The 50 Best Cherry Blossom Tattoos Ever Inked

Also known as 'Sakura' in Japan.

The 50 Best Cherry Blossom Tattoo Designs | TattooBlend

Cherry blossoms are among the most popular types of flowers in the tattoo industry—taking a back seat to possibly only roses. Known for their exceptional beauty, it’s easy to see why some asian countries have adopted the cherry blossom as a symbol of national pride. Let’s take a gander at some of the most spectacular and breathtaking examples of cherry blossom tattoos.

This lone blossom.

Single Cherry Blossom Tattoo by DoY

(Photo: Doy)

This minimalistic hand tat.

Light Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Hand

(Photo: Ilwol)

This delightful foot piece.


Chuy’s brilliant use of just a touch of white ink does a wonderful job adding a three dimensional effect to the branch and flowers. (Photo: Chuy Espinoza)

This wandering branch.


One of my favorite pieces, this branch is done in a hyper-realistic fashion displaying flowers in bud and bloom. (Photo: Aleksandr Yarmolenko)

This watercolor forearm work.

Watercolor Cherry Blossoms by Koray Karagozler

You’d think there would be more watercolor cherry blossom tattoos out there due to the current popularity of all things watercolor in the tattoo world, but they’re surprisingly few and far between. (Photo: Koray Karagözler)

These white cherry blossoms.

White Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Or perhaps they are regular cherry blossoms and this piece is just in black and grey ink? We’ll never know. (Photo: unknown)

This lovely wrist piece.


A fan favorite, everything about this tattoo just screams “GET ME!”. Not too big, not too small, just lovely in all aspects. (Photo: Krystel Ivannie)

This shoulder piece.

Cherry Blossoms on Shoulder by Tavares

(Photo: Tavares)

This shoulder piece.

Gorgeous Cherry Blossom Tattoo on Shoulder by Hongdam

(Photo: Hongdam)

These floating flowers.


Single cherry blossoms appear to be floating on the skin instead of clinging to their branches which is usually what one envisions when thinking about cherry blossom tattoos.

These birds.


Cherry blossoms, along with their leaves, are edible and used to make a variety of different dishes in Japan. The leaves and blossoms are commonly salted or pickled and sold as snacks in supermarkets throughout Japan. Salted cherry blossoms are also used to create a tea which has a mildly sour taste.