Large hyper realistic pineapple tattoo on the back of the right arm

Pineapple Tattoo Ideas For Those Who Love Exotic And Delicious Fruits

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Pineapple tattoo, although may seem just a colorful design, is a symbol that has a long history and a profound meaning. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with getting it just because it’s your favorite fruit. It’s juicy, delicious and refreshing taste, made it become a popular tattoo choice in 2016. And until today, you can still find many people getting it. So, if you like this fruit – keep reading. In this article, we are going to take a look at the pineapple meaning and its history. If you are definite about getting it – scroll down – we have selected beautiful ideas for you.

Classic blackwork pineapple tattoo
Classic blackwork pineapple tattoo
Linear pineapple on the left upper thigh
Linear pineapple on the left upper thigh

The history of pineapple

Pineapple is a well-known symbol of welcoming and hospitality, especially popular in the southern regions. No one knows precisely when, but the researchers believe that the native Indians in South America used to place the pineapples at the entrance to their home. In this way, they were showing that the people are welcoming, warm and friendly to the guests. Until today, you can find pineapple as a decor element on the houses of the Southern regions. There’s even a tradition to welcome a new neighbor by placing a pineapple by the front door.

Large hyper realistic pineapple tattoo on the back of the right arm
Large, hyper-realistic pineapple tattoo on the back of the right arm
Subtle linear pineapple tattoo design
Subtle linear pineapple tattoo design

Other sources claim that the rise of pineapple as a symbol of hospitality first appeared in the colonial times. When Columbus came back to Europe from his second trip to the Caribbean, the crew took lots of exotic fruits and vegetables with them. One of those fruits was a pineapple. It became a massive hit among the rich and was a total rarity at that time because the trips to South America were super expensive.

Shattered in pieces pineapple
Shattered in pieces pineapple
Tropical house in the pineapple
Tropical house in the pineapple

For almost 200 years, Europeans were bringing pineapple and other fruits from the New World. Due to the high demand and low supply of this sweet fruit, it instantly became a commodity that was only affordable to the rich. In the late 17th century, it was still such a rarity that even the King of England Charles II posed in a portrait with a supposedly first pineapple grown in England. However, at that time it was probably imported.

Matching small pineapple tattoos for best friends
Matching small pineapple tattoos for best friends
Little piece on the ankle
A little piece on the ankle

Pineapple tattoo meaning

Due to the enormous prices of the pineapples, they became a symbol of wealth. It was the primary accent of aristocrats garden parties, and they were not for eating. They were reusable again and again until began to rot. Only the fastest ships were able to deliver a fresh pineapple, while the majority of the fruits rot in the hot and humid sea climate during the long trip.

Small one
Small one
A small piece on the inner ankle
A small piece on the inner ankle

Pineapples were also a rarity in the Northern colonies. Often, people were renting them for a day to display at the party. Later, the owner of the pineapple would sell it to a wealthier client for eating. Visitors to such parties felt very important because they knew that the host paid dearly for it. So, that’s how the pineapple also became a symbol of greeting and hospitality.

Dotwork style piece on the rib cage
Dot-work style piece on the rib cage
Temporary pineapple on the right shoulder
Temporary pineapple on the right shoulder

According to Christopher Cuomo, the pineapple was the fruit of colonialism. Before it became affordable to the masses, it was an expensive commodity just like sugar. So, another meaning of the pineapple is sophistication and uniqueness. Like when you knew and liked something before it was cool. Or it may represent your position against popular and massive things that everybody loves.

Black pineapple tattoo on the right ankle
Black pineapple tattoo on the right ankle
Chopped pineapple on the right calf
Chopped pineapple tattoo on the right calf

Who should get a pineapple tattoo?

People who consider themselves friendly and warm. If you have a lot of friends or if you’re hosting a lot of parties – this is a perfect way to express your personality. By getting a pineapple on a well-visible place of your body, you will show others that you are a warm and kind person. So it’s also perfect for those who like to help other people.

