The Lily flower tattoo is a favorite of my girlfriend. I think many women feel the same about it. I must admit it is a beautiful flower of all, but what I like about it is that it is a great subject for beautiful tattoo designs.
The lily is native to the Balkan Peninsula in southern Europe, where it was imported into other European countries, where it took one of the most admired and the most popular flower tattoos.
Traditionally Lily flowers are white – noble, elegant, white flowers, which are often associated with ideas of purity and innocence.
The facts of the Christian symbol of purity lily represent the divine virginity. St. Joseph is often represented with a stick which sprout white lilies. A legend says that Mary chose Joseph because she saw among the many with a white lily in her hand.
Over the centuries, the lily has been associated with a number of Saints and the Archangel Gabriel.
But the Lily flower tattoo has not always symbolized purity and chastity typical phallic pistil Gigli ‘and erotic fragrance is quite the opposite impression of the ancient Greeks, who tied the flowers with concepts such as fertility and procreation.
The myths say that the first lily comes from a drop of milk fell from the womb of Juno, while nursing the baby Hercules.
The lily is also the heraldic flower of excellence. The connection to procreation may have been behind the decision to adopt the Louis VII fleur-de-lis as French arms. The legend says that a lily was brought to him by an angel. Thus began the history of the French lily, who also had to ensure the prosperity of the royal line.
A stylized lily is still considered the emblem of the city of Florence, Italy, and also a fairly common tattoo design in this region.
Alongside traditional meanings as purity and chastity, Lily flower tattoo is now also used to represent concepts such as pride and nobility. A lily is the perfect gift for a woman of fair, honest and elegant, if we want to feel like a queen. They ‘also the perfect tattoo design for girls who are proud and strong at the same time, they like the designs of stylish and beautiful tattoo of flowers.
Here are some other common meanings of a tattoo usually read:
-Yellow Lily Tattoo means nobility;
-A Rose lily tattoo design means vanity;
-A Tattoo white lilies, as already mentioned, it means virginity, purity, majesty;
-A Calla Lily tattoo design means pure beauty;
-A Giglio is also quite common tattoo design in China, where the symbol “mother.” With a tattoo design of the tiger, which symbolizes wealth and pride.