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Daisy Flower Tattoo Designs

I love tattoos and have been writing about the topic for several years.

Look through a gallery of tattoo designs featuring the daisy flower.

Look through a gallery of tattoo designs featuring the daisy flower.

Flower tattoos have become very popular over the last several years as a growing number of women choose to have some type of ink done on their bodies. Among them, the daisy is the flower of choice for many women.

Daisies have always been a very positive flower, as they're not only fun to grow and work with, but also add delightful color to the garden. Some people put daisies in their hair, and you might pick the petals off a daisy when deciding if someone likes you or not—one flower petal off says "yes," and the next says "no." Do you remember playing that little game when you were younger?

What the Daisy Represents

Among many people, the daisy is also representative of quality traits and experiences:

  • love
  • purity
  • faith
  • loyalty

A Versatile Flower for Tattoo Designs

As for design, those simple petals, round middles, and variety of colors and looks are great options to choose from for artists and those desiring a daisy tattoo. They look fantastic whether they're done in color or darker, and they work well in settings with additional themes to create a scene—although they are equally as good if they stand alone.

What I really like about the daisy tattoos I've seen is the way the artists choose to be more subtle, rather than loud, when using color. The daisy seems to be more compelling to me when it's done in that way, as it's a humble little flower that shouldn't be displayed too loudly, as far as color goes.

Let's take a look now at a number of daisy tattoos in this gallery.

  1. Daisy With #12
  2. Purple Daisy on Shoulder
  3. Daisy With Ant
  4. Dark Daisy
  5. Fairy and Daisy
  6. Daisy With Scrolling
  7. Daisy on Toe
  8. Pink Daisy and Butterfly
  9. Tattoo of a Group of Daisies
Purple-hued daisy and the number 12.

Purple-hued daisy and the number 12.

1. Daisy With the Number 12

With this first daisy tattoo we see a good example of one with subtle, rather than loud, color.

My favorite part of this tattoo is the shading, which works darker from the outside of the flower petals to the inner part, which is very bright colored. That works nice. The little orange part of the daisy in the middle is done very well also.

The weakness of the tattoo design to me is the inclusion of the green behind the daisy. It somewhat clashes with the flower, taking a little away from it. I think the number 12 would have looked better on the bare skin, rather than overlapping the green.

Lavender daisy tattoo.

Lavender daisy tattoo.

2. Purple Daisy on Shoulder

This purple or lavender tattoo placed on the shoulder looks nice but seems to be a little too big for me. Daisies look much better when they're a little smaller than this one, although it still looks pretty good.

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I like the color, and the detail of the round part of the flower with the purple inside the orange circle is nice.

An ant crawls across a daisy in this tattoo.

An ant crawls across a daisy in this tattoo.

3. Daisy With Ant

Here is a very nice subtle tattoo, which I can't identify as far as color goes, but it works great. I like the way the daisy is designed in the middle, with the round part sticking out so nice,

The inclusion of the ant was a nice touch, as he appears to be ready to ambush an unsuspecting little critter.

What helps set it off is that purple background which gives you the sense of the daisy being presented to you.

This daisy tattoo stands out in part because of the dark background.

This daisy tattoo stands out in part because of the dark background.

4. Dark Daisy

Personally, I've always liked darker ink than any other, and this daisy tattoo design is a good illustration of why that is so.

What stands out with this tattoo is the depth created by the artist. You almost get the feeling there is a little cavern behind the daisy, or that it's deeply carved into the skin.

The petals look awesome and the big, round center really works too.

I like how this daisy looks different in that the decision was made to have a little bit of light color on the edges of the daisy working in. That also helps capture the form of the flower with the darker background. It works great.

A fairy is seated on the stem of a daisy in this tattoo. A combination of two popular tattoo themes: fairies and daisies.

A fairy is seated on the stem of a daisy in this tattoo. A combination of two popular tattoo themes: fairies and daisies.

5. Fairy and Daisy

Fairies are a very popular theme for tattoos as well, and when this one is combined with the daisy flower, they really look great together.

What is most compelling about this design is the way the petals of the daisy and the wings of the fairy were made the same color; almost as if there is a connection between the two we can't fathom.

Having the fairy sitting on the stem of the daisy was a great choice.

This tattoo wearer has chosen their wrist for a daisy tattoo.

This tattoo wearer has chosen their wrist for a daisy tattoo.

6. Daisy With Scrolling

Using scrolling with tattoos is one of my favorite aspects of tattoo art, and with this daisy, it really works. The lines of the scrolling are very clean, and those curves on either side of the daisy are fantastic.

Those little green leaves near the curves of the scrolling accentuate the rest, completing a great tattoo. To me, this is why using a simple, humble daisy as the inspiration behind a tattoo works so well, as you can use it as the centerpiece of the tattoo, or as a part of the overall look.

This daisy tattoo appears upside down just below the big toe of the wearer.

This daisy tattoo appears upside down just below the big toe of the wearer.

7. Daisy on Toe

The simplicity of the daisy also lends itself to being used in small places, as displayed in this photo of one placed on the toe of the recipient.

You can tell the artist struggled with this one, as there are compensations to make when working on such a small canvass.

Still, while not a masterpiece, it is cute, and that sometimes is more compelling when using it to strike up a conversation than those that appear to be almost masterpieces.

This dainty daisy looks good in that regard.

This daisy-and-butterfly tattoo is layered to create a three-dimensional effect.

This daisy-and-butterfly tattoo is layered to create a three-dimensional effect.

8. Pink Daisy and Butterfly

Using complementary images like this butterfly with flower tattoos always adds a nice dimension to design when it's done right, which this one is. The color combination looks good here, and the background helps present the daisy nicely.

The fluttering butterfly finishes off the beautiful little scene, with the choice of black with white spots on the wings looking good. The off-center eyes on the butterfly is my only quibble, but otherwise a good tattoo.

The artist behind this tattoo has creatively added depth to these daisies to enhance the overall impact of the design.

The artist behind this tattoo has creatively added depth to these daisies to enhance the overall impact of the design.

9. Tattoo of a Group of Daisies

This group of daisies is a really compelling design, and I love how the tattoo artist makes you believe they are gradually a little farther off than the one before it.

That is done by making each successive flower a little smaller, and by decreasing the detail as they fall into the background. The white daisy petals backstopped by a black background really allows you to see the daisies easily, making them stand out for viewers to enjoy. I really like this one.

Which Is Your Favorite?

Being a lover of daisies and a fan of tattoo art and design, this was a very enjoyable gallery of daisy tattoos to look at for me.

There wasn't one I didn't like, and minus a few small changes, they were all very well done.

Using a daisy for the inspiration behind your tattoo decision is one that should work very well for anyone making it.

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