I'm kind of hoping not to end up with a definitive answer, but to specify things to myself slightly, and indulge in some creativity..
I have been looking at flowery tattoos recently, and love the style of this album cover for Joni Mitchell's Song To A Seagull. The typography is clever and interesting, as is the colour usage, and integration of bold curvy,and loose pale lines. There is a beautiful freeness in this image that i'd like to capture in my own work.
[By Joni Mitchell, pen and ink on paper]