There are many designs featuring floral images that are commonly used in the modern world of tattooing however if you want a beautiful flower that will look wonderful inked on the skin and that is also very symbolic then why not go for a gladiolus tattoo? This is actually a very romantic flower, second only to the rose in some cultures that can also be used to express strong moral attributes such as integrity, loyalty and inner strength. In Victorian times it was also used in remembrance and also as a symbol of the pain associated with infatuation, with the giver telling the receiver that she, or he, is piercing their heart.
There are many options for the placement of a versatile gladiolus tattoo which can be inked on feminine skin using colorful ink or for a more unusual take you may even consider having it illustrated in the style of tribal artwork in dark monochrome ink. The latter in particular looks pretty cool in locations like the nape of the neck or base of the back while more vibrantly colored designs are best displayed in more prominent areas. As a woman, these more girly versions are perfect when inked on the foot or ankle where you can show them off easily with open shoes or flip flops.