends.

Roses are now available in nearly every color and style, and can be found in all parts of the body. We have compiled a guide of the most popular colors, along with examples.

Red is a symbol of love and romance. It could also signify beauty, hope, or new beginnings.

Pink: Deep and fiery pink is a sign of appreciation, gratitude and feminine beauty. It also signifies respect and recognition. A lighter shade of pink stands for joy, happiness and gentleness.

Yellow is a sign of friendship. It can also be used to signify new beginnings or happiness.

Lavender: This color stands for love at first sight and enchantment. It can also signify feminine beauty and elegance if it is a little darker (purple).

White is a symbol of purity and innocence. White could also be used to signify sympathy or spirituality.

Black: Black is a terrible color for flowers. Black can be interpreted as regret, heartbreak, or death. It can also be a positive sign that you are bouncing back. If you’ve been through a tough time in your life and are now ready to learn from it and be open to new challenges, you can ink a black Rose.

Coral: A coral rose can be used to show friendship, modesty and sympathy.

Orange: The orange rose symbolizes enthusiasm, satisfaction, fascination and positive energy. This is a sign that you are passionate about life and looking for new opportunities.

Lotus Tattoo

The Lotus tattoo is another popular choice. This flower is often found in black or grey, where its basic shape is not shown. You can use any tattoo style to portray a Lotus, and it is almost certain that other people will recognize it.

Due to its unusual life cycle, this flower can have a strong spiritual feel. Lotus flowers usually last for 5 days before they die. However, within those days, the flower opens to receive pollination from insects and then closes at sunset. Then, it returns to life by submerging into water and reopening the next day.

It is used in religious and spiritual ceremonies. The imagery of it has been found in many rituals from Egypt to India to Vietnam. It is associated with spirituality, self-control and relaxation due to its Lotus posture in Yogi practice.

The meanings of flowers are more prominent when they are drawn in a particular color. Let’s find out what each color means.

Pink: It can be used to signify spiritual enlightenment, similar to the white flower. Pink lotus can also be translated as purity and devotion.

Purple: The lotus is mainly associated with Eastern religions. The white lotus represents Mata Saraswathi’s lotus, which is the Hindu goddess of music and knowledge. The Buddha’s lotus, the pink lotus, and his followers are purple. It also signifies spirituality and mystical energies.

White: The white lotus is a symbol of spiritual awakening and knowledge in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Blue lotus: This color signifies that you have complete control over your life. It means that your mind and knowledge are the most important.


The Tulip has a funny history. The Tulip was born in Persia, modern Turkey, and traveled with merchants to Europe in the 16th century. The Tulip was popularized there. The Tulip became so popular that it was worth a lot more than its price, resulting in “tulipmania”. A single bulb was as expensive as a house at its peak. The Netherlands experienced a market crash that led to the first ever recorded economic bubble. Today, tulips come in every color of the rainbow.

The meaning of these flowers varies depending on where you are. It is a symbol of charity in England. It is considered a national symbol by the Dutch. It is a symbol of purity, beauty, and transcendence that the Ottoman tradition holds dear to the Turkish. The Tulip is an extremely versatile flower for everyone. The Tulip is not too unusual, not too beautiful, and not too odd. It is therefore a symbol for equilibrium, peace, and prudence. The exception to this rule in terms of colour would be the red Tulip. It is associated with romantic love and passion because of the many legends that surround it.


Because of their unique shape and colors, these flowers are truly special. This flower is a permanent tattoo that will never go away. The flower has a strong yet delicate scent that can be instantly recognizable by many people.


The sunflower is the color of the sun. It is the symbol of happiness, warmth and creation, as well as positivity, optimism, longevity, and new beginnings.

Cherry Blossom (Sakura)

Cherry Blossom is a popular flower in Japan. It is widely used in Irezumi compositions as a symbol for spring and new beginnings. It is used in tattoos to signify beauty, elegance, and appreciation for what you have.


This flower is elegant and discrete and a favorite choice for people who want something classy and chic. There are many types of daisy tattoos. Some include only the petals and stamen. Other times, the entire composition may include leaves and animals. Sometimes, the bouquet will also be included.

The color of daisies is an important element. The color red is associated with youth, yellow for joy, and white for purity and loyalty. Blue is for overflowing emotions.


The daffodil flower is a symbol of new beginnings and rebirth. It can also be yellow to signify happiness.

Acacia (also called Wattle, Thorntree, or Mimosa)

Acacias can be found all around the globe, from Australia to Africa to central America. They are still most popular in Australia. Many people tattoo these leaves and flowers to show their heritage. Acacia can be used to denote hidden love or friendship, but it is most commonly used to represent life, immorality, and perseverance. This specie is also known for being fire-resistant, meaning that it will not catch fire in the first round of bushfires.


Another one for dreamers. A Camellia flower tattoo design signifies that you have been longing to get something. This tattoo signifies your passion and strong desire for something.


Dahlia is a symbol of elegance, personal bonds and dignity. A Dahlia can also be a symbol of weakness, betrayal and being at the receiving end dishonesty.


The type of art that you are working with will determine the meaning of the flower. Hibiscus is a symbol of gentleness in eastern cultures, but it can also be used to signify power, royalty and respect in western cultures.


Each individual flower can have three meanings. They are a symbol of faith, courage, and wisdom.

Plumeria (Frangipani)

The meaning of this flower has changed over time. It has a long history. The plumeria flower was strongly associated with female sexuality and life. They were associated with elite status for the Aztecs. Depending on who you ask, the meaning of this plant in South Asia is varied. Some locations have pagan religions, and the plant is thought to shelter ghosts or demons. This flower is often associated with temples and spirituality in places that have Jain, Buddhist, or Hindu cultures.


There are many different types of lilies. Although they are native to the northern hemisphere, they are loved and known all over the globe. They are one of the most common tattooed flowers today, especially in Asia. It is a symbol of femininity and purity. In some cultures, it may also be used to honor the souls of those who have passed.


Poppies were used as offerings to the dead in ancient Rome and Greece. Poppies are often associated with eternal sleep and the death of a loved ones.


Peony is known as the King of Flowers in Japan. It is a symbol of wealth, elegance, royalty.


Different cultures have different meanings for orchids. In Japan, the orchid is a symbol of bravery, while in Aztec it is a symbol for strength and power. In Chinese culture, an orchid flower is associated with prosperity, fertility, and refinement.


This flower is a popular choice among tattoo artists, especially in Neotraditional and Irezumi. It is a symbol of joy, optimism, and happiness. It could also refer to perfection.