Birth flower tattoos have been a tradition for a long time. Here are some beautiful examples of family birth floral tattoos that you can use as inspiration.
Each month of the year has its own flowers which carry distinct meanings.
Just like the zodiac signs, these birth flowers can also highlight certain aspects of the personality of people born in those months. There are a variety of designs for these tattoos and they are a popular choice in the tattoo world.
Flowers in general can have various meanings. Take the example of a rose. Red roses usually mean deep love and passion, while a yellow rose is a sign of friendship, warmth and joy. The history of birth flowers can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome. There are several written texts that contain the meaning of each flower. For example, in Victorian times, giving a sweet pea flower meant thanking someone. At the same time, in France the same flower was a sign of good omen. Therefore, birth flowers are not only beautiful to look at, but also have different meanings. Mentioned below are some of the excellent family birth flower tattoo designs, which you will absolutely love.
January birth flower tattoo
Carnations and snowdrops are the birth flowers for the month of January. Did you know that the blooming of the snowdrop flower is a signal of transition from winter to spring? Therefore, snowdrop flowers are often used to represent renewal, new beginnings and rebirth.
The image mentioned above contains the drawing of a beautiful carnation. Carnations can be designed using a variety of colors. The artist here has chosen a bright red shade to color it. The design is engraved on the forearm of the individual. When making floral tattoos, it is important to remember that the color you choose for the design is as important as the flower itself. A red carnation is a symbol of love and passion. You can try this design even in minimal size. It will look equally beautiful and meaningful.
February birth flower tattoo
The month of February is indicated by violet and primrose. Just like the rose, both of these flowers mean adoration and love. The primrose, in particular, has often been used as a symbol of protection against bad luck. The color of this flower can also differ, depending on the choice of the wearer. The image here, contains a cute black and white drawing of a primrose flower, imprinted on the individual’s forearm. If you don’t like the idea of adding too many colors to your tattoo, this design may be the perfect one for you. Alternatively, you can also add white, red, yellow and purple to your design to give it a more vibrant and colorful look.
March birth flower
Daffodils are the epitome of new beginnings, joy and rebirth. Getting this design tattooed can be one of the best ways to show that cheerful and fun side of your personality. People born in March are said to be very optimistic by nature and are generally happy people. Perhaps, this is why daffodils were chosen to represent this month. In this drawing, we can see a simple black and white narcissus flower tattooed on the individual’s upper arm. If you are looking for a minimalist look, this may be the perfect design for you. Yellow is the most common color used to highlight a narcissus flower. If you are looking for more colorful designs, you can add this shade to your design.
Sweet pea birth flower tattoo
The month of April is characterized by two flowers, the sweet pea and the daisy. The meaning of both of these flowers is actually slightly different from each other. While a daisy flower represents innocence, purity and happiness, the sweet pea flower is often seen as a symbol of good luck. In fact, in some countries, it is traditional to give sweet pea flowers to the bride, as a sign of good omen. The image mentioned above contains a beautiful drawing of a sweet pea flower. Instead of opting for the traditional black and white design, the artist here used a subtle, bright shade of blue ink, to highlight the flower’s delicate petals. The tattoo looks really very aesthetic and is also easily perceptible even from a distance. If you are looking for more than just a flower blossom, you can also incorporate other elements such as a butterfly into your tattoo design. It will help convey a much deeper meaning.
Lily of the valley flower tattoos
The unique name and beautiful design of this flower made this tattoo the ideal choice for all tattoo lovers born in the month of May. This flower, in fact, is also called May Flower. Symbolizes purity, happiness and humility. There are actually various stories associated with this flower. One of them is that Lily fell deeply in love with the voice of a nightingale who sang only in the month of May. Therefore, whenever she sang the nightingale, the lily bloomed, which was in the month of May.
Engraved on the individual’s body, there is a similar design of a lily of the valley flower. It has a very surreal aspect. The artist only used black ink to create this artwork. These types of simplistic yet aesthetic looks are very common especially among women. Hawthorn is also one of the May flowers.
Rose birth flower tattoo
The rose is one of the trendiest symbols in the tattoo world. But did you know that it is also the birth flower of June, along with the honeysuckle? One of the classic icons of love and passion, the rose has actually been associated with several deities of Greek culture. For example, the symbol of a rose was used to denote the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite.
In the image mentioned above, we can see a beautiful drawing of a rose, imprinted on the arm of the individual. The artist used bright red ink to complete the look. In addition, she also added butterflies to the design, to make it a more feminine tattoo.
July birth flower tattoo
People born in July are said to have a very charming personality. They are always optimistic, emotional and caring by nature. What better way to represent all of these traits than with a beautiful water lily tattoo? Yes, you guessed it, the water lily is the birth flower of July, along with Larkspur. They are absolutely stunning and are a very popular symbol of enlightenment and beauty. The image mentioned above contains a similar example that highlights this idea. Engraved on the upper arm of the individual, we can see a surreal blue colored water lily tattoo. As mentioned above, the colors you choose to design your tattoo can also have an impact on the overall meaning of the tattoo. Therefore, a blue water lily tattoo is a symbol of the sun and rebirth.
Poppy flower tattoos
One of the most popular designs of a poppy flower tattoo are deep red colored poppies. The image mentioned above is a rendition of the same. Tattooed on the forearm of the individual, they are two large and prominent red colored poppies. They are the epitome of love and passion. Since opium is also derived from the poppy flower, it is also seen as a symbol of sleep and oblivion. The gladiolus is another flower that represents the month of August. Did you know that gladiolus is actually the Latin word for sword? Therefore, the gladiolus is also often used to denote strength and power. If you like these types of large and colorful tattoos, you can use this design as a reference the next time you get inked.
Aster flower tattoos
The month of September is indicated by two flowers, Aster and Morning Glory. Both of these flowers have different meanings associated with them. For example, the flower of morning glory is a symbol of mortality. How come? Because it is said that this flower family can only survive one day. This means that they bloom and die within 24 hours. The aster, on the other hand, is one of the most exotic flowers, and represents protection, patience and love.
The image mentioned above contains a beautiful drawing of an aster flower, engraved on the shoulder of the individual. The choice of color used for this design is one of the highlights of this tattoo. Also, to mark the inside of the flower, the artist used a clear shade of yellow. Together with the beautiful blue and purple ink, the tattoo looks very aesthetic and is pleasing to the eye.
Marigold flower tattoos
Marigold, also known as “the grass of the sun”, is the epitome of passion and courage. This flower is characterized by its golden hue, very similar to that of a lion’s mane. The two flowers at birth for the month of October are the marigold and the cosmos. The image mentioned above contains a beautiful drawing of a simple marigold flower, colored with orange and green ink.
When it comes to flower tattoos, nothing can beat them in terms of beauty, elegance and rich symbolism. That’s why they are such a popular choice among all tattoo lovers, even in today’s world. A few more examples of birth flower tattoo designs are mentioned below for you to choose from next time you get inked.
- December Flower Birth
- Bell shaped white flower tattoo
- Minimalist family birth flower tattoos
- Delicate family birth flower tattoos
- Poinsettia birth flower tattoo
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