Are you feeling fruity? Summer has us craving a fruit tattoo and we have a feeling we’re not alone! There are a couple of ways to go about deciding the perfect design for you. You can choose your favorite fruit. Almost any of them (except an unpeeled kiwi?) are going to make for super cute designs that you can cherish for the rest of your life.
We want to get a better idea of what fruit tattoos people are getting these days so we searched social media to find the latest design example to show you what’s hot right now. We were pleasantly surprised to discover the variety of fruit tattoos there out there and just how creative tattoo artists have gotten at bringing them to life. Now, let’s take a juicy bite into these fruity designs!
Check Out These Sweet Fruit Tattoo Ideas!
While the majority of fruit tattoos on this list are tattooed with colorful ink, there are some examples of black ink designs that look stunning. We found these black blueberries pretty irresistible.
Micro tattoos are a huge trend at the moment with many people choosing to get tiny ink instead of big overstated pieces. We think these micro babies are absolutely perfect!
Done with a Pun
We want to be there for the next “run-by fruiting.” Puns are welcome when it comes to your fruit tattoos! You really can’t get too silly, after all, it’s just fruit.
Drama & Raspberries
The dramatic black and gray vine and leaves of these raspberries create contrast with the colorful berries themselves. Dots of white ink add little sparkles which add to the depth of the piece. Bravo!
Does this make anyone else crave a mangonada? If you love mango, and if you don’t we’re not friends, you could do a lovely portrait of the fruit just like this! Notice the slight ombre effect here that looks super fresh!
We’ll Take a Slice!
Citrus always makes for a smart choice when it comes to fruit tattoos. Now, you can go bold and yellow or choose a more understated design that looks sophisticated.
A Taste of Watermelon
We find a neo-traditional watermelon with a chunk bitten out of it in this charming tattoo. Adding flowers to your fruit tattoos will make the overall design even sweeter.
The Real Peel
Wow! This orange tattoo looks totally magical. The floating peel is reminiscent of the artwork of MC Escher. Bold black lines look fabulous next to the variety of orange inks the tattoo artist has chosen here.
When Life Gives You Lemons…
Here’s the other way to go with your lemon tattoo. This fruit tattoo looks as if it’s been drawn with pastels or chalk. A little lemon blossom tops this design and makes the entire thing look so special.
Don’t Take It for ‘Granate
Pomegranates are not the most handsome fruits out there, but this tattoo artist has managed to make this slice and fruit look totally delectable. Again, throwing a flower into the mix helps balance things and keep a design light and bright.
You’re a Peach
For those who are color-averse, fruit tattoos look totally classic in black and gray ink. We find a luscious peach on this person’s ankle along with some peach blossoms. Take a look at those darker leaves and you will see a ton of little dots used to shade them.
Here’s another micro tattoo. We find a slice of everyone’s favorite summer treat, watermelon, floating inside the arm. It’s been expertly shaded so that the center of the fruit looks darker red than the part closer to the rind.
A basket of apples for anyone? How real do these apples look? Tattoo artists who can achieve photorealism with their designs should be fully celebrated
Pick a fruit, any fruit! The right tattoo artist can create a design with your fruit of choice and make them truly shine as this artist has done with their treatment of figs. How divine is this purple color?
Sweet On the Inside
Go, get yourself that giant fruit tattoo you’ve always wanted! On this individual, we find a giant pineapple tattooed on the back of the arm. If you love this prickly, tropical fruit, you should totally do something similar.
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Technically, They’re Fruit
Did you expect to see tomatoes on this list? We didn’t expect to include any but this tattoo we stumbled across was too fun to pass by. A straightforward portrait of your favorite fruits is always going to make you smile.
Dev Hynes would love this tattoo, right? These blood oranges are an absolute showstopper. Something about the organic shapes of the fruits paired with that rigid, boxy border really works.
Instead of a giant fruit tattoo, you can always go small. We find another pineapple tattoo here but instead of being huge, this one is cute and petit.
Nothing screams summer to us like freshly foraged blackberries. Even the unripe sour ones are good! The muted colors that were chosen look restrained in the best sort of way.
Rotten to the Core
This person took their fruit tattoo in a different direction and we think it really paid off. Notice how the thick black border lines really make this design look cartoonish and fun.
Not the Pitts
Microrealism never fails to impress. These cute little cherry boppers almost look metallic they have so much highlight on them. We’re into it!
Want to make your fruit tattoo instantly cuter? Put a little face on it! Here are a couple of examples for you to see just how charming it would look.
Just a Little Sketch
Here’s another way to show your watermelon love. Notice how they almost look like they’ve been drawn on by color pencil. We call this style of tattoo “sketch” but if you ask your tattoo artist about it, they’ll be able to come up with the perfect design that looks so interesting.
You do not need to reinvent the wheel to get an amazingly delicious fruit tattoo. These grapes look so timeless and beautiful!
Portrait of a Peach
Here’s a watercolor design that features an orange peach. We think it looks spectacular! The watercolor trend is so popular at this point, you’re not going to run into much trouble trying to find an artist who will do one for you!
Not to Sour the Mood, But…
Grapefruit has a middling reputation. You either love it or hate it. We think this fruit tattoo showcases just how beautiful these fruits are even if they do taste a touch bitter.
A Little Sparkle
As we said, putting a face on your fruit tattoo will instantly make it more visually interesting. This very stylized version looks wholly original in every way. Please, get something equally as original!
What sort of impression are these tangerines giving you? We feel like impressionism was a huge influence on this fruit tattoo design. Soft lines and agreeable colors make it truly special.
Cross-sections of fruit are super fun and we are treated to three different ones in this design. Passionfruits are not nature’s most beautiful creation but this one is one of the best passionfruit tattoos we came across. Chef’s kiss!
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This person clearly wanted their berry tattoo to be “ART.” We find such a unique and creative design in this tattoo which shows a lot of skill when it comes to choosing ink colors. Doesn’t each one of the colors in this design truly fit with all the others. It’s hard to pick a favorite because the entire thing is so cohesive. Bravo!
There you go! We hope you enjoyed these fruit tattoos and that you will consider getting yourself one or more before the summer is over. You can go big or small, full-color or black and gray. You can go fun and playful or go dramatic and romantic. The choice is yours to make. Just be true to your personality and your unique point of view and you won’t regret it!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 1 Check Out These Sweet Fruit Tattoo Ideas!
- 1.1 Black Blueberries
- 1.2 Mini Fruits
- 1.3 Done with a Pun
- 1.4 Drama & Raspberries
- 1.5 Mango Madness
- 1.6 We’ll Take a Slice!
- 1.7 A Taste of Watermelon
- 1.8 The Real Peel
- 1.9 When Life Gives You Lemons…
- 1.10 Don’t Take It for ‘Granate
- 1.11 You’re a Peach
- 1.12 Mini Melon
- 1.13 Criss, Cross…
- 1.14 Fantastic Figs
- 1.15 Sweet On the Inside
- 1.16 Technically, They’re Fruit
- 1.17 Blood Orange
- 1.18 Little Baby
- 1.19 Freshly Picked
- 1.20 Rotten to the Core
- 1.21 Not the Pitts
- 1.22 Cute Fruit
- 1.23 Just a Little Sketch
- 1.24 Just Grape
- 1.25 Portrait of a Peach
- 1.26 Not to Sour the Mood, But…
- 1.27 A Little Sparkle
- 1.28 Tangerine Dream
- 1.29 Little Babes
- 1.30 Delicious
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