Meaning of a Lily Tattoo

Generally, a lily symbolizes purity, but with each different types of lilies, there are different meanings of lily tattoos.

  • The calla lily is a symbol of beauty.
  • The orange lily is a symbol of hate.
  • The tiger lily is a symbol of pride or prosperity.
  • The Easter lily is a symbol of Christianity and resurrection.

Other meanings of the lily flower can vary. In Greek mythology, the lily came from the milk of Hera. In Aboriginal Australia, the lily represents courage and perseverance. In China and Japan, the flower is said to aid grief, as women often wear lilies to help them overcome sorrow of a loved one’s death.