Flowers are one of mother nature’s most beautiful gifts, so it only makes sense that we want to enhance our beautiful selves with these specimens. Flower tattoos are so gorgeous and they really provide us with the opportunity to express ourselves visually.
But before you go and get your own flower tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the most unique, most stylish, and best-looking flower tattoo ideas of 2022. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which tattoo style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
This is small flower tattoo features a Custom design that marries two styles. The lower half is done in Single Line style which is very popular with the Insta-crowd. Trace the line and you see there’s really just one line which even creates the outline of a hand. The Black and Gray style of the upper portion uses only black ink and then waters it down to create tones of gray. The grays are used for shading and contrast. Daisies have an innocent feel to them and that’s just what they symbolize: Innocence.
These pretty blue blossoms look like they might be painted on a scroll. Rather than hanging on a wall they’re inked right on the forearm. I’m not sure though that the rectangular outline adds anything to the overall design. In a way it seems to box these blossoms in.
Watercolor style is used to “paint” these beautiful Forget-Me-Nots. The characteristic blue petals are offset by the yellow right in the center of each flower. So dainty but in this simple flower tattoo design they impart a big message of True Love: “Don’t Forget Me”.
Don’t you love floral tattoos?!
These flowers won’t be going anywhere as they’re seemingly kept in place with a “ribbon”. The ribbon is created by employing negative space – a space that’s not inked. This is a really good example of thoughtful, sophisticated design. Kudos to the artist.
Fineline style is characterized by thin black lines and an absence of color. Used here it imparts a dreamy feel so different from the cheeriness of the bright yellow color associated with the Sunflower. The design intuitively follows the natural curves of the body. Beyond their natural appeal, Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.
Let the sun shine…right on these pretty flowers. With thin black lines, no contrast, no color; the flowers have a delicate feel to them. And of course they need the light of the sun to grow. That’s why I love how the rectangular outline provides a direct connection between the flowers and the vibrancy of this red sun. Clever Design
This floral design is inked in the Black and Gray style. Only black ink is used and then watered down to create tones of gray. Whip shading is on full display here masterfully employed to create the shading and contrast seen in the flowers and leaves. With this technique the artist drags the needle superficially across the skin resulting in lighter shades. Considerable skill is required so big props to the artist.
The design of this tattoo does a great job filling the little gap created by the sternum. The triangular shape flows well with the her chest and makes a beautiful addition to her skin. You can see the tattoo shows up really well on her dark skin – and this is mainly due to the main flower being left with very little shading in order to create contrast.
Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere…and oh so beautiful. It’s no wonder floral tattoos are so popular! This photo is taken from a side view showcasing this large floral tattoo. Black lines create the outlines and details of the flowers and leaves while tones of gray are used for shading and contrast. The gray tones really makes the Peony and the Hibiscus pop – making them the stars of this design.
This Rose tattoo with its pops of orange is gorgeous. Inked in both the Realistic and New School styles, it’s characterized by the use of bold outlines, simple colors and a wide range of tones going all the way to white ink. The white artfully imparts a wilting quality to the outer petals. Regardless, the Orange Rose is symbolic of desire and passion.
Minimal Fineline style is perfectly used to create this delicate design. The Cherry Blossom or Sakura, the national flower of Japan, represents optimism and a time of renewal. The subtle pink pops of color represent the end of winter and beginning of spring. As Cherry Blossoms bloom for only a very short time they also symbolize the transience of life.
Minimal style with its use of fine black lines and simple detailing is on display in this tattoo. Soft watercolors are then used to “paint” the flowers which seemingly float among the stars and moon. Perhaps the Orange Lily is deceptively or unknowingly used here. Symbolic of desire, passion and even hatred, its symbolism might not sync with the dreamy, light feel of this design. Regardless, the end result is very pretty.
Here is such a beautiful, sexy tattoo. I like how the tattoo artist went with the fine line style, as it highlights the details of the flowers without darkening the whole piece with excessive shading. Plus I have to say this design does a great job flowing with the body.
Dotwork style with its many tiny adjacent black dots lends an air of mystery, even mysticism to this design. This in turn perfectly supports the central design element of this tattoo; the Lotus flower. The Lotus is considered to be a lucky symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism. With its ability to survive the harshest murkiest waters it’s also symbolic of enlightenment and rebirth.
Rose flower tattoos come in all sorts of styles. Here we see the Neo Traditional style, which uses muted colors and shading unlike the vibrant colors associated with New School style. Case-in-point: the muted light pinks and corals of this rose along with the surrounding brown tones. The rose here symbolizes desire and passion infused with youthful energy. The dagger represents the dark side. Here, as in real life, the “light” and the “dark” often co-exist.
