Flower Tattoos / Cherry Blossom Tattoos
35 Beautiful Cherry Blossom Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women in 2023
The cherry blossom, also known as the Sakura flower, is an iconic image of Japan. People love the beautiful pictures of Japanese parks filled with budding cherry blossom trees, overcome with dazzling amounts of gorgeous pink and white flower petals. It comes as no surprise that the cherry blossom is so desired to be tattooed on people’s skin, with its beautiful looks and meaning (the cherry blossom represents a time of renewal and optimism).
But before you go and get your own Sakura tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the most unique, most stylish, and best-looking cherry blossom tattoos of 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which tattoo style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
With that said, let’s begin.
Realistic Color Red Cherry Blossoms on Ankle and Foot
Pink Cherry Blossoms turn a deep maroon-red in the Fall. Summer is over but will always be remembered with just a glance down at your feet. It’s really nice how this twig twists around the ankle and onto the leg and foot. Even without much shading, these Cherry Blossoms are a standout.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tattoo
This is a beautiful design highlighted by color choice. The pink cherry blossoms lend a delicate feel to the more dramatic colors of the bag. Perhaps a case for jewels, the bag is dramatically accented with a red “velvet” ribbon tied in a bow. Of course the artist was sure to include some gold beads. But of course
Cherry Blossom Tattoo Ideas
The Blackwork used to ink the snake is in nice contrast to the lightly shaded Cherry Blossoms. The snake, with its ominous pointed head, slithers amongst the sweet Cherry Blossoms. Snake vs Flower; Temptation vs Innocence. We’ll have to check back in to see who wins this battle.
Cherry Blossom Watercolor Tattoo
This watercolor cherry blossom tattoo gives off a light, delicate feel. Here splashes of color spill from the outlines just as they might with a watercolor painting. With tattoos and actual paintings, it’s easy for this style to get messy. Luckily this artist has skills and avoids any mess.
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Even without any color, these Cherry Blossoms make you think of the pretty blooms you might see in Japan or Washington DC. This linear design fits perfectly on the back but is perhaps too wide. I find the more narrow designs that taper over the spine to be more interesting and definitely more alluring. Guess it depends on the look you’re going for.
Old School Red Cherry Blossom Ankle Tattoos
Of course you’d have to have a pedi that matches your tattoos. Cherry blossoms might be delicate but not with this traditional cherry blossom done in the Old School style. Here they’re bold with black outlines, minimal shading and simple colors. You’ll often see people fall in love with this style and use it for all their future tattoos.
Realistic Watercolor Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Woman’s Triceps
This cherry blossom design really looks like a watercolor painting complete with the rectangular outline. The painting then comes alive with that one blossom poking out from the frame onto the skin. The different tones of pink and white ink provide the amazing realism. Looks like there was a little white “paint” left on the artist’s brush which was wiped off on the skin. Nice touch.
Minimal Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Woman’s Biceps
At first glance you might see only the two lovely Cherry Blossoms. Look again and then you see the circle created with squiggly black lines. Is this symbolic of the earth, the sun? While I’m not sure I do love the symmetry and balance it provides. With Minimal style tattoos, a theme is deconstructed into its most basic components. Maybe the point here is that we’re all connected.
Fineline Cherry Blossom Tattoo Under-bra
Thin black lines, no shading nor color all emphasize the delicate feel of cherry blossoms. So delicate that it looks like a gentle breeze swept this branch right onto the chest which perfectly frames the design. Of course the branch follows the natural curves here making it A Perfect Fit
Neo Traditional Bird and Cherry Blossom Forearm Tattoo
Who said pink Cherry Blossoms are always dainty and just for girls? I don’t think so.
Case-in-point this large Neo Traditional tattoo. Using different muted tones and thin black lines, awesome detail is created over the bird’s body. You don’t ever have to leave home to get a bird’s eye view.
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Blackwork Cherry Blossom Tattoo
Cherry Blossoms – little clouds of pinks and whites. Not these! These are in your face bold with solid planes of black ink. The design also perfectly fills all of the provided canvas. Bold on its own, this design could also be built upon with additional inking in the future.
