The azalea flower is one that represents feminine energy and a strong connection to the home and family.
Flowers of all kinds make for beautiful tattoos, no matter if they are small and dainty or big and bold.
You can make any flower tattoo truly your own by adapting the flower to suit your own style.
For example, if you have a sleeve of black and white tattoos then you can either choose to have your flower tattoo blend in by opting for a black and white version or you can choose to shine the spotlight on it and showcase the flower’s beauty by choosing a colorful design. The choice is up to you.
One of the hardest things to think about when you have decided that you want a flower tattoo is deciding exactly which flower you want to have permanently inked on your body.
You can choose something that you simply find pretty to look at, or you can choose a flower that has a deeper meaning. Again, the choice is yours.
Here we will talk about the azalea flower, telling you all about its history, its cultural significance as well as the deeper meaning behind the flower to help you decide if the azalea flower would make the perfect tattoo for you.
Symbolism and meaning behind the azalea flower
As with all flowers, the azalea flower is not only something beautiful to look at but it also holds deeper and more spiritual meanings.
Azaleas are a flower that exudes feminine energy and this is particularly clear by their connection to the family and family bonds.
Azaleas signify familial duties and that the home is the center of everything.
This includes being at the center of the home and remaining there if you already have a close bond with your family.
If you are not particularly close with your family then the strength of the azalea’s meaning is said to help guide you back to your familial home and rebuild the ties that you once had there.
In addition to their feminine appearance, the azalea flower also represents feminine beauty and the fiery passion of the woman. This is reflected in the strong and bold pink color of the flower’s petals.
So, if you are particularly in tune with your feminine energy and the strength that every woman has within herself this flower can be a particularly beautiful way to demonstrate that to the world.
In addition to beauty and strength, the azalea flower also holds special significance when it comes to abundance.
The flower is said to help bring wealth and elegance into your life, again connecting itself to the feminine elements in the world.
There are also several different types of azalea flower, with variations in color and with each of these varieties the meaning takes on a new lease of life.
So, if you are in tune with everything that the flower has to offer consider the color options to make sure that the flower truly represents everything that you stand for.
The white azalea flower, as with most other white-colored flowers, represents purity and innocence.
But here the flower also represents restraint and civility, suggesting an awareness of self that many other white flowers do not.
Both the dark pink and red versions of the flower represent passions and a fiery nature as well as strength.
This can make for a great alternative to a red rose tattoo as a show of love and passion.
A purple azalea flower holds a slightly more gentle meaning in that it symbolizes joy and friendship.
This connection to another can also be represented by the more typical yellow flower but here the line between companions and family can become a little bit blurred.
In terms of cultural meaning, in Britain, the azalea was used to represent temperance as the flower was very low-maintenance and would make a fantastic addition to almost any garden without becoming overbearing or a nuisance.
Because of such a strong connection to the feminine spirit, the azalea is a flower that is typically chosen by women as a tattoo.
Although the flower is not an overly common image to get tattooed, its meaning is widely known and celebrated by many across the world.
So, if you are after a more subtle tattoo then the azalea may not be for you.
A dainty pink design
The connection between the azalea flower and the feminine energy is so strong and widely recognized that it makes it the most popular color choice for the tattoo.
However, if you do not want your tattoo to be quite as loud and obvious as many others consider opting for a more delicate design, one that avoids harsh black lines and uses a softer shade of pink.
This way you can still convey the strength of women in your tattoo but you can do so in a feminine way, reflecting the deep meaning behind the flower.
You can choose to get the tattoo either as a single flower or as a design incorporating multiple versions of the flower, this way you can cover and all meanings that you want to.
As a family tattoo
Because the azalea flower grounds itself in the importance of the home you should consider getting a tattoo of the flower as part of a matching set with your parents or siblings.
This way you can each have a beautiful tattoo, that you can each customize to your own style and liking, but you are all connected in the meaning of this stunning flower.
This style of flower tattoo holds a lot of meaning and is often recognized for its link to women and their strength.
For this reason, this flower tattoo is not for the faint of heart and can be used to connect you and your family to one another if you choose to get matching tattoos.
The flower offers you strength and patience as well as helping to ground you.