When it comes to tattoo symbols that have positive meanings, the dandelion tattoo fits the bill. The dandelion has been symbolic to a variety of cultures over the years and has been popular in folklore and legends.
The dandelion is different from other flowers: considered ordinary and plain when compared to showier blooms like the rose and lotus, what the dandelion lacks in color and obvious beauty, it makes up for it with its unique geometry. Its distinctive look is what makes it irresistible as a child, and since most of us have blown a dandelion at some point, we know how amazing and magical it is to watch the fluffy dandelion seeds fly through the air. Even though they are common weeds, If you see one growing, you notice it and remember how the fluff flew when you blew on it. This is why the dandelion is a visual reminder of youth and joy.
The word “dandelion” comes from the French dent de lion, “lion’s tooth,” referring to the jagged, toothlike leaves. The dandelion’s Latin name is Taraxacum Officinale, which means “the official remedy for disorders.” This is a healthy edible weed that many use to treat various minor problems. Early settlers brought the plant to America from Europe, for eating and medicinal purposes, and it was a smart thing to do, since dandelions will grow nearly anywhere and are full of vitamins which are hard to find during the winter. Settlers ate the leaves like lettuce, and roasted and ground the roots for a coffee-like drink. People have used dandelion tonic as a cure-all. The health benefits of dandelions are perhaps as overlooked as the plant itself. They are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals and have twice as much vitamin A in one serving as most vitamin pills.
In a sense, the dandelion can be a symbol of life. It is a plain and unimpressive weed, nearly impossible to remove because of its spectacularly strong roots. Then, when it goes to seed, it is suddenly beautiful, fluffy and white, standing proudly above the grass and weeds. But then finally, one strong wind and its beautiful geometry is gone. The dandelion tattoo can remind you to enjoy every moment that you are blessed to have. It shows that life is both tenacious and delicate and we only have one chance to make the most of it.
The dandelion can also be associated with hope and dreams that come true. Because when children blow on dandelion fluff, they close their eyes and make a wish. When they see a dandelion head, they are reminded of all the things they have and will wish for. Some of us are lucky enough to have our dreams come true.
In such cases, the dandelion tattoo can be worn to symbolize how dreams came true.
A variety of superstitions and magical beliefs are associated with dandelions. One folktale says that when a child finds one, the size of the stalk shows how much they will grow in the coming year; other tales say the dandelion can be used to find out how long you will live, what year you will marry, and how many children you will have. It is also believed that when a dandelion is added to a wedding bouquet, the bride and groom will have good luck. If you blow the.
dandelion and all the seedlings fall off, you are loved. If you blow the dandelion and make a wish, if all the fluff blows away, your wish will come true.