The Lily symbolizes humility, devotion, love and femininity. What better style to represent these than the understated Minimal Single Line style. With one single thin black line the entire design is created. There’s no shading, no contrast, no color. This style has become more and more popular with the Insta-crowd. Camera please
The Red Spider Lily is so dramatic it deserves to be a solo performer – and here it is. Centered right on the upper back and then extending along the spine, it creates a beautiful focal spot. The colors and spider-like appearance are truly mesmerizing. The Red Spider Lily is a summer flower native to large parts of Asia. It’s typically associated with “goodbyes” and thus also with death and funerals. In ancient Buddhist writings it’s said that the Red Spider Lily guided the dead through the cycle of rebirth. Today though these flowers are often used for decoration without any associated symbolism.
It’s clear this woman loves florals; checkout her dress. So it’s no surprise that she’d want to adorn her wrist with beautiful flowers too. The petals and leaves come to life with the use of pretty pinks, greens and white ink. Black ink and tones of gray then create the outline of the corsage. They’re both also used for the ornamental detail peeking out onto the hand. A nice added touch
If you look closely you can see that this minimalist tattoo is inked with a single continuous thin black line, a style that is currently so popular with the Insta-crowd. The “Less is More” approach accentuates the delicate feel of the flower. Even without its cheery yellow color we know it’s a Daffodil. These pretty flowers symbolize “New Beginnings”; from a new job, to a new home, to a new puppy.
No need for a bouquet when you have flowers right on your forearm. Fine lines, contrast, shading and color are used to realistically bring the Lavender, Lilies and Forget-Me-Nots to life. The blues, reds, purple and orange are vibrant while being muted.. I think the purple would have been a better choice for the central flower. What do you think?
Roses and Peonies encircling your leg from toe to thigh – Yes! This beautifully designed leg sleeve accents the beautiful lines and curves of this particular leg. A Perfect Match. With expert shading associated with the Realistic style and the muted colors associated with Watercolor style, the flowers look like they were just picked. Were the Roses and Peonies chosen because of their beauty? Perhaps but it’s interesting to note that Red Roses symbolize true love while Peonies symbolize bashfulness, romance and marriage.
The delicate beauty of the Frangipani flower is captured in this tattoo. With the Realistic Color style, varying shades of color as well as white ink are used. Here you can see the very subtle shading of the blossoms. Shading is also seen in the leaves further detailed by the use of thin black lines and tones of gray. Different cultures have ascribed different meanings to the Frangipani. In South India it’s a wedding flower perhaps because for many it symbolizes intense, everlasting love. Alternatively the Frangipani is associated with the strength to withstand tough challenges. The plant must be heated to 500 degrees F to catch fire. Swahili poets use it as a symbol of love while Buddhist and Hindu followers consider it a sign of immortality. In any case it’s beautiful.
Pretty roses offset the moon and its dangling feather ornaments. Somehow it all works together. With nothing but black ink and gray tones, these roses still invoke all the color and beauty associated with them which of course is Love.
Rose tattoos don’t typically have a black background, but this one is unique. Doesn’t this design look like a piece of fabric; especially with the Full Black style background? It actually has the same detail and motif you’d see on a dress. The muted shades of red bring the Rose to life while the Cherry Blossoms look so delicate against the black background. The Rose of course symbolizes Love and this indeed is lovely.
Looks like there’s a floral cuff adorning this woman’s upper forearm. The thin black lines and gray shading impart a delicate feel to the design. It’s as pretty as any jewelry and guaranteed to stay in place.
These Lilies are brought to life with the use of Realistic Color style. Using a multiple of color shades and white ink, exquisite shading is created. This is especially on display in the petals. The Pink Lily symbolizes love, femininity and admiration.
It might be hard to see but the top of this Snapdragon points towards the shoulder. The stem then extends down to the forearm. Beautiful detail is achieved suggestive of a Watercolor painting. The pretty lilac is accented with black ink creating delicate shading. There’s contradictory symbolism associated with the Snapdragon: strength, fascination and deception – and then again here maybe it’s just a pretty flower.
With Minimal Fine Line style, thin black lines are used with no extra detail or embellishment. Rather the design is deconstructed into its most basic components. The delicate flowers here are suggestive of Bluebells. With their bell-shaped blossoms, Bluebells are symbolic of both kindness and gratitude. And they look oh so beautiful in this small flower tattoo design.
X-Ray style tattoos are among my favorite. Seemingly able to see through them, a translucency is achieved making them extremely dream-like. The hints of muted color and “movement” of the petals similarly emphasize this light feel. The blossoms of the Lotus flower close at sunset only to blossom once again at sunrise; like awakening from a dream. Symbolizing rebirth and enlightenment, the Lotus flower survives despite the muddy waters where it makes its home.
