The tree is considered to be a symbol of feminine beauty. It has a very significant place in Japanese culture and is called "Sakura". The flowers of this tree are very beautiful and you wish that they could long last, but they fade away within a couple of weeks. Thus, Japanese people consider the tree to be a symbol of life, since its life span is very short. The tree blooms during the spring equinox and the flowers shed quickly. The Japanese samurai also linked the tree with 'transience of life'. Thus, a Japanese cherry blossom tattoo basically symbolizes transience of life, while the Chinese cherry blossom tattoo designs symbolize femininity and grace. Thus, we can conclude that love, life, feminism, happiness, beauty, etc., are some of the significant meanings of this tattoo.
Some of the typical features of this tattoo are, unique design, bright pink colors, feminine designs, versatile nature, and great symbolism. Versatility is one of its most important characteristics. The tattoo can be carved in many different types and can also be combined with other designs like that of birds, cages, leaves, flowers, etc. Its most attractive feature is that you can expand this tattoo in any way you want. Some people like to have a growing tree tattoo, just like the way the tree grows naturally. One can get the whole tree carved on the body or few branches with blooming flowers on them.
Placing the Tattoo
You just cannot go wrong with its placement. For smaller designs, you can go opt for places like arms, legs, or feet. Women who want to get a bigger and complete tattoo, usually get it on their back, stomach, or below the chest. The rib cage is also another popular choice. One can also go for branches of the tree that wrap around the upper arm, ankles, or thighs, shoulders, lower back, and wrists. The flexibility of the tattoo design makes it easy to place it anywhere on the body.
These tattoos are a great combination of elegance, class, royalty, culture, and heritage along with nice meanings like femininity, love, beauty, and life.