Chrysanthemum Tattoo Meanings
Chrysanthemum flowers are often seen in Japanese style tattoos and are also called ‘mums’.
Like many flower tattoos, the chrysanthemum’s meaning is dependent on the color of its petals.
They also vary in meaning depending on the culture.
We should note that, especially in Japanese culture, this is one of the flowers that are commonly part of tattoos for both men and women.
All in all, we can pull together the main themes chrysanthemum tattoos can have including love, recovery, and celebration.
- Chrysanthemum Tattoo Meaning: We’ve All Been in Love…
Most typically with red and pink chrysanthemums, these flowers mean romance, a first date, or attraction– all pointing towards love.
A chrysanthemum tattoo in any color however can be a symbol of love.
Crysanthemum tattoos equate to the meaning of love because they are lovely flowers to give to someone you love.
Someone would decide to get a chrysanthemum tattoo in honor of someone they love or to sanctify love itself.
Perhaps you have an affinity for love itself.
- Chrysanthemum Tattoo Meaning: ‘Mums’ are the Best Medicine
In many cultures, chrysanthemums are given out as a symbol of grief to those who have passed.
Interestingly, they are also commonly given out to people suffering in the hospital after surgery or recently recovered from some other medical problem.
No doubt there are many meanings related to chrysanthemums, but chrysanthemum tattoos most likely mean you have had a brush with death and recovered.
The Chinese believed chrysanthemums symbolize long life and good luck in the home.
This belief relates to our present-day belief of chrysanthemums helping those who are in recovery.
Chrysanthemum tattoos related to recovery may also mean good luck and long life for yourself in your own recovery from illness or perhaps that of a loved one.
- Chrysanthemum Tattoo Meaning: Celebration
Chrysanthemums also represent celebration, and in tattoo form, refer to an exciting accomplishment or a way of celebrating something special.
Not only can this be a celebration of recovery, but more generally the flowers can mean that you are proud of yourself for something done that is worth throwing a party for.
Chrysanthemum tattoos endowed in emotions of celebration are typically brightly colored and beautifully designed.
It is a happy time when someone celebrates, so someone would receive this tattoo if they want to commemorate a wonderful moment, or even happiness itself.