Although most people will often choose a tattoo for its aesthetic appearance, there is a story behind every tattoo. This story is what makes the wearer get that tattoo so that they can have something to remember that particular thing for eternity. Sunflower tattoos just like any other tattoo come in different types and designs. The meanings of these tattoos are also as many as the designs if not more. Knowing the various meanings associated with this tattoo will help you decide whether to get one or not.
Sunflowers are a symbol of the wearer’s personality and those who choose to have a sunflower tattoo over the many other designs available what to show their optimism in life. People with this type of tattoo are thought to be jovial, bright and adaptable. These people believe in living life to the fullest and always being as happy as the sunflower. People with this tattoo are also thought to be down to earth and will stay connected to their roots even if they come across immense success or wealth.
The sunflower is known to be a symbol of constancy, and so it can be used to show things that one would wish to last for infinity. Examples of some of the “until infinity” that this tattoo can be used to represent include; everlasting friendship, constant loyalty, and also remembrance. Many people will also get this tattoo to remind them of a loved one who passed away and so that they can emulate some of his or her positive traits. When drawn for this purpose, this tattoo will symbolize an eternal bond between the wearer and the person that the tattoo is supposed to represent. Family and friendship ties are the two most common bonds that sunflowers can represent.
A sunflower tattoo can also be used to show that the wearer is waiting for the return of a loved one. This meaning is drawn from the Greek lore of Clytia and Helios, the god of the Sun. According to the story, the two were separated by some stressful situations in life and so Clytia was always looking at the sun waiting for her love to return to her. She was then transformed into a sunflower so that she could continue staring at the sun for eternity. Due to this one can have this tattoo to show that they are staring at the sun waiting for a loved one to return.