33 Gorgeous Lilac Tattoo Ideas to Inspire You in 2023
It’s no secret that Lilacs are pretty flowers that smell absolutely amazing. Even better are the meanings attached to them, which are many. Now I won’t go into all the meanings but one thing is for sure, there’s a meaning suited to everyone. Did I mention that Lilac tattoos are one of the most popular flower tattoos in the world?
But before you go and get your own Lilac tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the sweetest, most unique and prettiest Lilac tattoo ideas for 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.
Pretty Micro Lilac Tattoo Over Triceps
Welcome to another list of tattoos to inspire you. On the menu today are Lilac tattoos, not to be confused with lavender. First up we have this gorgeous pink and purple micro realistic lilac tattoo. Micro tattoos are great if you’re wanting to keep things simple and elegant. Another thing that adds to the elegance of this beautiful Lilac piece is the color scheme; pastel tones are a great way to add a feminine touch to a tattoo.
Fineline Black and Gray Lilac Triceps Tattoo
The fineline style and flowers are a match made in tattoo heaven and the best part, there’s little to no need for color or shading. Fineline tattoos can often be simple or intricate, but even when it’s as simple as this one, it looks good. Perfect placement and a great showcase of skill; there’s not a single wobbly line that I can see.
Fineline Lilac Tattoo On Man’s Outer Forearm
The placement of this design is great, it fits the outer forearm beautifully. This tattoo is so extraordinarily unique mostly because there is a mix of styles. The leaves are very neo-traditional while the flowers are more fineline. Brought together, these two styles create this lovely tattoo that’s on a man’s arm, proving that flowers aren’t for women only
Dainty Fineline Script and Lilac Tattoo
A tiny Lilac design with clean script work? Yes, please. I adore how neat the script is, especially since there are many artists that struggle to get such fine script as perfect as this. Even more impressive are the details and blends of color that the artist manages to incorporate into such a tiny space.
Gorgeous Watercolor Lilac Tattoo
If there’s one thing I really enjoy when it comes to tattoos, it’s the use of watercolor techniques. Watercolor designs are pretty and quite popular for good reason. The colors used in this piece are phenomenal, the various blues, purples and pinks blend together beautifully while the greens and yellows both blend and complement the entire piece. Credit to the artist for this piece.
Lovely Fineline Black and Gray Lilac Flower Bouquet Tattoo
The black and gray shading in this fineline design is incredibly smooth, There’s a balanced amount of contrast and negative spaces are used to create highlights rather than packing solid white ink to add highlights. I like where the tattoo is placed; the composition of it fits the shape of her arm and also fills up a larger spot,.
Tiny Realistic Color Lilac Tattoo
If micro tattoos are your thing, then this very cute Lilac tattoo is a perfect inspiration, especially if you’re into micro realism. The size is perfect for people who love tattoos but don’t ever see themselves covering their bodies with them. This placement is awesome, but more importantly, I like the details created by the colors and white highlights. Really nice work.
Amazing Micro Color Lilac Tattoo
This placement seems to be rather popular for getting a Lilac tattoo. The colors in this one are a lot more saturated which is good for longevity and as the saying goes, bold will hold. Adding white highlights to the design really helps create depth and separate the colors while simultaneously adding a realistic touch. Truly a lovely piece.
Stunning Feminine Fineline Butterflies and Lilac Tattoo
The watercolor inspiration is evident in the way the colors have been done in this piece. That soft fading gradient reminds me of something out of a fairytale book. The blues in the butterflies complement the purples used in the flowers stunningly. Both artist and client can be confident in the fact that this is one amazingly well done tattoo.
Adorable Micro Color Realism Lilac Ankle Tattoo
Finally, a micro Lilac tattoo that’s been placed on a different part of the body. For the size and shape of the design, the ankle is definitely a great choice. What I really enjoy about this one is how lightly done the colors are. It adds to the already feminine vibe this piece gives off.
Micro Realistic Lilac Tattoo On the Ankle
How amazing are the details in this tattoo? For such a small piece, the artist sure knows how to work with colors and shading to create a three-dimensional micro tattoo. I enjoy the lack of solid outlines; it’s less harsh than using black ink to outline a piece, plus, black ink overtime bleeds under the skin.
