Cancer tattoos are so fun. Born between June 21st to July 22nd, your Cancer friends are intuitive, compassionate, and caring. Symbolized by a crab, you initially don’t think there’s much of a connection, but these people can be quite soft inside, and having a hard shell gives them something to protect them.
The crab concept is so fun to play with, as you’ll see below. We’ve found some incredible Cancer tattoos that we know you’ll love.
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1. Colorful Crab Shoulder Tattoo
I can’t get over how vivid this crab is! The colors bring about so much contrast that the entire tattoo pops!
Bonus points for what looks like… eyelashes? Adorable.
2. Vintage Style Cancer Crab
I never considered that I would see an antique looking crab, but here we are!
This piece manages to have a vintage feel to it, which I’m loving. The shading and blackwork is fantastic, and the negative space stars add a little extra flavor to this already eye-catching tattoo.
3. Cool Toned Crab
Creative coloring for this little fella!
Not your typical crab color scheme, this cool-toned cutie stands out from the rest. The design appears almost like a teacup? Not sure if that was the intention, but I enjoy it nonetheless.
4. Single-Line Crab
Single-line art is always impressive to me, and this is no exception!
It’s fun to follow the lines from beginning to end and understand how the artist created an entire crustacean without “lifting their needle” per se.
5. Crab Thigh Tattoo
The abstract construction of this crab is amazing, an attention-grabber (get it? GRABBER?) for sure.
This vibrant color scheme really allows you to recognize the different pieces and parts that all come together to make this masterpiece.
6. Realism Crab
Realism tattoos are so captivating. I want to reach out and feel how sharp the little legs on this crab are.
If you’re a fan of this style like I am, be sure to treat your peepers to our micro-realism tattoos article.
7. Traditional Crab Tattoo
For our traditional element, we’ve got this super cool crab! Gorgeous shading and linework make this tattoo absolutely flawless.
8. Cancer Constellation Tattoo
This delicate little Cancer tattoo seems so soft. The fragile-looking flowers really contribute to the overall feeling of the piece.
Check out the artist’s post to see that this was actually a couples tattoo between sisters, one Cancer and one Libra.
We’ve got some amazing Libra tattoos here if you’re looking for inspiration!
9. Cancer Zodiac Symbol Tattoo
Representing the claws of a crab, this tiny Cancer glyph is perfectly unassuming.
10. Cancer Zodiac Tattoo
This Cancer tattoo has all the elements. The crab, holding the constellation, with the associated glyph on the upper shell.
It’s the whole package, and it looks great.
11. Blackwork Cancer Crab Tattoo
This blackwork beauty is packing a bold punch. I love the solidity of it, and the addition of crisp flowers in a wreath style complements this tattoo beautifully.
12. Cancer Tarot Card
I adore the artwork on this piece, it feels so mystical. The forearm is filled up perfectly as well, great placement choice.
We’ve got an excellent tarot card tattoo article to scratch the itch if you like this style!
13. Geometric Cancer Tattoo
An interesting take on a Cancer tattoo, this design incorporates geometric designs that work surprisingly well with the shape of the crab itself.
14. Flower Crab Cancer Tattoo
Another entry into the geometric category, but a completely different creative concept!
I love the combination of styles, with the crab’s fine lines perfectly opposing the solid boldness of the sun and moon yin-yang symbol. The crab’s body is a peony, which is a beautiful interpretation.
This could be my favorite on the list.
15. Cancer Constellation Underboob Tattoo
The placement here is fantastic for a constellation and galaxy-style tattoo. If you’re in the market for some ink in this area, make sure you scope out our underboob tattoos list!
16. Simple Cancer Neck Tattoo
This darling little tattoo is a sweet nod to the astrological sign without being too demanding. We’ve got more neck tattoos here if you’re feeling curious.
17. Warm-Toned Crab Tattoo
The intensity of the color here is outstanding, and the wavey lines throughout its’ body and legs create a 2-dimensional texture element that I dig.
18. Pretty Cancer Tattoo
Look at this sweet little baby. I love everything about this tattoo.
The fine lines create a delicate vibe, and this crab is holding that fancy seashell so proudly, like it’s show and tell day at crustacean school. Go shine, little crabby.
19. Blackwork Traditional Cancer Crab
Blackwork traditional tattoos will always be a favorite. This Cancer tattoo is complex but uncomplicated, and the results are perfect.
20. Crab Constellation Tattoo
Did you ever think that ornamentals would go so well with a crab? Well, here you go then. Now we know that it’s just charming as can be.
Did these Cancer tattoos inspire your next piece? Feel free to share your thoughts! And as always, if you have your own ink that you think suits our list, reach out!
Now go google crabs as pets, because we know they’re your favorite now.