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.