Nature has been a huge inspiration for art since always.. Botanical art and illustration is the tradition of portraying plants and flowers for scientific purposes, recording disappearing species for historical record, and capturing the beauty and inspiration we experience in the flora of our world. So why not for tattoos too? Botanical tattoos have gained a lot of territory recently in terms of trends, and some artists even use real flowers and plants to create the perfect stencils.
Flowers, herbs or any plant actually, have an organic shape so they fit the body perfectly – they would never clash with our anatomy thus are perfect for decorating any inch of your body.
Originally, botanical art was used as decoration, religious symbolism and for the identification of medicinal plants, but nowadays any artist can express the beauty of any plant or flower. Thanks to modern advancements we now can search for any plant or flower on the internet, and why not, tattoo it on our bodies.
Most flowers and plants even have certain symbolism, thus can be used in art not only for their amazing looks, but for expressing mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind.
The fern leaf symbolizes sincerity towards others and can also be a symbol of magic, fascination, confidence, shelter, discretion, reverie and a secret bond of love.
The peony, which is a common motif in tattoo art is known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.
And maybe the most common one, the rose, in tarot, is considered a symbol of balance. The beauty of this flower expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. If it’s contrasted by thorns it symbolizes defense, loss, and thoughtlessness. A yellow rose symbolizes joy, protection against envious lovers, and a mature love.
In conclusion, our beautiful flora is not just beautiful, but also meaningful. So whether you want to feel more connected to nature, just love how they look, or certain flowers and herbs bring back memories to you.. botanical tattoos are amazing and look great on every body. And it can be anything: from herbs to exotic flowers, fruits or interesting rare plants.
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