The object of so many money-making businesses for children. The fruit that makes your face pucker up when you taste it. This fruit is used in household cleaners as well as for your Thanksgiving desserts. The lemon is the jack of all trades when it comes to fruit.
With so many uses, it isn’t hard to believe that someone would pay tribute by getting the lemon tattoo. Whether they are a fan of the citrus fruit or they get the tattoo because of its symbolism, the lemon tattoo is one of the most tattooed fruits on the planet.
The saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This allegory tells us to take the sour things (bad) things in life and make them into a positive (lemonade). Lemons are very symbolic, and we will talk about the characteristics the lemon represents in this post. We hope that by the time you get done reading this, you will be inspired by the lemon and consider getting this tattoo. We know “inspiration” isn’t what comes to mind when you talk about a fruit, but one with this many uses is bound to be a topic of conversation and a great candidate to be tattooed.
Most of us know what a lemon is so we won’t waste time talking about the history of the lemon. However, we wanted to share some fun facts about this amazing fruit to give you the confidence that your lemon tattoo was the right choice.
Lemons are native to Asia but in the United States, California and Arizona produce much of the lemon crop consumed. One of these lemon trees can produce around 600 pounds of lemons a year because they produce fruit year-round. In addition to the fruit, the leaves on the tree are often used to make tea.
Another way the lemon is utilized is by adding lemon juice to cleaning aides. Because of their high acidity, lemons are great as a cleaning product and they smell great too.
Lemon Tattoo Symbolism
As far as symbolism goes, the lemon tattoo ranges all over the spectrum. If you take characteristics from its sour and bitter taste, you might derive negativity from the lemon. However, lemon helps create some of the best-tasting food and drinks you can have. We will discuss some of the different meanings of the lemon tattoo and how it can be representative of good and bad qualities.
The lemon has long been used as a way to detoxify the body. Mixing some lemon juice in your water is a great way to rid the body of toxins and aid in digestion. The juice of the lemon is also known to help you maintain a healthy weight and it also helps the skin. Just like lemon juice helps cleanse the body, the lemon tattoo can symbolize the cleansing of negative energy.
The yellow color of the lemon is reminiscent of the sun and represents optimism and happiness. These feelings are boosted with the lemon as it detoxifies our bodies and lives. In the same way, the lemon clears our bad energy, it has the ability to increase love and purify things. The lemon has the power to heal the body and soul and therefore, getting the lemon tattoo represents those traits that you can carry with you throughout life.
The saying we referred to earlier about making lemonade out of lemons is also connected to the attributes of lemons. In this case, people are talking about taking a sour situation and making it better by looking at things in a different way. It is a way to remember to look at the bright side of things. You can either take the sour part of the lemon or you can take that lemon, squeeze the juice out of it and add some sugar for lemonade.
The lemon tattoo is a constant reminder to stay positive and not let the bad things in life affect you negatively. It’s all about how you frame things and if you choose to stay with the negative, it will impact you in a negative way but if you choose to look at the positives, there will be nothing that holds you back.
Lemon Tattoo Variations
When it comes to lemon tattoo variations, people have been very creative. From the simple lemon to the caricatures of this wonderful fruit, the lemon can be tattooed in many ways. Below you will see a few of the more popular ways we have seen the lemon inked on the body. In most cases, the meaning stays the same with the embracing of positivity and healing, but the image might look different depending on who has the tattoo.
Whole Lemon Tattoo
The whole lemon tattoo is a top choice when deciding on the way to depict your lemon. The cool thing about the whole lemon is that other things can be made of this image. It is a popular choice to be turned into a cartoon character with a big head and a tiny body. Just like the Lemonhead candy mascot which is basically a big lemon head on a small body.
Lemon Slice Tattoo
The lemon slice tattoo is a popular way to get this tattoo as well. The lemon slice tattoo is symbolic of positivity along with the other versions of the lemon. People with the lemon slice tattoo are telling the world they are taking a slice of life and making the most out of it. The positivity associated with the lemon works well with the idea of taking a slice of life. This is a phrase that expresses the notion of grabbing life by the horns or just living without hesitation. We should all be so lucky to truly live this way.
If you are looking for a lemon tattoo and want some help in finding a place to go, we offer recommendations. We have years of experience and great relationships with tattoo artists all over the United States so if you have any questions, just ask.