Although not as popular as other floral tattoos, violet tattoo designs are beautiful and full of symbolic meanings.
Despite their name, there are varieties of blue, white and even pink flowers.
The violet flower symbolizes modesty, innocence, virtue, affection, care, and love. In the medieval age, it was a symbol of “old-fashioned” love, based on loyalty and chastity. In ancient Rome, the violet was a funeral flower and a symbol of peace of soul.
In the interwar period, it was the favorite flower for the transmission of various messages, but today many of its old meanings have been lost.
When they were going to the balls or the theater, the unmarried men wore two violets in the buttonhole, and the unmarried girls twenty flowers. It was believed that the violet bouquets that were given on the wedding day to the married brought luck and happiness to the couples.
In Christianity, the violet is a symbol of modesty and humility. In the paintings of the Renaissance, the Virgin Mary holding the baby is often depicted with violet flowers, signifying her modesty but perhaps also the premonition of Jesus’ death.
Inked on the skin, a violet tattoo can symbolize fidelity, sincerity, and trust, so whoever bears such a tattoo guarantees its seriousness. But the violet is also an emblem of death. It is a funeral flower, its message being addressed to those who have lost a dear person, as a sign of compassion.
So, if this pretty flower matches your personality or you simply love its aesthetic beauty, a violet tattoo is right for you. Browse our selection of 18 beautiful violet tattoos and get inspired for your next tattoo!