In the quest to find a timeless tattoo design, it seems like you can’t go wrong with flowers. The beauty of botanicals is everlasting and has proven to spark the creativity of people throughout art history. Better yet, there’s no shortage of inspiration for this tattoo subject; from lilies to cherry blossoms, you’ll discover that there are many different ways in which flowers can be expressed.
With so much flower tattoo inspiration out there, it can be a challenge to design your botanical body art. Here’s where you need to figure out what style that you like. Do you enjoy the carefree fluidity of watercolor? Or do you prefer something that’s more technical and realistic? Maybe you want to combine subjects; the popular tattoo artist Eva Krbdk has done this, for instance, by fusing flowers with cross stitching. But whatever you choose, it’s sure to be pretty—these are flowers, after all.
Check out some of our favorite flower tattoo designs below. And if the prospect of forever seems too daunting, My Modern Met Store sells a variety of temporary botanical tattoos, from fabulous ferns to watercolor blooms.