Popular Designs and Meanings

The most popular design, worn by men and women alike, is the rose tattoo. The red rose signifies true love. The thorns of the rose are a reminder that sometimes you can get hurt in love, so you need to proceed with some caution. An ancient Greek legend has it that the rose was white until the Goddess of love, Aphrodite, pricked herself on a thorn and bled on the flower, turning it red. Also, the anagram of Rose is Eros, the Greek God of love and sexual desire. Very Symbolic.

Other popular designs are the beautiful Hawaiian flower (which is actually a Hibiscus flower), tulip, daffodil and daisy. Tattoo artists love the flower design, because they can be combined with so many other designs to enhance and finish off the tattoo, to stunning effect. Flowers go well with hearts, angels, butterflies, to name a few, or they look good on their own, for example as a lower back design.

The flower tattoo looks good as a small or large design, so can be located almost anywhere on your body. They are popular on the lower back, shoulder around the belly button or on the ankle. Small tats are easy to hide, so the small flower tattoo is extremely popular.

The final decision is what design to choose. Let the fun begin! One of the best places to start is to check out flower designs on the net. This approach should help you narrow down a type of flower that appeals to you, and possible styles of design. Remember that the free online designs are low quality, and thousands of people have access to these every day. You don’t want to end up with the exact same tattoo that someone else has! As they say, you get what you pay for. I searched numerous free and paid galleries to find my tattoo, and can provide some tips on which are the best flower tattoo galleries, to save you time and money.