Zodiac Tattoos & Zodiac Tattoo Designs
Looking for Zodiac tattoos? Great! we can help. Zodiac Tattoo Designs, or astrological/horoscope signs are sometimes very personal to the person wearing them or they can simply be a representation of pride in oneself.
Some people who choose to get a zodiac symbol truly believe in the power of these astrological signs to tell one’s future, and therefore take great personal meaning when tattooing their symbol.
Some people will often tattoo the symbol of a loved one, that has either passed or that they want to express their feelings for. Others will find a way to intertwine their two symbols as a representation of their love being one that was written in the stars. For still others the meaning of the tattoo rests solely in the history it represents.
There are twelve Zodiac symbols, each representing a time of the year. Zodiac comes from the word Zodiacus which is Latin for “Circle of Animals.” The Zodiac comes from the ancient Greeks who placed a large amount of importance on when a person was born. So when they read the constellations in the sky they could track them and know which constellation was active when a person was born. They believed this allowed them to know the strengths and weaknesses of a person.
But the importance of the stars in determining one’s life has existed as far back as ancient Egypt when horoscopes were written for Pharaohs and other people of importance. These horoscopes though were not based upon the Zodiac. The first Zodiac was created by the Abyssinians and had 18 constellations, but was reduced to 12 by the time the Greeks invaded.
Stars have always been very important representations of human life and culture, because so much of our history has been spent studying and worshipping them. In this way a zodiac tattoo can be a strong representation of not only who you are as an individual but also the history behind the zodiac itself.
For thousands of years humans have been looking to the stars for answers, and you just might find the answers yourself in your own zodiac tattoo design ideas. Zodiac tattoo designs can be placed nearly anywhere on the body and can be represented in a variety of different ways. Some people choose just to do the symbol for their zodiac or they might want to have the pictorial version of their zodiac sign.
With this variety some people have covered their entire back with their zodiac tattoo design while others have simply placed a small symbol on a wrist or ankle. For more creative ideas on how to embellish your zodiac tattoos, it is a good idea to look up the different things associated with each symbol, for example all signs have a flower and a saying associated with them.
For a double meaning for the zodiac sign some people will even get their tattoo on the part of the body that is associated with that symbol. For example Leo, is associated with the back, and that would therefore be a logical placement for a Leo tattoo.
This can be difficult for some signs as they are associated with organs, but you still place them on the skin in the area where those organs are located. The most popular places for Zodiac tattoo designs are on the back, the wrist or the ankles; this is because the back allows for creativity while the wrist and ankle allow for meaningful simplicity.
There are a number of celebrities who have gotten their zodiac symbol tattooed on their body. Joely Fisher has a small zodiac tattoo on her ankle while Stefano Gabbana put his on his left arm. Vida Guerra has hers on the underside of her left wrist. Actor Johnny Miller has his zodiac symbol just above his hip.
No matter how you choose to represent it or where you choose to put it, your zodiac tattoo will be a strong expression of yourself and one that is steeped in history.