There are many beautiful floral body art designs to choose from whether you are looking at these images for aesthetic or symbolic purposes and there really is a tattoo of this nature to suit absolutely everyone’s taste and preference. These are especially popular with women, as they are both pretty and feminine but work well in small, medium and large designs that suit pretty any body part. One particularly lovely design, that looks wonderful tattooed on the female skin, has to be that for the gladiolus tattoo so let us take a look at this glorious flower in more detail to see if it appeals to you.

This flower’s name is derived from the Latin word gladius which translates as sword which is actually very pat because the manner in which its leaves form gives a similar effect to those of swords. Symbolically it denotes strong positive attributes such as moral integrity, loyalty, strength of character and recognition. It is also synonymous with calmness, self esteem and inner worth. According to the Victorian language of flowers, a secret means of communication used to express sentiments and emotions in a more reserved age; it also represents remembrance or infatuation. If you were born during the month of August and want a design that has some personal significance to you as an individual then you could go for a gladiolus tattoo. This particular floral design would therefore represent your birth flower and the image could also be accompanied by your date of birth or even your zodiac glyph to make it more unique to you personally.

Like the more traditional rose, the gladiolus is a very romantic flower but one which originates further a field from African and towards the Mediterranean regions. Naturally it comes in an abundance of different colors all of which are bright and vibrant which make it even more ideal for body art. From red and pink, to yellow, orange and white, you have a number of colors to choose from for your gladiolus tattoo but remember you can let your imagine run wild and have it inked in any color you wish. Popular placements for such a design include the neck and shoulder, back and ribs as well as the foot and ankle. Floral tattoo designs in general also work well in conjunction with other similar themed images and the gladiolus is no exception so why not customize yours by inserting vines, butterflies, humming birds or even lady bugs into the overall design. Another popular design of this nature combines the gladiolus with the image of a wolf which together signify fidelity and independence.

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