Along with tulips, daffodils became a commercial flower crop in the Netherlands during the 19th century. Normally found with either white or yellow flowers, there are also orange and pink varieties. You may choose to stick with one colour, or get one of each, depending on your tattoo design concept.
It’s interesting how daffodils can represent vastly different things around the world. The flowers symbolise the new year in Iranian culture, in addition to beautiful eyes in literature. They’re a symbol of wealth and good fortune in the East, but a symbol of vanity in the West.
Daffodils are the national flower of Wales. Just like a kangaroo (or emu) and wattle tattoo would represent Australia, adding some daffodils to a dragon piece would serve as an ode to one’s Welsh heritage – flowers and animals (even mythical ones) are a classic combination.
Use these 25 daffodil tattoos to spark your creativity, but as always: Be Inspired. Never Copy.
Healed traditional rose and daffodil tattoo by @shelleytattoodles
Neo trad fox, squirrel and daffodil tattoo by @tracydtattoos
Neo trad lilac, daisy and daffodil tattoo by @misslaceytattoos
New school daffodil tattoo by @allisintattoos
Traditional style sugar skull and daffodils tattoo by @dean_moon
Neo trad daffodil tattoo by @clarksontattoos
Black and grey neo trad daffodil tattoo by @trevorthetattooguy
Abstract illustrative daffodil tattoo by @kevin_dtattoos
Neo trad daffodil tattoo by @alexisethomson