When it comes to flowers in tattoos, hibiscuses reign supreme. There’s on everywhere from lower backs, to necks, to arms and legs. The dizzying array of colors that can be used for hibiscuses, along with their great ability to complement any design mean that they are everywhere! We’ve found some of the most stunning displays for you to look over.
Floral tattoos are in quite a wide range and one such design that you could consider is the hibiscus. As a matter of fact you will find that many hibiscus tattoos though flowers on the whole are quite popular. They’re known for their beautiful shades of pinks and red though you’ll see a good handful of purples and darker hues. Some like to get hibiscus in black and white as well.
This flower originates from the Pacific and can be found in many different and vibrant colors. This fact reflects in the tattoo motifs too, with each color of the hibiscus flower meaning something different. Each artist and canvas has a special reason for why they are creating a unique hibiscus piece of art and as you’ll see as you scroll down, each varies depending on preference.
Who Gets Them?
Many women seem to find this motif appealing as this flower holds a lot of symbolism to them. Likewise the size of the hibiscus tattoo will also depend on the location and preference of the person who is getting it done.
- This black and white hibiscus is rather new as you can see from the red outlining the ink. It’s well done and the detail is quite exquisite. It would have been rather painful since the top of the foot is quite painful but it was worth the pain in the short term to be able to enjoy this art forever.
The significance of the Hibiscus: Not only is this flower gorgeous to look at but this exotic blossom that comes from the Pacific also has a lot of symbolism. It has a variety of meanings from various Asian countries. Its delicate beauty means immortality in Korean culture, Whereas in Malaysia it means honor, life and bravery. Among the Chinese it means feminine things like purity, gentleness, good name and also riches. In Hawaii the flower is the state flower. There are more than 200 varieties of Hibiscus and the flower could come in colors like pink, red, white and orange. Each of these hues means different things. In tattoos, the hibiscus can be made in lavender, green and blue too.
2) This back tattoo is beautiful. The varying degrees of shading is breathtaking as is the detail. The coloring really makes the piece seem as though it were blooming off her back. It’s a very nice 3D effect.
What Does it Mean?
The hibiscus tattoo often signifies many things that are part of the life in Pacific. Keeping with this theme, it represents a cool and laid back way of life, which along with the immense beauty and diverse cultures are the things that we think in connection with Hawaii and other islands in the Pacific. Many people go for this tattoo along with other elements that are part of the Pacific based culture. You will find that no two hibiscus tattoos are quite the same, given the rich and diverse choices available. Many an example will have striking elements of art along with the hibiscus in their tattoo design.
3) This is a great example of it’s tropical roots. It’s an island girl who is both sensual and innocent, laid back and alluring. It’s appealing art and a great piece. The classic American style tattooing done on this piece allows the tattoo to pop perfectly with defined and solid colors. The beautiful flowers are perfectly placed so to add to the woman, but not take the attention away from her. The painfully placed tattoo was well worth the hours it took to finish.
The meaning and significance of the hibiscus tattoo – just like the flower the tattoos represent a quiet and exotic beauty, the fragility of structure, laid back and cool style of life, riches, a good name, warm hospitality, regal style, delicacy among many other things. The thing to remember is that each person who gets the tattoo will have his or her own symbolism attached to it.
HIBISCUS TATTOO MEANINGS
The meaning of the color of hibiscus:
Red hibiscus is the color of intense passion, while yellow stands for camaraderie, purple for riches and royalty, blue for calm and fecundity, pink is for exotic beauty and white for enlightenment.
4) Here this red hibiscus emits passion and exotic feelings. It’s wild and almost wilted which makes one wonder what the artist is trying to convey? The tribal art underneath was the original artwork and it looks fantastic paired with the flower. These flowers were done with a more realistic approach. Its as if these flowers are simply laying on this persons back. the details in the peddles and the center of the flowers draws in the individual looking at the tattoo. The overlapping of the tribal tattoo makes both parts stand out on their own all while accenting the other. their is no doubt that the tribal tattoo down the spine was some pretty serious pain.
With such rich meaning and gorgeous appearance, one can easily understand the increasing popularity of the hibiscus flower. Even those who want a tattoo for the look alone would like a hibiscus for its sheer beauty. Given the variation in the sizes of the hibiscus tattoos it is suitable for being tattooed on any part of the body.
5) Side pieces are so beautiful albeit painful. This particular one practically radiates a sense of confidence and royalty. What do you think when you see it? the artistic depth of this tattoo is very impressive. The way that the artist used black and greys in the perfect spots to create dimension and beauty is fantastic. They black and grey is so well placed that it almost seems as if their is color in that tattoo.
