Nov 04, 2020

Inkworthy Flowers - The World's Most Popular Flower Tattoos

Whether you’re looking to remember a loved one or add some detail to a more complex design, fresh flowers are an elegant choice when it comes to choosing your next tattoo.

Flowers have come to represent a variety of emotions, situations and people over the years, and can have a variety of meanings to each individual depending on the flower, holding special places in people’s hearts.

With so many different varieties of flower to choose from, what is the most popular flower tattoo people are getting inked? We turned to Instagram to find out!

1. Rose Tattoos

3,482,229 Hashtags

The flower of love and romance takes the top spot of the most popular flower tattoo. Frequently seen adorning larger tattoo pieces or in bouquets of their own, rose tattoos are as versatile as they are beautiful.

2. Lotus Tattoos

418,030 Hashtags

In many different cultures, the lotus flower is seen to symbolise purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Having a tattoo of a lotus flower could be a perfect way for you to symbolise your triumph over a struggle in life.

3. Peony Tattoos

409,982 Hashtags

The peony is a highly detailed flower that represents prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honour, and compassion. They are often tattooed over large surface areas such as the thighs or side of the body to show off their intricate details.

4. Sunflower Tattoos

211,449 Hashtags

The happiest flower on our list, the sunflower symbolises positivity and strength. With its vibrant yellow, a sunflower tattoo can be a striking addition to any body piece and a reminder to see a little positivity every day.

5. Poppy Tattoos

69,776 Hashtags

Poppies are a common flower used to represent a loved one who has passed. Their dainty petals and stems are best suited for smaller, more artistic designs and often have a more feminine feel to them.

The World's Most Popular Flower Tattoos - Ranked

From timeless classic flowers such as roses to the more unusual Frangipani, take a look at the table below to see if your flower tattoo made the list!


Names of the flowers were collected from this list at All My Favourite Flower Names. We then searched Instagram for hashtags that had the flower name followed by ‘tattoo’ or ‘tattoos’ to see which had the most images and combined the number of hashtag mentions of both terms to calculate the total number of posts for each flower.

We looked at posts tagged with hashtags using both the scientific name and the common name for each flower on the list.