Old School Japanese Calf Tattoo
Not wanting to miss out on any elements of traditional Japanese tattoos, we’ve got the sun, cherry blossoms, a crane, a Koi fish and a deity all right here. Wow – that’s a lot but it works. There’s a simplicity achieved with the Old School style using a basic color palette and minimal shading. There’s also the use of negative space between and around all these elements. This provides “room” for them all to co-exist together.
Japanese Blackwork Half-Sleeve Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Woman’s Arm
One look at this tattoo and you know it’s Japanese style: big, bold, covering large areas of the body – and not for everyone. This is a statement piece not for the shy. The softy shaded cherry blossoms throughout the design are in awesome contrast to the precise black outlines and solid planes of black ink. I love their shading which is off the charts. Props to the artist.
Realistic Watercolor Fruit and Floral Tattoo on Woman’s Shoulder
This is such a bright, crisp, precise inking. Kudos to the artist for the skilled use of shading, contrast and white ink to create such a realistic representation. The use of negative space (non-inked) also adds to its vibrancy. The strawberries look juicy enough to eat, the flowers sweet enough to smell. Who needs the real thing when you can have such a beautiful cherry blossom design!
Watercolor Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Woman’s Inner Forearm
When I think of Cherry Blossoms, pretty Watercolor paintings just like this tattoo come to mind. Just like with real watercolors you have to be careful to avoid the design getting messy. Here that’s avoided with the skilled precise application of color.
Linework Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Man’s Palm
Hand tattoos are not common. They’re typically bold, in-you-face and therefore not for everyone. The palms are also a notoriously hard place to ink. The skin can be callused or thicker than other areas making it hard to ink. There’s also a faster shedding and regrowth of skin resulting in the fading of the tattoo. You might need repeated touch ups; something to consider. This Cherry Blossom has simple, clean, strong lines which might last longer. It’s also super cool.
Black and Gray Fineline Snake and Flower Tattoo on Upper Back
The awesome black and gray inking in this tattoo is offset by the truly beautiful application of color to the flowers. In the midst of all the drama, the touches of red are muted and subtle. Such a nice contrast. Like a piece of art, the back perfectly frames this design. A nice added touch: the single cherry blossom at the top and the feathered tail at the bottom.
Japanese Watercolor Cherry Blossom Branch Tattoo on Woman’s Arm
A Cherry Blossom branch is a creative design for an armband. Replacing the customary angular, geometric designs, a soft Japanese Watercolor embraces the arm. With the space between the falling petals a sense of movement is created; like there’s a gentle breeze. Ahh – a summer day.
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Watercolor Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Woman’s Ankle and Foot
Here’s a pretty Watercolor style Cherry Blossom tattoo. The art and the frame of a tattoo must go together. Here the design perfectly uses the thin, linear contours of the ankle and foot as its canvas. This tattoo might be perfect for the newbie; it’s not too big, not too bold and it’s not in a conspicuous area. Go ahead and dip your foot in
Woman With a Flower Head Tattoo
Yes hug yourself, love yourself – then say it for the whole world to hear – or See in a tattoo. Black lines provide the outlines here; thin, delicate yet also strong. The flowers in the design symbolically represent inner beauty. Yes let the whole world know who you are.
Fineline Cherry Blossom Tattoos on Woman’s Hands
Fineline style is on full display here. With the use of thin black lines and almost no shading, these identical cherry blossom tattoos are beautiful. Light and delicate, they accent the hands without being overbearing.
Old School Japanese Cherry Blossom Scalp Tattoo
This Old School tattoo has some of its typical characteristics: black outlines, simple color palette and simple shading. But there’s plenty new – this isn’t your grandpa’s Old School tattoo of a flag or a pin-up girl. This Japanese Cherry Blossom tattoo beautifully follows the curve of the scalp from the nape of the neck up and around the ear. There’s even some petals at the hairline. This is one fresh design. Now you may think this tattoo is more super hardcore, but at least she could grow her hair back to hide it unlike with a neck tattoo.
