If you love nature, then getting a flower tattoo is probably seems like the most obvious thing to do. The world if full of flora and fauna you can use to create a unique design that reflects your love of plants and animals. One of the most common and recognized flower designs in the tattoo industry, however, is the daisy.
Daisy Tattoo Ideas
Although some people consider daisies to be weeds because they notoriously popup wherever they want on the lawn, many people see the beauty inherent in the flower. Daisies represent innocence and are typically associated with youth. They make great backdrops to cartoon tattoos or body art featuring animated characters.
Daisies also work great in simple designs. For example, you can have a daisy chain tattooed around your wrist, waist, or neck. A single daisy flower looks great on the chest, shoulder blade, or ankle. It is mostly women that get daisy tattoos, but men can also incorporate this flower into their body art, especially if they are getting a tattoo for or of a woman.
While you can get a tattoo of a regular daisy, don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and colors to create something truly unique. You can find thousands of daisy images online which can provide inspiration for your design. Working with an experienced tattoo artist can also be immensely helpful in getting a tattoo that reflects your personality and tastes.
The common daisy is part of the Asteraceae family of vascular plants. Currently there are over 22,750 varieties of species in this family, but the bellis perennis is probably the one seen most often in various media venues like television. This flower is native to Northern, Central, and Western Europe, but is found throughout North and South America. Considered to be a composite flower, daisies feature a yellow center surrounded by ray florets. The common daisy is white, but other species of daisies come in yellow, purple, pink, and blue colors.
The Symbolism of Daisies
The name daisy is thought to be derived from “day’s eye” because the flower closes at night and blooms in the morning. English poet and writer Geoffrey Chaucer called the flower the “eye of the day”. Because the French name for marguerite is “oxeye daisy”, daisy is a common nickname for females named Margaret.
According to Roman mythology, the nymph Belides caught the attention of the god of orchards Vertumnus. Not liking the attention, she turned herself into a daisy and the flower’s botanical moniker bellis is derived from the nymph’s name.
Daisies are frequently used in rituals where women attempt to determine their fate with potential suitors. They would switch between saying “He loves me now” and “He loves me” while plucking petal after petal. The last petal determined how her relationship with the suitor will go.
In the Language of Flowers, the daisy represents gentleness and innocence. It is the birth flower for people born in April and the flower is given for 5th year anniversaries.