Cherry Blossom tree has a great role in Asian Tattoo culture and has played a vital role throughout the history of different cultures. It is one of the most beautiful trees of the earth. Cherry blossom bloom on it and creates a very beautiful view. There are very symbolic and it has been associated with the Japanese culture fro about hundred years. It has a religious importance among the Japanese people. During the 7th century, folk religions were very popular during this time and it was a practice among these religions to worship various trees in the mountains. Cherry blossom tree was among them. It became very sacred from then onwards.
It is also regarded as a symbol of the Samurais. Japanese samurais were fearless and never scared to die. And so on the cherry blossom was also regarded as a very powerful symbol in the society. It is also regarded as a symbol of friendship and kindness. We have also seen in the past that these cherry blossom trees are gifted to various other countries as a meaning of friendship. Like in the year 1912, the Japanese government gave 3000 cherry blossom trees to the United States and it was a gift for alliance. You can still find some of them in the Washington.
From different point of view, cherry blossom tree tattoo is also seen as a symbol of death because it became a symbol of all the Japanese that have died for their country. It is still believed that cherry blossom tree has the power to ease the soul. You can spot cherry blossom trees in graves and memorials around Japan just for this cause. It has been found that Cherry Blossom Tree Tattoo are also very symbolic in China.
In China, it symbolizes sexuality, peace and love. In the Buddhist culture, it is symbol of enlightenment. It also plays a vital role in many other countries and that’s the reason it is so popular among tattoo designs. We can really find various symbolic meanings attached to it as the tree itself is associated with many meaningful parts of various cultures. It can be inked in a variety of different ways. Actually a cherry blossom tree tattoo actually differs from a cherry blossom tattoo. Cherry blossom are usually pink and white in color but it almost very rare to work with white ink and as a result the flowers are portrayed with pink color and red shades.
Normally cherry blossom tree tattoos are large in size and that’s the reason it is mainly done on the arms or the back of the body. Some also prefers the side of the body to portray such tattoo. But nowadays it comes in various sizes and variations. It is sometimes also designed with various other things. But the most common elements are Asian symbols like dragon; koi etc. but there is no such rules that you can’t add an element according to your wish. In fact, you can add anything you want to associate with it. But as it is a very beautiful tattoo you should always consider a good and professional tattoo artist to make such a design.
Now if you have almost finalized about making a cherry blossom tattoo, it’s time to work with the design. You can take some inspiration from the below tattoo ideas to design your own tattoo. Study a lot about the meanings and its depictions and then finally go with making a tattoo. There are various meanings like sexuality, peace, remembrance, love, hope, new beginnings, renewal, desire gift etc. associated with the cherry blossom tattoo. Spend your time viewing various designs before rushing to make a beautiful tattoo.