Amazing Daisy Tattoo Designs & Meanings
Daisies are one of the most common kinds of flower for tattoo designs, alongside roses and lotuses.
In tattoos, these simple, fragile flowers appear on their own or as part of larger models and have a variety of cultural and symbolic meanings.
They envision a tiny flower with a yellow center and white petals as most people think about daisies.
This is the common daisy (Bellis perennis), mostly found in Europe, Africa and North America.
Gerbera (or gerber) daisies are classified as colorful flowers that look very similar to regular daisies.
They are much bigger than the normal set and come in a variety of shades, from yellow and orange to pink and dark red.
Daisy tattoo meaning
Like most symbols, daisies have several meanings and associations, depending on the culture and period in question. The most significant meanings of daisies include:
- Purity and innocence – For traditional (white) daisies with yellow centers, this is especially true. The explanation for this connection is undoubtedly the beauty and pale coloring of the flower, but some accounts say that this interpretation derives from a Celtic legend that God scattered daisies over the earth once a child died. Daisies were identified with the Virgin Mary in Christian cultures during the Renaissance period, further contributing to the connection between this flower and the notion of purity.
- Beauty – the scientific name of the common daisy comes from words meaning ‘everlasting beauty’ in Latin.
- True love – Daisies are hybrid bulbs, meaning that they literally consist of two different flowers, the middle one yellow (disc floret) and the outer one white (ray floret). Daisies are often synonymous with couples, soul mates, and true love because of the fact that these two things are both compatible and inseparable. There was even a superstition that it would carry visions of love to place daisy petals under your pillow.
- New beginnings – this meaning likely stems from Norse mythology. The daisy was the symbol of Freya – the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Nowadays, daisies are often found in bouquets for new mothers.
- Transformation – This one comes from Vertumnus and Belides, a Roman myth. Belides was a nymph (a mythological spirit of nature), and the deity of seasons and gardens was Vertumnus. She refused his advances after Vertumnus fell in love with Belides. She turned herself into a daisy in order to escape him.
Daisy color meanings
Another layer of meaning can be added to a daisy themed tattoo through the use of color. Though common daisies are only ever white, gerbera daisies come in several color varieties, including:
- Yellow – In general, the colour yellow symbolises joy, pleasure, and affection. Therefore, Yellow Gerbera daisy tattoos are the best way to show how important you are to friendship. They even perform well as complementary tattoos for bonding.
- Orange – like yellow, orange is a symbol of joy – but also of creativity and emotional energy.
- Pink – pink daisies symbolize gentleness and romance, as well as being associated with feminine energy.
- Red – red daisies are symbolic of love and passion.
Many individuals opt for a mixed-colored gerber daisy tattoo, such as one flower of each hue set in a single pattern.
This style of tattoo can be simply symbolic, or it can be used to express the meaning of all the ideals represented by the various colors: innocence, pleasure, imagination and devotion.
Daisies in Victorian flower messages
Crop arrangements and bouquets had very unique meanings in Victorian days.
Any flowers were used to send messages anonymously that were too unconventional or hard to say aloud or to deliver in writing. There was, thus, something of a flowers-related code.
The flowers themselves, like the ribbons used to tie the arrangement and even in the manner they were delivered, had a sense.
For example, giving flowers to someone using your right hand could be code for ‘yes’, in answer to a question.
Popular (white) daisies symbolized innocence and purity in this “system.” Gerber (colorful) daisies were synonymous with cheerfulness, and the sign of honesty was always combined with ferns.
To say goodbye or departure, Asters (Michaelmas daisies), a thin, blue variety of daisies, was used.
It is interesting to remember that if the flowers were upside down, the reverse of their normal sense was supposed to symbolize them.
So while upright common daisies symbolized innocence, given upside down they could have meant guilt.
Popular daisy tattoo designs
Traditional daisy tattoo
Tattoos in the traditional style tend to be the top option for daisy-themed tattoos with a black outline and strong filling.
For this style, colorful gerbera daisies fit well because the use of bright colors is one of the distinguishing features of this aesthetic.
Black outline daisy tattoo
Tattoos of flowers in the form of just thin black outlines have been a widely common alternative in the past few years.
This produces a dynamic, graceful style that performs better as a medium- to large-sized object, typically positioned on the forearm.
Watercolor daisy tattoo
For this style, once again, vibrant gerbera daisies fit best. The style of watercolor results in fluid, lighter coloring that tends to imitate a watercolor drawing in free form.
However, watercolor tattoos can be difficult to get correct, so make sure that your appointed tattoo artist is skilled in this style.
Daisy tattoo with writing
If your daisy style tattoo is meant to have particular personal importance, by adding text, you may want to emphasize its significance. Quotes, names, and dates are also excellent alternatives.
Daisies and other design elements
There is a whole selection of appropriate elements besides writing that you might apply to your daisy tattoo design to make it more complicated and sexy.
Insects-butterflies, ladybirds, and bees-are among the most common options. Both of these have a strong relation to nature’s flowers, which ensures that they fit well for daisies as complementary design features.
Butterflies are a sign of creation, optimism, and rebirth. Because of their life cycle, many cultures equate them with transformation and regeneration. Butterflies begin as caterpillars before evolving into magnificent winged beings.
It is assumed the ladybirds bring good luck, wealth, and success. They are synonymous with possessing high spirits and an inquisitive disposition.
Bees symbolize culture and productivity, as well as dedication and energy.
Daisy chain tattoo
A daisy chain is a series of daisies with their stems bound together. While it is commonly associated with children today to make daisy chains, some sources say that medieval knights will wear daisy chains in battle.
The chains have been made as a gesture of love and security by their significant others.
Daisy links, tied around the wrist or arm like a bracelet, are a perfect choice for an armband tattoo.
A daisy without some of its petals
A daisy tattoo without any of the petals is also a nod to the game ‘He/she loves me, he/she loves me not,’ in which confident girls and guys take one by one from the petals of a daisy, alternately using the words’ loves me ‘and’ loves me not ‘on each petal.
The phrase said is meant to assess if the object of their desire returns their feelings while picking off the very last petal.
The individual will then close their eyes in one variant of this game and pick up a bunch of daisies without looking. It was supposed that the number of flowers picked up indicated the number of years before marriage.
The precise sense of a design like this is very personal-it can symbolize unrequited passion or misplaced love for others, everlasting affection for others or a serious relationship for others.
Daisy tattoo placements
The size and level of detail of a pattern, as with most tattoos, can affect your placement decision. Daisies are very basic components, which means that they can be scaled down to very small sizes, small enough to sit on the earlobe or finger.
Your preference of placement would naturally be confined to wider areas of the body for medium-sized daisy tattoo designs that require more colour and detail. Arms, knees, and the back of the neck, for instance, are all wide enough areas for medium tattoos. Another fascinating choice is sleeves and half-sleeves with daisy patterns.
Big tattoos, such as your back, stomach, or leg, involve a large area. Bear in mind that big tattoos are reasonably more costly and take even longer to finish-it takes 20-30 hours to complete a full back tattoo.
It’s important to also remember whether you want your tattoo to be in plain view at all times while selecting a tattoo placement. Of course, Daisy tattoos are extremely unlikely to be offensive in themselves, but some circles do have a degree of social shame associated with tattoos.
Much of the time, tattoos on the side of the body, on the wrists, top of the chest, and forearms will be noticeable and can be troublesome to cover up if desired. Conversely, the pants will hide back, shoulder, or thigh tattoos much of the time and it will not be impossible to hide them.