40 Magnificent Hibiscus Flower Tattoos

Hibiscus flower is the genus of large flowers which grow in most tropical areas of the world. It is now one of favorite choices for women’s tattoo ideas. Hibiscus tattoos not only come in a magnificent variety of colors but also carries special meanings specific to people of many nations.

The hibiscus flower are native to many Asia and the Pacific Islands. Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea, which means “eternity” or “immortality” from its Korean word mugung, representing life and courage. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is considered to have a number of medical uses in Chinese herbology and it is the national flower of Malaysia. The red of the petals symbolizes the courage, life, and rapid growth of the Malaysian, and the five petals represent the five Rukun Negara of Malaysia. The hibiscus is also the national flower of the Republic of Haiti.

In Japan, the hibiscus flowers are known as hanakotoba, which means “gentle”. Hibiscus, or China rose, is a popular flower in CHina. It Hibiscus symbolizes: fame, rich , glory and splendor. The hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian and Hawaiian girls. If the flower is worn behind the left ear, the woman is married or in a relationship. If the flower is worn on the right, she is single or open to promises. Hibiscus flowers are popular as ingredients in many wonderfully refreshing teas made around the world.

Being the nature of the flower, Hibiscus tattoos always appear as large tattoos inked on the back, shoulder, or sleeves. If you wonder what the magnificent Tattoos look like, take look at the best pictures we collected.

Turn your sleeve to the beautiful hyper-realistic ‘oil painting’. The golden hibiscus blossom with petals, dragonfly.




Polynesian inspired tribal tattoo ornamented with hibiscus flowers. Feminine style.


































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