Cherry blossom trees, or in bloom are an amazing sight to see. While they only bloom for a short period of time in the spring, the explosion of pink blooms is simply breathtaking. These trees can be found throughout temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, but they are most often associated with oriental regions like China and Japan.
These trees are very symbolic, making them perfect candidates for tattoo designs. They are seen as a symbol of renewal and life, as well as beauty. Cherry blossom tattoo designs are found most often adorning women, not only because of the pretty pink flowers but also because it’s also seen as a symbol of female strength and sexuality.
Cherry blossom tattoo designs can be placed just about anywhere on the body, but the typically look best on the back, shoulders, and sides. These areas have large expanses of skin to accommodate the branches of the cherry blossom trees. Cherry blossom tattoos can also be designed with the iconic draping branches going over and around the curves of the body in these areas.
If you’re ready to get inked with your own cherry blossom tattoo, we’ve got lots of great inspiration for you! Check out the amazing cherry blossom tattoos below!
Cherry Blossom Shoulder Tattoos
The shoulder is the perfect place for a cherry blossom tattoo. It’s a large expanse of skin, and it allows for the cherry blossom tattoo design to cascade down or drape around the arm. Here are a few perect examples of gorgeous and well executed cherry blossom shoulder tattoo designs…
Like the shoulder, the back has a large expanse of skin. It can be used for larger expanding cherry blossom tattoo designs, such as those with several draping branches or those featuring entire sakura trees. They can cover the entire back or just a part of it. As you can see by these images, cherry blossom back tattoos can be magnificent and exquisite!
Many women prefer to get cherry blossom tattoo designs inked onto their sides. This allows for larger designs as well, with longer branches. Side cherry blossom tattoos also look rather stunning wrapping around the hip, stomach, and ribs. Take a look and see for yourself!
Cherry blossom tattoo designs can include several other symbolic elements as well. The moon, for example, is both beautiful and meaningful to some people. It fits right into these beautiful cherry blossom tattoo designs.
Birds are a popular addition to cherry blossom tattoo designs for women. Popular additions include sparrows, hummingbirds, and swallows. Bird in cherry blossom tattoos may be flying or perched on the branches, as shown in the examples below…
A great way to add a little more meaning to a cherry blosom tattoo is to add a favorite quote or saying. They are often wrapped in or surrounded by the branches of the cherry blossom in the design. Quotes in cherry blossom tattoo designs are best when they have a deep meaning to the wearer and correspond with the symbolism of the cherry blossom itself.
Another popular addition to a cherry blossom tattoo is a set of oriental symbols or words. This added little bit of culture fits right in with these tree designs. Nearly any saying or word can be added to a cherry blossom tattoo in oriental script and it will look stunning. Just be sure to double check that the symbols ean exactly what you think they mean, otherwise you risk getting some unusual looks.
Inking cherry blossom tattoos on feet, ankles, and legs isn’t as common as inking them on other areas of the body, but they can work. In fact, they can work very well! A cherry blossom tattoo makes a beautiful and unique foot tattoo, especially it its branches and pink flowers are extended up the ankle and leg.
Many people think of cherry blossom tattoos as being large massive tattoos. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Cherry blossom tattoos can also be small and dainty. Small cherry blossom tattoos can include jut a few blossoms and branches, or even just a couple blossoms alone.
Hopefully, this little list has given you a little inspiration and direction in your quest for the perfect cherry blossom tattoo! If you still haven’t found the perfect design yet, don’t worry. A talented artist can help you find Â design to fit your wants, needs, and personality. Also, don’t forget to browse around the site. We have lots of great tattoo design ideas to inspire you!