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Friday, September 10, 2010

Fleur De Lis Tattoos

The Fleur De Lis is a historic stylized lily or iris flower that is commonly used as a decorative symbol spanning across many countries and cultures, said to symbolize royalty, perhaps best known for gracing European coats of arms and flags over the years.

The Fleur De Lis has been referenced countless times throughout both ancient and modern history, on television and in movies, plus many people in north america recognize this symbol as the official logo for the New Orleans Saints football team, as well as the state symbol of Louisiana.

As you might expect, the Fleur De Lis is a tremendously popular tattoo design, which is sought after by a variety of different people for various reasons. Enjoy this beautiful picture gallery of excellent tattoo ideas.

Since the Fleur De Lis is admired by so many different cultures, we often see a wide selection of custom tattoo designs with quite a combination of colors, along with specially added artwork.

These pictures above display the more traditional tattoo designs, without all the bells and whistles and added color.

Another interesting fact about the Fleur De Lis was told by French historian Georges Duby, and he said the three leaves represented the medieval social classes: those who worked, those who fought and those who prayed.