Flower Tattoos

117 Of The Very Best Flower Tattoos

Flower tattoos are a popular and adaptable design, often paired with other pieces to create larger, more detailed tattoos. However, flower tattoos also look great as stand-alone pieces; it really depends on what you want and what suits you best.

Not Just for Girls
Many people think flower tattoos are a girls’ tattoo choice, but this is only the case if a flower tattoo  is designed to be feminine in its appearance. Flower tattoos come in many different colours and styles, from the iconic hibiscus flower tattoo, often done in shades of pink, yellow and orange, to the popular black and white rose tattoo that commonly appears in sleeves or paired with other gothic-looking tattoo designs. Just like their living counterparts in nature, no two flower tattoos are the same; each is unique and beautiful.

Flower Tattoo Meanings
Flower tattoos have so many different meanings, it would be hard to fit them all on one page. Instead, we’ve picked some of our favourite types of flowers and shared what they mean as tattoos.

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Roses

Lilies

Orchids

Lotuses

Peonies

Cherry Blossoms

Rose Tattoos

Roses are one of the most tattooed flowers which isn’t surprising since they symbolise many significant things including balance, new beginnings, hope and love. It is interesting to note that the addition of a stem can give a rose tattoo, and any flower tattoo, new meaning. 

Rose Tattoo by Cameron Pohl
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Rose Tatto by Keith Miller
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Rose Tattoo by Andrés Acosta
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Rose Tattoo by Antonina Troshina
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Rose by Antonina Troshina
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Rose Tattoo by Tomek Lapa
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Rose Tattoo by Rachel Honeywell
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Rose Tattoo by Evgeny Kopanov
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Rose Tattoo by Joey Boon
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Matching Rose Tattoo by Jordan Huchet
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Rose Tattoo by Anna Reh
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Rose Tattoo by Vanessa
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Rose Tattoo by Paul Marino
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Rose Tattoo by Kadu
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Rose Tattoo by Bryan Gutierrez
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Rose Tattoo Bryan Gutierrez
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Rose Tattoo by Deborah Genchi
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Rose Tattoo by Alex Pancho
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Rose Tattoo by Jose Guevara Morales
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Bear Rose Tattoo by Jose Guevara Morales
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Lily Tattoos

Lily designs are some of the most elegant of flower tattoos. They symbolise femininity, purity and innocence and are also seen as a symbol of abundance.

Lily Tattoo by Koray Karagozler
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Lily Tattoo by Tattooist Flower
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Lily Tattoo - Tattooist Flower
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Lily Tattoo by Hongdam
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Lily Tattoo by Nando Tattoo
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Lily Tattoo by Nando Tattoo
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Lily Tattoo by Tattooist Banul
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Lily Tattoo by Graffittoo
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Heart Lily Tattoo by Jean Le Roux
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Lily Tattoo by Emily Malice
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Lily Tattoo by Valera Kot
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Lily Tattoo by Tattooist IDA
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Small Tattoo by Tattooist IDA
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Tiger Lily Tattoo by Liz Venom
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Lily Tattoo by Chen Jie
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Lily Tattoo by Gee Hawkes
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Lily Tattoo by Justin Nordine
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Lily Tattoo by Pony Lawson
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Orchid Tattoos

Orchids make beautiful, striking flower tattoos. With their symbolism originating from both Japan and China, they have much history behind them. Japanese symbolism links orchids with the bravery of warriors, honor and power. Because of these historic ties to war, orchids are often seen as one of the more masculine flower tattoos, although they are equally popular with both genders.

Chinese symbolism links orchids to prosperity and refinement as they are an opulent looking and rather expensive flower. The orchid can also symbolise fertility.

