Succulent tattoos meaning and symbolism is rich because this plant represents life, especially if you opt for the cactus variety. Succulents are extremely resilient plants which can be found across many continents and areas of the world. They represent strength to thrive in harsh conditions yet also offer beauty to any space they occupy.
For those reasons succulents make perfect subjects for body art as tattoo designs. There are several types of succulent tattoos that can be chosen from, depending upon personal taste.
When choosing a design, however it’s important to remember that not all elements depicted in tattoo designs are symbolic or have specific meanings behind them- at least not universal ones! For example, roses may symbolize love but only if that is what the wearer has decided they mean.
Succulent Tattoos Meaning
Succulents are sometimes referred to as ‘Kewl plants’ due to their interesting shapes and ability to survive in dry environments. Succulents often grow in desert regions which must be very similar conditions to the ones experienced by tattoos over prolonged periods, especially if they have been recently done!
Therefore, people who have had succulent tattoos done will understand just why they are so popular among body art aficionados.
Succulents are not only represented in tattoos by the plants themselves but also by their leaves which have become symbolic of endurance, strength and protection.
Succulent tattoos can be tattooed in various forms including Celtic knots for protection, sprigs of rosemary to provide strength and even wearing a succulent plant tattoo to represent how long you’ve been sober because these plants have the ability to live off very little water!
Succulent tattoos hold many different meanings depending on what type of design is being used.
The following list contains some examples of why someone may get this type of ink done:
A tattoo depicting life or survival– Clearly seen when plants and their roots are used as tattoos because this shows the wearer believes they will survive despite the odds being stacked against them.
A tattoo to represent long life and well-being after a battle or illness– For instance, having a sprig of rosemary indicates that you fought off an illness and came out stronger for it.
A tattoo to represent the journey of life– This is because succulents can continue living even when their roots are cut off. The wearer may wish to show that they will never forget where they came from or how far they have come, so much so that if their roots are removed they will survive!
A tattoo showing the bond between loved ones– This can be seen when a cactus is used with one or more of its missing needles to show that someone has been lost but they will never be forgotten.
Succulent tattoos are very common among women, however there are some male body art enthusiasts who get these types of tattoos done too. If you are planning on getting a tattoo design inked onto your flesh and you’d like more information about this particular type of body art then please use the contact form to get in touch with us!