Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.
The Daisy Tattoo
When it comes to the beautiful daisy tattoo, there are a variety of different designs, colors, and meanings. The daisy tattoo is a popular tattoo choice among women. Daisy tattoos also hold deep symbolic meaning for those who wear this beautiful tattoo design. The daisy is actually very rich in symbolic history as you will learn later in this article. Although the daisy tattoo is not mainstream, there still is a demand for this beautiful flower.
Daisies are a very common flower that is found in a variety of different locations in the world. Daisies are in the game family flowering group as sunflowers and asters. All together, there is well over 20,000 different species in this family group. Daisies are believed to be around 4,000 years old. Daisies are used for a variety of different purposes besides decorations. Daisies are used for teas, watering agents, cooking oils, and to produce seeds. Daisy tattoos are well known for their sun shaped center wheel and their beautiful outer petals. The most common daisy is usually portrayed with a yellow center and white petals.
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Daisy Tattoo Meanings
The daisy has been portrayed in a variety of different ancient cultures throughout the world for centuries. The daisy has been portrayed in mythology and legends as well. In Roman mythology, it is said that nymph "Besides" was dancing in a vast array of orchards and she turned herself into a daisy. She did this to escape the constant eye of the orchard god "Vertumnus".
The daisy has also been commonly associated with early Christian art as well. In many cases, the daisy had replaced the lilly and other flowers that were commonly seen in early Christian art. One of the main symbolic meanings of the daisy is innocence and purity. The daisies were used to represent the innocence and purity of Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary. Some daisy tattoos can be associated with a variety of Christian symbols.
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DAISY TATTOO DESIGNS AND COLORS
Daisy tattoos come in a variety of different designs and colors. As you read earlier, the most common daisy flower is the one that has the deep yellow center with white outer petals. But since there are so many different species, the daisy can be portrayed in a variety of different colors, such as red, yellow, pink, violet, and blue. Specific colors of the daisy are also connected to meanings. Red daises are believed to represent boldness and youthful energy. Yellow daisies are commonly associated with intelligence and a cheerful attitude. Blue daisies are believed to represent your softer side and your emotions. Lastly, white daisies represent innocence.
Daisy tattoos come in a variety of different designs and they can be associated with a variety of different tattoo symbols. Some of the most common daisy tattoo designs are single blooms, daisy chains, and within large flower bouquets. Daisies that are portrayed as a single bloom may include a butterfly, bee, or hummingbird. Daisy chains are portrayed as a "chain of daisies". These tattoo designs usually include at least 4 or 5 daisies. Daises portrayed in flower bouquets usually include flowers such as the rose, tulip, orchard, or lotus.
More Daisy Tattoo Meanings
There is a host of symbolic meanings that are associated with the daisy tattoo. As you have learned, specific colors of the daisy represent specific things. Below, you can find more meanings of the daisy tattoo.
The most common meanings that are associated to the daisy tattoo is "innocence" and "purity". This can relate to a variety of different women on different levels and stages in your life. You may want to portray that you are pure at heart. You may feel that you are a great person. The daisy tattoo can be used to portray this.
Although the daisy tattoo is symbolic, other women may choose this tattoo design for the beauty of the daisy. Whatever the reason may be, the daisy tattoo is a great choice for any woman. Just be sure to look at a large variety of different tattoo designs, daisy or not, before you choose a final tattoo design. Make sure you understand what your tattoo design represents as well. If you feel like the daisy tattoo is not for you, be sure to check out more tattoo designs below. Thanks for visiting.
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Sueswan on February 19, 2012:
I love daisies. The daisy tattoo with the ladybug is my favourite.
Voted up and awesome.
Take Care :)
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on February 17, 2012:
*Billyaustindillion, thanks for taking the time to drop by. I appreciate your time and thoughtful words. Take care.
*AE, always glad to hear from you and a big THANK YOU. I hope you have a good one!
*Donna, thanks so much for coming by. I am not one for needles, but the tattoo isn't bad. Not like one would think.
*Gypsy, so glad to hear from you. I am glad you like them. They make for a cute tattoo for any girl.
*Frank, it is always a pleasure my friend. Thanks for all your time.
Acaetnna, thank you so much for taking the time to check them out. I guess that is why they call those who give tattoos "tattoo artist".lol Take care.
acaetnna from Guildford on February 15, 2012:
Wow these are amazing. I wouldn't have one myself but I can appreciate the beauty, especially these. Great work.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on February 15, 2012:
these are just so cool love the facts! :)
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 15, 2012:
Love those daisy tattoos.
Donna Cosmato from USA on February 14, 2012:
Oh, the pink one is my favorite! Still not willing to endure the needles but love the look.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 14, 2012:
What can i say, they are pretty..Another great hub on tattoos..
billyaustindillon on February 14, 2012:
Truly fascinating and so nicely put together - thanks.