Fineline Guitar and Cherry Blossom Tattoo
Thin black lines and lack of shading give these Cherry Blossoms a nice light feeling. Next to the guitar it feels like they might be dancing. Not sure what the white patch means. What do you think?
Floral Color Cherry Blossom Tattoos on Woman’s Collarbones
The collarbones are typically a beautiful delicate part of a woman’s anatomy. There’s really no better way to highlight them by tattoos inked here. These Cherry Blossom tattoos gracefully follow the lines of each collarbone. Coming to a focal point just above the cleavage, they then extend upwards draping over each shoulder. So graceful; it’s like poetry-in-motion.
Japanese Watercolor Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Forearm
This is such a nice Cherry Blossom Tattoo. The small delicate blossoms and tapering design delicately accent the top of the forearm. What’s really nice is the unexpected heavy black ink at the top. It creates a focal point and provides some added drama to this tattoo. You can feel this branch stemming off of the cherry blossom tree.
Japanese Cat Mask Tattoo With Cherry Blossoms & Ying Yang
I really like the bold effect the red ink has on this piece. By only adding a touch of color, the artist did a great job adding life to this tattoo.
Japanese Watercolor Cherry Blossom Tree Tattoo on Thigh
The location of this Cherry Blossom tattoo makes perfect sense with the thigh providing the perfect canvas for this large linear design. The heavy ink of the branches adds a nice masculine touch as does the Asian script. Not sure what it says but it provides a great focal point between the diverging branches at the top.
Check out our thigh tattoos page for similar inspiration.
Watercolor Oil Cherry Blossom Flower Tattoo on Woman’s Collarbone
Here’s another great example of art enhancing the natural beauty of the body. Following the graceful line of the collarbone, the cherry blossom branch flows in unison with it.
The Watercolor style allows the artist to “paint” shades of color onto the skin. To achieve a more opaque appearance when needed, thicker strokes simulating oil paints are employed. The Result: art as beautiful as any Japanese painting.
Floral Tattoo on Biceps
These delicate Cherry Blossoms are made all the more important by the inclusion of the moon. It’s a small touch that “grounds” the blossoms; they’re no longer left to just “float” in space. Subtle yes – but one that separates a great artist from the crowd.
Fineline Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Triceps
This is a beautifully designed Fineline tattoo. Everything is perfect. The Subject: Cherry blossoms – dainty and delicate. The Style: Fineline with its thin black lines accentuating the lightness of the subject. The Canvas: The diamond outline gracefully adorning the triceps; the negative space around it creating the illusion that this is indeed a piece of jewelry. The Design: An ornamental piece at the top from which the blossoms dangle. Together: Perfectly Beautiful.
Old School Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Inner Biceps
These Old School Cherry Blossoms are so much fun. They’re bright and cheery with their black outlines and simple, solid red color. Placed off to the side, the muted red cord is an unexpected detail. Tied into a pretty knot, you can feel the tassels happily swinging in the wind. This is a very cool look for those wanting a red cherry blossom tattoo.
Realistic Color Cherry Blossom Tattoo
This is one of the prettiest Cherry Blossom tattoos. Expert shading is on full display here making this small design larger than life – and oh so real. The subtlety of the shading is off the charts. The upper two branches gently curve as if framing the wrist. No watch needed here; it’s Cherry Blossom Time.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our cherry blossom designs. But if you’re still not sold on using this particular flower for your next piece of body art, check out our many other awesome tattoo ideas! We have many different ideas for flower tattoos as well!
Minimal Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Woman’s Lower Abdomen
A pretty, singular Cherry Blossom is all that’s needed to adorn this woman’s lower abdomen. Some may want to show their tattoos off. This is a perfect design for those who might not; perfect for the” tattoo-newbie”.
Realistic Black and Gray Half-Sleeve Cherry Blossom Tattoo
This is a masterful example of Black and Gray style. With expert technique, awesome shading and an elevated sense of aesthetics, it doesn’t get better than this. The light of the Cherry Blossoms shines against the darker background creating a subtle drama. Whoever got this tattoo is certainly lucky. Big props to basilicatattoo.com