Sunflowers are a popular choice for tattoo designs, and for good reason. Aside from just being generally pretty to look at, sunflowers hold a lot of different meanings. Along with their attachment to nature, their uplifting appearance makes them a symbol of happiness and light. More specifically, Chinese culture considers the sunflower a sign of good luck and longevity. In general, though, sunflowers can represent anything from joy and warmth to faithfulness and fertility.
The best thing about sunflower tattoos, though, is that they can mean whatever you want … or even nothing at all. If you find yourself drawn to the bright flower as a design, here are 28 sunflower tattoos to spark your imagination.
The beauty of sunflowers is that they’re bursting with color. Mimic that trait in your tattoo by opting for vivid, vibrant hues and medium lines.
On the other hand, sunflowers are often seen as a part of fall, so they also look good in more muted tones. Go for a deep green or brown stem to keep with the color palette.
Van Gogh Tattoo
Sunflower tattoos don’t always have to be of the real-life flower. Take inspiration from art, like with this rendition of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” painting.
Despite the vibrant colors that are typical in sunflowers, you don’t have to depict the hues in your tattoo. For a more minimal look, opt for just the outline instead.