Avocado tattoo designs are a trend nowadays and besides expressing the love for the delicious fruit, there are also a few symbolic meanings associated with them.
Originally coming from Mexico and Central America, the avocado tree is also called “alligator pear” because of its green fruits that look like pears.
The symbolic and sensual history of the avocado goes back to the time of ancient Aztecs, who believed the fruit has aphrodisiac qualities. They named it ‘Ahacatl’, meaning “green testicle”, not only for its resemblance but also for the passion they believed that the fruit arouses. Since ancient times, avocados have been a symbol of love, lust, passion, and fertility. In Colombia, an ideal husband brings avocados as a gift to his wife.
In addition to being a culinary delight, the avocado has healing and health-improving qualities, being also a symbol of beauty.
When cut in half, a side of the avocado reveals an egg-shaped seed, while the other half is showing the missing space of this seed. For that reason, avocado halves make great designs for matching tattoos being a perfect choice for couples and best friends.
See below our selection of 27 gorgeous avocado tattoo ideas and get inspired for your next tattoo.