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10 Flower Inspired Tattoos

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No matter the season, flower tattoos are a good choice for tons of reasons.  Sad nobody’s given you a bouquet of roses in a while?  Give a rose to yourself that won’t wilt or not text back for two weeks.  Love flowers but can’t stop sneezing when they’re in your house?  Ink yourself with a fragrant-free bloom.  Simply think that flowers are beautiful and belong on your body—but not forever?  Then rock a semi-permanent bud for a couple weeks.  Vertical or horizontal, long stem or short stem, a flower’s shape also makes it a flattering choice for different body parts, like a long, vertical stem down the spine, or a horizontal stem parallel to the collar bone.  We offer a wide range of flower tattoos that will complement a wide range of placements and styles.  Check these out and get inked:


1) Amber Flush

This medium-sized rose tattoo is a great statement accent on an arm or on the breastbone, beautifully taking the place of a clunky watch or necklace.   

  

Amber Flush, 2.2 x 2.5 inches, $21

 

2) Briar

This tattoo creatively combines the Briar Rose species with the formula for serotonin.  Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that sends messages between different parts of the brain.  Serotonin is involved in everything from mood and sexual function to memory and sleep.  Imbalances in serotonin levels are widely believed to cause depression.  Bottom line: this neurotransmitter is pretty important!  Pay homage to your brain’s chemical highways with this beautified image of serotonin.  Fun Fact: Briar Rose is the name of the original Sleeping Beauty and the name of Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christenson’s daughter.  

 

Briar, 2.5 x 2.25 inches, $21

 

3) Bloomin’ Moon

We associate flowers with the sun, but too much sun can damage flowers, making the moon important to flora.  Ink yourself with a totally unique floral moon to celebrate the oft-ignored relationship between blossoms and the night sky.  Place this curved design around your ear for a fun peek-a-boo option, or put it on full, minimalist display on an arm or leg.

 

Bloomin’ Moon, 2.2 x 2.5 inches, $21


4) Lavare

This tattoo of a lavender stalk gets its name from the Latin world “lavare,” which means “to wash.”  This large tattoo, with its long stem, would look great tracing the spine or “growing” out of a shoe up the leg.  

 

Lavare, 1.0 x 4.5 inches, $23


5) Ineluctable

The gorgeous blooms from this hibiscus tattoo, known for their statement spike in the middle, will look great on a foot, like above, adorning the back, or accenting the breastbone.

 

Ineluctable, 2.5 x 2.4 inches, $21



6) Bloom

This flower chain is an elegant way to display your love of spring and the rebirth the season represents.  This tattoo’s shape makes it a perfect fit for rib cage, like above, a spine, or a torso, taking the place of a body necklace.  

 

Bloom, 0.8 x 4.5 inches, $23


7) Sakura

A cherry blossom is commonly known as "Sakura" in Japan, it is the flower of several trees of genus prenus. Cherry blossoms represent the fragility and the beauty of life.

  

Sakura1.4 x 3.75 inches, $23


8) Cross Your Heart

This diagonal floral cross is a simple and artistic way to add beauty to any ensemble.  With petals that look like hearts, it’s a romantic design that subtly softens the most masculine arms or complements the most feminine frame.  

 

Cross Your Heart2.5 x 2.0 inches, $21


9) Fibonacci

This sunflower tattoo will brighten any mood.  The tattoo is named after the Fibonacci Sequence, a mathematical pattern found in the spiral pattern of the flower’s seeds.   The Fibonacci Sequence occurs when each number is the sum of the previous two numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21…)  Whether or not you’re a math enthusiast, you can appreciate the beauty of this sunflower, whose petals radiate like the sun’s rays, conjuring feelings or warmth and energy.

 

Fibonacci, 2.6 x 2.6 inches, $21


10) Puff Ball

This “puff ball” of dandelion seeds is the perfect tattoo to remind you to keep making wishes, as it’s common to blow these seeds into the air and hope for a dream.  This medium-sized tattoo will add a little whimsy to any outfit and its straight stem makes it a good choice to place on a long arm, a rib cage, or send it cascading down the nape of the neck.   

 

Puff Ball, 1.5 x 4.5 inches, $23

 

Check out our full collection of flower designs here!

- Deborah Oomen