Not only is the cherry blossom a symbol of bold women, but it’s also considered a sign of good luck in Japanese culture. Cherry blossoms bloom in the spring but are only seen for a very short time.
Usually, cherry blossoms bloom and fall off the tree to the ground in about two weeks. Many people relate the first cherry blossom blooms to the arrival of the season and the flowers short lifespan to the ebb and flow of nature.
When you choose a cherry blossom tattoo, you can get a single cherry blossom or the entire tree. Depending on what style of cherry blossom you choose, you can get a large sleeve or something minimalist.
Small cherry blossom tattoos including a branch and just a few flowers look great on the collarbone, forearm and shoulder blade. Larger cherry blossom tattoos are popular on the back, thigh, ribs and across the chest.
Most cherry blossom tattoos for women are realistic in color with pinkish to red petals and yellow centers. Some artists will add white ink and use thin lines to give the flowers and branches a realistic feel. As all black ink tattoos grow in popularity, all black cherry blossom tattoos are being seen more.
If you are looking to add to your cherry blossom tattoo, you should consider a small hummingbird, quotes, the ground or talk to your tattoo artist about creating some completely unique for you.
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