This custom forearm tattoo gets your immediate attention. After all the lightbulb is a new take on a vase. Artistic use of Black and Gray style is on display too. The black stem of the Azalea stands in contrast to the white petals of the Daisy. With the use of gray shading the water even seems to be swirling around. Pairing these two flowers together is a nice touch. The Azalea symbolizes womanhood and family while the Daisy symbolizes innocence, love and purity.
Love, Love, Love this tattoo! It’s another absolutely stunning example of X-ray style. The resulting transparency lets you see right through the petals. It even looks like they’re gently moving – like someone gently disturbed them with a kiss. I think that kiss would continue right down the spine following the graceful lines of the stem. The Poppy is symbolic of remembrance and it’s a given no one is going to forget you with this tattoo. Beautiful and Very Sexy.
The repeating patterns of the mandala design, here inked in black, represent the cosmos and symmetry of the universe. As such it’s often been used as an aid in meditation. The peaceful feel of the Mandala is in contrast to the Sunflower. Bright and bold, it’s inked in Realistic Color style and almost looks like it was pasted over the Mandala. Maybe the Sunflower, which always turns to the light of the sun, is a metaphor for the path to enlightenment. Sunflowers today symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.
This exquisite design combines Black and Gray style with White Line style. Thin black inking outlines each Cherry Blossom while gray and white shading adds beautiful detail and contrast. Although shaded in a darker gray tone, the background is equally soft; only punctuated by the heavier ink of the stems. The Cherry Blossoms are the perfect protagonist for this design. In Japan Cherry Blossoms traditionally symbolize gentleness and kindness while in China they symbolize feminine beauty. No doubt about it; this is a beautiful tattoo made even more beautiful by the presentation of the sphere as two floating halves.
A solitary Aster blossom is all that’s needed to make a statement in this small flower tattoo. Use of the Minimal Style creates a design consisting of only the Aster’s basic components; no embellishment. This aligns with Victorian culture which attributed daintiness and charm to the Aster. In Greek mythology, the Aster represented true love and was placed at the altars of the gods.
This woman’s back is adorned by a beautiful field of Wildflowers. Muted pastel Watercolors highlight each flower, each leaf and even the Daisy with its soft yellow center. It’s not surprising that the Daisy and Wildflowers are paired. Wildflowers symbolize joy and happiness. Although the Daisy is not specifically known for this, it appears to have a cheery little face. The Daisy specifically represents innocence and purity. It’s also associated with new beginnings like Motherhood.
I love the gracefulness of this design; the lavender effortlessly draping over the wrist and hand. This graceful movement is accented by the use of Watercolor style. Lavender itself also enhances this feel. Think of its use in Aromatherapy to promote feelings of calmness, peace and yes grace.
Ask tattoo artists and they’ll tell you that Watercolors are very difficult to paint; real skill and artistry are needed. The same is true with Watercolor style tattoos. It’s hard to miss the beautiful shading of the Poppies created here by “painting” the skin. Maybe this bouquet was a gift from someone you’ll always remember as Red Poppies do in fact symbolize remembrance.
It doesn’t matter how good a tattoo is if it doesn’t fit the body part its placed on. This tattoo is a perfect example of tattoo going really well with its body part. The long, tall design fits perfectly along this woman’s triceps.
Just like an artist with a brush, this Red Poppy appears to have been “painted” on with Watercolors. Positioned right in the middle of the back, it appears to be the star of the show. The arrows may lead outwards but all eyes all drawn to the Red Poppy. No one is going to forget you as the Red Poppy is symbolic of Remembrance.
There are definitely skeleton hands holding the flowers. The black lines provide detail and a unique vibe to the hands. I’m not sure what the overall design signifies but I’m sure that the person who chose it certainly does.
While the petals of the Lily adorn the shoulder, the slender leaves and stem then gracefully follow the length of the arm. Elegant. The Realistic style employed here uses fine lines, contrast and shading. When color is added to the mix, a wide range of tones and even white ink is added. You can see this in the shading of the Lily which makes it look so real. Keep in mind that different colored Lilies have different meanings. This purple one symbolizes First Love.
This Peony flower tattoo creates an instant focus. Centered over the sternum it quietly draws all eyes here. Using only thin black lines characteristic of Fineline style, the Peonies appear so delicate. They do in fact often symbolize bashfulness, romance and marriage.
The delicate feel of this floral design is created with Fineline style. With just thin lines and no color there’s no need for extra details. This is where you can just let the flowers do the “talking”.
Who wouldn’t want a bouquet of Alyssum flowers all tied up with cherry-red ribbon. True to Minimal style, the sweet dainty feel of the blossoms is enhanced by the simplicity of the design. Nothing more is needed to represent immortal love as Alyssums do.
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