24 Fascinating Cactus Tattoo Ideas and Their Meanings

A thorn in your eye that actually is very pleasing to see; these are the cactus tattoos so let’s jump right into their fascinating meanings. We’ll start from the way back – ancient Greece. Kaktos was the word for the unknown mysterious spiny plants for which Greeks didn’t have a name yet. So the mystery is the number one meaning for the cactus tattoo. Secondly, Native American Indians were spiritual people who carved cactus shapes in stones around their homes for protection. Believing that a plant that could survive in such conditions where many simply can’t, is a reflection of strength, and people should be strong as well yet still carry warmth inside – as a cactus has its wonderful flowers, besides its rough spiny outsides. Next for cactus tattoo symbolisms can be endurance, adaptability, as already said, the harsh climate, still, life grows. It tells you’re tough. It can say you’re a survivor, someone who lived through something extremely heavy, or that you’re willing to go to hell and back in life just to get what you want. As for ladies, when it comes to cactus tattoo designs, the best is saved for last. Wonderful colorful flowers of cactus can mean certain things for each color, but generally, for cactus tattoos, it directly symbolizes maternal love. Warmth, protection, and taking care of somebody; cactus juice was used for a long time as a medicine for wounds and sicknesses. On a fun side, it can simply say “Don’t Touch Me”, but as well it can symbolize power and loneliness (desert). For couples, it’s lust and sexual attraction. For artists, it’s an everlasting play with green shapes of often cute smiling spiky plants. So many brilliant reasons, and now even I want one.

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One of the most requested tattoos is the cactus with Indian geometric details

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Native American Indians carved cactus shapes around their house for protection

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They believed people should be strong and adaptable as cactus, yet gentle and warm inside due to wonderful flowers

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For couples, cactus tats symbolize lust and sexual attraction

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Maternal love, tenderness, consistency, endurance, power, loneliness… just to name a few reasons why

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Under harsh climate where most living things die, cactus lives and grows

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Ancient Greeks called Kaktos every spiny plant for which they didn’t have a name yet, so the mystery is also a great reason

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Now combining anything from above or everything with this kind of adorable approach tells another story once again and it’s very popular with ladies of course

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Ah you can hear the western music and feel the sun boiling your brains, yet this cactus feels like dancing

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Let’s be real, cactuses are freaking awesome and now you need one cactus tattoo too. Me too. Too-too-roo-too-too.

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