Inside: Delicate Flower and Lace Tattoo Designs + Ideas

What’s more fiercely feminine than lace? Going through the intense pain of tattooing (because let’s be real, no matter what anyone says, it HURTS) automatically makes you a badass. Getting to show off an intricately delicate and beautiful lace design after hours of constant discomfort–now that just screams, “I am woman, hear me roar!”

Lacework is an elegant craft in and of itself. It’s equally elegant when it comes to tattooing. You’ll want to make sure that whatever artist you choose has a steady hand and really understands their linework. Lace is, after all, a careful and unbelievably intricate balance of lines and swirls. Lace tattoos are made all the more beautiful by how much time, energy, and effort goes into actually tattooing one.

Read on to get inspired by these beautiful and detailed lace tattoo designs!

Flower and Lace Tattoo Designs Idea

What Does Lace Represent?

Lace has long been a symbol of femininity and the duality that comes with that. As women, we often have two faces: the wife and the seductress, innocent and experiences. Lace is the perfect representation for the double standard of womanhood. No wedding dress is complete without a little bit of elegant lace at the throat, wrists, or waist. At the same time, just about every lingerie set plays peek-a-boo with perfectly placed lace. The fabric has become an icon of female sexuality. Who’s to say a lace tattoo can’t do the same thing?

Flower Ideas for Tattoos and Their Meaning

Cherry Blossom Flower: Often featured in traditional Japanese tattooing, the cherry blossom has become a symbol of the ethereal and the fleeting. Since their blossoms don’t last very long, it’s become a reminder to cherish what time we have left, as life itself is fleeting.

Chrysanthemum Flower: An autumnal flower, the chrysanthemum represents the inevitable transition from life to death. It’s also associated with royalty and the ultimate pursuit of perfection and perseverance.

Daffodil Flower: Daffodils are one of the sweetest flower with an equally sweet host of meanings: honesty, truth, goodness, and–surprisingly–forgiveness.

Dahlia Flower: Who hasn’t heard of The Black Dahlia? Dark and brooding, the dahlia is often seen as a portent of doom, of ensuing calamity. Not exactly the flower you’d want to have in your wedding bouquet. On the lighter side, the dahlia is also a representation of change.

Daisy Flower: Meg Ryan really had it right when she said, “Aren’t daisies just the friendliest flowers?” Depending on the color of the petals, daisies can hold different meanings but are often associated with the simplistic joys of life.

Hibiscus Flower: The hibiscus flower means different things in different countries. In Hawaii, this flower was reserved for the royal family as it represents power and respect. In Japan, the hibiscus flower has become synonymous with a gentle spirit.

Iris Flower: The tri-petaled iris symbolizes the big three: faith, bravery, and wisdom.

Lily Flower: A lily tattoo is a classic representation of the divine feminine and a pure heart.

Magnolia Flower: Big, bold, and beautiful, the magnolia is the perfect representation of Mother Nature Herself. It’s has become synonymous with beauty, the natural world, and the vitality of life.

Different Meanings of Flowers

Orchid Flower: In Japanese mythology, the orchid is a long-standing symbol of bravery. The Chinese look at orchids and immediately think of prosperity and fertility.

Peony Flower: Peonies are the perfect flower for any wedding as they represent unending elegance and the pursuance of wealth. In Japan, this gorgeous bloom is referred to as “The King of Flowers.” No arguments here!.

Poppy Flower: Poppies are a symbol of death and are tied to those who have fallen in battle.

Sunflower: Nature’s perfect facsimile of the sun, the sunflower represents warmth, happiness, and the ultimate cradle of civilization: the sun. The ancient Incas saw sunflowers as the reincarnation of the sun god as its golden petals resemble the rays of the sun itself.

Tulip Flower: Tulips come in a truly stunning array of colors. You can literally get a tulip in any color you fancy–even black. They represent prosperity and the draw of guilty pleasures.

Carnation Flower: These aren’t just filler flowers, people! Carnations symbolize admiration, fascination, and love, making them the perfect flower to gift on Valentine’s Day or the perfect tattoo to represent a blooming relationship.

Lace Tattoo Designs with Flowers

1. Single Rose with Lace Tattoo

2. Detailed Flower and Lace Design

3. Butterflies, Roses, and Lace Tattoo Idea

4. Peony with Mandala Lace Tattoo Design

Lace tattoo design with flowers

5. Vibrant Red Flower with Black Lace Tattoo

6. Purple Flower Half Sleeve Tattoo Idea

7. Realistic Pink Rose with Black Lace Tattoo Design

Lace Flower Tattoo

Vintage Lace Tattoo Designs

8. Lace Butterfly and Rose Tattoo

9. Violet Flowers and Heart-Shaped Lace Design

10. Red Roses and Mandala Lace Tattoo

11. Black and White Flower and Lace Tattoo

Flower and lace tattoo sleeve designs

12. Colorful Lotus and Lace Tattoo

13. Large Feminine Thigh Tattoo Design

Flower and Lace Tattoo Ideas

14. Super-Detailed Shoulder Piece

15. Double Flower and Lace Design

16. Pretty Lace and Rose Back Piece Tattoo

17. Large Red Roses with Hints of Lace Design

Vintage Lace tattoo Designs

18. Foot and Ankle Lace Wrapped Tattoo

19. Lace and Flower Half Sleeve Design

20. Purple Roses and Paisley Lace Tattoo

21. Shaded Lace Pattern with Flower Tattoo

Mandala lace tattoo design

More Tattoo Ideas You’ll Love

  • Elephant Tattoo Ideas – The largest land animal on Earth lives within a family that has strong ties to children, parents, and grandparents. Elephants bond for life and do not forget their tribe. The age-old idiom “elephants never forget” symbolizes the gift of memory. Elephants also have strong ties to Hindu culture. They are represented as the divine God Ganesha and are interpreted as having wisdom, luck, and prosperity. An elephant tattoo includes all of these meanings and more. They are especially good for someone who is in mourning as they symbolize divinity and memory.
  • Vibrant Violet Flower Tattoo Ideas –  Violets have been around and used in ceremonies and culture for centuries. The leaves are heart-shaped and therefore get associated with beauty and love in certain circumstances. However, these flowers mean whatever you want when you get the tattoo. I’m partial to them because they are my sorority Sigma Kappa tattoo ideas of choice. The key is to make sure you get a tattoo artist that you feel comfortable with.
  • Palm Tattoos – If you have a serious addiction to tattoos, you might be ready to opt for a palm tattoo. Palm tattoos are awesome and will make you look even more badass than you already do. Plus, if you can tough through the pain of a palm tattoo, you can pretty much tough through anything! Don’t let that scare you away, though. Don’t make any decisions until you have seen all of these palm tattoo designs.

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  • Temporary Tattoos Watercolor Butterflies Set – Temporary watercolor tattoos are a really fun way to gain the experience of wearing a tattoo without the long-term commitment. The butterfly set of watercolor tattoos is a fan favorite. Have a look at our list of temporary watercolor butterflies set tattoos.
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