Zodiac tattoos, as their name indicates, are tattoos that represent the birth sign of someone. They are also used to represent the month of birth of a loved one, especially by horoscope believers.
These zodiac tattoos, thanks to the popularity they have among people, feature minimalist designs and elaborate designs that adapt to any style. They can also have another meaning and are usually done on the arms.
Signs of the zodiac
The signs of the zodiac date back to 2000 BC. and its own name of Greek origin refers to the word animal since almost all its constellations have the name of an animal.
Isaac Newton theorized about the origin of the zodiacal constellations, suggesting that their names worshiped Greek mythology and more specifically the story of “Jason and the Argonauts”
Aries is the shortest month of the zodiac with 28 days and begins on March 21, the 1st day of the year for many ancient civilizations.
Zodiac Tattoo Designs
Zodiac tattoos today are very popular not only for their creative designs that range from minimal to more elaborate, but also for what they represent for each person.
In a general sense, we can emphasize that these zodiacal signs that we all know are the name of constellations of stars that surround the earth, where each sign represents one of them; in turn, each constellation name represents a specific animal.
The latter is what gives it the name of the zodiac. Among the signs that make it up, we have Capricorn, Scorpio, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Cancer, Libra, and others; they calculated according to the day of birth of the person in question (since each one covers certain days of the months).
The aforementioned has allowed the creativity of tattoo artists to fly, so among the most popular designs to represent zodiacal tattoos we have the constellations themselves, the silhouette of the animal complemented with triangles and others.
Meaning of zodiac tattoos
If you are thinking of getting a tattoo of your zodiac sign, below we will highlight some of the meanings that are attributed to the signs. However, keep in mind that the meaning will vary according to the ideals of each person.
The first constellation of the zodiac is represented in the zodiacal calendar by a ram, in Greek mythology it is said that this winged ram was used by Frixio and Hele to travel. They are usually people with an excessive ego, spontaneous, impulsive and impatient.
Generally represented by the silhouette of two women, these tattoos of this sign represent flexibility and communication, as these people are known for being positive; they are also smart, funny and quite talkative.
Represented by a crab, this sign belongs to all those sensitive, understanding and intuitive people; They also turn out to be very loving and understanding, with constant nostalgia and extreme sensitivity as defects.
Being the sign represented by the king of the jungle, it has a meaning of leadership and strength, belonging to organized, positive and dominant people. Among the zodiac tattoos, this is one of the ones that has the most options in terms of design.
The sign of the scorpion is that of intense and passionate people, as well as those who are jealous, stubborn and with intense emotions. This zodiac tattoo also offers a variety of designs that are usually complemented by extra elements such as the flowers around the scorpion.
It is a sign represented by a bull, associated in Greek mythology with the Cretan Bull. Taurus love the good life and excesses, food, sex, fun and party. They are persistent, stubborn and possessive people.
Where to get a zodiac tattoo?
Zodiac tattoos are usually characterized by a medium size (sometimes small) and simple. Therefore, they are designs that are ideal for areas such as the shoulders, clavicles, arms or hands (to a lesser extent they are made on the sides or ankles).