You’ve probably seen your fair share of astrology tattoos at this point and you might want a design that honors your birth month without all the baggage! After all, you might not want people knowing you’re a Scorpio! We’ve discovered the perfect solution: birth flower tattoos.
Birth flowers are simply flowers that coincide with the month of your birth. Each month is designated with its own flower that carries symbolic meaning. Tattoos designed for these flowers are gorgeous tributes to the month of your birth and make for excellent tattoo design ideas. We decided to take a deep dive into birth flower tattoos to discover what sorts of designs people are getting and how they capitalize on the natural beauty of each. Here 25 birth flower tattoos that are blooming with beauty and sophistication.
January Birth Flower: Carnation
In the bleakness of winter, carnations provide simple blooms that everyone appreciates. It’s no wonder they symbolize fascination since they can bloom in conditions that few other flowers can. People born in January are just as loved and appreciated as these blooms!
These micro tattoo carnations are adorable. An elegant and simple touch that makes for the perfect tiny tattoo.
February Birth Flower: Primrose
This delicate yellow perennial is a symbol of youthfulness and the first love that comes with it. The name primrose actually comes from the Latin word “primus” which means first. Primroses are some of the first flowers to bloom in the spring.
This extremely delicate tattoo utilizes dots to form its shape. This tattoo has been applied with the stick and poke method which means it’s much sharper than a standard tattoo.
March Birth Flower: Daffodil
With bright yellow flowers that emerge from a bulb, daffodils bring new life and color after a long winter. It’s understandable why they symbolize new beginnings and rebirth.
Black & White Daffodil
Along with relating to all things new, daffodils also are a symbol of respect. This gorgeous black and white ink tattoo brings the R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
April Birth Flower: Daisy
The bright and cheerful daisy is the birth flower for April. These simple flowers encourage an optimistic look on life and make you believe that even the ugliest situations can transform into something beautiful.
The daisy’s vivid colors and fun petals have a sassy attitude that explains why this flower symbolizes playfulness. This stunning tattoo offers plenty of whimsy.
May Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley
The dainty and fragrant lily of the valley pops up in the spring after overwintering as a bulb. The bell-shaped white flowers bring about feelings of joy and inner peace, which explains why the flower is used as a symbol of these feelings.
Lily & Crystal
The small flowers are also linked to purity, and the cuteness of the small blooms brings a bit of sweetness. Here, we find the tiny blooms paired with the boldness of a crystal. We think this could be a spell tattoo.
June Birth Flower: Rose
As the classic Valentine’s Day flower, the history of roses symbolizing love goes all the way back to the time of ancient Greeks and Romans. Greeks associated the rose with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty, and passion, while Romans associated the rose with Venus, a goddess of love and romance.
Ombré Rose Sleeve
When you give a friend a rose, the color you choose impacts what you’re telling them. This ombré rose sleeve takes that idea and runs with it.
July Birth Flower: Larkspur
If you were born in July, chances are you’re full of positivity and charm, which is part of the reason everyone loves you. With spikes of flowers that grow skyward, larkspur can make anyone smile.
This dreamy watercolor tattoo shines with positivity, the idea that this flower symbolizes. Larkspurs come in many different shades so feel free to choose the one of your liking for your tattoo design.
August Birth Flower: Poppy
The whimsical poppy features petals that stand firm despite their delicate appearance. When you watch poppies wave in the wind, it’s easy to see why they symbolize calmness.
Poppy on the Ankle
This charming little ankle tattoo is the perfect dainty detail. Poppies These are tied to a powerful imagination and a sense of luxury. Here for it.
September Birth Flower: Aster
Asters stand strong throughout all kinds of weather, which explains why they symbolize stability and patience. The person with these aster flowers explained in the caption that two family members born in September passed away from cancer.
Since asters are associated with valor, they can also give you the strength to face your daily battles. These flowers symbolize endurance so having a tattoo of them up the spine really symbolizes inner strength.
October Birth Flower: Marigold
With bright golden colors that match the changing leaves, the marigold is the perfect birth flower for October. These flowers symbolize warmth and passion, and their warming yellow, orange, and red colors make it easy to see why.
These teeny-tiny marigolds in the process of blooming are a wonder. This is one of the shapest tattoos on this list.
November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum
Just as the weather begins to cool, chrysanthemums begin to bloom. These cheery flowers, also known as mums, bring a pop of color to the world as leaves fall from the trees.
Blooming in Black
Mums come in colors including purple, yellow, and orange; and they symbolize friendship and compassion. Whether you go with color or not, you’ll always have a friend in this flower.
December Birth Flower: Narcissus
The narcissus is a group of flowers that can be distinguished from others by their trumpet-like centers. All types of narcissus flowers ring out messages of prosperity, good wishes, and hope.
If someone is feeling a little bewildered about life, a narcissus may help them find some clarity. This peaceful narcissus paired with delphinium is a wonderful combination.
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Just for fun, here’s a bonus mini bouquet of flowers. No matter what month you were born, there are gorgeous flowers that symbolize that time of year.
We hope you enjoyed these birth month tattoos and all of their blooming goodness. These inspiring flowers make for excellent tattoos as they can make you smile on a crummy day.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 January Birth Flower: Carnation
- 2 Micro Carnation
- 3 February Birth Flower: Primrose
- 4 Tiny Primrose
- 5 March Birth Flower: Daffodil
- 6 Black & White Daffodil
- 7 April Birth Flower: Daisy
- 8 Delicate Daisy
- 9 May Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley
- 10 Lily & Crystal
- 11 June Birth Flower: Rose
- 12 Ombré Rose Sleeve
- 13 July Birth Flower: Larkspur
- 14 Watercolor Larkspur
- 15 August Birth Flower: Poppy
- 16 Poppy on the Ankle
- 17 September Birth Flower: Aster
- 18 Black Aster
- 19 October Birth Flower: Marigold
- 20 Micro Marigold
- 21 November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum
- 22 Blooming in Black
- 23 December Birth Flower: Narcissus
- 24 Teardrop Narcissus
- 25 Bonus Bouquet
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