Tulip is a very delicate and beautiful flower. Through the ages, it has always been in the center of art and folklore. Also, for many cultures, it is a symbolical and mysterious flower, and because of its bright colors and peculiar shape – today a lot of people choose tulip tattoo as their first one.
Along with roses, daisies, and carnations, tulips are one of the most popular flowers. Although they are native to Persia and Turkey, today you can find tulips around the world. However, in the beginning, when people didn’t know how to cultivate it, the tulip was a highly-valued in the market of old Europe. Only the wealthiest families could purchase expensive flowers. Today, we can still see how tulips continue to captivate the entire world with its beauty.
At first, tulips may seem very simple, but they have a particular and striking beauty. In the ancient times, people found the similarity between the flames of fire and the petals of a tulip. These and other reasons make this flower a perfect choice for a tattoo. So, what are those reasons? In this article, we are going to analyze the meaning of tulip tattoos and will find out how did it gain worldwide fame.
Tulip tattoo meaning
Tulips are beautiful flowers that captivated and inspired humans since ancient times. So, it’s natural that it serves not only as an ornament but also as a potent and meaningful symbol. Generally speaking, the tulip is a symbol of the perfect and true love. More specifically though, it also symbolizes a new life and a new beginning. The idea of this comes from the time when the tulips are blooming in the spring. Interesting fact – tulip is the national flower of Iran and Turkey. It’s also the floral emblem and symbol of The Netherlands.
However, different colors of tulips symbolize different meanings of a tattoo, so let’s take a look at what each color means. No matter which color you choose (or no color), we can assure you that all of the meanings are positive. But, if you are thinking about getting a tattoo of a tulip, we advise you to take a look at what each color means.
White tulip tattoo
Tattoos of white tulips are a symbol of humanity, purity, respect, forgiveness, peace, and tranquility. Because over time white tattoos tend to lose intensity, we don’t recommend getting a white tulip. You should instead get a black and grey tulip, and the color of your skin will symbolize the white.
Purple tulip tattoo
These tulips stand out for their nobility; they represent royalty, beauty, a new beginning, and rebirth. We can find purple tulips in the famous ‘Hamlet‘ of W.Shakespeare in which they symbolize nobility. Many people who consider themselves artists and those who are into astrology, often choose purple tulip tattoos.
Orange tulip tattoos
The orange tulips embody happiness and mutual relationship between the two souls. If you’re looking a tattoo idea for a couple and want something not so typical, – orange tulip may be your choice. Other meanings of orange tulips are heat, energy, and desire. It comes from the vivid and intense colors of the tulips, and that is what makes them so attractive.
Yellow tulip tattoos
Yellow tulip tattoos are a perfect choice for the best friends, as they personify a strong and true friendship. Also, they are suitable for positive and joyful people who want to express their positive and intense personality.
Red tulip tattoos
Like any other red flower, the red tulip is an ultimate symbol of true love and passion. A brightly-colored red tattoo will make your body much more seductive.
Pink tulip tattoos
Pink tulips stand for fullness and happiness. Usually, by giving a pink tulip, people want to show their respect and best wishes to the person they love. So, a tattoo of a purple tulip can also symbolize a close friend or a family member.
Tulip tattoo ideas
As you can see, there are many color variations of tulip tattoos. But, you will see below that a simple black-and-grey tattoo is probably the best choice. Also, by not getting a particular color, you will be able always to fill it with your emotions. For example, if you’re feeling depressed or sad, you can imagine that your tulip paints in pink and you will soon get better.