144 Sunflower Tattoos That Will Brighten Up Your Life

The sunflower is one of the most recognized and beautiful of all the flowers. It’s aptly named because the yellow center and the petals are golden like the rays of the sun. Sunflowers grow very tall from a single green stalk, always towards the sun. It’s pretty safe to say that everyone loves sunflowers and so does the tattoo world. That is why we have compiled a list of some of the best and worst tattoos of sunflowers on the internet for you to enjoy.

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Foot Sunflower Tattoo

Here is a black and white sunflower tattoo. Obviously, this chap didn’t think the color was necessary for his tattoo or maybe it’s not finished yet.  The outline and shading are pretty damn good though. Hopefully one day he saves enough money and gets it colored.


Shoulder Sunflower Tattoo

The shoulder is a great place for round tattoos such as the sunflower. This lady has it going on with her beautifully colored sunflower tattoo. The detail on the actual flower is quite breathtaking. The artist did a bang up job on this work of art. I love the color green used on the leaves.


Leg Sunflower Tattoo

Here is a big old leg tattoo featuring three sunflowers. The more the merrier I say especially when it comes to sunflower tattoos. The thick black outline and vivid colors really set this baby on fire.


Arm Sunflower Tattoo

Here is another black and white banger of a sunflower. The shading gives in the definition. If you’re not getting color you may want to get intricate shading work to bring your tattoo to life and make it pop.

A Bouquet of Sunflowers

What’s better than one sunflower? A bouquet of sunflowers of course. Next time you’re thinking about getting a gift for that someone special,  get them a bouquet of sunflowers. Better yet get them a bouquet of sunflower in the form of a tattoo. They last longer and won’t perish and die in a vase of water then only to be discarded like yesterdays bread. It’s a life long gift so make sure it’s the right person and they are worth it. They also have to be willing and ready to get the tattoo.

Sunflower Tattoo for Love

The above image is an awesome sunflower tattoo with a very special message underneath.  This person is professing their love for someone in the form of a tattoo. If you plan to do this be careful because today’s love can turn into tomorrow’s enemy. The last thing you want to is to be running around life with a tattoo of your enemy on your body. Unless you abide by the saying. Keep your friends close and enemies closer. Then you will have no problem with getting a tattoo of your enemy. It will be a constant reminder that you must stay on your toes.


Leg Sunflower Tattoo

Leg tattoos are the bomb. When I say bomb I mean they are great. The leg is a great place for super large tattoos and that’s exactly what this guy has done. He has a huge sunflower on his leg and looks fantastic. It’s some top-notch work and the artist deserves some credit. Where would you get a sunflower tattoo?


Colorful Sunflower Tattoos

Sunflowers are more than just a pretty sight. They also have other functions. You can eat them and they are also used to make cooking oil. People also eat their seeds which is a common practice in Vietnam where I’m writing this list from. People will sit in coffee shops and drink bubble tea all the while chewing on sunflowers and spitting out the husk. You have to roast them first of course then add a bit of salt for flavor.



Sketch Style Sunflower Tattoo

The sunflower above is a bit sketchy. Not like when you land a skateboard trick and it looks wonky. Sketchy as in when you draw something in a rough manner. It still looks cool though. Sketchy tattoos have a whole lot of character and when done right they look cool. I love how the lines don’t meet in this tattoo giving it a rough off camber appeal.


Back Sunflower Tattoo

The back is a great spot to get a mural on big ass tattoos. Some people get something scary and tough. Other people get sunflowers. It’s totally up to you and don’t let anyone tell you any different. Don’t succumb to peer pressure. Just because those around are getting skulls, fire, and brimstone it doesn’t mean you do.  Be your own boss and get sunflowers if that’s what tickles your fancy. Hell, get pansies if you want to. But remember you may have to learn self-defense because the people with tough tattoos might pick on you or they might not. Depends who you hang around. Your friends should accept you exactly the way you are regardless if you have tattoos of flowers and ladybugs.


Skulls and Sunflowers

Get creative and mix it up. This person has gone the polar opposites of pretty and nice flowers with badass skulls. This tattoo could represent the duality in life and the troubles with being a man. You have to be tough and brave and then sometimes you just want to be vulnerable but you can’t. The flowers obviously represent vulnerability as they are fragile and often die after being picked. The skulls represent that life is also fragile and we too will die soon after being born. The life of a flower is quite similar to the life of a person or any nature for that matter. As soon as we are born we start dying so you might as well have a good time.


Forearm SunflowerTattoo

The forearm is another great spot for a tattoo. Well, actually any part of the body is a great spot for a tattoo. The penis, the face, anywhere you can think of someone has got that part of their body tattooed.  Even in the nether regions that you wouldn’t think of getting tattooed, you can guarantee that someone has already got that part of their body tattooed. What’s the weirdest place you have ever heard of someone getting a tattoo? Hit us in the comments box and let us know.


Shoulder Blade Sunflower Tattoo

Wow! Check out the background in this tattoo. It’s so neon and pretty. When designing your tattoo think of the artwork in holistic nature and design according to what body part you are going to get it.  Use the contour of the body when designing your tattoo. For example, if you were going to get a tattoo of a sunflower up your spine you would want to design so it’s long and runs along your spine. If you were going to get one on the shoulder you want to fill out the whole shoulder with the tattoo.


Two Sunflower Tattoo

This lady loves sunflower tattoos that she got identical tattoos on either leg. This is a cool effect and adds symmetry. She’s using her whole body as a canvas to express herself yo the world. It even matches the flower growing in the ground. Sunflowers are very hardy plants and can grow anywhere. They can also represent new beginnings and happiness. After all, who could be angry while skipping through a field of sunflowers? Well, I’m someone could but not many people. An angry person would skip through the field with sickle in hand chopping them down and stomping on them.


