Flower name tattoos are a huge trend and have been for a few years now. What is a flower name tattoo? Usually, these designs consist of a flower bud with a stem attached that spells out a name. The buds of the flower may change but the same cursive lettering that flows from a single line is something that doesn’t change too much among these designs.
People getting names tattooed on their bodies is nothing new. What’s novel about flower name tattoos is that it is one of the most creative ways to go about it. At this point, however, we must mention that you will be in extremely good company if you decide to get one of these tattoos. They are wildly popular and the trend shows no sign of fading. We wanted to get a better idea of the types of flower name tattoos out there so we took to social media to discover the latest and greatest designs. Check out these ideas for your very own tattoo!
Get Inspiration for Your Very Own Flower Name Tattoo Below!
Poppy flowers like this one with a stem that spells a name, flowing into the bloom is one of the most classic forms of flower name tattoo. We do not know how this trend started but this look is what everyone seems to be chasing.
The red poppy flower is not the only way to go with your flower name tattoo. This lovely blue flower adds mood to this design. Notice the difference in the direction the name moves. Instead of going into the bloom, it goes out.
Watercolor tattoos are designs that try and capture the elements found in watercolor painting. So, you’ll see what looks like paint pooling and sprinkling. If you’d like to sweeten the deal with your flower name tattoo, request a watercolor style.
You can choose to be as subtle or bold you want with the way the name emerges from the stem of the flower. Some choose more “flowery” fonts like this one and others prefer a more subtle look.
Claudya & Victoria
Here’s a bit of a different take, in black ink, that incorporates two names into a small bouquet of carnation flowers. The names are less prevalent which might appeal to your sense of style.
We find “Emma” spelled out more subtly in this design as well. For an understated look, go with something a little more simple like this.
We really loved the detail put into the flower portion of this tattoo. The way the pink and purple inks blend in the petals of the flower is gorgeous. You can make it the star of your tattoo if you’d like.
This is an example of the name’s font being a bit over-the-top. We’re not mad about it but it slightly takes away from the effect. You get to make the rules with your flower name tattoo! Go big with the name if that speaks to you.
Here’s another way to go about your flower name tattoo. You can request a more traditional stem that’s clipped with the name inserted in between. There’s also a lot of drama going on with the leaves that have been added to the design.
You get to decide if you want the name or the flower the star of the show. This one is overall balanced but the flower feels more like a decorative element than a dominant element. If that’s what you’re going for, request something similar from your artist.
One word: delicate. The thinnest line forms the stem of these pretty pink flowers. For a tattoo that reads more feminine, request fine lines and gentle shapes. We think this design is a real winner.
Here’s another tattoo that’s been applied with a delicate touch. The blossom is impressionistic, verging on the watercolor effect. Find an artist with a point of view and you could walk away with something similar.
Skip the black ink altogether in the flower portion of your design for a tattoo that reads more mysterious and impressionistic. Black ink for the name helps make it pop next to the colorful inks.
Single line tattoos are a huge trend as well so, in the above example, you’re seeing the convergence of two very ultra-popular trends. Most tattoo artists are versed in this style and can draft a single-line flower name tattoo for you.
This is a rather large flower name tattoo that is able to strike balance between the name and flower thanks to the amount of real estate the design takes up. The sky’s the limit so work with your artist to determine the best size for the area you’re getting tattooed.
Names aren’t the only options for what you can work into a flower stem. Words of inspiration, as well as initials, can also work. We find “HS” in this example next to a very splashy flower.
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You won’t encounter a tone of all-black or black and grey flower name tattoos. They are far less popular than their colorful counterparts. But, the black and grey design above really stands out from the crowd. If it feels like your style, go for it!
Jack and Emily
We find two for the price of one in this flower name tattoo with not one but two appellations. Dandelions are very popular among this genre of tattoo. If black ink is speaking to you, consider it for your own design.
Placement is another big consideration. Most people get their flower name tattoo on the forearm, which is one of the most popular spots for any tattoo. But, that’s not the only way to go. Down the spine looks elegant and accentuates the body’s natural shape.
If a plain stem isn’t doing it for you, consider adding other botanical elements like leaves that sprout from it for more visual interest.
We pulled this example for the cool gradient that’s been created in the stem of the flower that looks like a little rainbow. How fun is that?
The flower feels like a bit of an afterthought here but if you’d like the flower to be more of a dainty detail, it could be the perfect option for you.
Another way to go about your flower name tattoo is to take a more traditional approach. Hallmarks of traditional Americana tattooing include bold yet simple shapes and the use of only a few colors.
Here’s one of our favorite flower name tattoos on this list. Everything is just so tidy down to the micro tattoo of the tiny hummingbird. Find an artist you can trust and watch them work a little miracle on your skin.
Here’s another large flower name tattoo that has harnessed the power pairing of black and red ink. It’s always a winning combination when it comes to tattoos.
For this design, the stem of the rose seems to be completing the letter “A” in the name Alba. It’s an interesting idea and way to connect the two elements.
You can always just slap a name next to a flower and call it a day. This looks fantastic.
Here’s one of the small flower name tattoo designs that is breathy and composed of a very thin line. This sort of tattoo looks great right now, but you should know that tattoos with lines this thin will need a touchup or two to keep it visible.
A rose paired with a name in bold font seems to be appealing to a lot of folks these days. If you’re going bigger with your tattoo it might be the best option.
Mental health tattoos are a megatrend right now because they help show solidarity and raise awareness about mental illness. If you’ve been toying with the idea of getting one, you can easily pair it with your flower name tattoo.
Here’s a design that’s added little decorative dots for even more visual interest. Feel free to do the same if you’d like your tattoo to look a bit like jewelry.
Here’s a clever idea. Instead of working the name into the stem, you can get the name written across the stem. As we said earlier, red and black look fantastic together.
An all-black stem with a bold font meets a romantic rose in this flower name tattoo. The artist has still made the overall tattoo look balanced. That’s the name of the game.
“Cute and dainty micro green orchids with their child’s name,” the artist who shared this image captioned it. We like the idea of going all green as it seems a better celebration of nature.
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We’ll leave you with a flower name tattoo that’s one handsome tattoo. There are no frills here, just really clean tattooing. That’s all it takes for a tattoo that will get you plenty of compliments. Don’t rush your tattoo journey. Research an artist’s portfolio and/or flash to better understand their capabilities and specialties.
There you go! We hope you got a better sense of the flower name tattoo trend that’s currently sweeping the nation. It should come as no surprise as floral designs are some of the most requested at tattoo parlors. Further, names as tattoos are a celebration of self or a beloved one. It’s a match made in ink heaven!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
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- 1.1 Dominika
- 1.2 Amelia
- 1.3 Hope
- 1.4 Sylvia
- 1.5 Claudya & Victoria
- 1.6 Emma
- 1.7 Selena
- 1.8 Marcell
- 1.9 Brynlee
- 1.10 Sherlyn
- 1.11 Sylvanie
- 1.12 Pamela
- 1.13 Noemi
- 1.14 Lucy
- 1.15 Diego
- 1.16 H.S.
- 1.17 Matthew
- 1.18 Jack and Emily
- 1.19 Ingrid
- 1.20 Kumal
- 1.21 Abhilaxshi
- 1.22 Mia
- 1.23 Olivia
- 1.24 Julia
- 1.25 Jordie
- 1.26 Alba
- 1.27 Andrea
- 1.28 Max
- 1.29 Julianna
- 1.30 Alyssa
- 1.31 Samuel
- 1.32 Gwendolyn
- 1.33 Yari
- 1.34 Alex
- 1.35 David
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