What Is a Morning Glory Tattoo?

A morning glory tattoo is a form of body art that features a morning glory flower on the body. This type of flower opens at the start of the day and is attractive to hummingbirds.

Some people choose to get a tattoo of both morning glories and hummingbirds to create a picture of nature. Morning glories are typically a rich blue or purple color, but the flower also grows in shades of red, white and pink. The star-shaped morning glory is significant in Chinese folklore, as the flower symbolizes the one day each year that young lovers Chien Niu and Chih Neu were permitted by God to spend time with one another.