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33 Lovely Poppy Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women in 2023

If you’re looking for the best Poppy tattoo ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. What makes the Poppy such a lovely flower is its simplicity. Not only are they simple, but elegant and beautiful too, some might even say that it’s their simplicity that makes them so appealing.

But before you go and get your own Poppy tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the finest, most incredible, and prettiest Poppy 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.

Poppy Tattoo Ideas 1

Unique Color Realism Poppy Tattoo

Welcome to another list of tattoos to inspire you. On the agenda today are Poppy tattoos. First up we have this incredibly unique Poppy tattoo with what looks like a brush stroke script. The colors in this design remind me of Autumn. I like that the boldness of the black ink complements the bright orange and yellow ink. This is definitely a tattoo to be proud of, both as the wearer and artist.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 2

Lovely Fineline Poppy Tattoo On Forearm

Fineline is the perfect style for a floral design. Here we have a gorgeous fineline Poppy tattoo placed elegantly on the forearm in such a way that you could almost call it unique. The fine lines and gentle shading do this piece justice. The forearm is the perfect place to put this tattoo because the rest of the world gets to appreciate it too.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 3

Micro Color Realistic Poppy Tattoo

Micro tattoos are on the rise and are actually incredibly impressive. So much detail can be put into such a small space, however, because of the size, there is a much greater chance of the tattoo smudging or bleeding other over time. So, if you’re going micro try your best to choose a size that’s safe from smudging.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 4

Gorgeous Feminine Poppy Tattoo

This Poppy tattoo is gorgeously placed as the triceps is a great area for larger tattoos. The way the artist creates smooth lines that complement the subtle shading, is a true testament to her tattooing abilities. I like how the flow of the design is very realistic; the flowers are all positioned in a natural way. Everything about this design is phenomenal,

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 5

Cute Colorful Poppy Thigh Tattoo

This interesting design fits perfectly with the original tattoos; the flow of it does not take away from the existing pieces at all. This is definitely a sign of a good tattoo because not only is the design done well, but it’s also placed in the perfect position. I love everything about this tattoo; it’s cute, quirky, and adorable at the same time.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 6

Uniquely Placed Black and Gray Poppy Tattoo

Here’s another Poppy tattoo that’s been placed in a unique position; it’s almost done so that it can be hidden if necessary. Getting tattoos strategically placed is a great way to enjoy being part of the tattoo community while also being able to work in the corporate world. So, if you’re someone wanting a tattoo but are too afraid work will have an issue with it, remember there are ways around getting the tattoo you want and where you want it without compromising your career.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 7

Bright Watercolor Poppy Thigh Tattoo

The blend of watercolor and subtle abstract styles works so well together. The realistic touch to this piece is also something to mention. I enjoy how the artist takes various styles and brings them together to create such a beautiful tattoo that is also extremely feminine. The placement is great and the artist does an amazing job with both color blending and diluting.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 8

Black and Gray Fineline Poppy Tattoo Over Woman’s Biceps

You’ll often find that people with minimal tattoos will get something along the lines of a fineline tattoo, and for good reason. This style is perfect for first-timers or individuals that don’t want their tattoos to be too bold or noticeable. It’s also the best style if you like feminine tattoos.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 9

Beautiful Illustration Poppy Flower Bouquet Tattoo

There’s something extremely unique about this tattoo, at first glance it looks slightly flat but then you notice how the artist uses color to create depth as opposed to black and gray shading. I like how fine the stems are; they work well with the colors and floral theme.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 10

Blackwork Poppy Bouquet Tattoo

I really like the placement of this Poppy tattoo; the shape and size fit the ankle nicely and don’t wrap around the shin or calf. The subtle black and gray shading is further complemented by the solid black. Amazing work by Zoe, go check out her work on Instagram for similar artwork.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 11

Awesome Tarot Card Tattoo With Poppies On Forearm

Tarot cards have become a popular subject for tattoos, and the best part about them is that you can do them in both black and gray or color. In my opinion, black and gray looks the best. The shape of the tarot card is easy enough to place but when there are things added to the background, it can throw the proportion out of shape. Placing this piece on the forearm is a good idea as it fits without wrapping or warping, which is what you want.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 12

Amazing Micro Color Realistic Orange Poppy Tattoo On the Forearm

How bright is this tattoo? The saturation of the orange is absolute perfection but even better are the yellow highlights on the petals. They add depth and give it a realistic touch. I like that it’s on the forearm; another great placement would be the ankle or even the chest, anywhere that’s flat.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 13

Matching Fineline Poppy Calf Tattoos

These tattoos are the perfect inspiration for people that prefer to keep things symmetrical. Even if they aren’t the same design, the fact that both of them are flowers and Poppies makes them somewhat symmetrical. I like the placement as they aren’t perfectly centered on the calves.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 14

Delicate Fineline Wrap-Around Poppy Tattoo

There’s nothing better than a dainty fineline tattoo, especially when the design is a flower. Here we can see the tattoo wraps around the forearm like a bracelet. This is quite unique as most tattoos that wrap around the arm are done in a band style. So this one is definitely more on the feminine side and a great source of inspiration for anyone wanting to keep things elegant.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 15

Dainty Fineline Poppy Tattoo On Woman’s Back

I like that this tattoo is placed in an area that can be hidden; it works well for anyone that works in a corporate environment. The artist did a fantastic job at creating a neat tattoo; the linework is crisp and the subtle hints of shading are lovely. They transform this tattoo from a simple linework tattoo to a more detailed piece.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 16

Colorful Realistic Poppy Flower Bouquet Tattoo

This realistic Poppy bouquet tattoo is to die for, the colors are so bright and look like they were just picked from the garden. The way the colors pop against her skin is phenomenal, credit to the artist for knowing how to work so well with color. Not a lot of artists can pull off such smooth packing.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 17

Abstract Blackwork Poppy Tattoo On the Forearm

Abstract tattoos are on the rise and for good reason, they’re unique and look as great on the skin as they do on canvas. I like how the black and gray shading creates an xray-like illusion. I think the effect is pretty cool, don’t you?

