Floral designs in tattoos are classic and forever favorites. From classic roses, bubbly sunflowers and fleeting cherry blossoms, flower tattoos represent a lot of meanings and beautiful aesthetics. Daisy tattoos, in all of its simplicity and glory, are one of the favorites as well.
Daisy tattoos come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Because the flower is quite simple, it adds to its allure and versatility. You can put anything and do anything with daisy tattoos, really. This type of flower tattoos gives the people wearing them more freedom and choices.
But daisies are not worn as tattoos just because of those things. In fact, each of the delicate daisies adorning one’s body holds a deeper meaning.
What are Daisies?
A person who has never ever seen a daisy is indeed rare. Daisies are everywhere! And if you happen to not have seen one in person, chances are you have seen one in movies and television… you know that flower they usually use in deciding whether someone loves them or not?
Anyway, daisies are very common flowers. Thing is, when we say ‘daisy’, that doesn’t always mean that small, white flower with yellow center. Actually, daisy may even refer to the whole family of Asteraceae, which actually includes sunflower and many other flowers.
Daisies in the language of flowers
As we have said, daisy is quite a general term. Because of that, if you look up what daisy means, you might get varying results. So let’s just talk about what ‘daisy’ means most of the time.
Just by looking at the colors of a daisy- white petals and yellow or even paler centers, you can see that the flower carries the meaning of innocence and purity. Literally, the name ‘daisy’ is derived from the Old English ‘daes eag’, which is said to mean ‘day’s eyes’ because daisies open at dawn. Perhaps due to that, daisies can mean ‘new beginnings’.
Fun fact: each daisy flower is actually a combination of two flowers. The yellow center of a daisy is technically considered a separate flower. That’s why daisies are great representations of true love. Daisies, if given to a person, may also mean that the person who gave it can keep the secret of the person it’s given to.
Daisy tattoos in History
Since daisies look fresh and modern, some may think that daisy tattoos have no historical background and are just worn because they look pretty. Sure, that can also be true but mostly, they are wrong. Daisies have a rich background dating back to ancient civilizations.
Historically, gardens of flowers are symbol of power and prestige. It’s said daisy gardens are associated with ancient rulers, to put it simply, having a daisy garden back then is the ‘it’ thing. Daisies even have a place in both Roman mythology and Christianity. Now, daisy tattoos are linked to that history.
What daisy tattoos mean
The daisy flower carries meaning and daisy tattoos do as well. The meaning of daisies as flowers are sometimes the same as that for the tattoos but most of the time they are more like bases instead of actual definition. The meaning of a daisy tattoo relies heavily on the reason behind why a person got it.
The appearance of daisies can be described as delicate. That’s perhaps why daisy tattoos are mostly worn by women. These tattoos represent femininity and beauty. Daisy tattoos are also associated with luck, emotions, youth, happiness, and serenity but it can also represent boldness.
Daisy tattoos can also be a symbol of faith. In Christianity, daisies are associated with Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. So, the white petals of a daisy tattoo may mean purity and innocence for the wearer. Some women get a daisy tattoo as a symbol of their virginity. They can also mean vanity, love, gentleness, patience, and peace.
Different meanings in different colors
Most of the time, the daisy tattoos that you will see feature daisies with white petals and yellow center. But then again, as we have stated earlier, the word ‘daisy’ is quite general. Daisy tattoos come in different colors and each of them alters the meaning of the tattoo.
White daisies, of course, represent purity and innocence. Daisy tattoos that have blue petals embodies emotions. If the daisies on the tattoo have yellow petals, they can mean a sunny attitude and sharpness of mind. Red daisies denote a message of boldness.
These are just the more common colors used in daisy tattoos and the ones with more distinct meanings. You can get daisy tattoos of almost every color.
Ideal placement for daisy tattoos
Daisy tattoos can range from the smallest and most delicate patterns to the more elaborate and bigger ones. Exactly because of that reason, daisy tattoos can be placed basically anywhere in the body and it will look stunning no matter where you put it. You will just have to decide how big of a tattoo you want and that could be your starting guide.
And when we say that you can put it anywhere, we really mean it. You can put you daisy tattoos on your hands, foot, wrists, ankles, elbows, forearms, sleeves, shoulders and calf. You can even have daisies tattooed on the back of your neck, behind your ears, collard bone, hips, ribs and lower back.
The most common part of the body for daisy tattoos though are the thighs, normally on the upper part. However, if you want to be a bit different, you could put your daisy tattoos on the side of your body. At the end of the day, the thing that will matter most is that the tattoo artist doing your daisy tattoo is skilled and will draw it correctly.
Common types of daisy tattoos
As you know, daisy tattoos come in great varieties. Commonly, there are tattoo designs that feature a single daisy bloom. Sometimes the single daisy comes with other elements like butterflies and hummingbirds.
Then there are the daisy chains that are usually four or five pieces of daisies connected. There are also tattoos that use daisies as a part of a bouquet of other flowers. Aside from those are the more specific types of daisy tattoos.
The daisy foot tattoo is one of those types. Unlike what the name may imply, daisy foot tattoos can also be worn on the hand. It has a single daisy with its stem (or something like that) wrapped around the ankle or wrist.
You can also get a daisy tattoo with different colors. Of course, daisies naturally come in different colors and each variation comes with a completely different meaning. If you are not that much into colorful tattoos, you can also get a black and white daisy tattoo. Nope, tattoos that are not colorful do not equate dull tattoos!
Another common type of daisy tattoos are the ones with words on it. Daisy tattoos are very versatile when it comes to the meaning behind them, so some people put words on their tattoos for clearer messages or make the tattoo more personalized. A lot of times, if a daisy tattoo has a religious meaning for the person wearing it, they put words on the tattoo.
Where could you get daisy tattoos?
Daisy tattoos are very common and with the way its popularity had been rising in the last few years, you can rest assured that it is not that hard to find a place where you can get a daisy tattoo. This will give you more freedom in choosing a tattoo artist. You should really use that freedom smartly.
Why? Because it may not mean that you will have to travel to a specific place to get the daisy tattoo, but that may also mean that even the not-so-great tattoo artists can give you a daisy tattoo. Even if daisy tattoos have pretty simple designs, it will still take a great artist to make a great tattoo.
Only get tattoos from artists you could trust.
Again, daisy tattoos are almost like any other tattoo. You don’t have to do anything special to take care of it. Just do what you will do if it was any other tattoo. Really, it’s just the usual spiel.
Obviously, you will have to keep the area with the tattoo clean. Wash it regularly but never soak it. Apply all the necessary products to the area and never expose it directly to the sun. Most of the time, the tattoo will heal completely in just half a year.
Really, the most important thing is to make sure that you listen to your tattoo artist’s instructions. You’ll just prolong the healing process if you don’t! Also, taking care of your tattoo does not end after it is healed.