People usually get zodiac symbol tattoos purely as an expression of their belief in the art of astrology. They feel compelled to show pride in their place in our solar system. However, the manner which people go about this are as varied as the signs themselves.
Simple designs are common in zodiac symbol tattoos. Small symbols featuring the western zodiac signs (an arrow for Sagittarius, waves for Aquarius, etc.) lined in black are simple, stylish and easy to place. Another example of this is the Chinese zodiac symbols. These are in a similar design, but use kanji script as an indication of each particular sign. These small, unique symbols can also easily be transitioned into tribal tattoos. Making the softer edges into sharper ones, and even adding touches of red.
Though simplicity is one option, many people choose to create much larger displays for their zodiac symbol tattoos. They may use symbols, or a more literal translation of their sign. For instance a Taurean may use a strong and aggressive looking bull pressing through the skin with a determined look; or a Gemini might create a modest symbol of a set of cherubic twins embracing.
If a person is born on a cusp, they may choose to blend both of their zodiac signs together in a tattoo, thus symbolizing the energy of both signs. Some may also like to blend their star, sun and moon signs together, so as to express the full spectrum of their astrological influences.
An interesting option for those born between November 30th and December 17th is Ophiuchus. It is under a good deal of debate as to whether or not this truly is the 13th sign of the Zodiac, but for those with a keen interest and an eye for design, this can be a great idea. This sign is often depicted with a Greek-like god struggling with a massive serpent. In symbol form, it is seen as a winged staff with two snakes coiling around each other. The staff is often surrounded by the zodiac wheel.
Zodiac symbol tattoos are one of several ways a person can express their personal identity, and can show just one of many things that make them who they are. Though practically everything in life changes over time, a person’s birth and the stars will always remain the same.
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