Botanical tattoos have been all the rage lately – and we’re all for it!
Nature has been a huge inspiration in all kinds of art since.. forever, and the cool part about botanical tattoos is that most likely your tattoo won’t look like anybody’s else. Why?
Artists like @rit.kit.tattoo and @pissaro_tattoo use actual flowers, leaves and herbs for the stencil, dipping them in stencil ink before placing them on the skin thus creating unique botanical prints that remain native and true to their original form.
Even if your artist does not use this method, the flora is so large and diverse, every flower even if in the same species doesn’t look the same.
They’re also a great idea for tattoos as flowers, plants, herbs, fruits and leaves all have organic forms, thus they will adapt very easily to the body’s natural curves and shapes.
People also assigned symbolic meaning to plants. Although these are no longer commonly understood by populations that are increasingly divorced from their old rural traditions, some survive. In addition, these meanings are alluded to in older pictures, songs and writings.
So, in conclusion, you can choose a botanical tattoo for many many reasons, including their symbolism, aesthetic, or maybe the smell of a certain flower reminds you of something.. either way, botanical tattoos are awesome. Would you get one? Do you already have one? Let us know!
Here are a few of our favorites: