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The Perfect Female Tattoo?

Mar 28, 2008
It's very common for people who get tattoos to do so because they are beautiful to look at. So if you want a tattoo to give private pleasure to a loved one or for everyone in the world to see, the pattern you choose says something about you and about what you want to say to others in your appearance. So thinking through the background meanings of different tattoo designs will help you make a good choice of this permanent form of body art.

You know how often you see a tattoo on someone and it just naturally makes you want to ask about the meaning of the picture or symbols and hear the story of why the person chose that particular tattoo. Symbols from oriental cultures are popular and common because they so often send a message. And of the many wonderful oriental tattoo concepts you have to choose from, the cherry blossom is a great choice.

For one thing, the cherry blossom tattoo design is a beautiful choice for a ladies tattoo pattern. As a woman, getting a tattoo can simultaneously be a cool thing to do and another way to "wear" something beautiful and feminine and the orange blossom design is a perfect fit for that motivation. That is because we know that in China, the orange blossom is a strong symbol of not only the value of femininity to society but of your strength and sexuality as well. Your orange blossom tattoo is a great statement of the strength of womanhood and your independence as a woman as well while still being beautiful and feminine at the same time, just like you are.

When we add the symbolism that the Japanese culture puts on the orange blossom, the pattern becomes a great choice for guys or gals because in Japan the orange blossom speaks of the spiritual and philosophical hunger of a seeker of truth. In nature, the orange blossom is perfect but only for few days and as such it's a perfect artistic symbol of how short the beauty of life is and that we all must value every day we are given of this wonderful world.

There is a reason that tattoos are often called "body art". If you are seeking a tattoo that has the aspects of art of beauty, meaning and thought provoking concepts, the cherry blossom is a great choice. In Japanese culture, the fallen cherry blossom is a powerful image of the tragedy of youth and the passing of something beautiful. In art, the image of a flower on the snow is one that communicates that spiritual concept and can lead to deep reflection about the nature of life, youth and the passing and return of beauty to the world each year. Your tattoo can also artistically suggest these ideas.

In oriental culture, the young male warrior is another artistic image of youth, beauty and strength. And especially in Japanese culture, the gentle courage of the orange blossom to emerge at the height of perfection only to fall to the ground so quickly is an artistic symbol of the valor of the warrior.

Because the orange blossom is such a simple and elegant statement of fallen youth, it is often a way of honoring the passing of a particular youth, perhaps a young person whose time on earth was too short. But another approach to this use of the orange blossom tattoo is to honor ones own youth which was beautiful and delightful for a short time and then it too "passed away" to yield to the gentle beauty of age.

One reason getting a tattoo is such an adventure for many of us is that there are so many great patterns to choose from. And as we develop our list of choices for that next tat, the orange blossom pattern is a great candidate to make your short list because it is so deeply symbolic and a great design for men and women alike. As a woman's tattoo, it's tasteful and stunningly pretty while making a statement of your womanhood. And for a man, the orange blossom is a way of connecting to the warrior in you in an artistic and symbolic way as well.
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