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105+ Birth Flower Tattoo Ideas to Celebrate the Month You Were Born!

by Sherri Owens

As you can imagine, your birth flower depends on the month that you were born in. From carnations and daffodils to poppies, you can now discover which flower you should get inked on your body!

I have to admit that I was only recently introduced to the concept of birth flower tattoos. More and more of my clients have been coming in, asking to get flowers that represent their birth months as well as those of loved ones. It is always a beautiful and meaningful process.

In this post, you can discover the birth flower tattoo ideas that correlate to your birth month and find out the meanings behind them too!

The Best Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

Here are the top birth flower ideas you should consider for yourself!

1. January Birth Flower Tattoos

There are two birth flowers for the month of January. The primary January birth flower is carnations and the secondary flower is snowdrop flowers.

Carnation Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

When it comes to carnation flowers, you have the generalized symbolisms. At the same time, the color of the flower can also add onto the meaning of this birth flower.

Red Carnation Flower Ear Tattoo Design

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In general, carnations signify love. These flowers can represent love in all its forms - romantic love, familial love, and platonic love. They are also associated with devotion and loyalty to others.

Basic Red Line Work Carnation Flower Tattoo Design

Image by @faco.tattoos via Instagram

Now, red carnation flowers are typically associated with love and affection. Pink flowers are symbols of gratitude. White is meant to showcase good luck and purity. Purple, on the other hand, is linked to impulsivity and spontaneity.

Interestingly enough, yellow flowers are linked to rejection.

Carnation Flower Tokyo Ghoul Tattoo Design

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Blue Carnation Flower Tattoo Design

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Black and Gray Carnation Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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Snowdrop Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

Snowdrop birth flower tattoos, on the other hand, symbolize hope. This is because they bloom towards the end of winter and the start of spring. So, they are considered symbols of new beginnings.

Fine Line Snowdrop Flower Tattoo Design

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Due to the color of the flowers, the snowdrop is also associated with purity.

Now, for a while, these flowers were considered bad luck and a sign of death as they typically grew around cemeteries. With time, however, the meaning behind these flowers have evolved to symbolize sympathy and consolation.

Basic Line Style of Snowdrop Flower Tattoo Design

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Snowdrop Flower Botanical Tattoo Design

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Snowdrop Flower in Red Tie Tattoo Design

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2. February Birth Flower Tattoos

There are also two February birth flowers. The primary birth flower is the violet and the secondary birth flower is the primrose.

Violet Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

Violets are considered to be symbols of modesty and restraint. In some cases, this modesty is associated with sexuality. However, violets are also associated with a calmer and more measured attitude toward life.

Upside Down Violet Flower Behind The Ear Tattoo Design

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As their name suggests, a violet is often a beautiful purple flower. However, there are many different varieties of violets and they can be depicted in blue, white, and yellow.

Violet Flower Ankle Tattoo

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Minimalist Violet Flower Tattoo Design

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Grey Flower in Rectangle Box Tattoo

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Two Violet Flower Tattoo

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Primrose Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

The primrose is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. As a result, it is considered a symbol of youth and renewal. It is also associated with optimism.

In the Victorian era, primroses were passed between young people as a sign of young love.

Primrose Flower Leg Tattoo

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You can get primrose birth flower tattoos in varying colors, as with the real flowers. Keep in mind that each color has its own meaning, though.

Initials Name Primrose Flower Ankle Tattoo Design

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For instance, a white primrose birth flower tattoo is associated with sadness and mourning. Red primroses, on the other hand, have to do with passion and desire.

Pink primroses are all about femininity and grace.

Bright Pink Violet Primrose Flower Botanical Tattoo Design

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Line Work Primrose Flower Tattoo Design

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3. March Birth Flower Tattoos

The March birth flower is daffodils. This is pretty fitting as this is when spring begins - so, daffodils are associated with new beginnings and rebirth.

Three Daffodils Flower Tattoo

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These flowers are also linked to introspection, creativity, and inspiration.

Daffodils can also be a symbol of loyalty. When you give daffodils to someone else, you are telling them that they are the only one for you.

Daffodils Flower with Roots Tattoo

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Therefore, your birth flower tattoo may also indicate how you feel about a loved one.

Simple Line Daffodils Flower With Phrase Arm Tattoo

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Detailed Line Work Daffodils Flower Arm Tattoo

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Daffodils Flower Arm Tattoo

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One Daffodil Flower Arm Tattoo

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Whip Shade Tied Daffodils Flower Arm Tattoo

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Minimal Line Art Daffodiles Flower Arm Tattoo

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Daffodil Flower Ankle Tattoo

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4. April Birth Flower Tattoos

If you were born in the month of April, then your birth flower tattoo should be that of a daisy. The secondary birth flower tattoo is the sweet pea flower.

