36 Alluring Chrysanthemum Tattoo Ideas to Inspire You in 2023
You might have noticed how Chrysanthemums are always present at the most important celebrations, like anniversaries, birthdays or weddings. That’s because they represent undying family love, vitality, and a life filled with positivity and joy. Not to mention the fact that they look so beautiful with their multi layered petals and bright colors. Perhaps that’s why many people want a Chrysanthemum tattoo design – something that will bring them joy till the end of time!
But before you go and get your own Chrysanthemum tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the most gorgeous, delightful, and alluring Chrysanthemum tattoo ideas for 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which tattoo style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
With that said, let’s begin.
Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Chrysanthemum
This delightful piece features such clean linework and shading. The white highlights though are what really bringsthis design to life. They’re subtle but very powerful. Just be aware that as the ink isn’t densely packed there might be the tendency for fading, requiring touch-ups in the future.
Japanese-Inspired Blackwork Full-Sleeve Chrysanthemum Tattoo
We start off strong with a powerful design coming from the studio of artist IG: @japanese.ink. If you’re looking for something to cover the entirety of your arm, this one will definitely do the job. I mean, who wouldn’t want such an eye-catching sleeve? The lines are crisp and the opaque areas densely packed. You definitely won’t have to worry about this sleeve fading. Aesthetically, this piece is off-the-charts; the sensuous swirls of black ink at the shoulder and wrist are like parentheses highlighting this awesome design. Gorgeous
Forearm Fineline Tattoo of Chrysanthemum
For lovers of fineline style, here’s your inspiration. I adore the whip shading that naturally adds so much texture to the whole piece. It also helps to make the Chrysanthemum the focal point, especially against the adjacent areas of negative or uninked space. Wonderful work by the artist IG: @kurtistattoo!
Fineline Forearm Tattoo of Chrysanthemum
What I like most about this piece is its placement, allowing you to easily admire it from any angle. The Chrysanthemum wraps around the forearm yet isn’t subject to distortion. And then there are those leaves which beautifully extend above the elbow onto the arm, and downward onto the wrist. This tattoo looks like…Poetry In Motion
Fineline Blackwork Tattoo of Chrysanthemum on Side of Leg
I love the look of the solid black outlines in this piece. They not only provide definition but will guard against the tattoo from fading. Placement for a tattoo, just like for a painting, is everything. Here the leg provides the perfect “canvas” for this long, linear design.
Japanese-Inspired Blackwork Full-Back Tattoo of Hannya with Chrysanthemum
Speaking of blackwork, here comes something that will blow your mind. I absolutely adore this piece and how detailed it is. The design is already gorgeous, but the execution is also flawless, from the crisp lines to the skilled shading. Kudos to the artist IG: @japanese.ink for such an outstanding piece!
Whip Shading Tattoo of Chrysanthemum with Full Black
I love that this design is packed in a black frame, which makes it both abstract and very “important” looking. The lines are so crisp and the black ink so uniformly and densely packed, it could be mistaken for a sticker. Awesome! For more inspiration, definitely visit the artist’s page at IG: @kimbobby_ttt!
Linework Arm Tattoo of Hand Holding a Chrysanthemum
Here comes something for fans of linework! I love the clean execution seen here, especially the linework shading that creates such a classic look. The Chrysanthemum itself highlights the shoulder as it mirrors the natural contours found here. There’s also plenty of room here to add additional pieces in the future, even creating a half-sleeve.
Blackwork Shoulder Tattoo of Chrysanthemum
Here’s another example of the relationship between design and positioning. Look how perfectly this tattoo fits over the client’s shoulder! I’m loving it. I also like how the artist makes use of the client’s natural skin tone to create the lighter shades of the flower. It’s a brilliant use of negative or uninked space.
Blackwork Tattoo of Chrysanthemum and Skull
If you’re into spooky designs, this might be perfect for you. It’s another beautiful blackwork Chrysanthemum, but there’s a catch: it eats humans for breakfast! I adore the skull and the whole spooky vibe of the piece. What’s a better way to make a bold statement than getting such an edgy tattoo?
Linework Tattoo of Snake and Chrysanthemum
Here comes another spooky ink piece, but this one features a deadly cobra wrapping its body around a Chrysanthemum. I love the striking contrast between the intimidating, dangerous animal and the delicate, beautiful flower. The lines are crisp and even, demonstrating real skill on the part of the artist, IG: @fun.tattooing.
