Cherry Tattoos

Cherry Tattoos

Cherry tattoos are a popular choice of tattoo for women. While a cherry appears to be an innocent symbol, its true significance is based around fertility.

The cherry, which is rich in color and juicy in consistency, relates directly to the life giving power of a women. It is said to resemble the fullness and color of a woman's lips, which is a very alluring feature of the female form.

Cherries go well with many different tattoo styles, although they work best if they have a retro flavor. Many women get a single cherry as a cute, feminine and small tattoo. They can be inked simply as a plain cherry, one that has burst open and is leaking juice, or as a cherry that is in flames or equipped with devil horns and a pitchfork. The simple design is versatile and can be incorporated into virtually anything.



Cherry tattoos are often used to represent a combination of:

  • Fertility
  • Femininity
  • Desire

Cherries have a deep, red, ripe juice that flows out of them when bitten. The flavor is intense and the color is strong, and it has also been looked at as a symbol for the first sign of love.

The meaning of the cherry tattoo also varies according to whether the cherry is on the tree or has been plucked from the tree. A tattoo that depicts a cherry still on the tree, is said to represent the innocence and purity of a woman. It is a symbol for virginity, purity or chastity.

However, when the cherry is depicted after it has been removed from the tree, its significance changes. A cherry that has been plucked from the tree or a dripping cherry pierced by hands or the mouth represents the loss of virginity and correlates to a woman's lost innocence, lust, and ability to inspire lust.


Old School Cherry Tattoos

Many of today's cherry tattoo designs are inspired by the father of old school tattooing, Sailor Jerry. Sailor Jerry was a famous tattoo artist, who owned a tattoo shop in Honolulu for over forty years. He was highly skilled and his traditional designs are now very trendy.


Cherry tattoo on arm


Classic Designs

Since cherries are simple in design, they can be altered and tattooed in a way that will create a variety of representations. Cherries are very easy to use as the primary focus of a tattoo or as a colorful symbol to add flair to an unrelated design.

Here are some classic designs:

  • A cherry surrounded by flames. This design depicts passion.
  • The cherry in the form of a skull.
  • Cherries combined with stars.
  • Another popular combination are swallows and cherries. Usually the swallow is holding the fruit in its beak.


Cherry Tattoo Design


Cupcake Tattoos

Cupcake tattoos often include cherries. I'm not sure about the meaning of cupcake tattoos, maybe they are just meant to be pretty and sweet...


Cupcake tattoo design


The Gallery

Here's our gallery of cherry tattoos and designs:


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Cherry hearts tattoo on a woman Swirly cherry tattoo on a girl's back Small cherry tattoo behind a girl's ear
Cherry skulls tattoo design Girly cherry tattoo design Cherry and hearts tattoo design
Cherry skull tattoo design Cherry tattoo design Cherry and stardtust tattoo design
Cherry and knuckle-duster tattoo on arm Cherry foot tattoos Cherry tattoo behind a girl's ear
Cherry and nautical star tattoo design True love cherry tattoo design Cherry hearts tattoo design
Cherry foot tattoo Cherry tattoos on a girl's back Bow and cherry tattoo on a woman's leg
Cherry with wings tattoo design Cherry hearts tattoo design Stars and cherry tattoo design
Cherry and bow tattoo on a girl's leg Cherry and rose tattoos on both feet Old school cherry tattoo on foot
Cherry tattoo design with eightball, playing cards and stars Simple cherry tattoo design Cherry skulls tattoo design
Exploding cherry tattoo design Cherry tattoo design Skull and cherry tattoo design
Sundae and cherry tattoo Cherry and stardust tattoo Cherry, star and candy tattoo on foot


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