The art of floral tattoos has grown speedily in last 20 years. Iris flowers have been known to the man since ancient times. There are more than 300 species of iris flowers in the world. These lovely can easily be adapted to the tattoo design and look perfect on the body. This is why iris tattooing is so popular among tattoo lovers.
This marvelous German flower emerges on February and denotes assumption, belief and connection. The variegated flower’s tones have strongly metaphorical meanings, which are connected with bravery, integrity, artlessness and love.
Among numerous meanings “wisdom” is close to the heart of many people.
Unlike other floral tattoos, the style of iris tattoo is quite simple and means fresh flourishing.
Iris tattoo hues
Iris tattoo hues are of exceptional importance. They symbolize purity, knowledge, waiting and love, contrivance and nobility. In particular, yellow is a sign of love, white flower symbolises purity and protection, and blue flower has the meaning of waiting and faith.
Iris -the Deity of rainbow
Iris is the ancient Hellenic god of rainbow. It connects the bright colors of the flower with the tattoo flower. According to the Antique legend Iris went through the rainbow ways and delivered letters from the Lord.
Other Legends About Iris
In the Japanese civility the iris was attributed the ability to cleanse the negative forces. Iris tattoos were very common among Yakuza criminals, who believed that iris kept away from diseases those who wore it.
The Japanese civilization connects iris flower’s meaning with blamelessness.
In Ancient Egypt iris symbolized God Horus and Goddess Hathor and had the meaning of enlightenment, revival and nobility.
Iris tattoos in black and gray
Black and gray iris tattoos are made with intricate markings getting a very real look.