Poppy tattoos are a rarity and are specifically adorned by women, probably because of the bright colors of this special flower. There is a natural enigma attached to this flower and every civilization has revered it for their own significant reasons. Therefore, what exactly is the intention behind getting this particular tattoo may best be explained by the person getting inked with it.
There can be no precise explanation for choosing the poppy tattoo, however, this article will try to provide some probable explanation. Some may get this design, because it's their birth flower and they believe it will bring them luck, while others might simply be enchanted by the sheer beauty of this flower.
Meaning of a Poppy Tattoo:
+ Morpheus the God of Dreams/Visions: When we think of poppy, the first thing we all think about is Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams, from whom the name of the drug Morphine has been derived. Which is perhaps why Morphine is made from poppy seeds. He was the messenger of the gods, and was sent to sooth people after a traumatic experience or for pleasurable escapades of thought, through vivid dreams and visions. + Changing Seasons
+ Eternal Death: The poppy flower has since time immemorial signified eternal sleep or death, the sleep is eternal because of the opiate that the poppy plant yields. The correlation of death with poppy, is because of its spectacular shade of red and the color of blood. The Egyptians used this flower as a part of their funeral and burial ceremonies.
+ Love and Prosperity: For the Romans the poppy flower symbolized everlasting beauty, fertility, supernatural powers and wealth. The poppy flower represents loyalty between lovers in Chinese mythology.
+ Remembering War Heroes.