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Cherry Blossom Tree Symbolism And Meanings
The cherry blossom tree has played a symbolic importance to a variety of different cultures throughout history. The cherry blossom tree is one of the most beautiful trees on earth. Cherry blossoms bloom on these trees and the view is absolutely stunning. Cherry blossom trees are very symbolic in meaning, none more then its symbolic value in the Japanese culture. The cherry blossom has been a symbol of Japan for hundreds of years.
Cherry blossom trees played a religious importance in Japan during the 7th century. Folk religions in Japan were popular during this time. The Japanese would travel to the mountains to worship the trees. The cherry blossom tree was sacred to the Japanese. The cherry blossom is also a symbol of the samurai. Japanese samurai were fearless, never scared to die. As time passes, the cherry blossom became a symbol of the "Japanese soul."
Cherry blossom trees are also a symbol of friendship and kindness. The Japanese government has offered cherry blossom trees to a variety of different cultures throughout history. In 1912, the Japanese gave the United States 3,000 cherry blossom trees, some can still be found in Washington, D.C. The Japanese government would give the cherry blossom tree as a gift to their alliances.
The cherry blossom tree can also be a symbol of death. Cherry blossom trees later became a symbol of all Japanese that have died for their country. It is believed that the cherry blossom has the ability to ease the soul, console the departed. Even today, cherry blossoms are used on graves and memorials in the Japanese culture.
Cherry blossom trees are also symbolic in China, symbolizing love, peace, and sexuality. In the Buddhist culture, the cherry blossom is a symbol of enlightenment. The cherry blossom tree also plays symbolic importance in many Asian cultures. As a tattoo, the cherry blossom tree has many different meanings as you'll learn later in this article.
Cherry Blossom Tree Tattoo Designs
Cherry blossom tree tattoo designs can be inked in a variety of different ways. The cherry blossom tree tattoo does differ from the cherry blossom tattoo. Cherry blossom tree tattoos portrays the cherry blossom tree with cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms are usually pink and white. Since white ink is hard to work with and Asian art, most cherry blossoms are portrayed pink with red shades.
Cherry blossom tree tattoo designs can portray the branches of the cherry blossom tree or the entire cherry blossom tree. In nearly all designs, cherry blossoms are portrayed. Cherry blossom tree tattoo designs that portray the entire tree are usually tattooed on the back or sides, sue to the relative size of the design. Some may just portray the branches of the cherry blossom tree. These tattoo designs can come in a variety of different sizes, styles, and variations.
Not all cherry blossom tree tattoo designs are depicted alone. The cherry blossom tree tattoo can be designed with a variety of different symbols and elements. If you're wanting to keep your cherry blossom tattoo associated, you may consider adding Asian symbols, such as Japanese/Chinese characters, dragons, koi, or related symbols. In the end, you can add any symbol that you wish to your cherry blossom tree tattoo. Some may choose to add a ladybug, swallow, peony, cardinal, or hummingbird.
Make sure that you take the time to view all the different cherry blossom tree tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of what to expect when you begin looking for your own cherry blossom tree tattoo. Plus, you can pick up ideas and inspiration for your own tattoo.
Beautiful White Cherry Blossom Tree
Cherry Blossom Tree Tattoo Meanings
Cherry blossom tree tattoo meanings can represent a variety of different meanings, both positive and negative. Even so, remember, your cherry blossom tree tattoo represents what you want it too. Below, you'll find the meanings behind the cherry blossom tree tattoo.
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There's a few things that you want to remember before you get your cherry blossom tree tattoo or any tattoo. Just as you're doing now, please take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that it symbolizes something different.
Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that rush to get tattooed usually have regrets about their tattoo later on down the road. Don't make this same mistake, take your time and browse through dozens of cherry blossom tree tattoo designs. Make sure you find a design that you're sure to like forever.
Cherry blossom tree tattoo designs are a great choice for women and men. Yes, men do get them, just not as common as women. However, they may not be for you. If so, please take the time to view more tattoos in the links below. We appreciate your time and visit. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to comment below. We provide free tattoo information and advice to everyone, share your own experience below. Once again, thanks and be sure to view our other tattoo articles.
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Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on October 04, 2013:
Teaches, thanks for dropping in. I love cherry blossom tattoos, one of the most beautiful flower tattoo designs in the world. There's so many variations to the cherry blossom tree, which makes it so popular.
Dianna Mendez on October 01, 2013:
This is quite a pretty art piece. The cherry blossoms are so pretty, you can't help but notice these tattoos.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on September 25, 2013:
@MsDora, thanks for the comment. I love Asian tattoos and Asian art. Having the opportunity to view the beautiful cherry blossom tree naturally is a great way to get inspiration for such tattoos :)
@Chitrangada, thanks for the comment. Cherry Blossoms are very symbolic, not only in Asia, but other areas of the world. Thanks again!
@Imogen, absolutely. I enjoy Asian art, traditional Asian art. Drawing is crucial for a great tattoo. If you can't draw, you have no business doing tattoos.
Imogen French from Southwest England on September 24, 2013:
I love the cherry blossom depicted in old chinese and japanese paintings. Some of these tattoos show that very well, and are beautifully drawn. Interesting hub :)
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 24, 2013:
Its wonderful how you can convey the meanings through these paintings.
Very well done and beautiful and interesting, Voted up!
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 24, 2013:
Found these cherry tree paintings much easier to view than the ace of spades. The Asian tinge is beautiful.