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Daffodil Flower Tattoo Designs

Updated on July 2, 2014

Daffodil Tattoos

Daffodils are a flower that blooms early in spring, being among the first flowers to appear as winter is winding down. Being a sign of new beginnings, it has captured the attention and imagination of many women as a tattoo choice.

Meanings attached to daffodil flowers, because of their hardiness and making their appearance in the spring year after year, include forgiveness, faith, truth, integrity, hope, unreciprocated love, among others.

The ability to survive the difficult season of winter is attached to the daffodil as well, representing its ability to rebound and hold on, while still being able to express the beauty of the flower in spite of its recent tribulations and struggles.

Another meaning I've seen in relationship to the daffodil is that it can be included with the sign of Aquarius, as it includes the early part of the year, overlapping with the emergence of the daffodil out of the soil.

Daffodil Design

One great impetus behind the choice of having a daffodil tattooed on your body is the design of the flower itself, which while appearing simple in the fields and yards because they're so ubiquitous, are really great looking as a piece of art.

The shape of the flower is what I really like, as its somewhat tubular shape is taken by the artist and made into all sorts of compelling art.

Daffodil Tattoo on Arm

This daffodil tattoo was included first because it was so realistic, and captures very closely what a daffodil looks like, just in case you don't know what it is, or want to get a close look at its realistic appearance as expressed in tattoo art. I really like it, although it would have looked ever better with some more yellow.

Lavender Colored Daffodil Tattoo

This lavender colored daffodil tattoo with the loud blue outline is pretty interesting and unique. While maintaining the shape and design of what a daffodil actually looks like, the artist and person getting the tattoo decided to spice up the color.

Daffodil Tat With Green Leaves

This isn't one of my favorite of the daffodil tattoo designs shown in the tattoo gallery, as it has more of the appearance of a water Lilly in its look, rather than a daffodil.

Since the decision was made to have some purplish color included, I think not including the leaves would have helped blend the yellow, orange and purple colors together better.

Daffodil Emerging Out of Snow

One thing that is different, and which I like, about this daffodil, is the way you look down at the tubular center of the flower. To me it works very well, and is convincing.

The snow part leaves a little to be desired because it's hard to see that that is what it actually is. A little more clarity in the design would have helped there. But a pretty cool daffodil tattoo.


Vine, Life Daffodil Tattoo

Tattoo have increasingly become part of a way to place some art on the skin to cover up scars related to cancer, and other diseases.

With this tattoo below, it covers up a scar of a woman that has had a mastectomy. The vine being spelled out as "life" is great, as it leads up to the pretty daffodils.

The a American Cancer sells daffodils as one of the raise to raise money for research.


Daffodil Tattoo with Cancer Ribbon

This is a daffodil tattoo which includes a beautifully colored daffodil with the cancer ribbon hanging from the vine.

What I particularly like is the way the leaves and foliage of the daffodil bend over slightly. That green really stands out nice. Great tattoo representing a good cause.

Butterfly, Scrolling Vine, Daffodil Tattoo

Here we have an example of a daffodil being expressed as love, as revealed by the hearts at the ends of the scrolling vine. That little butterfly flying on the left is a nice touch, and the daffodils look great.

Daffodil, Dragon Body Art

Even though daffodils look great in and of themselves, I always like to see some additional elements to enhance the design, as you see below with the interesting dragon, daffodil motif.

It's anyone's guess as to what this means to the individual, and the vines have no bearing on the reality of what the foliage of a daffodil looks like. But what appears to be a water dragon, and the artistic license taken to create the design, works good.

Bright Yellow Daffodil Tattoo

I really love the bright yellow color of this daffodil tattoo. My only problem is the color is done so well and realistic, that it needed some background and edging help to help it stand out better.

Darker, greener foliage, and a little more of it, would have really made this look better, as would have a little thicker scrolling in strategic places. If that would have been done, it would have been an ever more extraordinary tattoo than it is.

Being such a fan of the daffodil, and enjoying looking at them outside even as I right, I really like the choice of a daffodil for a tattoo. Flowers always work good, and lend themselves to all sorts of creative scenes and themes.

The fact that the daffodil is also a part of the fundraising focus of the American Cancer Society makes it even better.


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    • Froglet profile image

      Froglet 6 years ago from Lincolnshire, UK

      Daffodils symbolise some kind of cancer research don't they?

    • Cassie Smith profile image

      Cassie Smith 6 years ago from U.S.

      I'm not one for tattoos, but these are really stunning.