Hawaiian and Lily Flower Tattoo Designs

Updated on February 5, 2016
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Kitty is no expert on tattoos, but she does have a few of her own. She enjoys sharing ideas on tattoos inspired by various topics.

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You're thinking about getting a tattoo and you want it to be pretty and have meaning. Have you thought about getting a Hawaiian flower or a lily? Both make for beautiful body art pieces and can be personalized to mean something special to you.

Hibiscus

One very popular tattoo for the ladies is a hibiscus flower. It is a beautiful kind of tropical flower. There are many colors and types of hibiscus, so even if the girl in your office has one, that doesn't mean you'll get the same one or anything similar for that matter!

The placement of your tattoo is crucial. For me, I would prefer the hip, back, shoulder, or bicep, but of course, that is for you to decide.

Keep in mind that this plant has some powerful and deep-seated meanings. Take, for instance, this beautiful poem.

Pretty Red Hibiscus

by John Noble & Rube Wolf

Pretty red hibiscus
I've admired you right from the start
Pretty red hibiscus
You're the flower of my heart
Every day you're fairer
Than the fairest flower that grows
Pretty red hibiscus
You're beautiful everyone knows
Though you may not be scented
Like the other flowers are
But when the day has ended
You're as fair as an evening star
Pretty red hibiscus
I've admired you right from the start
Pretty red hibiscus
You're the flower of my heart

Gallery

A vibrantly colored hibiscus
A vibrantly colored hibiscus | Source
Purple hibiscus hip — great choice for a girly option
Purple hibiscus hip — great choice for a girly option | Source
A beautiful but masculine design for this half-sleeve
A beautiful but masculine design for this half-sleeve
Simple red design
Simple red design | Source

Lilies

There are different types of lilies and each type has its own special meaning. No doubt one is special meaning for you as well. Here are some different kinds and what they signify:

Calla Lily — Magnificent beauty

Tiger Lily — Wealth and pride

Trumpet Lily — Forever in love, celebrating forever love

Ideas for a tattoo design can be found all over the place. Maybe you have a lily garden in your yard? Take a picture of one and use that to start. If you like tribal style, try incorporating that as well, or maybe perch a butterfly on the top of your tattoo.

Another idea is to have some lyrics weaved around your design. The options are endless!

Written and copyrighted © Kitty the Dreamer (May Canfield), 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Gallery

Lily and stars
Lily and stars | Source
Calla Lily
Calla Lily
A blue gothic looking idea
A blue gothic looking idea | Source

Flower Gallery

Lily black dragon
Lily black dragon
Pink Lokelani
Pink Lokelani | Source
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