The 36 Coolest Cactus Tattoos To Ever Exist

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Cacti make the best house plants. They need no trimming, they don’t make a mess of your floor, and they’re able to survive on an almost biyearly watering schedule. Low maintenance, decorative, and down right beautiful. What more could you ask for in a house plant?

Cactus tattoos, are, for lack of a better word, cool. Their intrigue can only be attributed to their unexpected presence. It’s not every day you see a cactus tattoo, in fact, most of us have probably never even seen one in the flesh. So be unique. Be cool. And get that cactus tattoo you never knew you wanted.

This adorable cactus tattoo.

Cactus Tattoo on Forearm by Sol

Here we have a delicate tattoo of a prickly pear cactus. The prickly pear is well-known for its culinary uses. There are three different areas of the pear that are edible. The pear (fruit) is eaten just like any other fruit. The pads are treated like a veggie and prepared in a variety of different ways. And the flower petals are often added to salads. (Photo: Sol)

This neo traditional cactus tattoo.

Neo Traditional Cactus Tattoo by Victor Hugo

Thanks to TV and film, it’s tough to picture a cactus in your head without the addition of a skull lying somewhere on the desert sand beside it. This delightful neo traditional desert scene is nothing short of spectacular. (Photo: Victor Hugo)

This minimalistic cactus tattoo design.

Minimalistic Cactus Tattoo by Janis

A minimal design of a minimal landscape. How fitting. (Photo: Janis)

This awesome ankle tat.

Cactus Tattoo Design by Mason Chimato

The roots of the Mexican cactus (peyotl) have become one of the most popular hallucinatory drugs in the world. The effects are said to be similar to that of magic mushrooms or LSD. Native Americans have used the mind expanding cacti in religious ceremonies for centuries and are still in use today. (Photo: Mason Chimato)

This sprawling thigh piece.

Cactus Tattoo on Thigh by Holly Jade Ashby

A Spanish style pot holds three different varieties cacti along with an ice plant. Tiny flowers can be seen blooming on each of the cactus plants. There are over 2,000 different species of cacti throughout the world, with some reaching heights of over 60 feet. (Photo: Holly Jade Ashby)

This tiny tricep tat.

Blackwork Cactus Tattoo by Anderson Felix

An adorable linework cactus complete with pot. (Photo: Anderson Felix)

These matching cacti.

Matching Cactus Tattoo Designs by Custom Grey

You’d think matching cactus tattoos would be a pretty rare thing but while putting together this list we came across no less than twenty different unique pairs. (Photo: Custom Grey)

This lowly cacti.

Cactus Tattoo on Ankle by Daniel Ward

How cool is this? Instead of leaves, cacti have spines. Spines serve as a defense against predators and a deterrent against moisture loss. (Photo: Daniel Ward)

Don’t be a prick.

Cactus Tattoo Design by Tom Veling

A little wordplay. (Photo: Tom Veling)

This framed cactus tattoo.

Framed Cactus Tattoo

The bold blackwork frame contrasts with the red and green ink wonderfully. (Photo: Saige)