Zodiac tattoos are a popular choice for both men and women for many different reasons but overall, the zodiac tattoo stands for the basic meaning of the zodiac sign that it is associated with. This tattoo design is great for anyone who can connect to their sign. People have been fascinated by the zodiac since we first connected the dots between stars and named the constellations. The Zodiac refers to the belt of constellations that are centred evenly on the elliptic path of the Earth around the sun. There are 12 constellations with each one being divided equally into 12 separate sections with each sign and constellation is represented by an image. Each one of the zodiac signs has their own specific meaning, traits, and personalities. Nearly every single culture has their own version of the zodiac, and there are many different names for astrology around the globe, however the zodiac is most popular in the United States. Each sign has its own meaning and people who fall under the same sign generally share common traits, weaknesses and strengths. If you are thinking of getting a zodiac tattoo design, then you will need to know a little more information about your sign to give you an idea of its meaning.
Aries Tattoos (March 21st – April 20th)
The symbol of Aries is “The Ram” and is also more widely known as the God of war to the Greeks and Romans. Aries is the first Zodiac sign, beginning on the spring equinox and is a fire element and is ruled by the planet Mars. The body trait for this sign is the head and the colour is red.
Good Traits: Adventurous, energetic, pioneering, loving, courageous, confident, enthusiastic, quick-witted, outgoing, inspirational.
Bad Traits: When in a bad mood or rubbed the wrong way, an Aries can be selfish and quick-tempered, impulsive, impatient, sarcastic and jealous.
Taurus Tattoos (April 21st – May 21st)
The symbol of Taurus is “The Bull” and it is the second sign of the zodiac. It is associated with the constellation of Taurus and is an earth element, ruled by the planet Venus. The body trait for Taurus is the neck and the colour is orange.
Good Traits: Patient, reliable, loving, warm-hearted, persistent, determined and loyal.
Bad Traits: Stubborn, overbearing, violent, possessive, jealous and greedy.
Gemini Tattoos (May 22nd – June 21st)
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac and the sign is represented by a set of human twins. The Taurus is an air element and ruled by the planet Mercury. The body trait for Gemini is the shoulders and arms and is traditionally associated with the colour green.
Good Traits: Versatility, adaptability, communicative, witty, eloquent, intellectual, youthfulness, alert and liveliness.
Bad Traits: Tense or nervous, superficiality (two-faced), restless, impatient, unstable and difficult.
Cancer Tattoos (June 22nd – July 22nd)
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and the symbol is “The Crab”. Cancer is ruled by the moon and is a water element. The body trait of cancer is the chest and the colour is orange-yellow.
Good Traits: Emotional, family oriented, romantic, cautious, loving, intuition, protective and sympathetic.
Bad Traits: Moodiness, being overemotional, the inability to let go of things, timid, stubborn and moody.
Leo Tattoos (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and the symbol of the Leo is “The Lion”. Leo is ruled by the planet of Saturn and is a fire element. The body trait of Leo is the heart and spine and the colour is yellow-gold.
Good Traits: Generous, warm hearted, creative, enthusiastic, broad-minded, leadership, active and faithful.
Bad Traits: Being patronizing, bossy, interfering, intolerant, selfish, dignified and non-inspired.
Virgo Tattoos (August 23rd – September 23rd)
Virgo (Virgin) is the sixth sign of the zodiac and is the only one of the 12 signs that is represented by a woman “The Virtuous Maiden”. The Virgo tattoo designs can be incorporate with the most famous of all virgins, the Virgin Mary. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury and is an earth element. The body trait of the Virgo is the abdomen and the colour is green.
Good Traits: Modest, shy, intelligent, alert, graceful, perfectionist, reliable, practical, charming and diligent.
Bad Traits: Nervous, worries, timid, overcritical, harsh and overly conservative perfectionists.
Libra Tattoos (September 24th – October 23rd)
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac and the symbol of Libra is “Scales” in balance. Ruled by the planet Venus and is an air element. The body trait of Libra is the lower back and the colour is yellow-green.
Good Traits: Diplomatic, romantic, easygoing, idealistic, have a sense of right and justice, peaceful, gentle and helpful.
Bad traits: Lazy, dependent, unorganized, gullible, flirtatious and self-indulgent.
Scorpio Tattoos (October 24th – November 22nd)
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and is the symbol of “The Scorpion” and has also been an eagle. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and is a water element. The body traits are the lower abdomen and the colour is green-blue.
Good Traits: Determined, confident, emotional, inspirational, and passionate.
Bad Traits: Cruel, sarcastic, secretive, selfish, jealous and resentful.
Sagittarius Tattoos (November 23rd – December 22nd)
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac and is the symbol of “The Archer”. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is a fire element. The body traits are the thighs and hips and the colour is light blue.
Good Traits: Independent, honest, loyal, enthusiastic, optimistic, straightforward and intellectual.
Bad Traits: Careless, irresponsible, tactless, restless, over confident, self indulgent and conceited.
Capricorn Tattoos (December 23rd – January 20th)
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is the symbol of “The Goat”. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn and is an earth element. The body traits are the knee and the colour is deep blue.
Good Traits: Honest, dependable, careful, patient, trustworthy, responsive, outgoing, humorous and ambitious.
Bad Traits: Fearful, selfish, suspicious, and secretive.
Aquarius Tattoos (January 21st – February 19th)
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and is the symbol of a man pouring water into an urn. Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus and is an air element. The body traits are the ankles and shins and the colour is blue-violet.
Good Traits: Friendly, honest, loyal, original, inventive, independence, creative, wise, lively and artistic.
Bad Traits: Perverse, erratic, emotional and overly sensitive.
Pisces Tattoos (February 20th – March 20th)
Pisces is the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac and is the symbol is two connected “Fish” swimming in the opposite direction from the other. Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune and is a water element. The body trait for Pisces is the feet and the colour is violet.
Good Traits: Artistic, imaginative, kind, open minded, peaceful, sensitivity, sympathetic and compassion.
Bad Traits: Insecure, lack of energy, unstable, restless and find it difficult to make decisions.
Each zodiac sign is associated with one of the four elements; earth, air, fire, and water. Below are their meanings.
Air – Pervasive and everywhere. Creation of unity.
Earth – Use of physical body to make things happen. Hard working and goal achiever.
Fire – Independent element of self; Expressive of self, fearless.
Water – Self-reflective and fluid; Emotional and sensitive.