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American Beauty Tattoo
(425) 453-6091
11810 Ne 8th St Ste G
Bellevue, WA
 
Easy Choppers & Tattoos
(425) 467-1187
10630 Ne 8th St Ste 2
Bellevue, WA
 
Kirkland Skin Care
(425) 827-3173
30 Lake Shore Plz Ste D
Kirkland, WA
 
Kirkland Skin Care
(425) 827-3173
30 Lake Shore Plz Ste D
Kirkland, WA
 
Richard Vessey
(206) 527-1700
5034 12Th Ave Ne
Seattle, WA
 
American Beauty Tattoo
(425) 453-6091
11810 Ne 8Th St Ste G
Bellevue, WA
 
Kirkland Tattoo Studio
(425) 828-8815
42 Lake Shore Plz
Kirkland, WA
 
Ambrosia Tattoo Gallery, L.L.C.
(425) 895-8519
8341 160Th Avenue North East
Redmond, WA
 
Kirkland Tattoo Studio
(425) 828-8815
42 Lake Shore Plz
Kirkland, WA
 
Super Genius Tattoo
(206) 322-1630
1017 E Pike St
Seattle, WA
 

Flower tattoos

Flower Tattoos - Flowers as tattoo designs and symbols can be far more than just pretty pictures on pretty girls. Flowers are the embodiment of nature and concise symbols of the cycle of birth, life, procreation, death and rebirth. Specific flowers have come to represent a myriad of different beliefs in different cultures. In the East, the lotus flower has tremendous spiritual significance, as does the rose in the West. Similarly, the tremendous spectrum of colours present in flowers can have symbolic importance; white for purity, red for passion, or to represent the blood of Christ are but a few examples.

The symbolism of flowers remains largely hidden from us today. We encounter it daily, however, in art, literature, folklore, and mythology, the mystery and magnificence waiting to be found. It is also found in the old remedies of apothecaries and herbalists, for flowers not only brought joy, happiness and messages of love, but were used to heal the sick and encourage the dying during their last journey through this life.

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The shape of the flower, it's receptive cup-like form and it's passive role in fertilization, has been long been seen as a symbol of the feminine.

Flowers have inspired us for as long as we could see, smell and touch them. As girl's names, they became synonymous with sweetness, beauty and healing, and with even more abstract qualities such as nobility, serenity, and innocence. Not only were flowers a source of delight and cheer in themselves, but they lent themselves to the imagination and fancy of the human mind. Their colour, shape, scent and unique characteristics have given rise to myriad myths and characters whose names were synonymous with the flowers themselves.

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Next to the ubiquitous rose , the iris is the most highly symbolized flower. As the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris transported women's souls to the underworld, becoming the flower associated with death. Armed with a valid passport to the dark side, Iris became a messenger of the gods and stood for "good news" or a "message". Its three petals came to symbolize faith, valor, and wisdom.
 
With Christianity, the triple petals of the Iris came to symbolize the Holy Trinity.  The colours of the Iris -blue and white- became associated with the Virgin Mary. The Archangel Gabriel is depicted holding the flower in his hand when he appeared to her, establishing it as a symbol of purity. In Medieval England, noblewomen often took the Iris as a symbol of virtue and had its image incorporated into a personal seal. In the fifth century, the French monarchy adopted the Iris into the heraldic coat of arms -- the fleur de lis -- which remains synonymous with all things French.

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The Violet, Hyacinth , and Narcissus are all flowers with names derived from Greek mythology. The Violet, for instance, took its name from the little nymph Io, much loved by Zeus. To avoid his wife's jealousy, Zeus changed Io into a hei...

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