To clear things up: all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. We’ve decided to do a separate post for cacti tattoos (which will be posted later this week), although you will see some paired with succulents in the images below.
Found in arid areas, succulents have the ability to store water and survive off it for long periods of time. It is both their low maintenance and their appearance that has seen them become quite a popular ornamental plant.
You’ll often see succulents all over Instagram, as styling elements in interior design and houseplants in the homes of many the app’s users. They also happen to be popular in the tattoo tags, with thousands of succulent tattoos having been posted online.
Bold and colourful seems to be the common theme in these succulent pieces, which means they’ll have the staying power of a real succulent. These tattoos certainly do not put the ‘succ’ in succulent!
Neo trad succulent terrarium tattoo by @katietattoos
Traditional style cactus and succulent tattoo by @juliacampione
Traditional style cactus and succulent tattoo by @aliensnot
Neo trad cactus and succulent pot tattoo by @tillydee
Neo trad and dotwork succulent tattoo by @teddynigels
Colourful neo trad cactus and succulent skull tattoo by @stefansalamone
Neo trad polaroid, cacti and succulents tattoo by @katietattoos
Kawaii cactus and succulent tattoo by @karenawesom
Bold and colourful crystals and succulents tattoo by @carlatattoos
Neo trad succulent tattoo by @tuckerxtattoos
Healed neo trad cacti and succulent tattoo by @tillydee
Bold cacti and succulent tattoo by @linneatattoos
Colourful dodecahedron succulent tattoos by @rizza_boo
Cute traditional style crystal and succulent tattoo by @goldlagrimas
Cute neo trad cactus and succulent tattoo by @samilocke