Beautiful Lilac Tattoo On Woman’s Neck
This placement is very in your face, but at the same time can be hidden with hair if needed. The size of the design also works really well for the area its been placed. It’s quite a shock to see someone with not many tattoos choose this spot, but then again, tattoos are becoming less stigmatized. Great tattoo, even better placement, super badass!
Cute Lilac Heart and Butterfly Tattoo On the Arm
Is this Lilac flower heart and tiny blue butterfly not the sweetest thing ever? I think the artist did a fantastic job at creating a realistic piece, so small in size, however, the placement in my opinion wasn’t the best spot for something this size and shape. Of course, if she’s not going to add more tattoos to the area in the future, then the placement is not such an issue.
Amazing Black and Gray Lilac Tattoo On the Leg
Here we have a gorgeous black and gray Lilac tattoo placed quite uniquely, especially because the client doesn’t seem to have anything else on their legs. I really love the way this design has been executed; the contrast in shading is truly stunning especially because the flowers themselves have white added to give off a realistic white highlight. Everything about this piece is gorgeous, props to the artist for doing such a great job.
Precious Bee and Lilac Chest Tattoo
Traditionally, fineline tattoos aren’t done in color, but here we see that the artist created their own rendition of the style. Again, the chest seems to be a popular spot for these designs, and for good reason, it looks great. I adore the bumblebee, it works perfectly with the design. I’m not sure though whether or not it’s part of the design or just something that was there previously, either way, it works.
Stunning Micro Realistic Lilac Tattoo
While this is not purely a Lilac tattoo, the other flowers added to the design work well together. The color scheme is perfect, mostly because red and purple are complementary colors. Brought together they work well at creating a gorgeous floral piece. Because of how small the client’s arm is, the size of the design suits the area rather than looking out of place.
Lovely Micro Black and Gray Lilac Tattoo
Black and gray tattoos are always an awesome addition to anyone’s collection, and the fact that this is a Lilac tattoo, and needs no color to look like what it’s supposed to, tells you a great deal about the skills of this artist. I love how detailed the design is and the way in which the artist executes the shading. Overall, this is a great tattoo.
Stunning Feminine Sparkly Lilac Forearm Tattoo
Okay, the first thing I need to comment on is the fact that the sparkles in this tattoo look like the artist added twinkly lights under the client’s skin and I am absolutely living for it. Secondly, the chosen color palette is absolutely phenomenal; the way the sparkles and the purple blend so well makes this entire design pop like no other. Amazing placement and even better design, kudos to the artist for pulling off such a lovely piece.
Black and Gray Fineline Lilac Tattoo
Wow, that’s the first thing that went through my head when I looked at this Lilac tattoo. Not only is it extremely detailed but the fact that it needs no color at all to look so good says a lot. The size and shape of the design truly suit the placement, especially because it flows with her collarbone. I could definitely see her getting another one on the other side to create a nice symmetrical chest piece.
Crescent Moon and Micro Lilac Tattoo
This Lilac tattoo is precious not only because it’s a micro tattoo but because of the addition of the realistic crescent moon. I enjoy the fact that the artist made the Lilac the center of attention by making the moon smaller so it’s not the focal point. Nice work.
Dainty Black and Gray Lilac Chest Tattoo
What makes this design so dainty is the soft shading and lack of solid line work. If you’re looking for something extra feminine as inspiration then this is the tattoo you’ve been looking for. Even the placement is extremely feminine. I adore how soft the shading is, although one thing to keep in mind is the fact that because there are no solid outlines, there is a chance this piece will fade significantly over time. So perhaps it would be a good idea to go a bit darker with the shading.
Micro Color Realistic Lilac Ankle Tattoo
The Autumn colors and muted purples in this design are simply to die for. I like how realistic the artist made this piece, especially because of the soft color blending and lack of hard outlines. Smaller designs like this Lilac tattoo look great on the ankle; another area that would have worked is the wrist or the triceps. Overall, phenomenal tattoo.
Beautiful Watercolor Lilac Tattoo On Forearm
I love how creative artists get with watercolor, especially when it’s done in such a subtle way. This design is perfect for the forearm, especially because it has a circular shape added to it which needs a spot that has enough space to accommodate it. The colors are amazing and vibrant, the line work is clean and the placement is absolute perfect. What more do you need?
