80+ Colorful Lily Flower Tattoo – Designs & Meaning
Lily tattoos are some of the most adorable tattoos. The tattoos are very elegant in their display and they tend to have a unique appearance. They can be applied with different meanings and with different designs. The design of these tattoos looks like a trumpet, and they have a unique design.
These tattoos have different accounts, but they are all linked to some innocence. They are very common around the entire world and they have been applied by many people over the years. Different cultures have different accounts from all around the world and they are very important and symbolic.
The meaning will differ from one culture to another.
In Greece and Egypt, the lily flower was used to symbolize fertility. As such, it was mostly drawn by the women that were expecting to have a child. Some also applied it a way of blessing their fertility. This was common for the barren women. They could use the tattoos as a way of bringing good luck to their womb.
The Chinese used the flower to symbolize purity, innocence, and abundance. For that, it was used by selected members of the society. The Greeks used the lily symbol to symbolize sexuality.
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Since the lilies come from different cultures, they will have different meanings. They are closely associated with Christianity, more than any religion or culture around the world. The Christians associate the lily flower to the Virgin Mary, who was pure in heart and soul.
For that reason, the lily can be used to symbolize purity and innocence. It can also be used to represent chastity, which are all virtues associated with the Virgin Mary.
Other than the Virgin Mary, Christians use the Lily flower will symbolize the love and faith in God. This is also used among the Christians. The lily flower can also be applied to show the personal connection to what the person believes.
Some believe that the lily flower will be used as a body art, without an exact meaning. The lily flower done as an art will have a blend of colors that make it look more elegant. Other than the symbolism already mentioned, the flower can also symbolize elegance, beauty, gracefulness, or prosperity.
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These tattoos will be placed in different areas around the body. They can be drawn either in a large or in a small size. The tattoo will either be applied on the chest area, the hip, the back, the collarbone, the calf, the neck, ankle and the leg.
The size of the tattoo, along with the details are the ones that will determine where the tattoo will be placed. You can place it anywhere around the body, but make sure you choose the right place.
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Types of the Lily Tattoos
You can have the tattoos in different designs that will have different details. Some will be applied with petals of the flower while others will have the design of the whole flower. There are also other tattoos that will be drawn with water in the background.
You can also have the lily floating on the water though this one will have more details. Some will be drawn alone, without any other thing or background.
There are some lily designs that will entail other symbols or insects like dragonflies or butterflies. The lily with butterflies could mean that the person has some value. Other symbols that can be drawn along with the lilies include hearts, stars, motifs, and fairies.
This flower is super versatile and it will entail different option and symbols that will match them perfectly.
The color and design of the flower will range from one to another. For that, there will be different types of the lily. The color of the flower used will determine its meaning in the long run. Here is a look at some of the most common types of lily designs for tattoos.
- White or pink lily.
Usually, white lilies are not readily available, since the ink is very rare to find. In most cases, they will be replaced by a pink color, which is almost white.
Also, the white color will not look very elegant on the skin. The white or pink lily might symbolize Easter, love, faith, rebirth or the Virgin Mary. It can also symbolize death, though in rare cases.
- The Peruvian Lily design.
This one is also called the Incas Lily and it will vary in color. It can take the red color, purple, pink, yellow or orange. The flower can be used to symbolize devotion, friendship, or graduation in college.
- Lily of Valley.
This is a type of lily that will have the shape of a bell and nature, it has a very pleasant smell. It is believed that the first lily of this type of flower grew from the tears of Eve in the Garden of Eden. This is when God chases them from the Garden. This flower will symbolize humility, love and devotion.
- The Orange Lily.
Also known as the Tiger Lily, this flower has the shape of a bowl and will be orange in color. It can also have some red traces and it tends to have a negative meaning. This tattoo might be applied to show disdain or hate.
The person might have some evil intention against the other, so they will apply the tattoo.
- Calla Lily.
This one is a type of lily that will bloom throughout the year and it will have a unique symbolism. They will symbolize an awakening or a new birth, love, elegance, sensuality and purity.
- Stargazer Lily.
This lily is among the largest of all and it will appear well if they are applied on an area with more skin. It will also come in different colors and will symbolize empathy, sympathy, wealth, and prosperity. Though this will depend on the color of the flower.
When you are deciding on the type of lily to apply on your skin, you will want to ensure that you choose the color and type wisely. You can check with your tattooist to ensure that the tattoo looks elegant and that it has the right meaning.