Black and Gray Tattoo of Chrysanthemums on Upper Arm
This design sets itself apart thanks to the lack of outlines on the Chrysanthemums. I really like how that makes the flowers look so unique and classy, like flawless prints on marble. Overall, the design is also a good fit for the “canvas” provided by the upper arm.
Full-Leg Floral Tattoo of Chrysanthemums and Snakes
No words can describe how impressed I am with this piece. I love that it takes up space, and that there are so many beautiful details packed into the design. Surely, getting a full-leg tattoo is a bold decision, but who wouldn’t want this spectacular piece on their body?
Blackwork Forearm Tattoo of Chrysanthemum
Not all blackwork tattoos have to be intense; this one has a very subtle charm thanks to its minimalistic design. I also love that it fits right in with the existing tattoo. I wonder if the client is planning on getting a blackwork full-sleeve, because that would be awesome!
Traditional Japanese Tattoo of Chrysanthemum on Head
I absolutely adore this piece! Everything about it is unique: the placement, the color palette, the art style and the design idea! My favorite thing about the piece is how the petals wrap around this client’s head, framing the ear so perfectly. If bold is your game, here’s something cooler than natural hair, right?
Blackwork Neck Tattoo of Chrysanthemum
What a magnificent piece this one is. I like that the whole design wraps around the client’s neck and runs all the way to the back of the ear. The linear design really accentuates the long, slender line of the neck. The tattoo’s style also nicely matches the other pieces; all showcasing that this client is not afraid of bold, in-your-face designs.Props to the artist at IG: @ashleynicoletattoos for this amazing blackwork piece.
Custom Tattoo of Purple Chrysanthemum and Little Bird Over Biceps
This gorgeous piece is designed for anyone who loves the color purple. It really helps the tattoo stand out, because as you might have already noticed, Chrysanthemums usually come in yellow and orange. And the little bird is such a nice touch, too, making the whole piece even more appealing!
Custom Tattoo of Chrysanthemum with Chinese Lucky Charm and Butterflies
I love the Chinese influence in this piece, with its typical Lunar New Year lucky charms and red color, which is widely known to represent luck. The butterflies are also lovely additions to the whole composition, making it so much more lively and graceful. And who wouldn’t notice the dangling cord, complete with jeweled accents! It really appears to be swaying in a gentle breeze over the skin. Lovely
Blackwork Tattoo of Chrysanthemums Under Collarbones
Are you a fan of symmetry? If so, here’s a piece that you will definitely find very attractive. I really like how the two flowers are exactly the same, mirror images, creating such a balanced composition. The blackwork is so clean, and simply flawless too. All that’s needed is…Your Strapless LBD
Blackwork Tattoo of Chrysanthemum On Back of Calf and Thigh
This fascinating piece is placed right behind the knee, running from the back of the thigh down to the upper calf.. I love the subtle shading, which combined with the bold outlines, gives the piece a very well-defined look. Great job on the artist’s part!
Blackwork Tattoo of Chrysanthemum on Arm
I really like how the linework shading seen here is highlighted with solid black outlines. Don’t you agree that the leaves look so attractive thanks to the large areas of heavy, yet muted, shading? For more wonderful pieces like this, check out the artist at IG: @davide.mancini!
Matching Tattoos of Chrysanthemums on Forearms
Are you looking for matching tattoos? With just a little tweak in color, these nearly mirror image designs could be a perfect option for you. The lines are even and steady, opaque areas are well packed, and the flowing cords are not only beautiful but provide the perfect amount of movement. Gorgeous
Color Thigh Tattoo of Chrysanthemum and Split Skull
This is one unexpected design. I love the vibrant colors – you can never go wrong with the combination of purple and pink. The skull is simply fantastic, and the whip shading adds so much texture to the whole piece. Framed by the Chrysanthemum, the skull really stands out and is the focal point of this piece. Marvelous work done by the artist at IG: @tattoosnob!
Black and Gray Tattoo of Chrysanthemum
Every detail of this design carries such a feminine and graceful energy, yet it’s perfect for you guys too. You can almost imagine how soft and pleasant the petals feel just by looking at their texture. The white highlight is also a very nice touch, giving the flower a sparkling look!
