If you are looking to get a tattoo that is both attractive on the skin and brings with it a lot of great meanings, then you should definitely look into the avocado tattoo. Some people love the look of the avocado, some people like the taste, and others love the symbolism attached to this fruit. Regardless of the reasons, plenty of folks end up getting avocado tattoos and we’re here to tell you why!
Because the outside of an avocado is hard and the inside is soft, the avocado tattoo can represent a person’s cold-looking exterior and warm interior. The fact is that there are plenty of people who look unapproachable but are actually quite kind. This is a fantastic way to show that you are that type of person and that you are worth getting to know.
If you’ve seen the long list of benefits to eating avocados, then you probably aren’t surprised to find out that the avocado tattoo symbolizes good health. If you take a lot of pride in eating healthy foods and it’s an extremely important part of your life, the avocado tattoo could be a great way for you to share that with the world. Just about everyone knows that it has a plethora of health benefits, so you really don’t have to add in any additional images, symbols, or text to make that meaning clear.
In ancient times, the avocado was seen as a natural aphrodisiac, so an avocado tattoo can represent love, passion, and sexuality. These are all meanings that are covered by many other symbols, but the avocado tattoo gives you a unique and somewhat mysterious way to show that one or all of the meanings are important to you. Of course, if you do want the meaning to be clearer, you can add in some extra images that represent love, sexuality, and/or passion.
You can even get an avocado tattoo simply because you love to eat the fruit! That in itself is a good meaning since there are a lot of people who find food to be the most important parts of their lives. If you want this meaning to hit home, you can even design your avocado tattoo to have a bit taken out of it; you can take that one step further by having the bite marks match your bite.
The avocado tattoo can also work quite well as a matching tattoo, in which case both parties can get half of the avocado in the same locations on their bodies. Most people opt to get their matching avocados on their wrists so everyone can see them. What’s great is that you can fit the fruit on pretty much any part of your body, so it’s up to you and the other person to decide where you think it will look best on you.
Other people don’t want to get the fruit in its final form and instead opt to get an avocado tree in their tattoo. This is yet another way to keep the meaning of your tattoo a bit mysterious since many people will not recognize the tree itself unless you include the actual fruit in the tree. As a bonus, you can add in the meanings attached to tree tattoos, such as family and stability.
As far as design goes, many people simply want to make it obvious that they have an avocado tattoo, so they make sure that the shape is correct and that the pit is in their design. Keep in mind that the avocado has a slightly peculiar shape, so you will probably want an actual artist to create it for you. Of course, you could also just pull an image off of the internet to get your outline and then work from there.
Some people find it tough to decide whether to get their avocado tattoos in color or in all-black ink. The truth is that no matter what color combinations you choose, the meanings will be the same. It really comes down to the colors that you like and which ones you think will work with your skin tone. If you already have tattoos, you can use those color schemes to decide how to make your avocado tattoo look great on your skin.
If you are looking to get a more detailed avocado tattoo, then you can have your artist give the skin a realistic looking texture. There are a lot of little nooks and bumps along an avocado’s skin, so be ready to be in the chair for a while if you decide to go this route. The upside of getting a detailed design is that the fruit will “jump” off of your skin a bit more and will certainly turn some heads.
Regardless of the design you choose to get, we highly recommend finding an artist in your area who you can trust to get the job done. A good artist will know how to shape your avocado tattoo so it both looks good and has its lines going along the natural lines of your body. They will also put in extra work to make sure that the shadowing is done correctly and that you end up with a tattoo that you’ll love for the rest of your life. Chances are you’ll find a good artist right there in your area; all you have to do is research a little bit!
As you can see, there are plenty of avocado tattoo designs to choose from and just as many meanings you can attach to those designs. It’s not the most popular fruit or vegetable tattoo, but it is certainly up there when it comes to attractiveness and symbolic. Just be sure that you attach meanings to it that you will use for the rest of your life and have a respected artist do the work for you. If you do that, then you greatly up the chances of having an avocado tattoo that both you and everyone else will love.