Daisy Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

Daisies have been around for thousands of years. And, so, there are quite a few meanings associated with this flower.

Mini Daisy Flower Head Tattoo Design

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This flower is linked to innocence and purity. It is also associated with the goddess of love and fertility. Due to this, daisies can be associated with motherhood, childbearing, and new beginnings.

Your birth flower tattoo could also be used to indicate love and romance.

Half Daisy Birth Flower Cuff Tattoo Design

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Bear in mind that the color of the daisy can impact the meaning of your birth flower tattoo. White is purity, pink is romance, blue is loyalty, and orange is related to happiness and joy.

White Single Daisy Flower Tattoo Design

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Flying Petals and Leaves of Purple Daisy Flower Tattoo Design

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Sweet Pea Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

One of the more interesting meanings behind the sweet pea flower is blissful pleasure. This doesn't just have to do with romantic love or passion but rather pleasure and joy that can be obtained from any outlet in life.

Sweet Pea Birth Flower Stick And Poke Tattoo Design

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It is also a sign of gratitude, loyalty, and friendship. By adorning yourself with a sweet pea birth flower tattoo, you may attract wholesome and healthy friendships into your life.

Sweet Pea Flower Rib Tattoo Design

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Colorful Two Bees in Sweet Pea Tattoo Design

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5. May Birth Flower Tattoos

The inspiration for your May birth flower tattoo is the lily of the valley! You are probably quite familiar with this birth flower as it is a favorite around the world.

Art Line Lily Of The Valley Tattoo

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As the lily of the valley flower is associated with spring, it is seen as a symbol for the return to happiness. So, if you have been going through tough times, this is the perfect option for your birth flower tattoo!

Fine Line Lily Of The Valley Flower Tattoo

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In general, the lily of the valley is also associated with good luck, good fortune, and happiness. The lily of the valley is sometimes to linked to motherhood as well.

Lily of the Valley Flower with Blue Watercolor Phrase Arm Tattoo

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Interestingly enough, while this flower is beautiful, it is quite poisonous to consume. Due to this, this birth flower tattoo can also hint at your hidden depths.

Tarot Card Lily Flower Rib Tattoo

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Bent Black and Grey Lily Flower Arm Tattoo

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Circular Lily of the Valley Flower Tattoo

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Pink Faded Lily Flower Tattoo

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Continuous Line Lily Flower Tattoo

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One Line Lily Flower Tattoo

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6. June Birth Flower Tattoos

There are two June birth flowers. The primary birth flower is the rose and the secondary birth flower is the honeysuckle.

Rose Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

There are actually lots of different meanings behind roses. This is because roses come in various colors and each color is associated with a meaning.

3D Rose Flower Back Tattoo Design

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For instance, red roses are associated with passion and romantic love. White roses are linked to purity. Pink roses are associated with elegance, femininity, gratitude, and admiration. Yellow roses are about friendship.

Single Line Mini Rose Birth Flower Tattoo Design

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In general, roses are associated with femininity and the youth, grace, and beauty associated with womanhood.

Japanese Style Rose Flower Tattoo Design

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Classic Red Rose Flower Tattoo Design

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Realistic One Bright Red Rose Flower Tattoo Design

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Honeysuckle Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

If you are looking for bright colors and positive meanings, then the honeysuckle is the tattoo for you!

It is a symbol of pure happiness! It can also depict the flames of love as well as sweetness and affection. In some instances, this flower can also convey love that has been lost.

Honeysuckle Flower Leg Tattoo Design

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Whip Shade Honeysuckle Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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Honeysuckle Flower Vine Tattoo Design

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Dragonfly with Honeysuckle Flower Leaf And Lily Tattoo Design

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Coral Honeysuckle Flower Floral Tattoo Design

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7. July Birth Flower Tattoos

There are two July birth flowers to choose from as well. The primary July birth flower is the larkspur and the secondary July birth flower is the water lily.

Larkspur Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

This is a good option if you are looking for more exotic flowers as inspiration for your July birth flower tattoo. The flower also has a lovely meaning attached to it. It is a symbol of a beautiful spirit.

Bunch of Larkspur Flower Tattoo Design

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As the flower grows during the summer, it is linked to youth. And, as such, it is also associated with fun and lightheartedness.

Of course, if you are older, this flower tattoo can be associated with nostalgia or keeping your youthful spirit alive!

