What's The Meaning Of An Aster Flower Tattoo?

Seeing a captivating tattoo "in the wild" is a beautiful thing. It's like catching a public artwork display that offers a window into someone's personality, history, and dreams. Getting inked can be incredibly meaningful, and it should be. Tattoos are permanent (unless you want to undergo a long and painful removal process). As such, you should think carefully about your design before pulling the (tattoo gun) trigger.

Floral designs and flowers can be a symbolic choice, especially if they're used to represent a loved one or a special event. Take, for example, the aster flower. Dainty and daisy-like, these flowers are usually lavender in color with a bright yellow center. They're prized for how their petals burst out from the middle; in fact, their name is derived from the Greek word for star. Usually, these wildflowers clump together in the fields, making them look like solid patches of gorgeous color.

The aster flower is believed to have been named by ancient Greeks after their goddess, Astraea. One night when she was disheartened by how the night sky was devoid of flowers, she began to cry; wherever her tears fell on the Earth, star-like aster flowers bloomed. Aside from being pretty, the aster flower can be a tattoo steeped in meaning. Before you ink yourself with this charming bloom, here's what your aster flower tattoo could tell the world.

Uncovering the secret meanings of the aster flower

The Greeks didn't only attribute the aster flower to the celestial goddess Astraea but to Venus, the goddess of love; and they used it to create love potions! Getting a tattoo of this flower could symbolize love or have celestial connotations (your zodiac sign, maybe?), epitomizing the beauty of nature from the heavens to the Earth.

In America, the aster flower is the birth flower of September, making it an excellent piece for anyone wanting to commemorate a birthday. Many years after the Greeks, the bloom has also taken on a few new meanings, including courage, strength, and wisdom. Some mark themselves with this flower in a shade of blue to show they're fiercely loyal, often to their family or friends. If you're purely going off aesthetics, the delicate aster flower is perfect for symbolizing beauty, subtlety, and daintiness.

As you can see, this small flower has a vast number of meanings. It doesn't have to encapsulate all these representations at once; you can choose what you want your tattoo to stand for. Alternatively, you don't have to settle on a specific meaning to get an aster tattoo; you can simply think the flower is beautiful and want to always carry its likeness with you. That's the beauty of tattoos; they can represent so many different things to different people that no two ink stories are the same.

What can I combine with an aster flower?

Aster flowers can make a darling addition to a tattoo bouquet. If you're using them to represent a September birthday, feel free to combine them with other flowers to represent all the special people in your life, such as your children or parents. Or, opt for gorgeous flowers with their own special meanings, like sunflowers for loyalty and happiness, lilacs for renewal, or daisies for innocence. Use the opportunity to get creative and custom design your body art to reflect your personal values.

Of course, you could play off the aster's celestial background and include symbolic constellations, perfect for a dainty minimalist tattoo. You can never go wrong with incorporating names, dates, or phrases, and the small nature of the aster flower often leaves plenty of room on your canvas to add these lovely features.

Whether you're going bright and bold or simple and subtle, an aster flower tattoo can make an enchanting addition to your body ink. You might choose this charming flower because you vibe with one of its many meanings or because you just like the look of it; the true meaning behind your tattoo matters most to you, and you don't need to justify it to anyone.