Tattoo Meaning

It occurred to me that I neglected to post why I got pansies tattooed on my hip. I initially thought of a pansy as a way to remember my nanny, Helen, but as I looked into the meaning, I liked it even more and finalized it as my choice. Here is what says about pansy tattoos:

“The pansy flower’s name comes from the French word pensee which means thought or remembrance. Because pansies often have three colors in one blossom, they have been symbolic of the Trinity. Associated with the first wedding anniversary. Engaged couples placed garlands of pansies around their portraits. Flowers as tattoo designs and symbols can be far more than just pretty pictures on pretty girls. The popular Pansy was also called “Heartsease” for its ability to cure love sickness. Carry this flower to ensure your sweetheart’s love.”

~ by accordingtoleanne on April 18, 2011.

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