Realistic Colored Larkspur Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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Polka Dots Violet Larkspur Flower Tattoo Design

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Purple Larkspur Flower on Branch Stalk Tattoo Design

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Deep Violet Hue Larkspur Flower Tattoo Design

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Water Lily Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

You might have seen quite a few people sporting a water lily tattoo and there is a reason for this. Not only is this a beautiful flower, but there are various meanings associated with the water lily.

Pink Fade Out Water Lily Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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To begin with, water lilies are linked to purity. This is because these plants often grow in dirty and murky water. Despite this, when the flowers bloom, their petals are white and pristine.

Asian Style Water Lily Flower Tattoo Design

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This can also signify keeping yourself good even when you are surrounded by so much temptation and evil.

Interestingly enough, the water lily is also linked to spiritual enlightenment. This is why it is often linked to Buddhism, Hinduism, and meditation.

3D Single Water Lily Flower Tattoo Design

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Delicate Line Water Lily Flower Neck Tattoo

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Water Lily Flower Fish In The Pond Tattoo Design

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8. August Birth Flower Tattoos

There are two August birth flowers - the primary flower is the gladiolus and the secondary is the poppy.

Gladiolus Birth Flower Tattoo Design

I have to admit that I had never heard of the Gladiolus flower before but I was intrigued by the meaning behind this stunning flower.

Lifelike Gladiolus Flower Tattoo Design

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It gets its name from the Latin word for sword. As a result, it is typically associated with strength - both physical strength as well as moral integrity. At the same time, the flower is also linked to faithfulness and integrity.

Gladiolus Flower in Circle Line and Dotted Circle Tattoo Design

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Pastel Red Gladiolus Flower Side Shoulder Tatoo

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Minimal Gladiolus Flower Tattoo Design

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Cross Gladiolus Flower Tattoo Design

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Poppy Flower Tattoo Design

Poppy flowers are fairly popular but they still boast a beautiful meaning. In some countries, they are associated with the Armed Forces and the sacrifice that soldiers made. Due to this, they are linked to remembrance, sacrifice, and peace.

Cute Pink Red Poppy Flower Ankle Tattoo Design

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They are also considered a symbol of hope to many.

One of the interesting elements of the poppy is that it is linked to eternal sleep which is sometimes taken to mean death.

Sketch Line Poppy Flower Tattoo Design

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Black Line Poppy Flower Tattoo

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Chinese Knot Poppy Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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One Poppy Flower Ankle Tattoo Design

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9. September Birth Flower Tattoos

The two September birth flowers are aster and morning glory.

Aster Birth Flower Tattoo Design

The aster flower is named after the Greek word for star. After all, its petals do spread out into a star-like shape.

Aster flowers symbolize love, faith, and wisdom. They are also meant to represent color which works as these flowers can be found in white, pink, red, mauve, and lilac.

Round Yellow Center Aster Flower Wander Lust Tattoo Design

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Flying Butterfly and Aster Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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Bee on the Aster Birth Flower Tattoo Design

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Black And Grey Aster Flower Tattoo Design

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Two Strand of Violet Aster Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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Morning Glory Birth Flower Tattoo Design

The meaning behind morning glory can be bittersweet. As they bloom and die on the same day, many people feel that they represent the never-ending circle of life.

Two Strand of Violet Aster Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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Due to this process, they are also considered a symbol of resilience as they always come back each and every day.

Ordinary Morning Glory Flower Forearm Tattoo Design

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And, while the flower is sometimes associated with love, it is a lot more likely to be linked to unrequited love. Therefore, in addition to being a good birth month tattoo, it will also work for anyone who isn't experiencing reciprocated love.

Beautiful Watercolor Morning Glory Flower Shoulder Tattoo Design

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Vines Leaves and Morning Glory Flower Hand Tattoo Design

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Vibrant Nature Morning Glory Flower Arm Tattoo Design

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10. October Birth Flower Tattoos

The birth flower for the month of October is marigolds. The marigold is often linked to the sun due to the golden yellows, burnt orange, and fiery reds that are associated with the sun.

Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising to learn that these flowers are linked to positive emotions like joy, happiness, optimism, and luck.

Vibrant Yellow Orange Marigold Flower with Horn Leaves Tattoo

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Orange Marigold Flower Arm Tattoo

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Falling Marigold Flower Tattoo

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Dense Orange Marigold Flower Shoulder Tattoo

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Marigolds also have various cultural associations. Many of these practices involve honoring the dead. So, not only does this make for a great birth flower tattoo but it can also be a wonderful way to create a memorial design for someone who has passed away.

