Sunflowers are known as “happy flowers” because they tend to exude a certain level of happiness and joy that few other flowers can match. Roses make one think of love and romance while sunflowers bring to mind a bright and sunny stress free day where everything is right in the world. With this type of vibe, it’s easy to see why the sunflower is such a popular tattoo choice.
Long stems, no stems, colorful works of art, and simple, monochromatic pieces all manage to work no matter what the location. 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 that’s guaranteed to achieve viral status on the web. Triangular-shaped glyphs are a rising trend in the industry and with good cause (see above). (Photo: Roma Severov)
This botanical beauty.
Not the clearest photo but you can still see the vibrancy and attention to detail that this piece contains. The ray flower pedals are backlit with a soft green hue that makes the whole piece almost jump off the skin. (Photo: Castigliani)
This back shoulder piece.
Here we have a decent sized back piece with a soft yellow tone. The inner flowers, known as disc flowers, have highlighted tips showcasing the reflection from the sun. (Photo: Russell Sayre)
This tiny foot tat.
We’re not exactly sure what the 1021 stands for but it’s safe to assume it’s not anyones address. This tiny sunflower has an almost mesmerizing pinwheel look to it. (Photo: Cheahwa)
This neo traditional piece.
Although not atomically correct, this interpretation of a sunflower boasts a wonderful core that reminds you of the drupelets of a raspberry. And the overalls, the sunflower fits right in. (Photo: Cheri May Gourlay)
This colorless back piece.
Monochromatic is the only word that comes to mind when viewing this piece. Great location and multiple layers of outer petals make this piece an absolute pleasure to view. (Photo: Sion)
This gorgeous rib cage work.
This artistic outline.
Freda lays down the law with these gorgeous artistic lines. If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out Freda’s Instagram page for some top shelf eye candy. (Photo: Freda Oliveira)
This forearm tattoo.
A nice overall piece but what really stands out is the level of detail achieved on the leaves. They almost look like mountains on a topographical map. (Photo: Elizabeth Markov)