Springtime brings the world back to life as plants start to grow again and animals come out of hibernation. With all of the vegetation popping up during this season, it’s easy to see why some people are inspired to get floral tattoos in the Spring. Floral tattoos are feminine and beautiful. There are many reasons for getting floral tattoos, and their popularity only seems to be blooming. If you want a floral tattoo for the Spring, here are some gorgeous types to choose from.
Daffodils, also called Narcissus flowers, are usually yellow, orange, and white flowers that bloom in the early Spring. They are a sign that Spring has finally arrived, and symbolize new beginnings and rebirth. They are the birth flowers assigned to the month of March when Spring begins, and happening upon these flowers in the wild means good fortune is coming your way.
These lovely perennials from the Lily family grow in a wide variety of colors. The symbolism behind these flowers differs between the colors. Historically red and yellow tulips are symbols of passionate or hopeless love, but modern use of yellow can also symbolize cheerfulness. White tulips commonly symbolize forgiveness or purity, while purple can indicate royalty. Pink tulips are associated with friendship and affection. The black center of a tulip is symbolic of a heart burning with passion. Ooh, la la!
These pretty flowers are part of the Iris family, and they can also bloom in Fall or even Winter! They are mostly purpose but can grow in different colors like white or red as well. Crocus flowers represent strength and determination, and well as fun and cheerfulness. It’s also been used as a symbol of wealth or power, so a tattoo might serve as an affirmation to invite those things into your life.
These long-lasting shade flowers bloom in Spring and display their flowers for weeks. While very beautiful, they have a high level of toxicity. They’re so toxic that they were once used as a death threat when sent in a black vase. This juxtaposition of such a soft, pretty flower with such a dark trait as being toxic reminds me of one of my favorite phrases, “Dark am I, yet lovely”, which is actually from the Bible. I would use this flower to represent duality, the balance of “light and dark”, and loving things that hurt you. However, these traditions are symbols of femininity or “womanhood” and acknowledging the value of the self.
Garden Hyacinth flowers, or “Hyacinthus Orientalis”, are popular due to their strong smell and because they can grow very early in Spring. They’re also sometimes associated with Christmas, which is kind of weird. Also weird: in Greek mythology, Hyacinth grows from the blood of a sexy young man named Hyakinthos after the god of the sun and the god of the west wind accidentally kill him during a fight for his affection. These flowers can represent playfulness or sincerity.
The term “Peony” actually encompasses a bunch of different looking flowers, all of them beautiful and could make for great tattoos. These gorgeous flowers symbolize luck, honor, and wealth. Also a symbol of China as one of their official flowers, it is common in Chinese art and is referred to as “flower of riches and honor”. If you’re getting a tattoo in time for or in honor of a spring wedding, this is a great choice because it is believed to bring a happy marriage.
Probably one of the most easily recognizable flowers, the Daisy is actually a type of Aster flower. It is commonly associated with purity and innocence. Because Daisies bloom at dawn, they took their name from the phrase “day’s eye”, and can symbolize new beginnings. Popularly associated with the hippie movement, and then repopularized in the 90’s, this flower is due for a comeback and would make for an excellent Spring themed tattoo.