Torso Sunflower Tattoo

Bring your sexy back as Justin Timberlake used to say by getting a sexy sunflower tattoo on your midsection as this beautiful woman has. It doesn’t matter if your male or female, imagine taking someone home for the night after being at the club and they lift up your shirt only to reveal your sexy sunflower tattoo beaming it’s golden rays of light back at them. You can be sure that they will go wild and start tearing your clothes off even faster. Unless of course they hate sunflowers and start putting them back on.


Sunflower Tattoo in Black

This is a prime example that you don’t need to color to make a sunflower shine. This tattoo uses detailed shading and amazing line work to convey a picture perfect flower. Would you prefer color or black? I can’t decide, they both look amazing. Maybe I’ll have to get two.


Painting Style Sunflower Tattoo

I love the style of this tattoo. The sunflower looks like it’s painted on the skin using acrylic paints. This artist has done a fine job of creating this effect. I wonder what their technique is.



More Skulls and Sunflower Tattoo

I like what the artist has achieved in the above image. They are thinking outside the box by putting sunflowers instead of eyes on this badass skull.  It really makes a difference and looks cool to boot. What else do you think you think that sunflowers could replace? Hit us up in the comments box. For me personally, I might get a car with sunflowers instead of wheels. I might also get a nice planter box with sunflowers in it. Like a wheelbarrow or something. What do you think?


Butterflies and Sunflower Tattoos

Butterflies and flowers go together like coffee and cigarettes, corn and carrots, or was peas and carrots. I can’t remember what Forrest Gump said on that movie but you get the idea. For some reason butterflies love flowers. It makes sense, I love flowers and I’m not a butterfly maybe they are attracted to pretty things just like humans are. They are both some of the remarkable art that nature has produced. It’s so inspiring, like this list. I’m natural and I made this list, so be like the butterfly, be beautiful, be natural and most importantly be happy because of your happiness will radiate to other people then eventually all over the world. If everyone does this the world will be a much happier place.


Wrist Sunflower Tattoo

Tattoos on the wrist look cool and it’s a lovely place to get something small. This person has got a small and delicate little sunflower. It’s super cute and super rock and roll at the same time.


Hip Sunflower Tattoo

Do the hippy hippy shake! This is a very nice sunflower on the hip. I think it’s a hip. Do you know what body part this is? Hit me up in the comments box below and let me know what body part you think it is.

Diamonds and Flowers

Have you ever considered getting a border around your tattoo? Getting a border gives the tattoo more depth and dimension. This person has a diamond and the border is broken by the flower which gives it the look of really popping off the skin.

Old School Style

This is an old school style sunflower tattoo. The old school style uses basic shading and color to give it a retro feel.

Unique Sunflower Tattoo

The stem on this sunflower is made up of hands. Who would have thought? The artist is a creative, clever, cookie. After all we, as humans are nature as well.


Bicep Sunflower Tattoo

Do you have bulging biceps? Do you want to make your biceps look better?

Well, have I got the solution for you. Simply pop on down to your local tattoo shop and get a tattoo on them. A sunflower is a nice to tattoo to get on your bicep. Maybe you could get the word guns. As in your bicep are your guns, like lethal weapons that you can crush and kill people with. Not that you would do such heinous things of course.

Pretty Little Sunflowers Everywhere

Well, wouldn’t take a peek at this pretty sunflower. The coloring work is amazing. I love the peacock feathers in the background. Did you know that tattoos are a great way of attracting a mate? A peacock has beautifully colored feathers to attract their partners. You can use your beautifully colored tattoos to pick up at the bar or club. All you have to do is get covered in tattoos and you will be a sure-fire hit with the opposite sex.

Sunflower Tattoos with a Dark Twist

Look at these sunflowers all covered in some black ooze. It looks cool and a bit dark at the same time. The black and splodgy background really makes the flowers pop off the skin and come into a life of their own.

Daddy Loves a Sunflower

Does your dad love sunflowers? This person’s father sure does and what better way to make a tribute to the man who raised you to be such a fine person than to get a tattoo of a sunflower. As the love between a father and child grow so do the sunflowers in the field. Like the sands through the hourglass, these are the days of lives or something like that.

Chest Sunflower Tattoo

Get a sunflower on the chest. A real big and when you take your shirt off at the beach the people will lift you up on their shoulder and carry you across the beach and into the ocean. If your tattoo is fresh you may want to keep your shirt on because you’re not supposed to get them wet after they are first done. Wait a few weeks before getting the guns out and your chest out. This will ensure your tattoo has time to heal.

Tattoo After Care

Caring for tattoo after it has been completed is a very important step in the process. After your tattoo has been completed you need to keep it moist especially in the scab phase to avoid the precious ink peeling off. You also need to keep it out of the water. This will dull the ink and you will have to go back to the tattoo shop for a touch up.

Ink Splodge Style

This sunflower tattoo has been done in the ink splodge style. I love this style because it’s colorful and fun and a unique take on the conventional tattoo.

Rib Sunflower Tattoo

If you are looking for something a bit fun and a bit sexy go for a rib cage tattoo. As you can see above this lady is looking mighty fine with a sunflower on her side rib cage. The tattoo itself is nothing short of brilliant. That reminds me. Always choose a good tattoo artist when getting your tattoo or you may just end up with a dud then you have to live the rest of life with it or get it covered up.  Plan ahead and get a good first to avoid this nonsense.

That’s the list of sunflower tattoos folks and wasn’t it a good one? There were some seriously good tattoos and we hope you got some ideas and inspiration from the list for your next trip to the tattoo parlor.  Remember that tattoos are life and tattoos are for life so get a good one that you won’t regret. And of course have a good life.

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