Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

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Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

The tattoos of sunflowers have had a blunting in recent years as we have seen in many photos and designs different circulating in the Internet world.

Perhaps this is possible at the quality of current inks, which allows many finishes to be of better quality, and in this case, sunflower tattoos can bring out their intense yellow color significantly.

Have you ever seen a vast yellow field of sunflowers? This flower, quite large and bright in color, always inspires joy and this feeling is something that does not surprise: the sunflower is a flower with a very positive symbolism.

Before you can enjoy a sunflower tattoo, you may be interested in knowing what meanings they may have and what cultures or historical moments refer to sunflowers as a symbolic element.

What do sunflower tattoos mean?

As often happens in the world of flower tattoos in particular and tattoos in general, sunflowers also have a wide and varied meaning.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

In Greek mythology, for example, the sunflower was the representation of Clizia, a nymph who turned into a sunflower out of grief caused by the loss of her beloved Apollo.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

What does this have to do with sunflower tattoos?

Like the sunflower, Clizia always turns her face to the sun (Apollo), waiting for his return. A sunflower tattoo could symbolize a very important love story that is finished or that considerably conditions our life.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

In fact, it is impossible to talk about the meaning of sunflower tattoos without thinking about sun tattoos and their symbolism.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

The sun symbolizes life, strength, growth, and positivity. A tattoo with sunflowers can be an alternative to represent these things or how important they are to the tattooed.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

For Chinese culture, however, the sunflower is all about longevity and luck (like shamrock tattoos in the West), making it a symbol of great hope. Its color represents vitality and intelligence, making the sunflower a flower of happiness.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

For some Christian currents, the sunflower is the symbol of divine faith and love. Like this flower, in fact, the faithful always seek and orient themselves towards the divine, the spirit, the hope of faith. It is not very common to see it in Christian tattoos as the main element, but it does decorate or complement a scene.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

If we refer instead to the American Indian culture, a sunflower tattoo represents agricultural abundance, the Sun and therefore the life force of the Great Spirit. Its color symbolizes vitality and fertility and we can see many feather tattoos and dreamcatcher tattoos that perfectly match this flower.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower Tattoo Designs

For many, the sunflower flower is pretty enough that they don’t need anything around it to complement the design.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

We are going to see many sunflower tattoo designs in bright colors full of textures and looking for photorealism, but also more abstract concepts with watercolor style tattoos that look more for movement and color.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Also geometric tattoos where the shape of the sunflower is recognized through the lines and geometric figures that compose it.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

For small sunflower tattoos we find ideal places that make this tattoo an elegant and easy to wear detail, for example tattoos on the ankle are ideal for tattooing a small colorful sunflower. You can also look at tattoos on the wrist and see how you can make a simple and striking icon of this flower, or tattoo it using small dots that make up the shape.

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Sunflower tattoos and their curious and ancient meanings

Regardless of whether you want a simple and classic sunflower tattoo, or on the contrary, you opt for something more modern tattoo style, here you will find enough information to inspire your design and be able to tell the tattoo artist what you are looking for.

When you arrive at the tattoo studio and you are clear about the sunflower that you will tattoo and the area to be tattooed is clear, you can enjoy a colorful sunflower that will always revolve around you.