Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tattoo Designs & Symbols of Chrysanthemum

Do you like Tattoo? Usually what kind of Image do you want to Tattoo at your body? Ever think Chrysanthemum? I read at one off Tattoo site :

What do they mean
Tattoo Designs & Symbols - Chrysanthemum Tattoos

Chrysanthemum tattoos
One of the most widely cultivated flowers in the world, the chrysanthemum's popularity has grown such that "mums" now reign as the undisputed "Queen of the Fall Flowers." Centuries of careful breeding by gardeners has resulted in a wide range of floral colors, shapes, and sizes. Today, the flower's colors include various shades of pink, purple, red, yellow, bronze or orange, and white.
Chrysanthemum comes from combining the Greek word chrysos; meaning gold, with anthemon; meaning flower. So the chrysanthemum is literally, the ‘golden flower’. This noble blossom was often portrayed as a symbol of perfection in many cultures. Quite an achievement for a blossom that started out as a small, yellow daisy-like flower!
The chrysanthemum has been cultivated in China for nearly 2,700 hundred years and the flower was revered for both its beauty and as a medicinal herb. As an herb, it was believed to have the power of life. Legend has it that the boiled roots were used as a headache remedy; young sprouts and petals were eaten in salads; and leaves were brewed for a festive drink.
"If you would be happy for a lifetime, grow Chrysanthemums," says one ancient Chinese philosopher. In China the
chrysanthemum is a symbol of Taoist simplicity and perfection. Autumn is the season of this flower, a time of tranquillity, completeness, and abundance following the harvest. Since it blooms right into winter, it may also symbolize the ability to mediate between life and death, between Heaven and Earth. The ancient Chinese name for chrysanthemum is "Chu."
Really Lovely and Amazing.


Anonymous said...

i like, and i have tatoo
but design like that its so nice and so beautifull...
thanks for photos

love this blog said...

i like tatto with simple motif, like small flower

cookies said...

I love Tattoo too :)