Flower tattoo is  a clear connection to nature and a natural lifestyle.

Flowers are usually considered to be feminine. They are delicate, fragile, and beautiful, so flower tattoos are typically chosen by women rather than men. All varieties of flowers are translated into tattoo designs.


Different species of flowers and different flower colors can have different meanings and symbolize different things.

Sometimes specific flowers are for personal reasons, like a loved one’s favorite flower or flowers in a childhood garden, but usually, flower tattoo designs are chosen for a specific symbolism and cultural meaning. Flowers like roses, lotuses, cherry blossoms, and orchids flowers are popular tattoo designs.

Flowers like roses, lotuses, cherry blossoms, and orchids flowers are popular flower tattoo designs.

Flower tattoo is  a clear connection to nature and a natural lifestyle.

Flowers, by designs, represent fertility and reproduction because they are the plant’s method for reproducing. Flowers also represent spring. After the winter passes, flowers and leaves begin to bud, signaling warmer weather and marking the beginning of the renewal of the earth.

Because of this, flowers are encouraging and seem so bright and cheerful after a few months of dreary, monotone grey. Flowers usually have a positive connotation and optimistic symbolism.


Here is a comprehensive list of a variety of flowering plants and their meaning:


Agrimony – gratitude, thankfulness

almond tattoo
Almond – hope, watchfulness, promise, purity, virginity

Aloe – grief, religious superstition, suffering, mourning


Alstroemeria tattoAlstroemeria – wealth, prosperity, richness, strength, fortune, and friendship

Amaryllis – pride, determination, radiant


Apple blossom tattooApple Blossom – hope, good fortune, preference, heady love, peace, and sensuality

Aster – love, patience, enchantment

Azalea tattooAzalea – self-recognition and self-caring


babys breathe tattooBaby’s Breath – pure heart, constancy, everlasting love, pureness, and innocence

Bachelor’s Button –
hope, devotion, individual blessings, felicity, and celibacy
Balm –
social interaction, sympathy, empathy, and pleasantry
Begonia –
fantastic, extravagant, imaginative, and whimsical


Bellflower (white) tattooBellflower (white) –gratitude, thankfulness, appreciation

Bird of paradise tattooBird of Paradise –joyfulness, cheerfulness, magnificence, paradise, heaven

Black Locust –platonic love, chastity, friendship

Blueebell tattooBluebell –gratitude, appreciation, thanks

Blue Violet –
modesty, faithfulness, commitment

Buttercup tattooButtercup –riches, wealth, and abundance

Calla Lilly – magnificence, beauty, glory, splendor

Camellia tattooCamellia – loveliness, excellence, destiny, faith, fate, and kismet

Canterbury Bells – thankfulness
Carnation – pride, beauty, lasting love, passion, dignity


Carnation tattooCarnation (pink) – maternal love, mother’s day, unforgettability

Carnation (white) – purity, love, disdain, scorn, chastity
Cherry Blossom – femininity, sexuality, love, education, wisdom, and passion


Chrysanthemum tattooChrysanthemum – fidelity, love, truth, and faithfulness

Columbine tattoo

Columbine – anxious, trembling, nervousness, excitement, and anticipation

Cowslip tattooCowslip – grace

Daffodil tattoo

Daffodil – chivalry, regard, devotion, love, loyalty, commitment

Dahlia tattoo

Dahlia – elegance, dignity, grace

Daisy tattoo

Daisy – innocence, youth, gentility, and childhood

Dandelion tattoo

Dandelion – flirty and coquettish

Elderflower – compassion and sympathy



Fennel 2 tattooFennel – strength, power, dominance


Forget-me-not 2 tattoo Forget-me-not tattooForget-me-not – memory, true love, constancy

Freesia – blamelessness, innocence, and gullibility


Geranium tattooGeranium – gentility, sophistication, civility

Gladiolus – strength, honor, virtues

Grass tattooGrass – submission, submissiveness, meekness

Heliotrope – devotion, commitment, responsibility


Hibiscus tattooHibiscus – delicacy, beauty, fragility, femininity

Honeysuckle – affection, love, fraternity, devotion

Iris – compliment, praise
Ivy – friendship, fidelity, matrimony, monogamy, faithfulness, commitment

Jasmine – grace, elegance, modesty, friendliness, dignity, and poise
Jonquil – affection, fondness, warmth, endearment

Lavender – luck, fortune, prosperity, kismet, fate
Lemon Blossom – discretion, diplomacy, and caution
Lilac – puppy love, fastidiousness
Lily – aspirations, purity, majestic, magnificence, chastity, innocence
Lily of the Valley – happiness, purity, humility

Magnolia – nature, wildlife, outdoors
Marigolds – affliction, pain, and grief
Mimosa – secrecy, love, affairs, sensibility
Mums – love

Nasturtium – patriotism, pride, loyalty, faithfulness

Orange Blossom – fidelity, fertility, children, reproduction, commitment

Pansy – thoughtfulness, remembrance
Pear Blossom – friendship, lastingness, attachment, bonding
Peony – bashfulness, shyness, meekness
Periwinkle – remembrance, pleasantries, camaraderie, affinity


Poppy tattooPoppy – pleasure, satisfaction, joyfulness

Primrose – youthfulness, innocence, and love

Queen Anne’s Lace – magic, enchantment, health, faithfulness, and love


Rose tattooRose – love, engagement, passion, hope, desire, purity, humility, secrecy, and worth

Rosebuds – love and friendship
Rosemary – memories, remembrance

Salvia – esteem, pride, admiration, favor
Snowdrop – consolation, comfort, solace
Sunflower – adoration, purity, innocence, child-like
Sweet Pea – delicateness, fragility, sweetness, pleasure


Tulip tattooTulip – faithfulness, love, beauty, the soul, fame

Verbena – enchantment, magic, wishes

Wallflower – fidelity, perseverance, tenacity, determination


Zinnia tattooZinnia – friendship, “missing you”


As you can see, flowers have a variety of symbolism.