26 Cute Flower Tattoo Ideas to Save For Inspiration
When it comes time to get some new ink, you can never go wrong with floral tattoos. Getting a flower design is one of the easiest ways to keep the good vibes and sunshine with you all year long, plus it's one of the most popular tattoo trends of 2023. Even celebrities like Cardi B, Scarlett Johansson, and Lady Gaga have shown off their own flower tattoos over the years.
The design is suitable for pretty much anywhere on the body, but popular choices include the arms, shoulders, back, and legs. You can find great ideas for floral tattoos on the shoulder, floral tattoo sleeves, and even floral thigh tattoos. You can get tiny designs or larger-scale pieces. Not only will the popular symbol transport you to warmer days, but they're perfect if you want your ink to have a sentimental meaning.
Flower Tattoo Meanings
Apart from a flower tattoo's undeniable ability to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, different flowers have various meanings. If you're into sunflowers, you might appreciate that they represent good fortune, vitality, intelligence, and happiness. The iconic peony flower, on the other hand, symbolizes some of the best things life has to offer: love, honor, happiness, wealth, and romance.
From roses surrounding a special person's name to a sleeve of flowers featuring multiple varieties, the opportunities for unique flower tattoos are endless. Keep scrolling for flower tattoo ideas from Instagram you can save for later.
— Additional reporting by Naomi Parris and Renee Rodriguez
Watercolor Peony Tattoo
Make a beautiful peony come to life on your skin with the classic watercolor technique.
Birth Flower Tattoo
There are so many ways to honor the month you were born, but you can never go wrong with a birth flower tattoo. If you're a January baby, consider this your sign to get a beautiful carnation.
Matching Flower Tattoo
Whether you want to match with a significant other or your best friend, flowers are a classic tattoo design to symbolize your bond.
As if flower tattoos aren't captivating enough, consider this your sign to try a sternum tattoo, like this eye-catching design of dahlias.
Go with a classic rose tattoo on your arm for a design that will always be in style.
Peony tattoos are one of the most popular designs today — and rightfully so. They're elegant and timeless while also looking fresh.
Butterfly and Flower Tattoo
If you're feeling risky like Cardi B, you'll love her tattoo featuring various flowers and butterflies. Just be prepared to be still for an hour . . . or 60.
In Chinese culture, the magnolia symbolizes purity and nobility.
Add your own flare to the classic sunflower design by incorporating the name of a special someone.
Lotus Flower Tattoo
The lotus flower — which signifies purity, rebirth, and strength — is always a good option when it comes to tattoos.
Butterfly and Orchid Tattoo
Orchids (which represent love, beauty, and strength) and butterflies (which symbolize transformation and hope) make the perfect pair for your next tattoo.
Orchids are stunning flowers with beautiful purple coloring. This inner-bicep design showcases that.
A miniature flower like a buttercup makes for a perfect shoulder tattoo.
Peony Flower Tattoo
If you want to go all out with your tattoo, try a stunning, large-scale design of peonies.
Lily Flower Tattoo
This delicate lily tattoo features a mix of line work and stippling.
This lively and colorful depiction of a larkspur (ritarinkannus) plant looks beautiful running down the spine.
Colorful Rose Tattoo
Using colored ink for your flower tattoo really helps the design shine. These pink roses stand out in the best way.
Daffodil Flower Tattoo
Daffodils are great flowers to use in tattoos. This fine-line design incorporates a vase for a twist.
Sunflower Portrait Tattoo
This tattoo of a woman with sunflowers coming out of her head is a great conversation piece and completely unique.
Assorted Floral Tattoo
This cover-up back tattoo includes a stunning assortment of flowers, such as a poppy and a rose.
Watercolor Poppy Tattoo
One of the best ways to make your tattoos come to life is through watercolor, like this beautiful poppy design.
Lion Sunflower Tattoo
Get creative with your flower tattoo by incorporating other meaningful drawings, like this design does with a lion.
Sunflower Strength Tattoo
Put your own spin on the classic sunflower design by attaching a positive word to the stem.
"I'm OK" Daisy Tattoo
This cute daisy floral tattoo serves as a reminder that this person will always be OK.
Floral Heart Tattoo
If you're looking for a different take on a floral tattoo, how about making a heart design out of your favorite flowers? We love the way this delicate tattoo looks on the shoulder.
If your tattoo style is very minimal, a daisy is a great choice. The simple design lends itself to the popular fine-line technique.