Thistle Tattoo Ideas

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One of the most popular ink for those with Scot blood are thistle tattoo ideas. But you don’t have to be Scottish to get such a lovely tattoo.

Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants. It characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles can also occur all over the plant – on the stem and on the flat parts of the leaves. These prickles are an adaptation that protects the plant from being eaten by herbivores. Typically, an involucre with a clasping shape similar to a cup or urn subtends each of a thistle’s flower heads.

The thistle is a national flower of Scotland. And it is admired for its rugged beauty and hardiness. Also for its epic thorns, which often scare off even the most ardent plant-eaters. Thus a thistle tattoo speaks of the pride in being Scottish, but you can also wear it as a talisman against the evil eye, damage, or others’ bad thoughts.

When it comes to design, oportunieties are endles. From Celtic knot work to the multi-colored tartans that represent the different Scot clans. The thistle can help bring a Scottish themed tattoo to life, whether in fine detailed black and gray or beautifully stylized watercolor ink.

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