Moon Phase Black and Gray Lilac Tattoo
The best part about this tattoo is the fact that the artist uses the Lilac to form part of the crescent moon. They couldn’t have chosen a better flower to create this piece unless they used lavender. Another thing I really like about this design is the choice of shading; there’s a little bit of dotwork and some whip shading, which comes together to form a stunning black and gray ankle tattoo.
Micro Color Lilac Chest Tattoo
Here it’s noticeable that the artist chose to not include every single petal of the Lilac but rather use solid color in the background and only use a few white and pink flowers to create the flower. While this would have looked a lot better with more flowers, the artist saves the design by creating the shape that Lilacs are supposed to be in, which is a smart move.
Gorgeous Micro Lilac Tattoo Over Triceps
Triceps tattoo are cool because they’re not in your face but are still visible, which is something people have to consider, especially if they work in the corporate world. The line work is smooth and consistent.There is a slight problem though with tattoos this small as there’s a high chance that in time the tiny details will fade and become solid blobs. This occurs as the ink bleeds under the skin. To avoid this, the best thing to do is to go a bit bigger so you don’t lose too much detail as your tattoo ages. Otherwise, there are only good things to say about this dainty piece.
Beautiful Lilac and Crescent Moon Tattoo
This Lilac tattoo is too cute for words; the little moon, stars, and music notes look adorable together. While they are placed away from each other, they still look like one tattoo, which is a risk you take when all the elements in a design aren’t placed close together. The fact that the artist uses the same colors for both the flower and the moon and stars is awesome and is another reason why all the elements don’t appear random.
Tiny Lilac Tattoo On the Foot
For those wanting to get their foot tattooed, keep in mind how spicy this area can be. Luckily if this is the design you’ve chosen as inspiration, it won’t hurt as much as it would if there were solid black outlines. I don’t know if you’re like me, but lining sucks. The way this piece has been placed on the foot is lovely; I adore the way the flowers are falling off of the stem. Simply gorgeous and very feminine, if that’s the vibe you’re going for.
Micro Lilac and Script Tattoo
This tattoo definitely is the poster child for micro tattoos; wow, that’s tiny. While it’s really nicely done and looks fantastic on the chest, in my professional opinion, something this small isn’t worth the amount of times you’ll have to have it touched up. The flowers and paws are absolutely adorable, but the script is very light which means it’s not going to hold up well and might even fall out during healing. Ask your artist to use a more saturated black and make the numbers a bit bigger and thicker, while also keeping in mind that going too thick and dark will lead to smudging over time.
Lilac Bouquet Tattoo On the Shoulder Blade
This is one of the only Lilac tattoos that isn’t a micro tattoo and wow is it impressive. Not only is the tattoo done really really well, but the way it’s been placed is also extremely unique. It’s one of those pieces that will stick out from under a shirt and catch people’s attention because they want to know what the rest of it looks like. I cannot get enough of this piece, it’s truly exceptional.
Neo-Traditional Lilac Tattoo On the Shoulder
I cannot get over how beautiful this tattoo is. The colors are extremely saturated while simultaneously muted, staying true to the Neo-Traditional style. Not only are the colors stunning but the placement is also fantastic, and the fact that it’s in such a visible place makes this even more badass. There’s a wide variety of flowers and plants in this piece and all I can say is, they look amazing together.
Fineline Black and Gray Lilac Forearm Tattoo
The shading in this Lilac tattoo is exceptionally smooth, which is something you want when getting a black and gray piece. I like the little highlights created by the negative spaces the artist left open. There’s a great deal of depth created, as well as a focal point where the flowers are in the background and shaded darker. There’s nothing better than a gorgeously tattooed black and gray design, credit to the artist.
Simple Dainty Lilac Biceps Tattoo
We’ve reached the end of the list and our final tattoo is this simple fineline piece. I like that the lines are so clean and consistent; getting lines to be this clean takes a steady hand and lots of skill. I’ve said a few of the designs on this list are feminine, but this one, in particular, is definitely a perfect example of that. If dainty is your preference, then here’s all the inspo you need.
We hope you found what you were looking for and had as much fun looking at these tattoos as we had writing about them. Until next time, happy inking!