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24 Cherry Blossom Tattoos For The Fragile Beauty Of Nature

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Cherry blossom tattoos have a wonderful meaning that, when combined with the design itself, makes your skin buzz with excitement.

Cherry blossoms symbolize beauty, but also the fleeting and fragile nature of life. In nature, these wonderful flowers are only seen for a small amount of time during spring. Once you touch them, they tend to fall apart in your hand. That’s where the meaning comes from.

However, it can also represent the fact that you’ve stayed true to your beauty and empathy, even though life gets in the way sometimes.

That’s why you should commemorate your fights by doing this tattoo on your skin and showing the world that you will bloom again, no matter how hard everything is trying to stop you.

Simple cherry blossom tattoos


Cherry blossom tattoos don’t have to be filled with too much detail. You can present your wonderful design with the smallest bit of outlines and almost no details. What’s great about this tattoo in particular is that the branch is so dark that it creates a wonderful contrast to the flowers.


Another simple tattoo design shows the outlines of a cherry blossom branch. You can even use black and red ink so that you’re sure your tattoo will be readable for a longer period of time.

Full-sleeve cherry blossom tattoos

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Who’s brave enough to get a full-sleeve cherry blossom tattoo? If that’s you, then you’re at the right place. There’s a lot of blackout done on this sleeve, but the negative space made sure to give this design some contrast.

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Japanese traditional tattoos are always breathtaking. This combination of black, gray, and red ink is stunning, and the composition follows the movement of the arm perfectly.


Maybe you don’t have to do a full-sleeve, but rather a half-sleeve. The saturation on the black ink is perfect, but the cherry blossoms are the main star of the show.

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There are so many different details incorporated into this tattoo. This isn’t an arm-sleeve tattoo but a leg sleeve. So, you can even put this design anywhere on your body, and it’ll still look amazing. The small splashes of color are what makes this so authentic.

Pretty n’ pink cherry blossom tattoos

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Even though people have the right to do whatever they want when they’re designing something that would be eternally inked onto their skin, it’s still beautiful to see a design that stays true to nature itself. For example, this shoulder tattoo looks like a realistic representation of cherry blossoms. The outlines are pink, but the blanch is so dark.

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Another example of a shoulder tattoo with a cherry blossom branch. This time, the branch follows the collarbone down to the chest. However, the design is still immaculate and perfectly saturated.

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You can even choose to abandon black ink completely and just stick with the vibrant colors of cherry blossoms. Cherry blossom tattoos can be so simple, yet so stunning. The shading on this one was done with different shades of red and pink so that it looks even more natural.

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Every single one of these blossoms, except for the biggest one, was done to look like simple shading. However, the dark pink and the black, when put together, can make a wonderful design that gets the message across.

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Or maybe, you’d like a more animated style of flowers? These don’t look realistic one bit. Even the branch was done in different shades of pink. The small petals of these blossoms are falling from the branch, and it really gives the design movement.


A rib tattoo is on everyone’s tattoo bucket list. When it comes to cherry blossom tattoos, you’re able to compose them in a way that fully follows the shape of your ribs. This tattoo isn’t as saturated as the others, but that’s a design choice that you have to make.


This forearm is completely covered in enchanting cherry blossoms, and it looks brilliant. The little branches are done with fine lines so they don’t take away from the blossoms. The saturation in these, and the details, are so aesthetically pleasing. Even the shades of pink that were used complement each other perfectly.


Here we have another pink cherry blossom tattoo that has no outlines, but the green leaves are a nice touch. The shading was used to create more depth in this design.

Traditional-style cherry blossom tattoo

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Traditional tattoos, or old-school tattoos, are known for being done with thick colors and bold splashes of color. The saturation in this design in particular is gorgeous, and the design itself is simple yet feminine.

Unique designs of cherry blossom tattoos

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Cherry blossom tattoos don’t have to follow any type of rules. For example, here you can see and black and red tattoo, and the cherry blossoms were incorporated into this wonderful fan. Even the surrounding details are composed to complement each other.


A cherry blossom infinity symbol probably wasn’t even on your mind. Who thought that it could be done? But if you want to make sure that you’re always showing your eternal love for someone, then this is the design for you.


A cherry blossom window would be the style to choose if you’re someone who loves minimalist tattoos that are done in black and gray ink. It’s easy to read what this tattoo is representing, yet it’s so subtle.

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An hourglass tattoo is quite a popular tattoo, but you can make it so much more meaningful by adding your twist to it. For example, in this tattoo, the cherry blossoms are growing from within the hourglass, and they’re even outgrowing it. The saturation is perfect, but the design is what’s really eye-catching.

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Cherry blossom tattoos can incorporate whatever you want them to. How about this Japanese-style tiger, with the red sun, and the cherry blossoms underneath? It looks dangerous but still speaks about the beauty of nature.

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Anime cherry blossom tattoos

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Anime fans, unite! Cherry blossoms are called Sakura in Japanese, and the anime Card Captor Sakura is almost always represented with these blossoms. There’s the wand the main heroine uses in the middle, and it’s surrounded by wonderful cherry blossoms.


For the lovers of Studio Ghibli, here’s also an interesting tattoo design choice. Cherry blossom tattoos really give you space to imagine something and add it to the tattoo. The forest spirits from Princess Mononoke will guard you from your little cherry blossom branch.

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This fox mask is also known as a Kitsune mask. There are many elements in this composition that make everything look well thought-through, but also it’s quite unique. You’ll see this mask in so a good deal of different anime.

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The mask on the top of this tattoo genuinely looks like the masks from Season 1 of Demon Slayer. The gold ink is amazingly saturated, and the top of some petals is also shaded with it. This design represents a good luck charm, so may your cherry blossom tattoos bring you luck in life!