Orchid is one of the most exotic and refined flowers because of its unique and delicate beauty. It grows from sea level to 15,000 feet in altitude in almost every location around the world. Over the years, there have been many symbolic meanings developed with the flower. In general, orchid tattoos represent love and affection. They also signify beauty, charm, maturity, strength, and luxury.
The flower was attributed to manliness in ancient Greek and as a symbol of beautiful lady and wealth in the Victorian era. Nowadays, the flower is used in many occasions such as in celebration, anniversary, appreciation and wedding. In China, the local people believe orchid tattoo designs can bring them many children.
The flower carries different meanings with different colors. Pink designs symbolize pure affection while the famous Cattelya orchid signifies maturity and charm. Blue orchids represent romance, strength and peace, and white means innocence. As most orchid flowers generate sweet aroma like the Vanilla, they attract pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and ladybirds. A combination of a pollinator with the flower will make a truly amazing design.
The tattoos are suitable to be located on the shoulder, arm, ankle, full back, stomach, lower back, and at the side of the body.
A good rule of thumb in inking is to see enough quality, stunning designs before you ink. Check out the amazing flower designs in a professional gallery.