Lily Tattoos

White Lily Tattoo Designs - Lily Tattoos

The whiteness of the lily’s long white petals speaks of purity, innocence, and chastity. At the same time and in other cultures, the trumpet-like flower has evoked associations of erotic love and procreation. Clearly, the lily is one of the most ambiguous of all flower symbols. Christians took possession of the symbol on the basis of the Sermon on the Mount and it’s «lilies of the field» passage. Consider how beautiful they grow, though «they toil not». God provides, that’s the message, and the lily emerges as a symbol of faith and surrender to god’s grace. Liturgically, the lily is a symbol of Easter and of Christ himself, of resurrection and immortality. It’s evocative scent, the odor of chastity.

Water Lily Tattoo - Lily Tattoos

The flower’s phallic pistil and erotic fragrance made quite the opposite impression on the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. They linked the lily with fertility. It was a popular decorative motif in those ancient cultures. The female principle was artfully suggested when the lily was placed in a vase or jar, as it often was. The connection with procreation may have been behind the French royal family’s decision to adopt the fleur-de-lys as their coat of arms in the 12th century. Three petals bound at the base would ensure the prosperity of the royal line.

Tattoo Lily Flower Designs - Lily Tattoos

The lily is often seen near a coffin, symbolizing death as well as purity. Because of its association with Christ, lilies are symbolic that the newly departed soul, if they have led a virtuous life of faith, will find resurrection in the hereafter. Lilies are often featured in memorial tattoo designs.

3D Lily Tattoo - Lily Tattoos

In Medieval and Renaissance art, where flower symbolism was almost a language unto itself, the Lily symbolized purity, chastity, and innocence. White lilies represented the purity of the Virgin Mary. The Angel Gabriel was often painted presenting Mary with a white lily when he announced to her that she would give birth to the Son of God.  Below you will find a gallery of inspirational images that will help you in your quest of creating the perfect Lily tattoo.

3D Lily Tattoos - Lily Tattoos

3D Lily Tattoos

Tattoo Flower Lily - Lily Tattoos

Tattoo Flower Lily

Tattoo Designs Lily Flower - Lily Tattoos

Tattoo Designs Lily Flower

Tattoo of Lily of the Valley Flower - Lily Tattoos

Tattoo of Lily of the Valley Flower

Calla Lily Tattoo - Lily Tattoos

Calla Lily Tattoo

Calla Lily Tattoo Images - Lily Tattoos

Calla Lily Tattoo Images

Calla Lily Tattoo on Foot - Lily Tattoos

Calla Lily Tattoo on Foot

Hummingbird With Lily Tattoo - Lily Tattoos

Hummingbird With Lily Tattoo

Lily Side Tattoo - Lily Tattoos

Lily Side Tattoo

Lily Sleeve Tattoo Designs - Lily Tattoos

Lily Sleeve Tattoo Designs

lily Tatto Images - Lily Tattoos

lily Tatto Images

Lily Tattoo Design - Lily Tattoos

Lily Tattoo Design

Lily Tattoo Designs - Lily Tattoos

Lily Tattoo Designs

Lily Tattoo Designs for Men - Lily Tattoos

Lily Tattoo Designs for Men

Lily Tattoo for Guys - Lily Tattoos

Lily Tattoo for Guys

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Lily Tattoo Images - Lily Tattoos

Lily Tattoo Images

Lily Tattoo Pictures - Lily Tattoos

Lily Tattoo Pictures

Lily Flower Tattoo Designs - Lily Tattoos

Lily Flower Tattoo Designs

Lily and Hummingbird Tattoo - Lily Tattoos

Lily and Hummingbird Tattoo

Lily of the Valley Tattoo Images - Lily Tattoos

Lily of the Valley Tattoo Images

Lily Flower Tattoo Meaning - Lily Tattoos

Lily Flower Tattoo Meaning