39 Luxurious Poppy Tattoos

8 years ago / By Tattoo.Magz

Poppy tattoos depict a flower that has carried heavy emotional meaning throughout the years. The poppy flower plays an important role in religion, medicine and mythology. It’s a symbol for the Greek God of dreams, Morpheus, who is said to have had a garden of poppies at the entrance to his palace. These poppies symbolised death, eternal sleep, and oblivion.  It is said that Morpheus had the ability to take on the appearance of a mortal in dreams, and that  he was the god who relayed messages from the gods  and prophecies of the future.

Mainly, poppies serve as a symbol of remembrance of the soldiers who died during wartime. But poppy tattoos can have various other meanings, such as finding peace in death, resurrection and eternal life, beauty and success and extravagance and luxury. Poppy tattoos are indeed extraordinary, and we have found some of the most exquisite poppy tattoos ever done. Thanks for caring, thanks for sharing.

“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.” By Moina Michael.

1. This exquisite poppy flower tattoo.

bright red poppy tattoo

(photo by Pis Saro)

2. This lovely full back tattoo.

poppy flower tattoo by pis saro

(photo by Pis Saro)

3. This pastel looking poppy tattoo.

poppy flower tattoo by tattoo doll

(photo by Tattoo Doll)

4. This amazing watercolor poppy tattoo.

poppy flower tattoo by tattooist banul

(photo by tattooist_banul)

5. This delicate poppy tattoo.

poppy flower tattoo

(artist unknown)

6. This dotwork poppy tattoo.

poppy tattoo by brezinski

(photo by Brezinski)

7. This fine line poppy tattoo.

poppy tattoo by carin silver

(photo by Carin Silver)

8. This scarlet poppy tattoo.

poppy tattoo by denis sivak

(photo by Denis Sivak)

9. This brilliant watercolor poppy tattoo.

poppy tattoo by justin nordine tattoos

(photo by Justin Nordine)

10. This neat blackwork poppy tattoo.

poppy tattoo by kamil czapiga

(photo by Kamil Czapia)