Inside: 57 Juicy Pomegranate Tattoo Ideas + Designs.
What was once a counter-culture form of self-expression has quickly turned mainstream in the last decade or so. Tattooing is a perfectly acceptable and avidly sought after avenue of body modification. Open up your Pinterest app or FYP and you’re undoubtedly inundated with some gorgeous tattoos. Some people get tattoos for the heck of it, with little thought put into the meaning the ink. Some people have to sit with an idea or design for upwards of a year before they’ll commit to getting it tattooed. Tattoos are–of course–permanent, so if you’re someone who really puts a lot of thought into your tats, look no further than Tattoo Glee. We’ve got you covered.
Pomegranate tattoos are gorgeous, unique, and rife with symbolism. It’s not a tattoo that the average person gravitates toward. This fruit holds a great deal of meaning. Take a look at some of our carefully compiled pomegranate tattoo ideas. Explore the myth behind the fruit and see if you can find a design that fits your aesthetic perfectly.
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Why Do People Get Pomegranate Tattoos?
All across the world, the pomegranate holds different and diverse significance depending on who and where you are. Culinarily and culturally, this unassuming ruby-red fruit has definitely left its mark. . In Israel, the pomegranate is counted among the seven key crops listed out in the Old Testament. According to Buddhism, the pomegranate is the token fruit of the protective goddess of children, Hariti. In Greece, the fruit is tied directly to one of the most popular and well known myths: Hades and Persephone. Several other Greco-Roman deities have been known to be associated with the pomegranate, including Athena, Aphrodite, and Dionysus giving it the added symbolism of eternal life, beauty, death, and lust.
Commonly, the pomegranate is a symbol of life and fertility because of the plethora of seeds it holds
Pomegranate Tattoo Meaning
Pomegranate is a symbol of
Pomegranate Tattoo Ideas
Pomegranates are grown for their fruit, although also for ornamental purposes, much like how we choose to tattoo our bodies. In Ancient Greek mythology, the pomegranate was declared as the “fruit of the dead” which relates to Persephone, the goddess of the underworld, who happens to make a couple of appearances in these tattoos.
1. One Line Pomegranate Tattoo Design
2. Small Minimalist Pomegranate Idea
3. Pomegranates Growing on Stem Art
4. Couple of Pomegranates
5. Outlined Pomegranate with Red Seeds
6. Small Colored Pomegranate Design
7. Anatomy of a Pomegranate Fruit
8. Artistic Pomegranate Design Idea
9. Realistic Pomegranate Art with Soft Colored Leaves
10. Traditional Style Tattoo of Pomegranate
12. Half of a Pomegranate with Leaves
13. Moody Style Pomegranates on Stem
14. Full Pomegranate Sleeve Tattoo Idea
15. Black and White Pomegranate Botanical Design
16. Soft but Vibrant Pomegranate Stem Tattoo on Thigh
17. Hand Holding a Half-Eaten Pomegranate
18. Bright Red Half of a Pomegranate on Shoulder
19. Colorful Cross Section of a Pomegranate
20. Dotwork Pomegranate Tattoo Design
21. Pomegranate Hand Tattoo
Pomegranate Flower Tattoo Ideas
When pomegranate is in bloom, the flowers are gorgeous and colorful, the fruits are rich and rounds, the seeds are crystal clear, and the fruits are in spring and autumn. These pomegranate flower tattoos are packed full of pretty designs and fruity flower ideas.
22. Detailed Linework Pomegranate Flower
23. Pomegranate Flower Design on Collarbone
24. Unique Pomegranate Flower Tattoo on Back
25. Super Realistic Pomegranate Art
26. Half Sleeve Pomegranate Flower and Stem
27. Coloring Detail of Pomegranate Flower
28. Forearm Pomegranate Plant Tattoo
29. Black and White Pomegranate Fruit Flower
30. Traditional Ink Pomegranate Art
Persephone Pomegranate Tattoo Designs
One of my all time favorite Greek myths is that of Hades and Persephone. According to legend, Hades happened upon Demeter’s daughter Persephone frolicking in a field. He immediately fell in love with her and decided he wanted her for his wife. In some versions, Hades abducted Persephone. In others, she, too, fell in love and went willingly with the King of the Underworld.
