14 Colourful Cherry Blossom Tattoos

14 Colourful Cherry Blossom Tattoos

Japanese art holds a significant influence in tattooing, and the Japanese cherry tree has a long history in Japanese culture!

In Japan the cherry blossom commonly represents clouds, this is due to the way they bloom en masse. They also serve as a symbol of natural life- symbolism steeped in Buddhist influence.

As a flower the cherry blossom has a brief but beautiful period of flowering before a sharp fading and scattering of petals, such a cycle has seen the cherry blossom strongly associated with mortality! The petals in the wind a symbol of the fragile state of human existence and the short life of the blossom a reminder of the time frame life exists on. Through the course of World War II the cherry blossom was used in Japan as a tool of motivation, the flower was often used as a sign of national pride and rallied patriotism in the population!

Culturally the cherry blossom has found a place in art, music, literature, film and tattooing! The simple beauty of cherry blossoms and the strong symbolism make any Japanese tattoo lover crave for a cherry blossom tattoo. Take a look at these cherry blossom tattoos and enjoy!

Pretty watercolor cherry blossom tattoo #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism #watercolor
Awesome cherry blossom tattoo by Silvano Fiato #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism #SilvanoFlato
Great cherry blossom design on the back, artist unknown #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism
Realistic cherry blossom tattoo by Off The Map Tattoo #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism #realistic
Butterfly and cherry blossom tattoo by Joey Ortega #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism #JoeyOrtega
Fantastic cherry blossom tattoo by David Mushaney #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism #DavidMushaney
Cherry blossom tattoo by Cesar De Cesaro #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism #CesarDeCesaro
Brilliant cherry blossom tattoo on the back, artist unknown #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism
Stunning cherry blossom tattoo, unknown artist #cherryblossom #japanese #cherrytree #floral #symbolism
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