Gallery of tattoos with a sun: 70 Drawings

The Sun. The big star. The queen star. For most of the day we have it before our eyes but we don’t always realize it. If you are inspired by the idea of ​​getting a tattoo on this big star and can always look at it, visit our gallery of tattoos with the sun and let it light up.

The Sun is the fundamental star for our planetary system. It is our resource of primary life and for this reason it has always inspired curiosity and adoration. There are numerous reasons why sun tattoos can have personal meanings, as the Sun has had symbolic and religious meanings in the many ancient cultures that have populated the Earth. Worshiping the Sun as a source of life has always been an almost instinctive and universal thing for many of these civilizations, and from this it probably derives the current spread of tattoos that represent the sun.

Over time, cultures have created many myths about the Sun and these beliefs were often expressed in their tattoos, where the Sun usually evoked concepts such as strength, growth, vitality and fertility, among others. Let’s see some examples of different interpretations of the image of the Sun in the various cultures of history.

The Aztecs used tattoos depicting the sun for rituals, using them in certain parts of the body to express their devotion to one god or another. These Aztec tattoos could be small with simple or large and very complex patterns. The Maya instead saw the tattoos with the sun as a form of protection and to express the fact of being a chosen people, and also as a way to decide who was the leader. The American Indians, on the other hand, considered tattoos depicting the sun as symbols of creation and the destructive power of war and also used them as a form of protection against the evil of the world. For the late Caribbean people of the Taínos Indians, tattoos were more than just body decorations. For them they were expressions of destiny. In this way, the higher the tattoo was in the body, the closer they felt to their gods.

There is a common typology in the sphere of tattoos that represent the sun, and they are those tattoos that combine the Sun and the Moon and sometimes even the stars. This usually happens in more feminine tattoos, creating a new meaning, since in general they represent the union between man and woman.

We hope to have made you discover something new about the world of sun tattoos, and that with this maybe you are more encouraged to get yourself one of these beautiful and significant tattoos widespread with meanings of protection. In the meantime, however, you have to protect yourself, and for this reason we always advise you to go to specialized tattoo parlors and maintain adequate hygiene conditions to take care of your tattoo, because something that lasts a lifetime must be protected as such.


The Sun is closely related to different cultures like the Japanese or the Chinese. In this image we see a sun with an Asian symbol right in the middle. I'm not an expert on this kind of symbols, so I can't tell you what this tattoo means.


The suns are beautiful for both men and women, as we can see in this picture. A simple design that takes little time and offers a very nice result, but you need a flat stomach to have a result like this.

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Typical drawing of a sun with a moon, in the image we can see one of the most traditional both for the stroke and for their expressions. The area chosen is adequate, since it adapts naturally and has an aesthetically beautiful result.

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A girl's point of view

Perhaps the design of a sun is the most chosen tattoo in the history of tattoos and, despite this, they never seem to go out of style and never become old or ugly. The sun in any style is one of the most chosen motifs among girls and one of the most important reasons could be the reason mentioned before, which will never go out of style. In every part of the body, the sun will illuminate the area you have chosen.

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