20+ Lily Tattoos


Tattoo on Stomach on Extensions - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

The whiteness of the lily’s long white petals speaks of purity, innocence, and chastity. At the same time and in other cultures, the trumpet-like flower has evoked associations of erotic love and procreation. Clearly, the lily is one of the most ambiguous of all flower symbols. Christians took possession of the symbol on the basis of the Sermon on the Mount and it’s «lilies of the field» passage. Consider how beautiful they grow, though «they toil not». God provides, that’s the message, and the lily emerges as a symbol of faith and surrender to god’s grace. Liturgically, the lily is a symbol of Easter and of Christ himself, of resurrection and immortality. It’s evocative scent, the odor of chastity.
The flower’s phallic pistil and erotic fragrance made quite the opposite impression on the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. They linked the lily with fertility. It was a popular decorative motif in those ancient cultures. The female principle was artfully suggested when the lily was placed in a vase or jar, as it often was. The connection with procreation may have been behind the French royal family’s decision to adopt the fleur-de-lys as their coat of arms in the 12th century. Three petals bound at the base would ensure the prosperity of the royal line.
The lily is often seen near a coffin, symbolizing death as well as purity. Because of its association with Christ, lilies are symbolic that the newly departed soul, if they have led a virtuous life of faith, will find resurrection in the hereafter. Lilies are often featured in memorial tattoo designs.
In Medieval and Renaissance art, where flower symbolism was almost a language unto itself, the Lily symbolized purity, chastity, and innocence. White lilies represented the purity of the Virgin Mary. The Angel Gabriel was often painted presenting Mary with a white lily when he announced to her that she would give birth to the Son of God. Below you will find a gallery of inspirational images that will help you in your quest of creating the perfect Lily tattoo.

3d Lily Tattoos - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

3d Lily Tattoos

 Calla Lily Tattoo Designs - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Calla Lily Tattoo Designs

 Calla Lily Tattoo Designs - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Calla Lily Tattoo Designs

 Foot Tattoo Cover UPS - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Foot Tattoo Cover UPS

Hummingbird Tattoo on Shoulder - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Hummingbird Tattoo on Shoulder

 Lily and Hummingbird Tattoo - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily and Hummingbird Tattoo

Lily Arena - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily Arena

Hawaiian Flower Tattoo - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Hawaiian Flower Tattoo

 Lily of Valley Tattoo - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily of Valley Tattoo

Star Tattoo for Women - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Star Tattoo for Women

Half Sleeve Tattoo for Girls - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Half Sleeve Tattoo for Girls

 Stargazer Lily Tattoo on Wrist - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Stargazer Lily Tattoo on Wrist

 Water Lily Tattoo Designs - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Water Lily Tattoo Designs

 Back of Thigh Tattoo - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Back of Thigh Tattoo

 Lily Tattoo Sleeve - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily Tattoo Sleeve

Lily Tattoo for Guys - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily Tattoo for Guys

 Lower Back Flower Tattoo - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lower Back Flower Tattoo

 Lily Tattoo on Back - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily Tattoo on Back

Lily Tattoo Designs - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily Tattoo Designs

 New School Flower Tattoo - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

New School Flower Tattoo

Hibiscus Flower Tattoo - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Hibiscus Flower Tattoo

 Lily Tattoo Designs - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily Tattoo Designs

 Lily of Valley Tattoo - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily of Valley Tattoo

 Water Lily Tattoo Designs - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Water Lily Tattoo Designs

Lily Tattoo on Arm - 20+ Lily Tattoos <3 <3

Lily Tattoo on Arm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s