Monday, April 13, 2009

Tattoo-Do you have one or more?

The women of today have no qualms about going under the knife for vanity’s sake. They are not scared of knives. Neither are they with needles. Tattooing is increasingly getting popular among women as more and more female celebrities flaunt their body accessories in the form of tattoos. What makes it so popular? Tattooing is a form of self-expression. In this era, women have their say on just about anything and they have the freedom to do what they like. Unlike before when tattoos on women were looked down upon by society, it is now something women can be proud of. Tattoos mean strength, power, beauty and sensuality. And these are the things that women want. Women generally favor more colorful, fun, and intricate tattoo designs such as butterflies, fairies, and flower tattoos which is probably the most sellable among women especially the younger ones. These tattoo designs bring out the beauty and sensuality in them. But there are men who also wear flower tattoos and this commonly symbolizes someone close to their hearts and may even be accompanied with a name or initials of that woman. Flower tattoos come in all forms, colors and sizes. The size would depend on the person wearing the tattoo. Whether she want it to be small, cute and inconspicuous and sexy, or big and obvious to prove a point or make a statement, is totally up to her because tattoos also spell freedom. Any flower design that you think of can be made into a tattoo. The rose is undeniably one of the most popular flower tattoos to date. But any flower that you want can be recreated into a tattoo by a talented tattoo artist. Different flowers have different symbolisms. Here are a list of common flower tattoos and their meanings: Baby’s breath: Innocence, everlasting love Bells of Ireland: Good luck Carnation: Luck, health, affection, true love, woman Chrysanthemum: Truth, cheerfulness, optimism, peace Daffodil: Respect, new beginnings, happiness Daisy: Innocence, purity, loyalty Dandelion: Faithfulness, wishes come true Forget-Me-Not: Remembrance, hope, true love Freesia: Innocence Gladiolus: Beauty, infatuation, strength Hibiscus: Delicate beauty Hyacinth: Playfulness, carefree Iris: Wisdom, friendship, faith, valor Jasmine: Sensuality, elegance, wealth Lavender: Devotion Lilac: Confidence Lily: Wealth, innocence, modesty Magnolia: Dignity, beauty, love of nature Orchid: Rare beauty, refinement, long life, many children Primrose: Youthfulness, love Rosemary: Remembrance, hope, purity Sunflower: Adoration, loyalty, luck Tulip: Fame, beauty, love, charity Violet: Faithfulness, innocence, modesty, calm Weeping willow: Remembrance, affection, friendship The color of the flower used in the tattoo could also determine its meaning. A rose, for instance, means femininity, eternal love and beauty; but a dark crimson or black rose could mean death or deep sorrow. You can research for the different meanings of different flower tattoos before you get one for yourself unless it has a personal meaning to you. A tattoo is a personal thing; whether you want flower tattoos or any design you want or the meaning you want to convey is determined solely by the person who will wear them, you. If you want to express something though a tattoo, go ahead. If you want to get one as an accessory or to raise your sexiness level up one notch, no one’s stopping you. It is your prerogative. Nothing beats the smell of freedom.
I personally have a vine of magenta roses and leaves climbing around my right ankle. I got it in my early 30's. Would I do it again? Yes, I would. How about you?


  1. I have two tattoos, and I got them in my early 30's. At the time I was married (to my ex-husband) and our lifestyle revolved around motorcycles. Harley's, actually. The first tattoo is on my upper shoulder and back, the second tattoo is on the other upper shoulder area. The only time anyone can see them is if I wear a sleeveless shirt or a tank top. I don't know if I would do it again. At the time I was very comfortable with my decision, but my life has changed so much!

  2. Hi Paula,

    Yep I see your point. My tattoo came towards the end of a horrible time in my life...some might not like to have a daily reminder of hard times...but it helps me a lot.

    I think the only thing I would change...I probably would have asked for it to be just a tad smaller.

    I would like something on my shoulder probably won't happen. I just can't decide on anything to put there.

  3. I had never thought of tattoos this way. It's great to read all the different meanings and ways in which people feel empowered. I don't have a tattoo for two reasons...I'm a big fat chicken when it comes to pain and second because I change my mind far too often about any number of things that the permanency of a tattoo would probably tempt me to eventually sandpaper a part of my body.

  4. Tricia...that is a big part of it...Tattoo's should never be done on a whim and although our generation will have close to a billion (I read that somewhere) women entering our golden years with a tattoo... they are not for everyone.
    I didn't find it all that painful...but I have heard the removal is very painful as they have to take several layers of skin off. OUCH!

    They also have the Hemp tattoo's that last for about a week I think...might be a nice option for a special occasion or trip to the beach.