Colorful monstera leaf tattoo by masha sgushonka

Leaf Tattoo: These 50 Gorgeous Leaf Tattoos Will Inspire You To Get One

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Leaf tattoo may represent many different things. For religious people, it is a symbol of truth and honesty, while for others it may be just a beautiful nature’s creation. No matter what reasons encouraged you to look for leaf tattoos, we invite you to read further. We’ve selected marvelous examples of leaves and their meanings.

Colorful monstera leaf tattoo by masha sgushonka
Colorful monstera leaf tattoo by Masha Sgushonka
Minimal black maple leaf tattoo on the inner arm
Minimal black maple leaf tattoo on the inner arm
Leaves tattoo on the arm by magdalena bujak
Branch with leaves tattoo on the forearm by Magdalena Bujak
Olive branch with leaves tattoo on the right shoulder
An olive branch with leaves tattoo on the right shoulder
Willow leaf tattoo on the back
Willow leaf tattoo on the back
Outline monstera leaf tattoo on the inner arm
Another outline tattoo of monstera leaf on the inner arm
Geometric maple leaf tattoo
Geometric maple leaf on the bicep
Super detailed black leaf tattoo by susanne suflanda könig
Super detailed black leaf tattoo by Susanne König
Micro leaf tattoo on the wrist
Micro leaf on the wrist
Linear leaves tattoo on the inner arm
Linear branch with leaves tattoo on the bicep
Watercolor basil leaves tattoo
Watercolor basil leaf tattoo
Various tropical leaves tattoo on the forearm
Various tropical leaves tattoo on the forearm
Triple minimal leaf tattoo
Tattoo of a triple minimal, black leaf

Leaf tattoo meaning

The primary purpose of the leaves is to provide oxygen and eliminate harmful carbon monoxide from the air. Also, they absorb sunlight and in this way generate food for the plant. After that, many animals, bugs, and worms eat them. Humans also use leaves for cooking – we make herbs and spices out of them. We even use it for manufacturing drugs, some legal some not. So, we can see that it is an essential thing not only for us but for the whole ecosystem.

Simple black four leaf clover tattoo by mary tereshchenko
Simple black four-leaf clover tattoo by Mary Tereshchenko
Four leaf clover tattoo
Another tattoo of a four-leaf clover
Chestnut leaf tattoo on the inner arm
Chestnut leaf tattoo on the inner arm
Black detailed oak leaf tattoo on the rib cage
Black detailed oak leaf tattoo on the rib cage

As for the symbolical meanings, the green leaf embodies renewal and hope. However, the dead or brown leaves symbolize sadness and decay. Generally, it is a symbol of growth and fertility. In China, the leaves on the Cosmic Tree represents all the living beings in the universe. Another symbolical meaning of the leaf comes from the Biblical Story of Creation. When Adam for the first time learns the shame of the nakedness, he immediately covers himself with a huge leaf.

Zihee leaf tattoo on the arm
Palm leaf tattoo on the arm
Matching dot work style latte leaf tattoos on arms
Matching dot-work style latte leaves on arms
Little leaf tattoo on the ankle by chaewa more
Little leaf on the ankle by Chewa More
Green ginkgo leaf tattoo by pis saro
Green ginkgo leaf tattoo by Pis Saro
Ginkgo biloba leaves tattoo on the right arm
Another tattoo of Ginkgo Biloba leaf on the right arm
Decayed black leaf tattoo on the left inner arm
Decayed black leaf tattoo on the left inner arm
Autumn colored maple leaf tattoo on the left bicep
Autumn colored maple leaf on the left bicep

On the other hand, the rustling leaves have always been a sign of nearby danger, so it can also have a negative meaning. But, in Western culture, to turn over a new leaf means to start something from the beginning and to amend the past mistakes. On a family tree, the leaves represent the people, so it may also be a tribute to a family member who passed away. Of course, our list wouldn’t be complete without four-leaf clover, which is a symbol of luck.

Leaf tattoo ideas

As you can see, it has many meanings. When getting a tattoo, other factors such as color and other elements add up. For example, a green leaf may symbolize spring and new hope, while a brown represents sadness and endings. Also, the leaves can have other forms like wreaths, which are the symbols of triumph and victory. So, before getting a leaf on your body, make sure you know its meaning. Choose from many different types such as the fern, palm, maple or others accordingly to your taste. Try to be as creative as possible and take a look at our collection below. We hope you’ll find your dream idea here!

Maple leaf tattoo on the hand
Maple leaf tattoo on the hand.
Leaf tattoo on the hand
Leaf tattoo on the hand.
Outline leafs tattoo on clavicle bone
Outline leafs tattoo on clavicle bone.
Delicate black fern leaf tattoo on the left forearm by hannah nova dudley
Delicate black fern leaf tattoo on the left forearm by Hannah Nova Dudley
Black leaves tattoo on the left shoulder blade
Black branch with leaves tattoo on the left shoulder blade
Mapple leaf with winter landscape
Maple leaf with winter landscape
Decayed elm leaf tattoo on the arm
Tattoo of a decayed elm leaf on the arm
Delicate black maple leaf tattoo on the left calf
Delicate black maple leaf on the left calf
Dotwork style elegant black leaf on the left arm
Dotwork style elegant black leaf on the left forearm
Ginkgo leaf tattoo on the ankle
Another ginkgo leaf on the ankle
Green chestnut leaf tattoo by pis saro
Green chestnut leaf tattoo by Pis Saro
Latte leaf tattoo on the arm
Latte leaf tattoo on the arm
Tropical leaves tattoo around the left ankle
Another tattoo of tropical leaves around the left ankle
Little black leaf tattoo on the wrist
Little black leaf on the wrist
Matching oak leaf tattoos on wrists
Matching tattoos of oak leaves on wrists
Green willow leaf tattoo on the left shoulder
Green willow leaf tattoo on the left shoulder
Minimal style leaf tattoo on the right arm
Minimal style leaf on the right arm
Palm leaf tattoo on the right rib cage
Palm leaf tattoo on the right rib cage
Realistic beet leaf tattoo by tattooist pis saro
Another realistic beet leaf by tattooist Pis Saro
Red and green leaves tattoo on the wrist
Red and green leaves tattoo on the wrist
Small laurel wreath tattoo on the left arm
Small laurel wreath tattoo on the left arm
Spinach leaf tattoo on the left upper arm
Spinach leaf tattoo on the left upper arm
Stuningly realistic green leaf tattoo on the arm
Stunningly realistic green leaf on the arm
Stylized oak leaf tattoo
Stylized oak leaf
Sweet branch with leaves tattoo on the left wrist
Sweet branch with leaves tattoo on the left wrist
Tropical leaves in a rectangle tattoo on the arm
Tropical leaves in a rectangle tattoo
Watercolor green leaf tattoo
Watercolor green tattoo of a leaf
Leaf Tattoo: These 50 Gorgeous Leaf Tattoos Will Inspire You To Get One
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