Cherry blossoms are from a large part of East Asia, especially Japan, where he has a special cultural significance and as Sakura. Their characteristics are considered a national icon pink flowers in Japan, one that arises not only in art, but in almost all forms of media.
Cherry Blossoms, especially during the heyday of large groups, are just wonderful. But they only bloom for a short period each year and are very vulnerable to the elements. Every spring, turning millions of Japanese engaged in parks and temples of hanami or “flower watching”, with picnic and a drink with friends under the cherry trees.
Since this is a very popular tradition, national news channels reported on the flowering pattern of each year, so people can both festivals and informal meetings to plan accordingly.
However, it takes a remarkably short time blinding – weeks, if you’re lucky, and often only a few days. A severe thunderstorm is in fact just wipe the flowers of trees. As such, the cherry blossoms are strongly associated with the notion of the impermanence of life. Delicate and beautiful, they are in the blink of an eye, a concept that plays on the concept of mono no aware.
The concept of mono no aware, more literally translated as “the pathos of things”, and refers to the realization of the essence, that nothing lasts forever. Life, love, material possessions, and everything else in this world are fleeting and temporary, finally seen in this context. This feeling is important in the Buddhist tradition.
Cherry blossoms often appear in Asian art, but also consumer goods such as decorations. It is not surprising that they play an important role in the world of tattoo. Just dipped in designs for men, the cherry blossoms are often embedded in large, complex designs, especially the sleeves and full body tattoos. This is often associated with the Yakuza in Japan (gangsters, although the term is not quite the same).
Despite their vulnerability, and probably female beauty, the cherry blossom is not strictly associated with women in combination. Imperial officials, the two World War II, his life is often compared to that of the cherry blossom, beautiful but short. Kamikaze pilots painted on their plans and Sakura for their last mission.
However, the cherry blossoms are becoming increasingly popular as a picture of their own, especially in women. Without further complexity, denser design lost, they take a new quality of life. Note that a few leaves fall from the branches in this design. This is intentional and significant. The cherry blossoms fall so fast and constant speed, it is realistic, for one, but it is at work here – again, the brief refers. Even if we observe the beauty of flowers, they will die, and the idea that there is great beauty and wisdom to accept it.
An advantage of using a great design of the cherry blossom tattoo is that the flexibility in the size and location offers. Both small and large models can work well, as almost every body. You can choose to only a few scattered flowers, or to imagine that an entire branches and flowers in different directions.
Furthermore, because the cherry blossoms are striking and subtle, they can be integrated into other images, and even entirely different kinds of tattoo art. Here flowers with tribal tattoos are interconnected, and does not look out of place at all.
This particular design is characterized by an emphasis on the dark side of the symbolism of cherry blossoms (that everything is destroyed) by the pile of fallen flowers closely resemble a puddle of blood. Under current trends in design and make it unique is a cornerstone of creating tattoo, and it is a good example.
Gallery Cherry Blossom Tattoo Designs and Meaning
If want more designs and meaning of cherry blossom tattoos or you need a reference point for you tattoo design, the following pictures gallery can be your references. These people look perfect with the cherry blossom tattoos. Click on each the following image to view the full size.