Of all the flowers that blossom in the world, orchids are among the rarest but one of the most beautiful. Since the orchid is unique and exotic, it makes a great element for tattoo designs. There are many species of orchids, which based on their look may bare different meaning. Their rarity means that orchids has a lot of symbolic value in many cultures especially the Asian culture. Orchids are known to grow in most climates but tend to be found fully blossomed in more tropical areas.
The orchid is typically equally significant in terms of symbolism for both the genders. Orchids hold a lot of sexual connotations and meanings as well, making them the perfect design element for more sensual tattoo pieces, mainly because some orchids closely resemble genitalia. In fact, the word orchid itself is derives from the word “Orchis” which translates to testicle. The term purple orchid means the male sexual organ and there is a group of orchids that represents female organs.
The orchids are often called the flower of magnificence by the Greek. With over 25000 species of orchids available there is plenty of choice. The popular known orchids are Vanilla, Cymbidium and Dendrobium. The orchid a flower that is very elegant to look at. Though it is supposed to flourish in the wild, you may find the orchid in many households.
The orchid has been credited with many properties with certain places like Germany, Africa, Egypt and China considering the orchid to be an aphrodisiac. The orchid is considered rare and precious with Aztecs drinking potions made of orchids to make them strong and potent.
In some cultures the belief is that the orchid can help them find the gender of their offspring. The orchid comes in a variety of hues and is really stunning to look at and this makes it ideal for a tattoo.
With such qualities such as grace, elegance, potency, fertility, rarity, royalty and delicacy being attributed to the orchid – it is no surprise that orchid tattoos are widely common amongst women. Many opt for this type of design element to symbolize their sense of feminine powers, represented by the sheer beauty of the flower. Men tend to lean towards the charm and potency factors when the decide to get a tattoo with orchids in them. When you look at an orchid you can surely understand the fascination people have for this rare beauty that is so delicate to look at.
If you are thinking of getting an orchid tattoo, then you need to do your homework. And believe us that you will find the process very enjoyable indeed. Orchids are rare and beautiful and mean so many things to so many people. The sheer look of them is enough to get your mind and imagination going with the sheer range of possibilities. When you delve deeper you will come up with their historical meaning and significance.
Once you have looked at the pictures of orchids and understood their meanings and the symbols they represent comes the really tough part – picking one. Believe us they are such rare beauties you will be hard pressed to pick one over the other.
Do consider factors like the suitability, size and location while you consider the look and their symbolism. If you want you can combine an orchid tattoo with other things from nature that also hold a lot of significance for you. The thing about an orchid tattoo is that getting one will make you feel special and blessed. It is a thing of beauty and full of meaningful symbolism that will make you feel happy and satisfied.
Some more Sexy and Beautiful Orchid Tattoo Designs are as follows: