Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cherry Blossom Tattoos

Cherry blossom tattoos are the most popular women's tattoo design on the face of the planet. For those that are familiar with it, you know that it is a very beautiful and mystical look. There is a great deal of symbolic significance involved with this tattoo. In some of the Asian cultures, the huge symbolic meaning of it centre around power, beauty, etc...

Cherry Blossom TattoosOn a side note: If you are going to get a tattoo then you probably would benefit from researching the cultural symbols and meanings before getting it done. Most people that wind up regretting getting one because they did not really know the meaning of the tattoo in the first place. Let's first look at the Japanese culture and what the cherry blossom really means in that culture.

Cherry Blossom TattoosJapanese

The Japanese cherry blossom is a flower that blooms in early spring for a very short period of time. As a result, this delicate flower represents the delicate nature of life itself. The theme of delicacy runs throughout the history of the cherry blossom and the tattoo gets much of its meaning from this understanding. Of course this ties in strongly with the eastern mystic thought and how it relates to the transient nature of life. It must be valued and lived in light of this truth.

Cherry Blossom TattoosChinese

Unlike the delicate symbol of the Japanese symbol, the Chinese symbol relates to power. The feminine power ideal is understood through the cherry blossom.

Cherry blossom tattoos is a very popular one for several reasons. They are very beautiful and intriguing to look at but they also represent power, delicacy and mystery. I cannot think of a better group of reasons why a woman would want to wear such a beautiful tattoo.