Chrysanthemum is one of the most mystical florets, its season is autumn with highly visible yellow tints of autumn gardens and parks. Chrysanthemum, not for nothing is recognized queen of autumn colors, as from the Greek language, the blossom is interpreted “Golden Floret”. This floret rightfully occupies a leading position in the art of tattooing due to its loveliness and enchantment.
The history of chrysanthemum symbol
The ornament of chrysanthemum began to be far-famed on the body in antiquity. The soldiers and smiths applied this tattoo on the shoulder blade or shoulder, which personified the bravery and fidelity of warriors or skills and the pursuit of excellence of blacksmiths. Today, this floret symbolizes courage, longevity and determination.
The chrysanthemums were considered sacred plants in ancient Japan, only representatives of the imperial family were allowed to wear clothing and jewelry with their images. However, nowadays, chrysanthemum is the emblem and unofficial sign of Japan.
In China, the chrysanthemum is the Taoist symbol of self-perfection, autumn tranquility, and abundance.
In Vietnam, it is added to the sign of cleanliness of soul and mind, the spirit of enlightenment and interconnection with the environment.
In European lands, the chrysanthemums are mourning blossoms that decorate the graves and cemeteries, more often a wreath is made of white florets. In Italy, this flower is also a symbol of sadness and unrequited love or broken relationships.
The connotation of chrysanthemum sign
The chrysanthemum blossom possesses a plenty of various meanings and connotations, among which the most well-known are:
positive outlook on life;
The places of chrysanthemum tattooing
Without any doubts, the floret patterns are more appropriate for frail and affectionate girls. Nonetheless, the males may also select the image of the dragon, lion and include a plant motif to it, namely a chrysanthemum blossom, which will signify courage and bravery.
The floret can be personified both in the exotic and conventional form. It possesses lots of petals of sundry dyes in the tattoo. The centric part of the floret is very flamboyant too.
The tattoos of chrysanthemums have a diversity of shapes and hues so that they can complement virtually any design. Occasionally the blossom is depicted with a closed bud and periodically in full bloom but anytime the pattern looks very engaging, as each tattoo is pretty and exclusive in its own way.
It is significant to bear in mind that chrysanthemum is a rather a massive flower while choosing an area for a tattoo, so it needs a lot of space on the skin to express all its uniqueness. Thence, it is better to ink a tattoo on the back, shoulders or legs, where there is enough space.
In addition, depending on which part of the body chrysanthemum was done, a person’s occupations can be determined. For example, philosophers and poets perform the floret on the wrist, women choose an image of blossoming bud on the back.