Inside: Simple Dandelion Tattoo Ideas that Minimalist fans will love.
We all know Dandelions. They are the golden yellow flowers that sit in our yards, or they are in their mature form as the round fluff balls that we all know and love so much.
For many, Dandelions are a symbol of their childhood. This is because making wishes and blowing on dandelions is an adorable tradition that has been passed down for decades.
There is something just so nostalgic about this plant. It is no wonder that these magical little so-called “weeds” are a popular subject for many tattoos around the world. They hold many universal symbolism and meanings, as well as a lot of personal ones as well.
This, and the fact that they are extremely aesthetically pleasing, make them wonderful tattoos!
If you are interested in getting one yourself, then continue reading. I’ve created a list of the coolest Small Dandelion Tattoos on the internet for those of you who prefer things to be simpler. But before we get into that lets briefly cover the stages a Dandelion goes through during it’s cycle!
Dandelions go through 4 main stages and each of them can be represented with ink to mean something different.
- Seedling. This is when it begins to sprout and grow.
- Mature Plant: This is when the leaves of the plant grow between 2-9 inches and no stem is yet visible. The plant will be basically low and flat on the ground.
- Flowering: Next a stem grows and then produces a bright yellow flower.
- Fruit: Next the flower transforms into the lovable soft fluff ball that we make wishes on.
- Seed: The seeds are then disbursed by wind(or little kids making wishes) and the cycle continues.
Pretty interesting stuff right?
Dandelion Symbolisms & Meanings
What does a dandelion tattoo mean?
The Dandelion means strength, rebirth, and luck. This is for both the golden yellow flower period of the Dandelion’s life as well as when it becomes white and fluffy.
They are a flower that is filled with meaning.
Many people correlate it with their childhood, seeing as it is said that if you make a wish and then blow all of the seeds off of the flower, it will come true. Many children spend their childhoods making wishes about the dandelion flower and even carry on the tradition through adulthood.
Thus, getting a dandelion inked on can stand to be a reminder to never stop dreaming in life. To hold everything with the same sense of childlike wonder that you had when you first began blowing on this beautifully unique flower.
This first list has a mix and match of many different kinds of dandelion tattoos. From dainty to bold, black & white to watercolors, there is bound to be a tattoo for you. Keep track of which ones make your heart happy and keep them in mind while you go through the rest of this list. This knowledge comes in handy when you are deciding on your own tattoo!
1. Dandelion with Name As Stem
2. Adorable Bunny Holding Flower
3. Dandelion Flower in Color
4. Breathe Quote
5. Matching Dandelion Tattoos
6. Watercolor Dandelion
7. Dandelion Ankle Tattoo
8. Rainbow Dandelion
9. Realistic Dandelion in Various Stages
10. Black & White Dandelion
Minimalist Dandelion Tattoo
This list is full of more minimalistic dandelion tattoos for those of you who like to keep things simple and sweet. Some of my favorites are the dandelion seed tattoos because this flower is so well known that even its seeds are distinguishable. These come so small you can put them anywhere on your body you’d like. Behind the ear? On your wrist? Keep the idea of placement in mind while you look at these. Where would you put it?
11. Little Dandelion Seed
12.Simple Ankle Tattoo
13. Dandelions in A Coffee Cup
14. Dandelion Seeds Behind Ear
15. Single Dandelion
16. Let It Be Quote
17. Abstract Dandelion in Jar
18. Dandelion Taking Flight
19. Detailed Dandelion Tattoos
20. Dandelion Mid Blow
Colored Dandelion Tattoo
Many of the dandelion tattoos shown so far were in the black in white, so I made a section dedicated to a little more color. Look at the list below if color is what you are looking for!
21. Dandelion Flower with Butterfly
22. Abstract Watercolor Tattoo
23. Cute Garden Tattoo
24. Watercolor Dandelion with Dragonfly
25. Colorful Dot Work
27. Blue, Pink, & Purple Dandelion
28. Bunny Portrait with Dandelions
29. Young Dandelion Flower
30. Beautiful Landscape
Blowing Dandelion Tattoo
The blowing of a dandelion represents childlike hope and wonder. If this is something that you would like to honor and represent perhaps a dandelion being blown is the tattoo that you are searching for! I think you’ll find that each and every one of these has a certain nostalgic feel. Take a look!
31. Small Dandelion Blowing Away
32. Heart Dandelions
33. Breathe Quote
34. Wistful Dandelion
35. Black & White Flower
36. Dandelion Shoulder Tattoo
37. Simple Dandelion Tattoo
38. A Pair of Dandelions
39. Watercolor Dandelion Being Blown
40. Dandelion Flower Young & Old
Small Dandelion Tattoo
Something smaller more up your ally? That’s great, I have the list for you! We are finishing up this article with Dandelion Tattoos that are small enough to go anywhere, from behind your ear to your fingers. There is bound to be something you love, check them out!
41. Dandelion Seeds
42. Simple Rib Tattoo
43. Small Behind the Ear Tattoo
44. Single Dandelion
45. Dainty Dandelion
46. Abstract Magical Dandelion
47. Full Dandelion Behind Ear
48. Hand Holding Dandelion
49. Dandelions with Initials
50. Light Blow Dandelion
Which one will you choose? I really love the blowing tattoo option.
PS. Here are a couple more flower tattoos to inspire your next ink appointment. Tiny Flower Tattoos, 71 Simple Water Lily Tattoo Designs & Meanings, Pretty Poppy Tattoo Designs + Ideas.