Hibiscus tattoo

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Hibiscus flower tattoo is now indeed one of favorite choices for tattoo ideas. Hibiscus tattoos generally choose women and they can hold symbolic value to the wearer. Those flowers are delicate and beautiful so designs of tattoos are gorgeous and unrestrained.

Flower

Importantly the hibiscus flower are native to many Asia and the Pacific Islands. The hibiscus is a national symbol of Haiti, the Solomon Islands and Niue. This plant is also the national flower of South Korea, Malaysia and Hawaii.

Hibiscus plants have large, colorful flowers. Those flowers come in many colors. They can be red, yellow, white, or peach-colored. Furthermore this flower can be as big as 6 inches wide. These blossoms can make a decorative addition to a home or garden. They also have medicinal uses. The flowers and leaves can be made into teas and liquid extracts that can help treat a variety of conditions.

Culture

Overall the hibiscus flower is symbolic to a variety of Pacific cultures. In Korea, the hibiscus is a symbol of immortality. In Malaysia, the hibiscus flower represents courage, honor, and life. To the Chinese, the hibiscus flower symbolizes virginity, gentleness, wealth, and fame.

The hibiscus flower traditionally are wearing Tahitian and Hawaiian girls. If the flower is behind the left ear- the woman is married or has a boyfriend. If the flower is on the right- she is single or openly available for a relationship.

In fact the red hibiscus is the flower of the Hindu goddess Kali, and appears frequently in depictions of her in the art of Bengal, India, often with the goddess and the flower merging in form. The hibiscus is used as an offering to goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha in Hindu worship.

Tattoo

Hibiscus tattoos not only come in a magnificent variety of colors but also carries special meanings specific to people of many nations.

To sum up you can find the meanings behind the hibiscus tattoo: elegance, delicate beauty, fragility, exotic, pacific, politeness, gentle, charm, moment, wealth, royalty, fame, hospitality, love.

Moreover each color of the hibiscus flower can also hold symbolic meaning. For example:

Red Hibiscus- Love, Passion, Desire
Yellow Hibiscus- Friendship
Purple Hibiscus- Wealth, Royalty
Blue Hibiscus- Fertility, Serenity
Pink Hibiscus- Rare Beauty
White Hibiscus- Enlightenment

Hibiscus tattoos usually appear as large tattoos inked on the back, shoulder, or sleeves. If you wonder what the magnificent tattoos look like, take look at the best pictures we collected.

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