Aries Tattoos & Aries Tattoo Designs
Here’s some interesting background on Aries tattoos: The astrological sign Aries is linked to people born between March 21st – April 19th. Aries is the first sign of the zodiacal year and is therefore associated with fresh vigor and unruly beginnings. The sign of Aries is associated with fire and is represented by the image of the ram.
Aries represents the warrior, as anyone born under this sign has all of the characteristics desired in a warrior. They are strong, independent, and ambitious, as well as great leaders and organizers. Aries is also linked to the planet Mars which is also linked to strength and fire.
Aries symbolizes the new dawn and the future. Those born under the Aries sign are always looking toward the future and never toward the past. It is for this reason that the Aries symbol is often used as an expression of a new beginning and breaking away from the past.
People under Aries are considered to be forever young and constantly in search of their true identity. Aries is a masculine sign which means that emphasis is placed on spirituality and activity both in a mental and physical sense. They are considered extroverts but they lack the emotional depth and understanding that is found in the introverted feminine signs.
Aries tattoos are often simple representations of a person’s identity and connection and pride to their birthday. Zodiac tattoos are chosen because they are very representative of identity and personality, but more so because they are common expressions of constellations related to a person’s birth. Humans throughout history have believed to have a strong connection to the stars and humans today are no different in their desire to understand and feel connection to the stars.
Aries tattoos are usually chosen as a sense of pride in oneself and a belief in the astrological signs and their ability to predict not only a person’s personality but their future as well. Aries tattoo designs have two main varieties, one is the actual symbol for Aries which is represented a “Y” with curved edges and the second is the image of the ram, which is the image of the constellation Aries. These two options allow for a large variety of options in both placement and design.
When choosing just the symbol for Aries it can be placed anywhere on the body because the simple design can be done as small as you would like, while still being easily recognizable. Normally when just the symbol is being tattooed, it is done in a simple solid black design. Most popular places are the wrist, ankle, or back.
For the ram image of Aries the design is more ornate and is often done quite large. The image of the ram can be done as a simple outline or as a full fledged ram with shadow and detail. The two most common designs are to simply have the head or a side view of the entire body. Sometimes the image of the ram will incorporate both the symbol and the word “Aries” in the design, and some will even include a birth date.
Typically the designs are done in black and white, but in some tattoos of the symbol color embellishments are added to give more dimension to the tattoo. Stars are another popular embellishment to represent the symbol’s connection to the constellation. Though there are a number of celebrities who do choose to represent the signs of the zodiac on their body in tattoos, the Aries tattoo does not seem to be a common tattoo among popular celebrities. But a tattoo should never be chosen based on who does or does not have the tattoo but rather upon a personal connection to that image. Choosing an Aries tattoo should be a personal choice to represent your connection to the stars.