Lily tattoos are a common choice when the wearer wants to get a flower tattoo. That’s because lilies have many different meanings. The meaning of a lily tattoo all depends on the type of lily and the color. The flowers are all different, and each type of the flower can be used to design interesting lily tattoos.
Calla lily tattoos: Calla lily tattoos often represent purity and innocence. The flower gets it’s meaning because of the white color. White always represents maidenhood, or chastity. The angel Gabriel gave the Virgin Mary a white lily when he told her she was going to give birth to Jesus. Here are some calla lily tattoo design ideas:
Calla lily tattoo to proclaim innocence: If you are proud of your innocence, chastity, and of our body as belonging to you and no one else, then a white calla lily is a perfect choice for a calla lily tattoo. Just don’t get it as a tramp stamp, or that will ruin the meaning behind it. Get a single calla lily tattoo with the stem wrapped around your arm or ankle.
Calla lily tattoo with the angel Gabriel: The angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she was with child. He gave her a lily when he told her. That pure Mary was pregnant without having been with a man. This does not need to be a religious calla lily tattoo design. It does make for a beautiful scene: A calla lily tattoo of an angel holding out a single lily.
Tiger lily tattoos: Tiger lily tattoos have the exact opposite meaning from a calla lily. Tiger lilies are bright orange, providing meaning of passion and lust. Tiger lily tattoos are for the wild, the bright, and the far from innocent. Here are some tiger lily tattoo design ideas:
Tiger lily tattoos of fiery passion: Create a tiger lily tattoo of the flower surrounded in flames. On one petal of the flower, have a bright red lipstick mark of a pair of puckered lips. This tiger lily tattoo would represent fire in passion and love(or lust).
Tiger lily tattoo with a tiger: The wild and untamed tiger, and the wild and untamed tiger lily. Create a tiger lily tattoo of a tiger surrounded by the flower. An even better idea for a tiger lily tattoo is to hide the flower inside the tiger’s fur. It would look like an optical illusion. You would have to find an excellent tattoo artist for this.
Tiger lily tattoo with a gorgeous woman: Have a beautiful, sexy woman. Clothed, or unclothed, however you like. In her hand, or covering parts of her body, would be the tiger lily.
Stargazer lily tattoo: This flower looks like a bright bursting star, and is a favorite of many. The color is a bright, vibrant pink. Just getting one of these flowers as a stargazer lily tattoo is a great way to go, because they are so bright. Another great stargazer lily tattoo design is one for lovers of lilies and lovers of stars. Place the stargazer lily in the night sky. Have the moon, and small stars, mixed in with a few stargazer lilies bursting light into the night sky. This would make a beautiful back stargazer lily tattoo that could be added on to over the years.
Lily tattoos that represent fertility: In ancient Greek and Egypt, the white lily(and other colors) represented birth and fertility. In art, a single lily was placed in a vase. Picture it this way: The phallic symbol of the flower placed inside the female symbol of the open vase. If you like this idea, get a lily tattoo of the flower in a vase.
Lily tattoos that represent death: How often do you see lilies at funerals, placed on gravesides, or given to grieving loved ones? Lilies symbolize death, as well as life. For a darker lily tattoo, have a skeleton or skull with the lily of your choice growing beside it. The skeleton could be holding a bouquet of lilies with its bony arms crossed over its chest.
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