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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Gentle Dandelion

I was happily perusing my new Roger & Gallet catalogue. (Getting catalogues from great companies who really pay attention to packaging and presentation is one of the joys of being a buyer. ) And I was struck by this image.
When lo and behold, within moments, someeone walked into the store sporting this lovely tattoo.

And our customer was kind enough to let us photograph her tattoo for the blog.

It's a dandelion flower with the seedheads blowing in the wind.

Something almost anyone who has ever been a child in dandelion country can relate to.

Got me thinking about dandelions and so I looked up Dandelion in my Flower Essence Repertory - which talks a lot about the emotional healing qualities of flowers.
Here's what they had to say about dandelion.
"The soul needing Dandelion essence feels a natural intensity and love for life. Such individuals are compulsive "doers" who enter with great zeal and zest into many activities. Unforutnately, they can overplan and over form their lives beyond the natural capacity of the body to sustain such intensity. Furthermore, such persons may become unable to experience more contained moments of reflective activity. The unexpressed inner life of the soul and the harsh demands on the body collide to creat extreme tension, especially in the musculature. The dandelion flower taeaches these individuals how to listen more closely to emotional messages and bodily needs."
Here's a link to a great dandelion photo and a little more information.


  1. I was looking for dandelion images for myself because I planned on getting a tattoo of one also. Amazingly I came across your blog. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. I am also getting one, rather large one...Love them, Ive recived boquets from my children that I love...:) and watching them make wishes...love this flower(not a weed lol)

  3. I have a dandelion clock tattoo as well.

  4. I love your tattoo!!!!! I think its so different to have the dandelion seeds sweep across your shoulder.... So cool.

  5. I have been planning for a while now to get a Dandelion tattoo and your description of the soul who needs dandelion essence perfectly fits me, so I guess it's no wonder I have always loved them and have wanted this tattoo.

  6. I loved your blog and meaning of the tattoo I've been planning my dandelion clock tattoo for a while. I get mine next week :-)