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People have been drawn to flowers since the beginning of human history. Many of the world's oldest civilizations used flower tattoo designs as symbols for various things; many times, religious undertones are a part of that symbolism. On the other hand, people around the world have turned to flowers simply for their beauty, aesthetics and scents.
Whether you love to grow flowers of your own, have a particular flower that is especially dear to you or just want a beautiful, simple way to decorate yourself, flower tattoos are often great ideas. From basic floral designs to tribal flower motifs, there's no end to the possibilities when it comes to flowers and skin art.
Flower Tattoos in Art.
Flowers have been inspiring artists for centuries. By walking into virtually any body art museum in the world, you are sure to be presented with a huge range of paintings with flower designs as their subject.
Among the most famous flowers in the world of art, Monet's water lilies and Van Gogh's sunflowers are the most popular. Paul Cezanne is also known for featuring flowers in many of his paintings, as are Renoir and Degas.
In tattoo body art, flowers become even more vivid and beautiful than they are in life - and sometimes more delicate, too.
Flower Designs in Poetry.
Many famous poets have waxed poetic - pun intended - about flowers through the years. Something about gazing upon a perfect flower design inspires eloquent words and phrases from some of history's finest wordsmiths.
American poet Robert Frost centered several of his most famous poems around flower tattoos; Leaves Compared with Flowers and Flower-Gathering are just two of the most notable ones.
William Wordsworth often included flower art in his poetry - I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud is probably his most famous effort. Ah! Sun-Flower, by William Blake, is another very well-known poem about these beautiful plants.
Rose Flower Tattoo Designs
Roses are generally associated with love, although different colors usually have different meanings. For instance, a red rose signifies passion; a pink rose stands for happiness. If you're drawn to yellow roses, you may have a cheatin' heart - they are flowers that are associated with infidelity.
On the other hand, white roses signify purity and chasteness. Needless to say, you should choose your rose tattoo design carefully!