Sun Tattoo photos, designs, artists, descriptions…. HIGHLY recommend this article on all the places and kinds of sun tattoos on our planet. WOW.The sun has been an object of worship since man first roamed the earth. Hell, even the animals that were here long before man probably worshiped it as well. I have certainly seen my dog lay in the rays of the sun until I feared she might be cooked from the inside out. All the worship was for good reason. For, without the sun we would not exist. It provides light to work and play by, obviously, but most importantly creates the perfect temperature for existence. The sun quite literally and figuratively makes the world go ’round. It is the center of our universe and is a major force in how our days and years go by. It is the main source of energy on our planet, as without the sun plant life would fail to survive.
The sun, as it turns out, is really a star. It is the brightest star that we know of. Fittingly, it is the star of this post as well. Let’s take a look at fifty wonderful tattoos highlighting the universe’s brightest star. Here we will see it displayed all on its own as the star of the show and as a piece of greater art works as well.
The sun breaks through the clouds in this interesting piece.
49. Horizon in Black & White
This is an interesting take on a cliff into the sea into the horizon scene.
48. Celtic Sun Spot
Here in this sun tattoo we have the sun encompassing a Celtic knot piece. This is a combination of two traditional tattoo themes.
47. Evening Walk
The rays shine down as the day winds down. Let’s go for a walk, shall we?
46. Sun, Wind and Sky
It looks like a hurricane is forming in the eye of this sun tattoo.
45. Chest Sun
44. Say “Ahhh”
This wavy sun tattoo needs his tonsils looked at, apparently. Open wide!
43. Black ‘Ole Sun
This sun tattoo is ironically dark. It looks like it may be slipping behind those mountains soon.
42. Long Walks on the Beach
There is not much better than talking an evening walk on the beach.
41. Tickle Me Sun-Mo
This is a very interesting sun tattoo. It looks like the hands may be trying to turn it to a different angle. They’re going to mess up somebody’s tan!
40. Howl at the…Sun?
The average werewolf comes out on a full moon. This is no average werewolf, as he appears to be more interested in what looks like a sun.
39. Mehndi Sun
This piece of work has a very Mehndi henna feel to it.
38. Don’t Stare Too Long
If you look at this sun tattoo too closely, you may end up in the twilight zone.
37. Opposites Attract
When you just cannot decide on the sun or the moon, you might as well get both.
36. Point Break
Here we have a colorful sun tattoo depicting crashing waves over the rising sun. Surfs up!
35. Dr. Jekyll
It is not unusual to see the sun and moon depicted together in one piece.
34. Sun and Stars
The sun is a star but it is almost always depicted differently than traditional stars.
33. Masked Sun
This sun tattoo looks like a mask of some kind. Maybe from a sun god celebration?
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32. Blazing Trees
This realistic tree does its best to hide the blazing sun in the background, to no avail.
31. Bilateral Calf Tattoos
There are two sides to every coin and two sides to every day.
30. The Tropics
The setting sun highlighting a single palm is a classic sun tattoo look.
29. Sun Lion
This sun tattoo has an angry face in the middle. If I were that hot all the time, I’d probably be a little angry too.
28. The Throwing Star
The sun takes center stage in this tribal art work, as it usually does.
There are many different patterns involved in this tattoo with the sun as the central figure.
26. Black Fill and Outline
This is an interesting sun piece resembling a fan.
25. Pop of Color
The sun looks a little like a Pokemon character doesn’t it?
24. Blow Me Away
One swift breeze may blow this sun tattoo right off the owner’s shoulder.
23. My Name Is:
When that special person in your life is the center of your universe, why not put their name on a sun tattoo?
22. Who Spilled the Paint?
Don’t cry over spilled tattoo ink.
21. As Night Falls
The sun sure makes a difference in the landscape doesn’t it? Things tend to look a lot scarier as darkness falls.
20. Role Reversal
We often see the sun given the male attributes but this sun tattoo reverses the roles.
19. As the Crow Flies
This crow makes his way to his perch as the sun highlights his wingspan.
18. Zia People
The symbol of the Zia people carries deep meaning as they hold the sun on a sacred pedestal. This tattoo highlights the desert landscape and the Zia symbol was made so popular by the flag of New Mexico.
17. Sad Moon Face
The sun seems to realize that the world isn’t that bad. The moon clearly has a different outlook.
16. Giddy Up
The sun shines down on a pony rising up on his hind legs.
15. Silver Sun
This sun tattoo incorporates both feet and most of the toes.
14. Peacock Sun
It looks a lot like this sun has a peacock tail as it peeks out behind the waves.
13. Bring It All Together
Once the kiss comes together this sun tattoo will be complete. For now, it remains a lowly moon.
12. Calf Sun
This sun tattoo looks like it belongs on the calf of a Samoan warrior.
11. Plant Food
The rays of this tattoo seem to be reaching down to feed and comfort the flowers below.
10. Yin & Yang
The yin and the yang is incorporated into the sun, again blending two traditional tattoo themes.
9. Simple Sun
This sun tattoo is simple, yet benefits from its placement.
Multiple different line styles have been used in this sun tattoo, culminating in the sun’s core being filled in with color.
7. Tree of Life
I wonder how heavy the tree of life is.
6. Sun Shines Through
When you peel back the layer on top, we realize why we love a sunny day so much!
5. Sun Warrior
The samurai is on his way somewhere to do his work under the cover of night. For now, he’ll soak up all the adoring looks from the geisha in the neighborhood.
4. Island Sun
This sun tattoo definitely screams Island warrior. Odds are this guy is throwing flaming batons outside a Hawaiian Hyatt around 10:00 tonight.
3. Mountain Eclipse
Is there anything worse than hiking through the mountains when the sun is covered up by the moon and everything goes dark? Hold on to the hand rails folks.
2. Sun in the Iron Mask
While the man’s mask may have been velvet, this iron mask looks truly metallic.
1. Oh Captain, my Captain
The sun loses its grip on the day as the crew settles in for an evening near shore. I wonder if anyone will sneak to land for a night of pirate style debauchery.
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