Orchid Tattoo by Pis Saro
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Orchid Tattoo - Pis Saro
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Orchid Tattoo by Sasha Unisex
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Orchid Tattoo - Sasha Unisex
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Orchid Tattoo by Rit Kit
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Orchid Tattoo by Playground Tattoo
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Orchid Tattoo by Deborah Genchi
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Orchid Tattoo by Bryan Gutierrez
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Orchid Tattoo by Bernardo Boni
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Orchid Tattoo by Nouvelle Rita
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Orchid Tattoo by Randy Engelhard
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Orchid Tattoo by Elia Turchetto
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Orchid Tattoo by Kubrick
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Orchid Tattoo by Felipe Kross
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Orchid Tattoo by JK KIM
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Orchid Tattoo by Anna Reh
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Orchid Tattoo by Emrah Ozhan
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Orchid Tattoo by Ivan Androsov
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Orchid Tattoo by Bruna Andrade
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Lotus Tattoos

Lotus tattoos are often designed as religious flower tattoos. Symbolising enlightenment and tied in with the Buddhist faith, lotus flowers are seen in many mandalas in Tibetan Buddhism.

Lotus flowers have also been linked to the gathering of knowledge, and the understanding of one’s place and purpose in life.

Orchid Tattoo by Angelika Ferrous
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Lotus Tattoo by Sasha Unisex
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Lotus Tattoo - Dasha Sumkina
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Lotus Tattoo by Hongdam
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Lotus Tattoo by Playground Tattoo
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Lotus Tattoo by Hongdam
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Lotus Tattoo by Felipe Rodrigues
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Lotus Tattoo - Felipe Rodrigues
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Lotus Tattoo by Andrés Acosta
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Lotus Tattoo by Evgeny Kopanov
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Lotus Tattoo by Tattooist Flower
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Lotus Tattoo by Tattooist Banul
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Lotus Tattoo by Uncl Paul Knows
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Lotus Tattoo by Nando Tattoo
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Lotus Tattoo by Christopher Henriksen
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Lotus Tattoo by Tattooist Banul
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Lotus Tattoo by Camila Rocha
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Lotus Tattoo by Graffittoo
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Lotus Tattoo by Melina Wendlandt
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Peony Tattoos

Peony designs symbolise many positive aspects of humanity. A flower tattoo that showcases a peony may symbolise wealth and prosperity, good fortune and beauty. A flower tattoo with such radiant symbolism is hard to pass up, and would be an ideal flower tattoo for someone who wants to surround themselves with positive energy on a permanent basis.

Peony Tattoo - Elliott Wells
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Peony Tattoo by Elliott Wells
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Peony Tattoo by Kenji Shigehara
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Peony Tattoo by Esther Garcia
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Peony Tattoos by Rodrigo Souto
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Peony Tattoo by Rodrigo Souto
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Peony Tattoo by Sasha Masiuk
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Peony Tattoo Sleeve by Sasha Masiuk
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Peony Tattoo by Pony Reinhardt
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Back Peony Tattoo by Jinpil Yuu
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Peony Tattoo by Jinpil Yuu
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Peony Tattoo by Jason James Smith
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Peony Tattoo by Jason James Smith
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Peony Tattoo by Hongdam
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Cover Up Peony Tattoo by Hongdam
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Hand Peony Tattoo by Marta Pari
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Peony Tattoo by Marta Pari
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Peony Tattoo by Tattooist Banul
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Peony Tattoo by Nora Ink
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Peony Tattoo - Nora Ink
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Cherry Blossom Tattoos

Cherry blossom designs make gorgeous flower tattoos. With links to historical Japan where they have long been an ever-present part of the scenery and culture, and with their breath taking appearance that never seems to go out of style, cherry blossoms truly are the ultimate flower tattoo.

Cherry blossoms symbolize new beginnings since they change with the seasons, each year turning Japanese cities into wonderlands beneath their delicate canopies. They stay just long enough for the people to marvel at their beauty and then they’re gone again until next year. Cherry blossoms can also symbolise love and affection and are believed to bring good fortune.

Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Tattooist Wonseok
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Cherry Blossom by Tattooist Flower
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Tattooist Flower
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Dragon
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo - Dragon
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Cherry Blossom by Gabriel Tenneson
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Bird and Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Max Rathbone
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Sleeve Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Max Rathbone
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Bunshin Horiyen
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by John Barrett
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Russell Van Schaick
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Unicorn and Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Chris Stockings
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Fox and Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Chris Stockings
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Julian Martinez
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Half Sleeve Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Caio Pineiro
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Caio Pineiro
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Xavier Alvarez
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Cate Webb
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo by Graffittoo
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Cherry Blossom Tattoo - Graffittoo
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