The pomegranate comes into play when Persephone, naïve and innocent, takes a juicy bite of the fruit. Eating any food in the Underworld traps you there, as it is the food of the dead, not the living. By eating six pomegranate seeds, Persephone effectively seals her soul in the Underworld for a full six months. Because she ate six seeds, she must spend six months of the year as Hades’ bride and the other six up above in the world of the living with her mother.
Thus, the pomegranate symbolizes change and new beginnings.
31. Splashing Pomegranate Seeds
32. Detailed Design of Pomegranate Slices
33. Juicy Pomegranate Design
34. Hand Tattoo of Pomegranate Fruit
35. Unique Yellow Pomegranate Art Idea
36. Red Ink Outlined Pomegranate Design
37. Modern Pomegranate Tattoo Art
38. Small Colored Pomegranate Fruit Idea
39. Black and White Half of a Pomegranate
40. Realistic Pomegranate on a Stem
41. Pomegranate Fruit with Fern Stem
42. Inner Bicep Pomegranates
43. Juicy Pomegranate Design
44. Bright Colored Pomegranate with Flowers
45. Pomegranate with a Knife
Pomegranate Tattoo Art
These pomegranate tattoo ideas are just a few more of our favorite designs. We love how vibrant and colorful the pomegranate can be, making the tattoo art-pop on your skin. But the great thing about this fruit is it looks just as great, detailed, and recognizable in black and white.
46. Muted Colored Pomegranate Fruit Design
47. Simple Pomegranate on Collarbone
48. Small Half Pomegranate
49. Black Pomegranate Temporary Tattoo
50. Unique Pomegranate Style
51. Couple of Pomegranate Tattoo Designs
52. Cut in Half Pomegranate Idea
53. Splatter Paint Effect with Pomegranate Art
54. Black and White Pomegranate with Leaves
55. Pomegranate with Seeds
56. Flowers and Fruit Tattoo Idea
57. Pomegranate with Arrow Design
More Tattoo Inspiration You’ll Love
If you like these popping pomegranate tattoo ideas then check out a few more of our favorites for inspiration.
- Pretty Poppy Flower Tattoos – There is lots of symbolism behind getting a beautiful poppy tattoo. It could mean that you are carefree, a free spirit, and independent. Or they also represent peace, death of a loved one, and rest. No matter what meaning matters to you, a brand new poppy flower tattoo is sure to brighten your day and your spirit. Look over these lovely poppy flower tattoo designs!
- Watercolor Butterfly Tattoo Designs – Watercolor tattoo designs are filled with vibrant colors, thick and thin lines, and realistic artwork. Gaining traction over the years, watercolor tattoos are becoming more and more popular. Once you see them, you’ll understand why! These beautiful butterfly watercolor tattoos are stylish, unique, and creative. Many watercolor pieces are larger in size because it takes more space to properly shade and get it to look more realistic. Be sure to check out these lovely designs for your next watercolor butterfly tattoo.
- Our Favorite Freckle Tattoo Ideas – Consider cosmetic tattooing to add permanent eyeliner, faux freckles and give your lips the perfect color. Head out the door without having to spend time adding makeup or worrying about it melting away as the day goes on. While the prices vary, it’s not much more expensive than a typical tattoo. Considering how much money you spend on makeup in a year, you’ll see that it’s worth the upfront costs. Plus, can you imagine heading out the door with flawless makeup every day without all the effort?
- Peace Tattoo – It’s not necessary to be an old hippy to appreciate the love of a peace sign! These creative peace sign tattoo designs will get you excited and ready to make a commitment. They are a symbol for love, peace, being calm, and loving life. If this sounds like you, then don’t miss out! They look groovy in black and gray as well as colored, so you have to decide which you like the best.