Some people call the hibiscus flower “the rose of Sharon” or “the perfect bride” and also the flower of one hour as it unfurls for a short time. You could easily inculcate other symbols of the Pacific or objects of tribal art into the hibiscus tattoo. You can add things like a hula skirt, or other things that are associated with the Pacific. As with any tattoo design we leave you with the caution to do your homework, do some research and be certain that this is the tattoo design that you want before proceeding with it. These examples of Hibiscus flower may help you:
6) This piece is a vibrant array of colors. It’s bold and almost fierce. All of the colors really draw you deep into the tattoo and fascinate you. It makes you want to review every detail of this beautiful tattoo.
7) A softer and more laid back look goes nicely with it’s island roots. Someone once said that the ultimate for of sophistication is simplicity. I believe that this simple yet beautiful tattoo embodies that saying.
8) Another jaw dropping side piece that evokes such a sense of beauty. The details in the peddles and the vines in the background really bring this side piece together. the purple and orange truly compliment each other.
9) The pastels go nicely with the skin undertone and makes the art look like it’s part of the woman’s body. There’s significant attention to the details in the petals. It’s lifelike and gentle and very beautiful. They way the colors fade into each other takes great skill and a detailed eye. The symmetry of the three flowers and the leaves also makes this an A+ tattoo.
10) These different flowers are absolutely stunning. The skill it took to create this piece is astounding. The artist did a tremendous job with varying the shadows and the depths, causing the flowers to appear as if they are coming off her body. The color choices are exquisite. The bright red flower almost looks as if it is made of glass or crystal. The way that the tattoo artist put glare into the flower shows his or her level of skill. The flowing green background accents the flowers well and gives a whole new layer of depth to the tattoo.
11) A bold red evokes passion and confidence. This flower looks incredibly realistic. the peddles have texture, glare, and well placed shadowing. The slightly different reds that are within the flower make it look as if a photo of a flower was taken and placed on this persons arm. the elegant backgrounds also makes the bold reds stick out more.
12) This tattoo feels as if it has movement. The way that the flower is at an diagonal angle makes it feel as if the flower is flowing down the leg. The pink really allows the flower to pop out of the tattoo and make a statement. The bold, dark green leaves are not seen as often in such a dark color but it really looks beautiful.
13) This is a classic tropical tattoo. The tribal turtle and the solid purples within the flower scream island and beach life. I love the way that the flowers are a part of the shell and the legs of the turtle.
14) Now this is a big, beautiful and colorful piece of art. the reds in the flowers and greens in the peddles really look together. The outlines on this piece are so well done that you can hardly tell that their are outlines. The words in this tattoo flow perfectly with the rest of the tattoo and do not take away from the flowers at all. This tattoo looks like it is a mix of Japanese traditional and new age style.
15) The way that the flower effortlessly flows across the shoulder and back is magnificent. The slight yellows within the pink an d red peddles bring more light to the whole piece. The blue background on the back almost takes you deeper into the tattoo. As you take a step back and really look at this tattoo, you can appreciate the clock with roman numerals and the well placed solid blacks. I wonder if the time on he clock has any sort of meaning to this person.
16) this has a very artistic and unrealistic feel, the artist was obviously going for more a cartoonish look and they did a spectacular job. The pinks, purples, and yellows bring attention to the tattoo as a whole piece.
17) I love the slight oranges within the elegant purple leaves. The bold choice of making the peddles in the background a dark almost black color is excellent. the line work within the flower creates a sense of realism while maintaining the sense of it being an artistic tattoo.
18) This frog on the flower gives this tattoo and whole lot of character and flare. The bright colors in the frog and the flowers command your attention. This is a very clever way to bring two different elements and mesh them into one tattoo.
19) simple, bold, sweat sometimes is the way to go. This person nailed it. The bold and solid colors give it definition to exactly what the tattoos is.
20) Now this is a perfectly executed tattoo. This tattoo looks as if it was painted on rather than being injected into the skin. The butterfly and flower look as if they have brush strokes. The slight shadows underneath the flower and on top of the flower peddle caused from the butterfly really show the attention to detail.
21) All of the red and black really allow this tattoo to stand out. The tribal background goes perfectly with this bright, florescent flower. with next to perfect line work, this tattoo looks like you could lean down and smell the flower.
22) These flowers flow perfectly down this persons back and the script that runs straight through it is a very unique idea. This tattoo reminds me of a classic, Asian style piece of art.
23) A beautiful tattoo in a modest spot that can be hidden easily or shown to anyone.
24) the top of the foot is painful but it was obviously worth it for this person. This is a perfectly blended tattoo with eye catching color.
25) this elegant and simple tattoo was very well done. These small lines would have been difficult to execute, but the artist did an amazing job.