A leaf is one of the most beautiful and unique design elements in nature. Found on trees of all kinds, leaf shapes are full of personality. Their colors change with the passing seasons, and their textures all vary from tree to tree, and place to place. The leaf can be symbolic of the cycle of life, in its seasons, or about holding on to life, even when there is a storm. For whatever your personal reasons for getting a leaf tattoo, there is a leaf that will represent exactly what you need. If you are considering getting a leaf tattoo, check out these 12 Leaf Tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
This highly detailed rose inside a maple leaf is an amazing and unique concept that was exceptionally executed.
What happens when you take a leaf and turn it into fractals? This amazing image!
A series of black lines and black dots make up this stunning and large leaf tattoo on the wearer’s arm.
Look at all of the veins in this artful leaf tattoo! The placement at the nape of the neck and part of the upper back is quite lovely, too.
A multitude of different colored leaves to represent the seasons is whimsically placed on this wearer’s arm.
This wilderness scene encapsulated in a leaf shape is epic in all of its black and gray glory.
A lovely illustrated version of a fall leaf. Simple as that, subtle and beautiful.
This gingko leaf is quite large on the tattoo wearer’s side. What a beautiful leaf to choose and what a perfect spot for its shape.
Are you a fan of 3D tattoos? Then you must be a fan of this 3D leaf tattoo with powerful words inside of the torn skin. What an effect!
Blue, orange and red make up the colors for this symbolic and fluid leaf design.
This leaf tattoo has more small veins in it than the one we saw previously!
Taking this leaf design and tattooing it on half of the wearer’s torso and then finishing it on the corresponding arm is a brilliant idea! What an effect!