As tattoos gain in popularity and importance, some designs overtake others as the most popular design categories, and one of those categories is that of flowers.
Almost everyone who has a design on the theme of nature or plants has a type of flower tattooed somewhere on their body; one of the most popular flowers for tattooing is the sunflower. Sunflowers are simple in design, easy to understand and visualize, and tend to flatter on a wide variety of skin tones and body types.
Sunflowers are also popular because they symbolize strength and joy; tall, robust and shiny, they rise above the rest of the plants as if they were in possession of all the joyous secrets of the world. They portray a joyful energy, and taking a reminder of that joyous energy with you wherever you go is sure to be a bright spot even in the darkest days.