After WWI, the disturbed soil of battlefields and trenches across northern France and Belgium could be seen growing wild with poppy flowers. As they sprang up so do a new meaning; these flowers would become a symbol to commemorate the fallen.
When it comes to flowers, most men might easily associate them with being feminine. However, the truth is, they can be quite masculine in meaning. Not to mention, with all sorts of different plants, each truly grows a distinctive bloom of beautiful significance.
Today, I’d like to talk to you about a few of the most popular flower tattoos for men.
First is the Lotus flower, which has ties to the Hindu religion as “Padma”. It’s eight petals represent purity, though some associate them with enlightenment through knowledge and a deep understanding for life. You’ll notice most designs feature different colors including white, blue, purple, pink, and red to fulfill a different purpose.
Next, are cherry blossoms that take on a Japanese style and culture. They are referred to as “Mono no aware”. The plant itself has a brief bloom, with delicate flowers that are carried along by the wind before touching the ground.
There’s also the Chrysanthemum flower that is often associated with Japanese style too. It signifies cheerfulness, simplicity, and fulfillment. However, it also plays a role in Chinese culture and is given during times of congratulations and best wishes.
Now, there are many more men’s flower tattoos such as the rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and dogwood just to name a few. Regardless of what you choose, take a look at the collection below, it should give you plenty of great ideas.