30 Unforgetable Poppies Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

The more intense flower yet the most fragile is also one of the most coveted for tattoos: the poppy.

Poppies tattoos are more often bright red, but also found in delicate black and grey tones to highlight the dainty veins of the petals and the grace of its silhouette. Red like blood, destroyed by just one touch, poppies are a great symbol of life and death and thus used to remember soldiers fallen on the battlefields. They are especially a topical symbol of the Centenary of the First World War.
But poppies are not only a flower tattoo related to dramas. The adjectives which are defining those flowers can also be attributed to women and love: handle both with care, their strength is in their breath-taking beauty, energy and passion. Many cultures, many meanings, but the main reason to ink them is indeed aesthetic. Their popularity has increased with the boom of watercolor tattoos, their bright red color allowing the disappearances of outlines without losing intensity.

A gorgeous way to adorn a body and a poetic touch to add to a more intricate design: poppies could please many different tastes. Ready to fall into a field of poppies? Have a go with these unforgetable poppies tattoos.

Poppies are often teamed with Art Nouveau's designs. Tattoo by Alex Caton.
Poppies are often teamed with Art Nouveau's designs. Tattoo by Alex Caton.
Simple yet effective: linework and dotwork poppy by Alex iumsa.
Simple yet effective: linework and dotwork poppy by Alex iumsa.
Lest we forget: this sentence and poppies are the symbols of remembrance of war heroes in English-speaking countries. Tattoo by Angie Fey.
Lest we forget: this sentence and poppies are the symbols of remembrance of war heroes in English-speaking countries. Tattoo by Angie Fey.
Interresting watercolor tattoo by Carola Deutsch.
Interresting watercolor tattoo by Carola Deutsch.
Placement, design, effect: this piece by Chen Jie is a winner!
Placement, design, effect: this piece by Chen Jie is a winner!

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