Inside: October Birth Flower Tattoo Ideas {Marigolds + Cosmos Tattoo Inspiration}.

Each month has a dedicated flower, from roses to lilies to daisies. If you were born in the month of October, your birth flower is marigolds and cosmos. With the marigolds oranges and yellows, the flower itself is the perfect representation of Fall’s beauty, and the cosmos dainty look brings a feminine look.

If you love your birth flower (and how could you not?), then consider getting it inked!

These marigold tattoo ideas are the ultimate inspiration for anyone with an October birthday.

October Birth Flower Tattoo

What does the Marigold Flower Mean?

Marigolds traditionally symbolized despair and grief over a loved one. It may be surprising that such a cheerful flower is associated with the dead. However, for many cultures, its those neon-bright orange and yellow hues that represent the sunrays or light paths that guide their dearly departed. The bright orange and yellow hues also represent the beauty and warmth of the rising Sun, and its power to resurrect. Today, we often focus more on sunny colors of the marigold, representing optimism and prosperity.

What does the Cosmos Flower Mean?

Cosmos are a symbol of order, peace, and serenity. The name Cosmos comes from the Greek kosmos, meaning order, harmony, or the world. Spanish mission priests in Mexico cultivated cosmos in the mission gardens, and gave it this name because of its “evenly placed petals.” Not only is order and harmony expressed in the blossom’s symmetry, grace, and simplicity, but also in the symmetrically balanced, regularly-doubled production of leaf and blossom stems.

How long does a flower tattoo take?

Typically, it can be any length of time, from one hour upwards. An average and tolerable time frame and a standard session is around five hours. However, shorter or longer sessions aren’t unusual either. Depending on your artist, they may choose to make it a day session.

October Birth Flower Tattoo Ideas

These October birth tattoo ideas are full of beauty and meaning. Here are a few of our favorite designs and ideas.

1. Black and White October Birth Flowers

2. Small Marigold Tattoo Design 

3. Minimalist Cosmos Flower Idea

4. Simple October Birth Month Bundle

October Birth Month Flower Tattoo Ideas

5. Single Marigold Tattoo Design

6. October Birth Flower Bundle

7. Vibrant Marigold Tattoo Idea

Marigold Tattoo Ideas

October Marigold Flower Tattoo

The flowers are open when the sun is out. The marigold is also called the “herb of the sun”, representing passion and even creativity. It is also said that marigolds symbolize cruelty, grief, and jealousy. It can mean showing strong passion, being associated with the legendary brave and courageous lion.

8. Single Marigold Wrist Design

9. Single Marigold Stem

10. Marigold Bundle

11. Large Single Marigold

October Marigold Flower Tattoo

12. Black and White Marigold Tattoo

13. Marigold Flower Design Idea

14. Vibrant Marigolds

October Birth Flower Tattoo Sleeve

Cosmo Flower Tattoo Ideas

Along with representing the October birth month, the cosmos flower represents harmony and order. They also symbolize peace and tranquility. In the language of flowers, cosmos is the symbol of love and innocence. Other cosmos flower meanings include beauty, balance, modesty, joy.

15. Purple Cosmo Flower Tattoo Design

16. Temporary Cosmo Flower Tattoo

17. Single Needle Cosmos Flower Idea

18. Small October Birth Cosmos Flower Tattoo

Cosmo Flower Tattoo Ideas

19. Large Colorful Cosmos Tattoo Design

20. Dainty October Birth Flower Cosmos Idea

21. Single Line Cosmos Flower Tattoo

October Birthday Flower Tattoo Ideas

More Tattoo Ideas You’ll Love

If you like these beautiful October flower tattoo designs, then you will love these other creative ideas.

  • 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.

Test Out These Tattoo Products

Looking to check how you like a tattoo but don’t want something permanent? These temporary tattoos are perfect for you. Or maybe you have new fresh ink and want some care supplies, we have just what you need. Click the links below to test out some of our favorite products.

  • Temporary Tattoos Watercolor Florals Sheets– Includes two sheets of Watercolor Florals temporary tattoos and designed by Helen Deal. Safe & non-toxic, printed with vegetable-based ink; FDA-compliant and fun for all ages Each tattoo will last 2 – 4 days. Designed by professional artists who get a cut of every sale
  • Bright Aftercare All Natural Tattoo Lotion – New tattoos are exciting, but you will experience itchiness and inflammation. To prevent irritation, to speed up your recovery time, and to extend the life and vibrancy of your new tattoo, we recommend using Bright Tattoo – Tattoo Aftercare Lotion. For the best results, you can use it daily to keep your skin moisturized, happy, and extend the time you need between ink touch-ups.
  • 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.
  • Disposable Cohesive Tattoo Grip Cover Wrap – Need to cover your new tattoo? Get this self grip wrap! It comes in several different colors and because it has a self grip there is no need for tape. It’s comfortable and can be used in other ways too. Check it out and get some ordered today!

October Birth Flower Tattoo Ideas