If you are looking for floral body art that is both symbolic and beautiful, but want to avoid more commonly requested blooms then you should find out more about a poppy tattoo. This bold, colorful bloom makes a stunning visual impact when inked on the human skin thanks to its large scarlet petals, of which there are usually around six, combined with its distinctive whorl of stamens in the centre and its dark blue pollen. The poppy is also widely pollinated by bees so these images can also be included in the tattoos as an alternative to more widely used butterflies, for those who want a more elaborate design with more intricate detail.
Flowers are among the most versatile images used in body art designs today as they can be adapted to suit almost any body part but they also offer both artistic and symbolic value and this includes the poignant poppy tattoo. While blood red poppies have become synonymous with remembrance as we pay homage to deceased and serving soldiers across the centuries, they are also simply beautiful images in their own right. Poppies can also be used as a single flower on their own, in multiples or even in more abstract clusters for more sporadic placement on a wider canvas of skin. Popular placement areas include the nape of the neck, back, shoulders, stomach, thigh and side.