40+ Achingly Beautiful Tree Tattoos

Because naturalistic tattoos are all the rage.


From majestic redwoods to picturesque cherry blossoms, trees have long been a popular tattoo choice among both men and women.

There’s something about trees that always manage to bring a certain level of tranquility to the table. When one hears the word nature, the first thing that usually comes to mind are forests filled with trees of various shapes and sizes. Trees give us oxygen to breathe, timber for our homes, food for our tables, and a cool escape from the hot summer sun.

Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing examples of tree tattoo designs and ideas.

This engraved tree.


This tree was done in an engraved woodcut/etching style. A great choice for a forearm tree tat if I do say so myself. Everything from the exposed roots to the stars in the background are all done with an extraordinary eye for detail. (Photo: Dogma)

This circular forearm work.

Circular Tree Tattoo Design on Forearm by María Fernández

(Photo: María Fernández)

This tree swing.

Tree Swing Tattoo by Frank Carrilho

(Photo: Frank Carrilho)

This lovely ankle tat.
Playful Tree Tattoo Design by River

(Photo: River)

This back piece.


Half the trunk can be seen originating on the ribcage while the branches make their way up the back. This whole piece reminds me of an illustration from a children’s book. (Photo: Rachel)

This sporadic trunk.


An absolutely amazing job on the tree, but what those numbers are I couldn’t tell you. Perhaps coordinates? Anyone? (Photo: Rachel)

These various species.

Tree Species Tattoo by Hongdam

(Photo: Hongdam)

This amazing palm.


If I had to guess I would say this is a queen palm. Great placement. (Photo: Wolf & Wren)

This small back piece.

Tree Tattoo on Back by Sol Art

A weeping willow perhaps? (Photo: Sol Art)