Among many different flower tattoos poppy tattoos stand out because of their attractiveness and beauty. Vivid red color instantly attracts a lot of attention and it is vital for many people.
Poppy tattoo design meanings
Everybody knows that flowers are such tattoos which bear in themselves a deep meaning. All tattoos with flowers and their values consign the roots far to the past, to ancient cultures. It is considered to be that the tattoo with a flower, for example – poppy, is purely female symbol, but it far not so.
Let us pass to what the tattoo poppy matters. The tattoo with poppy is inseparably linked with a dream or death. And already two of these concepts are closely connected among themselves, for example, a lethargical sleep very often are the duplicating value of death, after all practically not to distinguish them. It everything is very mysterious and people work on a solution of these secrets not one century.
Poppy is a surprising ancient symbol with which the whole people decorated sacred utensils and temples. These people existed long before such great civilizations as Rome and others. For example, ancient Egyptians applied poppy as sleeping pill, more precisely, a medicine which was made of its seeds. That concerned narcotic properties of this flower then didn't know about it yet, but nevertheless, poppy already then was a symbol of a dream and death and infinite oblivion.
There is one more value of a tattoo with poppy – the truth. Ancient Greek girls on poppies guessed on love, namely, how strongly their beloved are faithful of there was even specially a name – a flower that is, the love spy. In Catholicism decorate with poppy churches. And in day of Descent of the Holy Spirit also intra cathedral utensils.
World symbolism of poppy
In Great Britain the symbolics of poppy is very actual during celebration of day of memory for those dead in the World War II, everyone attaches to itself(himself) on a breast a flower of poppy or a badge with it as poppy means also a memory sign. Thus, the tattoo with poppy receives one more value connected with memory of something that is, in some plan it can be carried to army tattoos.
Close connection with death and poppy is observed at ancient Etruscans. They sewed clothes by means of poppy, and the clothes intended to god of an underground kingdom. Thus, the demon was in a red raincoat, isn't excluded what exactly from here and the tradition went to represent underground characters in scarlet or red clothes. Poppy had good value in Russia. Poppy was a symbol of beauty and youth which as if the dream, entangles entirely, after all so she is beautiful.
Ancient Greeks even drew a line of similarity of poppy and the human head therefore as the victim during sacrifices gave the poppy heads, but not human.
Thus it turns out that poppy symbolizes a dream, death, night and the nature. What value you enclose in a tattoo with poppy depends only on you, after all isn't excluded that you simply like this flower and you want to represent it on the body, without putting in it anything, except the personal sympathy.