26 Plant Tattoos To Grow On Your Skin

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

Like plants but not really into flowers, colorful petals blooming, and all? Then sow something else: plant tattoos!

by Kirsten Holliday
by Kirsten Holliday

You don't necessarily have to go vegan to appreciate anything that grows, creeps, and blooms. Maybe not a lot of people these days are into the green thing—except if it involves pot, maybe—but it's really kinda cool to like this green stuff. I wish I know someone who's into gardening and growing their own stuff, in a world so absorbed into having everything instantaneous. I myself have never had the patience but to think about it, watching something grow and nurturing it, hoping it does not die on you—it will probably elicit a new kind of satisfaction.

Plant tattoo
Plant tattoo

“Growing plants” on the body is another thing. With something as fertile as the human body to be sown on, these tattoos. Unlike the ephemeral nature of plants, their leaves will decay with you, as their roots are firmly rooted under your skin. Aside from the organic feel of plant tattoos, they are something that will surely grow on you—in more ways than one.

by Gustavo Rocha
by Gustavo Rocha
via mushroom-majesty / Tumblr
via mushroom-majesty / Tumblr

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Let them wrap around you.

by Marie Terry
by Marie Terry
by Pony Reinhardt in Portland, OR
by Pony Reinhardt in Portland, OR
by Jody Dawber
by Jody Dawber

If you're like me and you'll probably end up killing any other plant you try to take under your care, maybe a cactus will do. Check it out, looking rad with its tiny sombrero.

by Kirsten Holliday
by Kirsten Holliday

This might be the only time I didn't find potatoes funny.

When in doubt, go with blackwork:

Fern tattoo by Sink Ink
Fern tattoo by Sink Ink
by Pony Reinhardt in Portland, OR
by Pony Reinhardt in Portland, OR
by Pony Reinhardt in Portland, OR
by Pony Reinhardt in Portland, OR
by Alice Carrier
by Alice Carrier
Crop tattoo by Monster Alphabet
Crop tattoo by Monster Alphabet
Collar tattoo by Jonathan Medina
Collar tattoo by Jonathan Medina
Done at East River Tattoo, Brooklyn
Done at East River Tattoo, Brooklyn

There's more minimalist tattoo ideas here.

Artist unknown.
Artist unknown.
Artist unknown.
Artist unknown.
by Anita of Namaste Tattoo Studio
by Anita of Namaste Tattoo Studio
Cactus tattoo by Yle Vinil
Cactus tattoo by Yle Vinil

Home sweet home, dear cacti.

by Kirsten Holliday
by Kirsten Holliday
by Willem Janssen
by Willem Janssen

Who says plants can't look bad-ass?

by Gerardo Gomez Tonda
by Gerardo Gomez Tonda

Who knew amalgamating geometric figures with something organic could look beautiful.

by @calaveradarwin / Instagram
by @calaveradarwin / Instagram

Speaking of organic and beautiful…

Plant tattoo
Plant tattoo

There's more behind-the-ear tattoo ideas here!

Or you can start with a tiny sprout.
Or you can start with a tiny sprout.
Go get your hands green, dude!
Go get your hands green, dude!

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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