One of the most apparent traits of Cancerians is the gift of intuition. This is clearly evident with Cancer zodiac tattoos that express an inner connection with their spiritual sign the crab. By far, the most popular Cancer zodiac tattoos are of crabs and we found all manner of ways of going about getting one. Second to crabs are constellations for the stargazers out there.
We wanted to get a better understanding of the tattoos Cancerians were getting so we turned to social media to find the most popular designs, trends, and awesome tattoos. We were not disappointed! Cancerians prove themselves to be creative and individualistic making for some truly one-of-a-kind tattoos that celebrate their sun sign. Take a look at some of the coolest Cancer zodiac tattoos below!
Get Inspired by These Stunning Cancer Zodiac Tattoos!
Let’s kick things of with one of the most popular styles of Cancer zodiac tattoos. Constellations are very popular for every sign but for Cancerians, it’s a real draw. In this example, we find a finely tattooed one that sparkles.
Hidden In Flowers
Here’s another example of a constellation tattoo but this one is improved by the inclusion of floral elements. If you’d like more than just stars, consider adding botanicals to your Cancer zodiac tattoos to make them really pop.
We find the symbol for Cancer worked into the shape of a small crab. Surprisingly, the symbol for the sign is not as popular as you might expect. Yes, you will see more on this list but they were shared less than other styles on this list.
Goddess zodiac tattoos are popular for every sign. This is less so true for Cancerians but we did stumble across a couple of examples. In this one, we find a beautiful portrait of a woman holding a plate with a crab and the symbol for Cancer.
For Cancer zodiac tattoos, the crab designs get very creative. We find this very colorful and evocative example that marries traditional elements with more contemporary ones for a standout design.
Ruled by the Moon
Cancerians are ruled by the moon and moon tattoos are a popular choice among them. We find a crab worked into the phases of the moon for a unique and surprising design.
Here’s another one of the Cancer zodiac tattoos that imagines a constellation in a very special way. We find tiny little planets, a shooting star, and other tiny symbols worked into the constellation for a unique design.
Here’s a Cancer crab tattoo with a little something extra! We find a floral design worked into the creature’s shell for a one-of-a-kind look.
A Whole Mood
Flowers, a crescent moon, and a minimal constellation work extremely well together in this tattoo that’s an entire celebration of all things Cancerian.
We’ve seen a bunch of colorful Cancer zodiac tattoos of crabs but you can always go with black and grey for an understated, classic look. Take a look at all of the fine details this artist was able to capture to bring the design to life.
Want a crab with a face on it? The world’s your oyster. Work with an artist with a point of view for a thrilling tattoo design like this.
Feeling angelic? Consider getting Cancer zodiac tattoos that work the crab symbolism into another design. This little angel holding a crab is a subtle nod to the sign.
While we’ve encountered mostly smaller constellation tattoos, you can blow it up for more visual interest. Butterflies have been added to this magical tattoo that stuns in black and grey.
Constellation + Crab
Can’t decide between a constellation and a crab? We’ve got good news for you! You can do both. This crab with a moon on its shell sits pretty in the Cancer constellation.
Micro tattoos are a huge trend today. If you’re looking for a small, cute design, request it from your artist. This little crab is just adorable and we imagine many Cancerians would love to also have it.
Mandala with Symbol
Mandala-inspired designs are wildly popular as well. We find the symbol for Cancer worked into this design that is rather large and constitutes the bulk of a half-sleeve.
If you’re a fan of surrealism, you can bring that POV to your Cancer zodiac tattoos. We find a door in the shell of this crab tattoo that opens up to a set of stairs that climb into the night sky. It’s so intriguing and romantic.
Painted on Water
Another one of the big trends of the last few years is watercolor tattoos that make ink look more like a watercolor painting than an actual tattoo. Doesn’t this tattoo look like it’s been painted on?
A Delicate Touch
Here’s one of our favorite Cancer crab tattoos. It’s blissfully simple with just enough detail to give it texture and depth. This design is just so sophisticated and perfectly balanced.
Tarot tattoos are yet another trend that Cancerians take advantage of. Don’t you just love this witchy design with a mysterious hand?
Similar to the watercolor tattoo we looked at, this design features the symbol for cancer swirling around as if it is wet, black ink on a page. Cancer is a water sign so these liquidy designs are very much appropriate.
Here’s a handsome blue crab that’s been done in a neo-traditional style. Simple shapes, bold colors, and thick black lines are a hallmark of traditional American tattooing. We find an interesting application of the blue color here which feels wholly original.
Here’s another one of the Cancer zodiac tattoos that leans into traditional tattooing. We find a simple lady’s face on the body of this crab for a look unlike any other on this list.
Here’s a tattoo that is inspired by a Beanie Baby. The cute little crab is a touch sad that, somehow, makes it even cuter. Notice the Cancer symbol on the “tag” of the crab that helps make the point.
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Finally, we leave you with the most adorable, little crab. The color has been applied so delicately that it almost doesn’t look real. The design is sweetened by the cutest little face that spreads cheer. What a winner!
There you go! We hope you feel inspired by these Cancer zodiac tattoos and will get an original design that’s all your own. There’s no right or wrong way to go about your tattoo that celebrates your sun sign so feel free to swing for the fences when working with a tattoo artist to come up with the perfect tattoo for you!
- 1 Get Inspired by These Stunning Cancer Zodiac Tattoos!
- 1.1 Seeing Stars
- 1.2 Hidden In Flowers
- 1.3 Cute Crab
- 1.4 The Goddess
- 1.5 Crazy Crab
- 1.6 Ruled by the Moon
- 1.7 Dainty Details
- 1.8 Fancy
- 1.9 A Whole Mood
- 1.10 Black Crab
- 1.11 Serving Face
- 1.12 Cancer Angel
- 1.13 Dazzling
- 1.14 Constellation + Crab
- 1.15 Micro
- 1.16 Mandala with Symbol
- 1.17 With Whimsy
- 1.18 Painted on Water
- 1.19 A Delicate Touch
- 1.20 Tarot
- 1.21 Ink
- 1.22 Neo-Traditional
- 1.23 Crab Lady
- 1.24 Beanie Baby
- 1.25 Happy Craby
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