Who does not love a plant? Gardening brings so many people joy and satisfaction in knowing that they have what it takes to be a successful plant parent. While we have looked at several different types of nature tattoos, we feel that we might have overlooked one of the biggest home trends right now that is inspiring many people to get plant tattoos.
Ever since the pandemic began, folks have fallen in love with indoor gardening and raising indoor plants to bring much-needed life into the spaces we know spend a lot more time in than ever before. Plants make people happier, they clean the air, and they happen to be the best form of home decor you can buy. So, it should come as no surprise that there are thousands of people with plant-inspired tattoos to show their love for everything green. We rounded up some of our favorites to share with you to, hopefully, inspire your own herbaceous tattoos. Check out these 25 thriving plant tattoo ideas that will absolutely grow on you.
Of all the plant tattoos we surveyed, the Monstera deliciosa was the most popular one that we came across again and again. It comes as no shock as these plants, sometimes called “Swiss cheese plants” are some of the most beloved houseplants. The iconic shape of their leaves makes for a most pleasing tattoo, don’t you think?
Another popular choice for plant tattoos is the frond of a fern. We love how sharp and tidy this black ink tattoo turned out. It was bold to choose black ink but we think it would have turned out in green just as well.
Face the Vase
This romantic tattoo of an ornate ceramic vase with green leaves spilling out is just breathtaking. We love the way the color has been so sparingly applied to this plant tattoo to give it more of an impression rather than a bold statement. Bravo!
Bloom in Blue
Everyone loves to propagate! Check out this blue plant tattoo that’s minimal but potent. It really is true that less is more in some cases.
Another trendy indoor plant right now is the Maranta leuconeura or “prayer plant.” Done in just black ink, this plant tattoo looks handsome with its stippled shading on the leaves. What a dream!
If you are a plant lady or plant papi, you might consider honoring one of the most popular plants in the Americas, the cactus. In this plant tattoo, we find a cactus in bloom and inside a handsome little zig-zag pot. We dig it!
How fun is this greenhouse plant tattoo? This highly creative design imagines a minimalist greenhouse with many of our favorite varieties growing inside. Manifest your dreams, people!
The person with this tattoo informs us that we can find a golden pothos, string of turtles, hoya pubicalyx, and monstera deliciosa incorporated into this gorgeous design. What an excellent idea for a plant tattoo, just put all your faves in one big design!
Do you think this person likes cacti and succulents? They got a plant tattoo of a cactus to prove it! We love this design that appears to be a handpoked design done without the aid of a machine. Bravo!
We knew most people love philodendrons but we had no idea little ghosts were into them as well. This very imaginative design is just so cute and you would be wise to get a little weird and do something equally as expressive.
Venus flytraps sure are cool but they are nearly impossible for most plant parents to keep alive. What better way to memorialize a tricky plant than with a plant tattoo like this one? We love all the bright colors incorporated into this design.
We have heard of people with proverbial green thumbs, but plant hands? That’s a no one. We love the idea of this gorgeous begonia sprouting right from the palm as inspiration for a tattoo. This is pure magic!
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How gorgeous is the pot that the pothos is growing from? We love the design and the lusciousness of the plant that’s spilling out of the pot. What a dream!
What’s black, red, and white all over? This plant tattoo of a pothos. We have never seen an interpretation of a plant that was this creative and original. Bravo! Bravo!
Want to hang? These cute little hanging plant tattoos are exceptional. We would have not thought to do a tattoo of plants that hang but it turns out it is a great look. If you have a bunch of hanging babies in your home, do something similar!
Black and White and Begonia
Sometimes a simple, black ink tattoo will leave you speechless. This is one of those instances. The begonia that is tattooed here has its signature spots highlighted by the use of just black ink. We live for this drama.
Dreams in Anthurium
Wow! How lush is this plant tattoo that includes a beautiful face hidden behind the leaves and flowers? This is so haunting and completely magnificent. Include a hint of mystery in your tattoo design and you, clearly, will be rewarded.
A Lovely Alocasia
Please excuse, while we go and book an appointment to get a tattoo that’s similar to this one. With just black and a seafoam ink, this 2D design really jumps out at you. Alocasia plants are some of the most beloved due to their heart-shaped leaves. A triumph!
Smokey Snake Plant
Snake Plants are some of the most popular houseplants in the world because they are so easy to take care of and are such hardy little growers. Now, this tribute to those supremely wavy leaves is a work of art. We love the contrasts here between hold shapes versus more organic ones. This is one of the best plant tattoos on this list!
Burle Marx Moment
We find a pleasant, potted Burle Marx here that feels as light as air. If you have a beloved plant in your home, take it with you everywhere just like this.
Be My Bird of Paradise
A Bird of Paradise plant is called such because the flowers that bloom look like colorful, tropical birds. This stylized tattoo of the flower looks truly remarkable. The artist has chosen to skip black ink altogether to achieve a fabulous look.
If you lived for that last plant tattoo, check out this one here that is also a bird of paradise. This one includes some leaves. We love how sharp and neat this entire design looks. We are obsessed.
These micro tattoos are just so splendidly cute. This is a great placement too, inside the arm, that is very easy to keep hidden in some circumstances. These babies are just precious.
Money plant, ufo plant, pancake plant, whatever you want to call it, the Pilea peperomioides has taken America by storm. Several years ago this were a rare treasure, but today these plants are more readily available and you can find them in most indoor gardens. A green dream, indeed.
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Finally, we wanted to end with an herb plant tattoo as we know there are plenty of indoor herb gardens in many homes. One of the best herbs to grow inside and, a beautiful one at that, sage has tender, velvety leaves that the tattoo artist has managed to capture in this fabulous design.
There you go! We hope you feel inspired by these plant tattoos to express your love for all things living and green. These designs showcase the variety of plants that people enjoy spending their time with because they will be with them for life. Now, go check and see if your fern could use some water.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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