Reviewed & updated: December 23, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Sunsets are mesmerizing to look at and can be used as inspiration to create art. Get ideas from this list of simple sunset tattoos to turn your love into art.
Whenever one think of a beautiful scenery, sunsets and sunrise are few of the first things that come to mind.
There are different types of sunsets as different places offer different types. But there is no such thing as the best one as all of them are beautiful in their own ways.
Whether you watch from a beach or a mountain or plain land, each one will offer you a different kind of experience. And it is good to say one should experience all of them once.
Sunset could be a symbol of lot of things. Some cultures believe the sunset is a sign of an end of an era or day or anything. The meaning could come of as a bit depressing but if you think about it, sunsets could be associated with the end of dark days, slowly moving to a new beginning, beginning of a new day, new life or more. Hence sunset tattoos are a great way to portray an end and starting of new beginnings. Listed below are some simple sunset tattoo designs for first timers that could also be used as sunrise tattoos depending on the wearer.
Sunset In S(e)oul Tattoo
Cities look beautiful when it is covered with the light of the setting sun. This appealing design exhibits one of such image of the city, more specifically Seoul, South Korea. The image shows the sky covered with blue and orange Ombre that is getting reflected in the Han river under the bridge as the mountains and the buildings co-exist. The artistry of the tattoo portrays the beauty of the city under the influence of the sunset. The design made in the pattern of a stroke that has been made with a thick painting brush on the skin and is a very unique design idea. The colours are painted in a very realistic way which brings out the scene of the city.
The design is customizable and the wearer can express their individuality and mould it into the city of their own choice.
Sunset And Moonrise Snake Tattoo
If one pester on it, one can realize the sunset and the moonrise happens at the same time. As a matter of fact most of the time during a sunset both the moon and the sun are visible. The picture of the tattoo shows the amalgamation of the two beauties that are sunset and moonrise and the snake passing in between could be the connection to the two worlds. It could be used as a symbol of co-existence but also any other meanings could be given to it.
This design is very aesthetically pleasing and if this is similar to the aesthetic you are in search for, go ahead and use it as an inspiration.
Sunset From An Island Tattoo
Sunset looks gorgeous when it is seen sinking in the ocean from an island or a beach and this tattoo is an visual representation of that. Similar to the pattern of the first tattoo, this one too is drawn in the form of a stroke from a huge painting brush. The tattoo artist has managed to draw the scene from a point of view from an island. The flowers drawn very delicately and realistically. The different colours mixing together in the sky and that getting reflected in the ocean is done very perfectly.
This tattoo design would be a perfect option for you, if you enjoy sunsets in seas, oceans, beaches or islands.
Sunset In A Monarch Butterfly Tattoo
The design is very minimalistic and subtle yet the patterns in the body of the butterfly as well as the butterfly itself were drawn delicately and precisely. The orangish hue around the sun and lightly drawn clouds brings out the vibe of the sunset and gives it a romantic touch.
A Monarch Butterfly most of the time signifies regeneration and transformation. The sunset in the wings of the butterfly could hence signify the new beginning after the death of an old era. So if you are in search of a tattoo with similar meanings, you can consider this. You can also add other elements to the design.
Geometrical Simple Sunset Tattoo Design
Although the sun is not visible, the setting of this ink is of the time just after the sun has sunken. The colours that cover the sky and the mountain, reflect such atmosphere. The ink is a painting of a beautiful scenery of what seems like a countryside, the trees standing still, the pretty flower field lays as the birds fly into the horizon is a great artistic tattoo design. The idea of putting the scene in a diamond shape gives it a unique vibe.
This is the perfect design for all the nature lovers out there and they would genuinely enjoy this design as it consists of everything earthly.
Sunset From Airplane Window Tattoo
Another sunset view without the sun from an airplane window. Something that makes the airplane rides bearable are the window seats and the views, but only for those who enjoys flying and travelling. Moving with the birds among the clouds give you a blissful feeling. If you enjoy such views of the pastel coloured clouds slowly mixing with the white coloured ones as the wing of the plane is visible, then this design has a very cool and unique concept of offering a point of view from the window seat of a plane.
If this aesthetic or style suits your personality, then this is the sign to get it inked with some of your own individual touch.
Abstract Sunset Tattoo
This abstract tattoo of a sunset is inspired from a real photo of a sunset in a beach. Different line patterns are used to draw different parts of the landscape. The dotted lines are used to draw the hills and the reflection of the sunlight on the ocean, slightly thicker and darker non-dotted lines are used for the waves and a huge dark circle used to represent the sun. Despite being very fragmented, together it takes the form of the views of the scene in the picture perfectly and makes it recognizable.
There are different forms of art, but something that makes abstract art distinguishable from the rest is its unique way of portraying art.
Crescent Moon Sunset Tattoo
The setting of this tattoo is that of a sunset in a beach of Kapalua Bay in the silhouette of a crescent moon. The aesthetically pleasing concept is charming and one of a kind. The juxtapositions of colours in the clouds and the waves hitting the shore very beautifully presented through the painting and presents the beauty of the sunset in a beach. The elements are calming and express a peace kind of vibe, away from city life.
This design could be used as a sign of gateway from tiring city life. And if this style suits the wearer, they can modify some of it and add an individual touch of their own.
To Die For Sunset Tattoo
Sunsets are universal and the view it creates when the sun sets. People go to lengths in order to experience this beauty and for all the right reasons. As it gradually sinks and mixes with the horizon while creating a beautiful effect in the sky. This tattoo design manages to portray such beauty in a perfect way. The quote “To Die for” adds to the effect and is a great tattoo idea if you think about it.
Line-Art Sunset Mountain Tattoo
This line-art sunset tattoo is quite different from all the designs in the list. The mountains and the palm trees are drawn in line-art form. The setting of the sun on the other hand is boldly drawn to make it more prominent, making the highlight of the tattoo. The symbolism due to the boldness of the sun and the sharpness of the mountains could signify end of hardships and starting of new positive beginnings.
This designs are very fun and each of them is suitable for each kind people with a certain kind of style. These designs would also be a great for the first timers.
Here are some more suggestions for sunset tattoo designs:
- Birds flying towards sunset simple tattoo
- Cactus sunset tattoo simple
- Simple palm tree sunset tattoo
- More sunset simple beach tattoos
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What is a simple sunset tattoo?
A simple sunset tattoo is a minimalistic design that depicts the beauty of a setting sun. It often includes an orange or red sun with some rays and/or silhouettes of other elements such as birds, trees, mountains, etc. These tattoos are typically popular for their calming aesthetic and symbolic meaning – reminding us to appreciate each day and find peace in the small moments. Simple sunset tattoos can be done in a variety of sizes and colors, making them perfect for any spot on the body. They are also great options for those new to getting tattoos as they tend to be less painful than more intricate designs. Regardless of where it is placed or how it looks, a simple sunset tattoo can be an iconic reminder of a beautiful moment in time.
What are some simple sunset tattoo ideas?
Some popular ideas for simple sunset tattoos include silhouettes of birds, trees, mountains, and clouds. Another common design includes a sun with stylized rays; some may also choose to add additional elements such as stars or the moon. Additionally, you can customize your tattoo by adding in other symbols that are meaningful to you. Some people might opt for words or phrases, while others may choose to include a portrait of someone special. No matter what you decide on, it’s important to make sure the design is meaningful to you and that it has a personal connection.