Outline cactus with a skull tattoo on the right inner arm

Cactus Tattoo: 50 Most Beautiful Tattoo Ideas Of This Cool Plant

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Cactus tattoo is not the one you will see very often, although these days, it is getting more popular. At first sight, it seems a bit unusual. But after looking to it more closely, you will find that it is a beautiful plant with symbolical meaning. So, let’s take a closer look at cactus tattoos. If you are thinking of getting one, stay with us, and you’ll discover many beautiful ideas.

Neo traditional cactus tattoo on the calf
Neo-traditional cactus tattoo on the calf
New mexico style tattoo of a cactus in a pot
New Mexico style tattoo of a cactus in a pot
Mama cactus and two baby cactus tattoo on the right inner arm
Mama cactus and two baby cactus tattoo on the right inner arm
Cactus with the minimal dotted and dashed geometric shapes
Cactus with the minimal dotted and dashed geometric shapes
Cactus with a forget me not flower and a friendly reminder not to touch
Forget me not flower, cactus, and a friendly reminder not to touch
Cactus with a flower tattoo on the right forearm
Cactus with a flower tattoo on the right forearm
Cactus tattoo with violet crystals and pink flowers
Cactus tattoo with violet crystals and pink flowers
Black cacti in the pots tattoo on the left inner arm
Black cacti in the pots tattoo on the left inner arm
Cactus in a colorful pot tattoo on the left calf
Cactus in a colorful pot tattoo on the left calf
Another neo traditional cactus tattoo design by victor hugo
Another neo traditional cactus tattoo design by Victor Hugo

Cactus tattoo meaning

To begin with, this is a plant that can grow both indoors and outdoors and it does not need any care. Cactus can survive long periods without the water. And this happens because of the process by which it stores the moisture. That’s why we can find them in places where no other plants could survive. Also, you’ve probably heard of cactus’ ability to absorb the toxic chemicals from the air. Because of that, many people keep them close to their computers.

Crisp tattoo of a cactus in a mexican style pot
Crisp tattoo of a cactus in a Mexican style pot
Matching small cactus in a pot tattoos on inner wrists
Matching small cacti in pot tattoos on inner wrists
Dot work style black cactus with spines tattoo on the calf by pavlo balytskyi
Dot work style black cactus with spines tattoo on the calf by Pavlo Beletsky
Desert landscape tattoo with a skull and a cactus
Desert landscape tattoo with a skull and a cactus
Cosmic pattern cactus in a pot tattoo
Cosmic pattern cactus in a pot tattoo

So, it is a symbol of the strength and ability to adapt to the harshest conditions. It also has sharp spines which protect it from predators. So, in a tattoo, it is a symbol of protection, defense, and preservation.  Another detail about the cactus is that very rarely it may grow beautiful blossoms. With the combination of the spines, this may be a symbol of both good and bad side of a person.

Small tattoo of a black cactus in a pot
A small tattoo of a black cactus in a pot
Outline saguaro cactus tattoo on the left inner ankle
Outline saguaro cactus tattoo on the left inner ankle
Mexican desert scenery tattoo on the right upper thigh
Mexican desert scenery tattoo on the right upper thigh
Cactus in a sunset tattoo on the left inner arm
Cactus in a sunset tattoo on the left inner arm
Abstract linear black tattoo of a cactus by laura martinez
Abstract linear black tattoo of a cactus by Laura Martinez

The scientists say that these plants can purify the air of any environment. So, from here we have another meaning for a tattoo. By getting a cactus on the skin, you will always remind yourself to seek for the purity of your soul.

Cactus tattoo ideas

So, we’ve learned about the symbols of the cactus, but let’s not forget that above all, tattoos are the visual art. The cactus is not only full of symbols, but it also is a beautiful plant. Take a look at the ideas below, and you’ll see what do we have in mind. We hope you’ll find the one you love and it will inspire you to get a tattoo!

A minimal style black tattoo of a cactus
A minimal style black tattoo of a cactus
Black cactus and crescent moon tattoo on the right arm
Black cactus and crescent moon tattoo on the right arm
Beautiful cactus in a colorful pot tattoo on the left arm
Beautiful cactus in a colorful pot tattoo on the left arm
Black cactus in a small terrarium tattoo on the arm
Black cactus in a small terrarium tattoo on the arm
Cactus and skull tattoo on the right arm by sue jeiven
Cactus and skull tattoo on the right arm by Sue Jeiven
Black cactus with native american pattern tattoo on the left tricep
Black cactus with native American pattern tattoo on the left triceps
Black small cactus tattoo in the pot on the right inner arm
Black small cactus tattoo in the pot on the right inner arm
Cactus bouquet tattoo on the left calf
Cactus bouquet tattoo on the left calf
Green cactus tattoo with red blossoms
Green cactus tattoo with red blossoms
Cactus by the like and moonlight tattoo
Cactus by the like and moonlight tattoo
Minimal black tattoo of a cactus in a pot
Minimal black tattoo of a cactus in a pot
Cactus in a swirl tattoo
Cactus in a vortex tattoo
Circular desert landscape tattoo with a cactus and sombrero
Circular desert landscape tattoo with a cactus and sombrero
Outline cactus with a skull tattoo on the right inner arm
Outline cactus with a skull tattoo on the right inner arm
Traditional green cactus tattoo in a rhombus
Traditional green cactus tattoo in a rhombus
Small cactus tattoo on the right arm above the elbow
Small cactus tattoo on the right arm above the elbow
Desert landscape with a cactus and flamingo tattoo
Desert landscape with a cactus and flamingo tattoo
Circular desert landscape tattoo with cactus
Circular desert landscape tattoo with cactus
Different cacti species in pots tattoo on the arm
Different cacti species in pots tattoo on the arm
Old school cactus tattoo on the wrist
Another old-school cactus tattoo on the wrist
Tiny ankle tattoo of a saguaro cactus
Tiny ankle tattoo of a saguaro cactus
Different cactus species in a spanish style pot tattoo on the left thigh
Different cacti species in a Spanish style pot tattoo on the left thigh
Traditional snake wrapped around the cactus tattoo
Another traditional snake wrapped around the cactus tattoo
Minimal cactus tattoo for best friends or a couple
Minimal cactus tattoo for best friends or a couple
Traditional tattoo of a saguaro cactus on the right forearm
Traditional tattoo of a Saguaro cactus on the right forearm
Minimal cactus tattoo on the right inner arm
Small cactus tattoo on the right inner arm
Negative space cactus and black sun tattoo
Negative space cactus and a black sun tattoo
Realistic cactus tattoo with the sun in the background
Realistic cactus tattoo with the sun in the background
Tiny tattoo of a circle with a cactus inside
A tiny tattoo of a circle with a cactus inside
Traditional cactus and skull tattoo on the left outer ankle
Traditional cactus and a skull tattoo on the left outer ankle

 

Cactus Tattoo: 50 Most Beautiful Tattoo Ideas Of This Cool Plant
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