Cherry Tattoos. A cherry is typically enjoyed by many, especially since it’s normally accompanied by a huge sundae. Even on its own though, cherries are sweet, juicy and have an alluring colour. Small wonder then that this little fruit has been the subject of many a tattoo.
The various meanings generally correspond to the fairer sex and thus they are mostly requested by women. In the tattoo world, the meaning of a cherry changes depending on how it’s depicted. If the cherry is still hanging on a tree, it’s said to represent innocence, purity and virginity. However, if the cherry is standing alone, dripping or pierced the meaning changes drastically. A plucked cherry represents lust and the loss of virginity and innocence.
The vibrant red and green of cherries and their stems have made them incredibly popular as tattoos either by themselves or incorporated into a more complex tattoo. The various cherry tattoos combinations that use cherries seem endless and each variation has been said to have its own special meaning.
The ‘Cherry bowtie’ tattoo depicts a bowtie with the cherries hanging down the middle as part of the tie. This combination plays more towards innocence, adorability and youth while the bowtie brings in a touch of elegance.
The ‘Cherry fire’ of desire tattoo shows a pair of cherries engulfed in bright flames. This tattoo primarily symbolizes desire, passion and sexuality, and the fact that the tattoos remain in the flames unscathed is said to represent unending youth.
The ‘Life is sweet’ tattoo incorporates a juicy cherry on top of a delicious cupcake. This tattoo celebrates youth, sweetness and life in general. The cupcake allows you to add additional colours and decorations to your cherry tattoo so this is well suited for those of artistic variety. If you are high on life then this tattoo will definitely show it.
Finally we have the ‘Cherry Tattoos punk’ tattoo which brings out a darker side of this delicious fruit. In this tattoo the fruits have been turned into red skulls which are supposed to symbolise the end of innocence. Some even add some vicious fangs to the skulls turning them into cherry vampires.