Sunflowers are known as “happy flowers” because they exude a degree of happiness and joy that few other flowers can achieve. Roses make you think of love and romance, while sunflowers remind you of a bright and sunny stress-free day when everything in the world is right. With this kind of mood, it’s easy to see why the sunflower is such a popular tattoo choice.
Long stems, no stems, colorful artworks and simple, monochrome pieces make it work, no matter where. Here is a unique collection of some of the best sunflower tattoo designs in existence. Enjoy!
This dotwork design.
This spectacular sunflower glyph tattoo.
This piece is a serious eye-popper, guaranteed to reach viral status on the Internet. Triangular glyphs are a rising trend in the industry and with good reason (see above). (Photo: Roma Severow)
This botanical beauty.
Not the clearest photo, but you can still see the vibrancy and attention to detail that this piece contains. The bladder pedals are backlit with a soft green tone from behind, so that the whole piece almost jumps off the skin. (Photo: Castigliani)
This back shoulder piece.
Here we have a decent back with a soft yellow tone. The inner flowers, known as slice flowers, have highlighted tips that flaunt the reflection of the sun. (Photo: Russell Sayre)
This little footstep.
We’re not sure what the 1021 stands for, but you can assume it’s not an address. This little sunflower has an almost mesmerizing look. (Photo: Cheahwa)
This neo traditional piece.
Although not atomically correct, this interpretation of a sunflower has a wonderful core reminiscent of a raspberry’s drupelets. And the jumpsuit, the sunflower fits right in. (Photo: Cheri May Gourlay)
This colorless back part.
Monochromatic is the only word that comes to mind when you look at this piece. Great location and several layers of outer petals make this piece an absolute pleasure. (Photo: Sion)
This beautiful rib cage works.
This artistic design.
Freda sets the law with these gorgeous art lines. If you have not already, check out Freda’s Instagram page to see some top shelf eyes. (Photo: Freda Oliveira)
This forearm tattoo.
A nice overall piece, but what really stands out is the level of detail that is achieved on the leaves. They almost look like mountains on a topographic map. (Photo: Elizabeth Markov)