CACTUS – sweet inside

CACTUS, the hidden meaning in a tattoo 


in this short article of the section “PSICO DESIGN – the psychology of the drawings” we address the meaning and symbolism of the CACTUS from a mythical or primordial point of view, to apply it in the portrayal of the tattoo


Anyway, we speak of fairytales that make us dream, there’s no time for science here


The prefrontal cortex has no ground here, we move within the emotions of the limbic brain or the instinct of the reptilian brain 


The cactus is a fat plant and as such it hides gigantic treasures 


The cactus speaks of resistance, but not only


fat plants are a great example of resistance (physical, but also mental resistance) because they can live for a long time with tiny drops of water


they can live in arduous situations, in the desert, surrounded by heat, where no one else can stay


but they manage to live there, with great ease


they can resist where others can’t


and they can do this thanks to their particular physical condition: hard and stinging on the outside, sweet and juicy on the inside


how many people do you know like this?

are you maybe one of these?


with a hard and impenetrable casket, dressed in thorns that keep away anyone who tries to approach, but if, disgracefully, someone manages to go through this weird appearance he will find a great treasure, an endless supply of liquid in the middle of the desert


a sweet and sensitive heart,  a well of opportunity and sweetness


as they say…you can’t judge a book by its cover, appearances are deceiving and so on…


and on this point I would dwell again, also looking at it from another point of view


maybe you’re in a hurry, you go to a flower shop to buy a gift to your friend that invited you over for dinner…lots of wonderful flowers, green plants…what if she doesn’t have a green thumb?


a fat plant is the last thing you think about when you go to a florist, but it is also the only choice that never lets you down, the one that “YOU PLAY IT SAFE”, the one that will never leave you


a fat plant may not be your first choice, but it’s a staple that does not betray


with love, but always irriverent