Inside: Snowdrop Flower Tattoo Ideas Symbolizing Hope + Purity.

Flower tattoos are some of the most popular and meaningful tattoos for women. Whether expressing yourself or paying tribute to loved ones, a flower tattoo can say more than words. Right now, delicate floral designs are trending – and these beautiful blooms are not only pretty and feminine, but they also have a symbolic side.

One of those pretty flower designs we love most is the Snowdrop! The snowdrop flower symbolizes purity and innocence. It blooms even in the snow. It is a beautiful and special flower.

The open snowdrops bring a touch of spring to the snow-covered January. This is why people believe that snowdrops also represent hope and courage. This beautiful and powerful little white flower can generate its own heat so that the snowdrops can melt the snow around them and grow and bloom.

Snowdrop Tattoo

Characteristics Of a Snowdrop Flower

The snowdrop is a perennial which is part of the amaryllis family. The small plant reaches a maximum height of 3 to 6 inches. It is the first of the spring flowers to bloom generally before or coinciding with the vernal equinox at the end of March. Snowdrops produce one small white flower which droops its head toward the ground. When the flower opens it has three inner petals that are covered by three outer petals. The head of the flower will collapse in freezing temperatures and reopen when the weather gets warmer.

The leaves of snowdrops are bluish-green and long and slender, much like blades of grass. They emerge from the bulb enclosed in a sheath. The position of the leaves to each other as they come out is based on the species of plant. The leaves may appear pressed against each other, or pressed against each other with the edges curled out, or one leaf is tightly rolled around the other. At one time this feature of the leaves was used to differentiate between the species but it proved to be unreliable and is no longer used.

Snowdrop Tattoo Meaning

Snowdrops have many meanings and symbols associated with it. They can mean purity, innocence, and sympathy.

In Victorian England, if you sighted a snowdrop it was a sign of death and back luck. It was also considered back luck to pick the flowers and use them inside the home. It was believed that when you picked a snowdrop it negatively affected the quality of cow’s milk and discolored butter.

One of the reasons it was considered back luck is because it was found in many cemeteries and around gravesites. It has evolved to symbolize sympathy and consolation.

The white of the snowdrop symbolizes innocence and purity. Because it is the first flower to bloom at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, it also symbolizes hope.

Snowdrop Flower Tattoo Ideas

1. Thin Line Shaded Snowdrop Flower Design

2. Large Snowdrop Tattoo on Forearm

3. Black and White Snowdrop Rib Tattoo

4. Colored Green and White Snowdrop Flower Design

Snowdrop Flower Tattoo Ideas

5. Bundle of Growing Snowdrop Flowers

6. Simple Outlined Snowdrop Tattoo Design on Ankle

7. Watercolor Effect Flower Tattoo with Bumblebee

Snowdrop Flower Designs

8. Snowdrop Flower with Colorful Field Scene

9. Black Shaded Snowdrop Tattoo

10. Dotwork and Thin Line Snowdrop Tattoo Idea

11. Detailed Snowdrop Tattoo Art in Color

Snowdrop Flower Ink Designs

12. Hand Poked Flower Tattoo with Dotted Circle

13. Snowdrop Temporary Tattoo

14. Outlined Snowdrop Flower on Wrist

15. Delicate Flower Tattoo Design on Back

16. Small Colored Flower Ankle Tattoo

Meaningful Snowdrop Tattoos

17. Sparkling Snowdrop Flower Design

18. Small Snowdrop Tattoo

19. Thin Line Snowdrop Galanthus Tattoo

20. Snowdrop and Carnation Tattoo Flower Bundle

Galanthus Tattoos

21. Detailed Shading of Snowdrop Flower

22. Flower Bundle Tattoo Design Idea

23. Dotwork Snowdrop and Flowers Tattoo

24. Modern Style Snowdrop Design

25. Flower Tattoo of Snowdrop

More Flower Tattoo Inspiration You’ll Love

  • Artistic Dragonfly Tattoo Ideas: Symbolizing transformations, change, and new life, the dragonfly is a tattoo design that will never go out of style. Adding lots of details with many lines and colors or opting for a more simple design, a dragonfly tattoo is beautiful. Whether you are in the midst of significant changes in your life or have experienced an awakening of some sort, a dragonfly tattoo is perfect for you. Don’t miss out on these stunning design ideas!
  • 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.
  • Tiny Flower Tattoos (Petite + Pretty)Flower tattoos are a timeless way to honor your femininity. They are rich in meaning and beauty, and you can truly never go wrong. If smaller tattoos are more your style then check out this list of Tiny Flower Tattoos. We’ve included a wide variety of styles and flowers, there is bound to be one that you’ll fall in love with. Check them out!

Our Favorite Tattoo Products

Test out these tattoo products to make sure you get the body art you are looking for.

  • Aquaphor – One of our favorite aftercare products has to be Aquaphor. This is a great moisturizer to use to keep your tattoo looking fresh and healing properly. It is so important to make sure you are caring for your new body ink properly. Maintaining hydration in your skin helps your tattoo heal quickly and correctly. You want to try to avoid any scabbing or peeling if at all possible when it comes to the healing process.
  • Aftercare Protective Film – Keep your new tattoo protected with this adhesive aftercare film. The best way to ensure your tattoo stays safe and protected from water and moisture is by using these protective aftercare films. This product is perfect for keeping your new ink fresh and dry during the summer months that you may run into some water.
  • Aftercare Kit – If you’re looking for an entire aftercare kit, this is one of our favorites. There is everything that you need for tattoo care is in this kit from soaps to lotions and balms. If you use this kit regularly then you are guaranteed to get the outcome that you were looking for.

Snowdrop Flower Tattoo