What is the significance of Sunflower tattoos? Artists use sunflowers in their paintings and artworks because it gives positive vibes. The flower blooms under the sun in the summer season. Therefore it signifies life and its vibrant colors.
People who are positive about life choose a sunflower design. The tattoo of sunflowers is popular since the early 20th century. People prefer simple small designs of sunflowers over large designs. Some even prefer half sleeves instead of full sleeves. According to Wikipedia, the tallest sunflower was 30 feet in height.
Sunflower Tattoo Meaning
Depending on the color and design of the sunflower, it can represent several meanings which are as follows.
Positivism – A Sunflower always faces towards the sun which is translated by many philosophers as always looking toward the good side, the positive side.
Devotion – Sunflower got its name due to its link with the sun. Therefore it also symbolizes devotion and loyalty. This is why many couples go for these tattoo designs. However, it is also opted by religious people. Check out this great list of couple tattoos.
Happiness – A Blooming sunflower always looks similar to a smiling emoticon. This is the reason why many link it with happiness.
Sacred – Sunflower has deep symbolism in several religions including Hinduism and Christianity. The flower is considered pure and a gift of God to humanity.
Sunflower tattoo Ideas
I would strongly suggest you go for a small and simple design as it will suit both men and women. Usually, a Sunflower design is tried in yellow color but there are other combinations too that you can try.
Some popular color choices are black and white, black and grey, and dot work style. You can try traditional and neo-traditional designs too.
A simple sunflower design with lines and dots for the middle seeds area. It’s a simple black ink design but it shows faith and positivity feeling.
Sunflower Tattoo Meaning
The sunflower represents energy and positive thinking. If it’s done in bright yellow color, then it also represents the happy nature of the person.
Sunflower Shoulder Tattoo
The shoulder is one of the most popular places for sunflower design. It gives adequate space for the large to mid-sized sunflower design.
Sunflower Rose Bear tattoo
Sunflower can be mixed with rose tattoo. If you are a wildlife lover, it goes well with bears, wolves, or tigers too. Just keep the sizes in proportion as in the below design so that it looks natural.
Sunflower with Quote
Since sunflower is circular, you can put a quote around the outer area. It will look good if the quote also resembles positive thinking.
Sunflower with Bees
The sunflower is a favorite flower of bees. They love to pollinate them and if you like bees and sunflowers, you can get a mix of these two. But, I didn’t like the below design because it’s not showing any connection. They can be put together in a single hand or in the shoulder area.
Sunflower Thigh Tattoo
If you don’t want to put the sunflower tattoo in the always visible area, then you can put them on your thighs. It’s an intimate place and also gives a large area to try out large designs. Thigh tattoos are also safe from exposure to sun and weather, so the ink will not fade away easily.
Yellow and Green Sunflower
If you want the tattoo to look exactly like the real flower, then go with the leaves too. Keep the green color for leaves, the yellow color for the sunflower petals, and the center area designed with black dots.
Realistic sunflower tattoo
A simple sunflower design that looks realistic, it goes well on the wrist and hands area.
Sunflower arm tattoo
sunflower tattoo with words
You can create the stem with words or some quote that you like. It will look beautiful, just make sure to use the words that go well with the sunflower design meaning.
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Half sunflower tattoo
This is a very unique design. You won’t find a lot of people with half sunflower designs. I am not sure what’s the backstory but it should be an interesting one.
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