Little teal colored pineapple tattoo on the inner wrist
Little teal-colored pineapple tattoo on the inner wrist
Incredible dot work style design
Incredible dot-work style design

Pineapple is also a symbol of vacation. So, if you’re that type of person who likes to lay on the beach and spend the vacation drinking Pina Coladas – pineapple is an excellent choice. It may also reflect your calm personality and express of what’s most important in your life. Just by looking at it, it could remind you of the sound of the ocean waves and the sand between your feet.

Beautiful dotwork style piece
Beautiful dot-work style piece
Sacred geometry pineapple tattoos
Sacred geometry pineapple tattoos

For everyone who likes pineapples. Seriously. Your tattoo doesn’t have to mean anything. After all, you’re getting it for yourself, and you don’t have to explain to anyone why did you get it. Also, it can have any other meaning that we didn’t list here. For example, it can remind you of an unforgettable vacation or some other significant life event. Or it could mark the date of your child’s birth. The point is – be creative. So, if you enjoy pineapples – there’s a reason for ya.

Pineapple top tattoo on the right calf
Pineapple top tattoo on the right calf
Pineapple skull tattoo
Another pineapple tattoo with a skull

Pineapple tattoo ideas

As you can see, this exotic fruit is full of many beautiful symbols. It is up to you to choose what it means (or doesn’t) to you. Generally, this is a lovely tattoo design that is perfect both for men and women. It doesn’t even matter where are you going to place it; it will look good on almost anywhere on your body. But as always – be sure to go to a professional tattoo artist. Otherwise, you may get something that you didn’t expect. And of course, check out our beautiful collection of pineapples below. We are sure that you will find the inspiration for your next tat!

Neo traditional pineapple and tulips tattoo
Neo-traditional pineapple and tulips tattoo
Mini white pineapple tattoo by Zachariah
Mini white pineapple tattoo by Zachariah
Tattoo of a colorful and geometric pineapple
Another colorful and geometric pineapple
Black ornamental pineapple tattoo on the arm
Black ornamental pineapple tattoo on the arm
Watercolor pineapple tattoo
Watercolor pineapple tattoo
Two black matching pineapple tattoos
Two black matching pineapple tattoos
A small piece on the right rib cage
A small piece on the right rib cage
Zig zag pineapple
Zigzag pineapple tattoo on the forearm
Minimalist monocrhome pineapple tattoo on the forearm
Minimalist monochrome pineapple tattoo on the forearm
Dotwork mandala pineapple tattoo on the thighjpg
Dot-work mandala pineapple tattoo on the thigh
Abstract and colorful piece on the right upper thigh
An abstract and colorful piece on the right upper leg
Together with a rhombus in the background
Together with a rhombus in the background
Negative space pineapple tattoo around the elbow
Negative space pineapple tattoo around the elbow
With a red heart
With a red heart
Red small pineapple tattoo on the back of the arm
Red small pineapple tattoo on the back of the arm
Matching geometric pineapple tattoos for best friends
Another matching geometric pineapple tattoo for best friends
Geometric rhombus pineapple
Geometric rhombus pineapple
Cool guy pineapple
Cool guy pineapple
Nice pineapple tattoo on the forearm
Nice pineapple tattoo on the forearm
Traditional pineapple tattoo
Traditional pineapple tattoo
Tiny pineapple tattoo on the middle finger
Tiny pineapple tattoo on the middle finger
Small black piece on the left inner ankle
A small black piece on the left inner ankle
Intense orange pineapple on the bicep
Intense orange pineapple on the bicep
Hyper realistic black and grey pineapple tattoo on the leg
Hyper-realistic black and grey pineapple tattoo on the leg
Tiny bitten pineapple tattoo
Another tiny bitten pineapple tattoo
Heart shaped pineapple
Heart-shaped pineapple
Perfect thigh piece
Perfect thigh piece
Pineapple in neo traditional style
Pineapple in a neo-traditional style
Monocrhome pineapple with a landscape background
Monochrome pineapple with a landscape background
Pineapple Tattoo Ideas For Those Who Love Exotic And Delicious Fruits
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