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 18

Fineline Poppy Tattoo On Outer Forearm

I love that this artist knows how to tattoo on more tanned skin tones; this is a skill developed over time from working with many different people. The black and gray shading is so minimal that you hardly notice it and yet it is what gives the piece character.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 19

Abstract Blackwork Poppy Tattoo Over Woman’s Biceps

Another abstract tattoo that looks like an x-ray, there’s something incredibly magical about the way this Poppy has been captured. From the flow of the design over the biceps to the neatness of the shading, this Poppy tattoo is simply gorgeous and gives off feminine vibes.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 20

Feminine Abstract Poppy Tattoo On Chest

The fineness of this tattoo makes it so feminine, and to top it all off it’s placed in an area that accentuates all the curves found here. I adore the contrast between the light and dark gray shading as it creates a three-dimensional picture, truly fantastic.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 21

Awesome Neo-Traditional Poppy and Pet Paw Heart Tattoo

Neo-Traditional is such a fun style; there’s so much that can be done with it and this tattoo proves it. The touch of realism looks so good with the Neo-Traditional frame and Poppies. I love everything about this design.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 22

Simple Linework Poppy Forearm Tattoo

Simple is sometimes the way to go and this tiny linework Poppy is so neat and dainty. The placement on the forearm is off-centered which always looks great, especially if there are no other tattoos or similar styled pieces around it.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 23

Bold Neo-Traditional Poppy Outer Forearm Tattoo

I think this tattoo has the potential to be even better if the artist had added depth to the petals with some light shading. The flowers look flat, and it’s made more obvious because the leaves are shaded, which creates a 3D appearance. Either way, this design is both unusual and pretty, and definitely worth taking inspiration from.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 24

Micro Realistic Colorful Poppy Tattoo

Realistic tattoos have always been a firm favorite; it’s only recently that micro-realism designs have become popular. This Poppy tattoo is the perfect example to use as a source of reference because not only does it have depth, but the colors are bright and they will definitely withstand the test of time. As you can see, it’s been placed on the forearm and it looks so good, just wow!

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 25

Impressive Fineline Blackwork Poppy Tattoo

The contrasting shades of black and gray really make this Poppy tattoo stand out, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want their tattoo noticed? It’s the whole reason we get tattoos in the first place. I like how neat the design is; not only is the linework clean but the shading is soft and consistent. This is certainly one for the books.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 26

Astounding Colorful Abstract Poppy Tattoo

I can’t get enough of the bright and bold colors contrasted against the intense black ink; there’s something about bold tattoos that really grab your attention. The artist did an outstanding job at blending the colors and making sure that even though it’s an abstract tattoo, you are still able to discern what you’re looking at. I give all the credit to the artist as this tattoo shows some true skill.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 27

Lovely Abstract Watercolor Poppy Forearm Tattoo

Abstract and watercolor always work well together but what truly stands out here are the muted tones. When one thinks of watercolor the first thing that comes to mind is bright or pastel, so this is quite a unique spin on the style. Simply gorgeous, the artist can be proud of this one.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 28

Simple Poppy Tattoo Over Biceps

Tiny, simple, and neat are all characteristics of a perfect micro tattoo. I adore that this piece doesn’t need any shading to look good and it stays true to what a micro tattoo should be, simple linework. The biceps is a popular place to put these tattoos. Another good area is the wrist or forearm or even on the ankle, anywhere that’s small.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 29

Awesome Abstract Poppy Tattoo On Arm

How incredible is this abstract Poppy tattoo? As simple as it is, the way it’s been done makes it look fluid and flowy which creates the illusion of movement, and I really like that. The solid black against the red Poppy is absolutely awesome. Tattoos with contrast will age gracefully; keep that in mind when getting your own.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 30

Gorgeous Black and Gray Poppy Tattoo On Forearm

The shading in this Poppy tattoo is so smooth, the way it fades into her skin is phenomenal. It almost looks like she was born with this piece. Black and Gray is a great style for a flower design, I mean, just look at how good this one looks!

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 31

Fineline Poppy Bouquet Tattoo Over Biceps

Okay, this tattoo might either be a tribute to motherhood or its lovers holding each other, either way, this style can represent anything you’d like it to because there are no defining features. This design is perfect for moms or matching friendship tattoos. The only issue with this one, in particular, is that it’s very light, which means it will need touch-ups later on.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 32

Bright Micro Color Realistic Poppy Tattoo Over Biceps

Here’s another bright and beautiful micro-realistic Poppy tattoo. I truly can’t believe that artists are able to get so much detail into such a small area which just goes to show that you don’t need to go big if you don’t want to. Bear in mind, as time passes this tattoo will most likely “smudge” which means that the ink under the skin will blend together. In this case, it’s a lot easier for smaller tattoos to do this. Regardless, this is one stunning tattoo.

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Poppy Tattoo Ideas 33

Dainty Arm Holding A Poppy Flower Bouquet Tattoo

We’ve come to the end of our list and the final tattoo is a stunner. It’s incredibly dainty and perfect for anyone who likes a bit of color realism. The attention to detail in the flower petals is very impressive and the fineline arms wrapped around the bouquet add such a lovely contrast to this piece. Not only does it contrast but it also complements it and completes the piece by bringing it all together.

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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!