Tribal Zodiac Tattoo Designs
For centuries now, people have been amazed by zodiac symbols or what was once known as sun signs. These celestial bodies have captured the imagination of many people, this attraction has translated itself into tattoo art, and is very popular in today’s world. These zodiac tattoos have been popular amongst astrology followers and casual admirers alike. Most people get them based on their belief in astrology and the influence astrology has on their lives.
A person’s personality can be exhibited by their zodiac tattoos. Even if you do now follow astrology, getting a zodiac tattoo usually is a thoughtful choice for a tattoo. Today’s tattoo galleries have made zodiac tattoos into real astrological pieces of art.
The following is a list of zodiac signs associated with astrology:
Aquarius (January 21-February 19) – the water-carrier, man holding two buckets of water balanced across his shoulders.
Pisces (February 20-March 20) – one fish, or two fish swimming in opposing directions.
Aries (March 21-April 20) – a ram, Greek god of war.
Taurus (April 21-May 21) – a bull, usually having horns cocked and ready to attack.
Gemini (May 22-June 21) – male twins, ususally depicted as warriors.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) – a crab.
Leo (July 23-August 22) – a lion with a large mane.
Virgo (August 23-September 23) – the virgin, usually with a long robe.
Libra (September 24-October 23) – a pair measurement scales in balance.
Scorpio (October 24-November 22) – a scorpion with it tail curled ready to strike.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 22) – an archer, sometimes seen as a centaur.
Capricorn (December 23-January 20) – a goat.
The twelve zodiac signs mentioned above are commonly known and instantly recognizable. The descriptions above are the most popular ones, but there are a number of different designs for each zodiac, so don’t limit yourself to a basic design. This attraction to zodiac signs come from the centuries old symbolism and their respective astrological meanings. To kick an extra kick from your tattoo, you should include other symbolic undertones in your tattoo. Let me make a few suggestions:
Select think black ink to in intensify the design, using some tribal-inspired designs with a Celtic or Asian influence. Having a large design with your zodiac signs embedded with it always make a great idea.
Adding color to your zodiac sign is always a great idea. Each sign has a traditional color, the downside is that most astrologers do not agree what colors represent a particular zodiac sign. Do a little research and pick the color that suit you best and matches your skin tone.
A popular trend is to use the color of your birth stone as the color of your zodiac tattoo design. Again these colors vary from culture to culture, but choose the color that best suits you.
I hope this helps you when choosing or discussing zodiac tattoo designs with your tattoo artist. I chose from a great collection of Virgo tribal tattoo designs .