Knowing how much I adore mandala tattoos, it's no wonder I'm head over heels with these perfectly symmetrical flower-shaped succulent plants.
Ever since returning from my travels in the Nevada and California deserts this year, I've been a bit obsessed with succulents. Living in hot climates, these thick-leaved plants retain water in their structures, giving their leaves a solid, bold, rigid appearance - this makes them the perfect tattoo imagery. With so many different variants and colors, you can be really inventive with a succulent tattoo.
I have personally fallen for the real flower-like succulent shapes, and have many of these plants in my own home. Resembling a mandala when looking at from above, their rigid, symmetrical leaves fall into place - proving nature truly is perfectly scientific, mathematical and beautiful. These 13 completely different succulent tattoos show just how perfect this natural object can be when transformed into beautiful tattoo artwork. For me, nature is all about vivid colors, and these tattoos don't fail to represent the varying shades and tones of our natural world.