Cherry blossoms are becoming extremely popular tattoos among women throughout the western world. Cherry blossoms are regarded as very beautiful and sensual body adornment tattoos. However, before you decide to have a tattoo, perhaps you may like to know a little more about the cultural symbolism and history of this delicate and beautiful bloom.There are a wide variety of cherry blossoms, known as Sakura, and they are indigenous to many East Asian countries including Japan, China, and Korea. These blooms are particularly symbolic in Japan, where they symbolize the sky due to the way they bloom in cloud like formations. Due to their short life and quick death together with their extreme beauty, they are often associated with mortality.The symbolic nature of Cherry blossoms often influence Japanese art, manga, anime, and film, as well as at musical performances, which is where many of todays tattoo artists gain their inspiration. The popularity of these sensuous tattoos among western women is also influenced by the fact that cherry blossoms are symbolic of love, affection and good fortune. There short but beautiful life also represent the transient, fleeting nature of our own lives, and demonstrate the importance of living life intensely, as in the fullness of time, we are only on this earth very briefly.