Brushstroke Tattoo of Chrysanthemum on Upper Arm
Now, this one is absolutely beautiful. I really like the ink effect that makes the piece look like an ancient piece of art. If you’re into delicate pieces like this, check out the artist’s IG profile @tattooist_soma for more amazing tattoos!
Blackwork Tattoo of Chrysanthemum
I adore this magnificent piece. It has such a mystical vibe, perhaps because of the blackwork style and its unique design. I really like that the artist incorporates full-black opaque areas alongside lighter areas, highlighted by only subtle shading. Wonderful work by the artist IG: @zittenofart!
Neo-Traditional Tattoo of Chrysanthemum in a Vase
This piece caught my eye immediately thanks to its vibrant colors and unique design. I really like the patterns on the vase and the mysterious woman’s face, especially those eyes. The more you look at this piece, the more you’re into it, right?
Japanese-Inspired Full-Sleeve Tattoo of Chrysanthemums
Here comes another monumental full-sleeve design for those of you who are looking for something bold. I love the opaque areas of heavily packed black ink that really add intensity to the whole piece. The vibrant colors of the different Chrysanthemums also work so well with each other, creating a mystical and eye-catching design. Props to the artist IG: @horitaru from Japan.
Blackwork Tattoo With Whip Shading of Chrysanthemum on Back of Neck
I love the abstract design of this Chrysanthemum; everything about it is alluring from its symmetry to its lack of color. Additionally, I love how the artist makes use of whip shading to significantly add dimension to the piece. There’s also a perfect marriage here of design and position. The heavily inked petals beautifully highlight the neck while the upper and lower contours of the tattoo make great use of the “canvas” provided here. Intense, Beautiful
Blackwork Lower Leg Tattoo of Chrysanthemum-Decorated Fan
I adore designs that are influenced by Asian art. The folding fan is designed in such a unique style, decorated with a beautiful Chrysanthemum. This seems to be a very good addition to this client’s leg, considering all of his other existing tattoos. Stylistically it’s similar to them and also fits perfectly between the upper and lower ones, framing and highlighting them.
Blackwork Tattoo of Chrysanthemums on Upper Back and Neck
I’m fascinated by the genius combination of design and placement in this tattoo. The symmetric Chrysanthemums look like a beautiful neck collar while leaving just enough space for the inking in the center. There’s also the repetition of heavy opaque areas of black ink in each of the pieces. Check out the symmetric tattoos below and you see there’s a theme going on here!
Large Blackwork Tattoo of Cobra with Chrysanthemum on Side of Thigh
I’m in awe of how detailed this piece is. Every single petal, and every inch of the snake’s skin, is perfectly curated and appears simultaneously bold yet delicate. I love how the snake’s tail curves around the knee, framing it. This is a big, bold, beautiful piece that perfectly accents the lines of the client’s leg. For more Asian-inspired pieces that will blow your mind away, visit the artist’s page at IG: @illo_ttt!
Color Tattoo of Chrysanthemum on Shoulder
The first thing that caught my attention here is definitely the bright and vibrant shade of red. It’s really nice that the artist uses black to balance it out, making the piece eye-catching but not overwhelming. I love the orange sun on the side, too – what a creative and interesting touch! Together, this piece beautifully mirrors the contours of the shoulder, resembling a protective piece of decorative armour.
Neo-Traditional Leg Tattoo of Hannya Mask with Chrysanthemum
Here’s another wonderful piece of the famous Japanese Hannya mask, this time with crazed-looking eyes and an absolutely horrifying glance. I love how the Chrysanthemum petals look so rough and angular here, enmeshed with the devil himself. The linear design is perfect for the long expanse of the calf.
Black and Gray Thigh Tattoo of Cat Covered and Chrysanthemum
This has to be one of the most endearing pieces on the list! Look at those big round eyes that will melt anyone’s heart, them framed by a wreath of Chrysanthemums. This is a really a great way to forever immortalize the memory of your pet. Props to the artist IG: @gayagatto for the lovely piece!
Neo-Traditional Tattoo of Chrysanthemum and Snake on Forearm
And to conclude the list, here comes our final pick. This beautiful Neo-Traditional piece features a yellow Chrysanthemum wrapped with a snake. I adore the white highlights in this piece against the traditional muted tones and shading. They create a small, yet significant focal point, drawing your eye in. Awesome work by the artist IG: @jeanleroux!
We hope you found what you were looking for and had as much fun looking at these tattoos as we had writing about them. Until next time, happy inking!