Sure floral tattoos are beautiful in every style but when inked in X-ray, things get a bit more interesting. X-ray tattoos are just what they sound like. Tattoos done in the likeness of flowers that have been X-rayed. If you do a quick web search, you’ll find plenty of artists who turn X-rayed flowers into works of art.
The X-ray style lends a certain air of elegance and beauty to any design, but they’re not as easy to execute as they look. As you’ll notice, X-ray tattoos are all about shading and transition which takes more than just a steady hand and some basic shading knowledge.
When done right, X-ray floral tattoos are some of the most amazing examples of botanical ink you’ll ever see. From magnificent monochromatic magnolias to colorful bouquets, these creative creations are here to stay. So check out our selection of 35 of the most beautiful X-ray floral tattoos around.
These gorgeous X-ray gladiolus flowers.
Gladiolus flowers come in a variety of different colors and are sometimes called sword lilies. (Photo: Mike Campbell)
This perfect back piece.
This beautiful back piece.
One of the largest and most impressive works on the list, this open rose qualifies as an epic work of art. (Photo: Sarah de Azevedo)
This colorful halftone work.
This wandering lower back design is one of the few pieces on the list with color. Everyone knows X-ray’s are strictly monochromatic but for art’s sake, a little color really does go a long way. (Photo: Ivana)
This Virgo constellation.
A delicate virgo constellation goes almost unnoticed in this fantastic ribcage work. The large perfectly drawn lilies are a superb example of what an X-ray flower tattoo should look like. (Photo: Ilwol)
This perfect pair of X-rayed flowers.
Thick stems and pedals are demonstrated in bold dark fill. Definitely one of the most striking examples on the list. (Photo: Joice Wang)
This ankle tat.
This forearm work.
These magnificent magnolias.
Two almost smokey magnolias tower over a spiritual quote. (Photo: Jo-lyn)
This gorgeous thigh piece.
This purple flower.
A little color in post perhaps? (Photo: Tom de Vries)
This gorgeous forearm work.
This beautiful field of flowers.
Here we have various flowers which could be a random snapshot of a garden. (Photo: Jeremiah Klein)
This lovely arm work.
This single X-rayed tulip.
Because tulips do have such beautiful lines. (Photo: Luke Palan)