A Stem of Marigold Flower Ankle Tattoo

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Lovely Pair of Marigold Flower Arm Tattoo

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Marigold Flower With Hanging Gold Chains Tattoo

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Pair of Yellow Marigold Flower Tattoo

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Memorial Marigold Flower Tattoo

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11. November Birth Flower Tattoos

The November birth flower is the beloved chrysanthemum. These flowers are linked to the arrival of fall, the peak time of beauty for nature.

Passion Red Chrysanthemum Flower Arm Tattoo

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Two Chrysanthemum Flowers In Opposite Direction Tattoo

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Traditional Artwork Chrysanthemum Flower Tattoo

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These flowers do have a pretty positive meaning behind them. They are linked to happiness and personal well-being. These flowers can also be used to symbolize friendship.

One of the perks of this being your birth flower is that there are many chrysanthemum tattoos for you to choose from. And, so, you should be spoilt for choice here!

A Deep Brown Chrysanthemum Flower Spider Style Leg Tattoo

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Black Work Chrysanthemum Flower Tattoo

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Colorful Chrysanthemum Flower Leg Tattoo

Image by @peeltattoo via Instagram

Sketch Style Chrysanthemum Flower Arm Tattoo

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Illustrative Chrysanthemum Flower Arm Tattoo

Image by @kevrichardsontattoo via Instagram

Blooming Pink Red Chrysanthemum Flower Tattoo

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12.December Birth Flower Tattoos

There are two December birth flowers, with the primary flower being Narcissus. Now, what is interesting about this is that Narcissus and daffodils belong to the same genus.

Adorable Hamster in Yellow Narcissus Flower and a Wheat Tattoo

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However, when it comes to December birth flower, it is only the white flower that is considered here. This is because these are the most common flowers in December as they can be forced to bloom in the winter months.

Narcissus Flower With Cross and Bible Verse Tattoo

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These flowers are also symbols of hope.

Geometric Narcissus Flower Tattoo

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One Piece of Narcissus Flower Arm Tattoo

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Script Narcissus Flower Arm Tattoo

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Holly Birth Flower Tattoo Designs

The secondary flower for December is holly. Not only is holly a plant that is used to symbolize the arrival of Christmas, but it is also a sign of luck. This plant is believed to have protective properties and is why it was hung around doorways.

Small Bright Red Holly Flower Tattoo

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The plant is also held in high regard in terms of spirituality and religion. In earlier times, the Celts used holly to commemorate the winter solstice. These days, Christians use the holly as a representation for the thorn of crowns that Christ wore during his crucifixions.

Halloween Holly Flower Tattoo

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Simple Line Art Holy Flower Ankle Tattoo

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Black Ink Holly Flower With Text Tattoo

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What Does a Birth Flower Tattoo Mean?

Well, a birth month flower tattoo is based on the assigned flower for the month that you were born in.

What a lot of people don't realize is that flowers have their own meanings. So, your birth month flower is meant to represent a certain set of characteristics. When you get a birth flower tattoo, you are displaying the fact that these traits apply to you.

Of course, your birth flower tattoo doesn't always have to be associated with a particular meaning. For instance, you may want to get a birth flower tattoo simply because you think that flower is pretty!

You may also get a birth flower tattoo of a child or a loved one to keep them close to you. This can be a discreet, meaningful, and beautiful tattoo.

Bear in mind that the color of the flowers can change their meaning. Not to mention, certain shades have certain significance as well. For instance, blue is associated with calmness, red with passion, etc.

Due to this, you should also think about the color of the birth flower that you want to get.

Why are There 2 Birth Flowers for Each Month?

Here is an interesting fact - not every month has two birth flowers. In fact, most months have just one birth month flower.

There are a couple of reasons why a month may have two flowers. The first has to do with the flowering season. If two flowers bloom within the same month, then they may both be considered birth month flowers.

You should also keep in mind that each plant or flower has separate meanings across cultures. And, oftentimes, these cultures do not agree with one another about what a plant or flower symbolizes.

The second flower may be available so that people can choose which of the flowers is best suited to their personality. Think of it like how you have secondary zodiac signs.

Also, when it comes to tattoos, there is the design to think of. You may not always like the design of your primary birth flower. In this case, you have the secondary one as a backup.

After all, if you are going to get a flower permanently inked on your body, you better like the design!

If you are tired of getting zodiac signs to represent your birth month or your personality, then birth flower tattoos are the way to go! Not only can these tattoos be incredibly meaningful, but they are absolutely visually stunning too!

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