If you are intent on getting a tattoo and you happen to have a penchant for turning to your lucky stars for guidance and inspiration on matters ranging from work and love to day-to-day routine matters, then zodiac tattoo designs may be just right for you. Zodiac tattoos have become over the years a very popular choice for men and women. Everyone has a zodiac sign and it seems to be a favorite way to display them. The Zodiac symbols most frequently used in the United States, as Zodiac tattoo signs as well as for other items, are the Greek-Roman system. There are twelve different signs but they aren’t for each of the twelve months. Instead, each symbol represents a specific date of birth from one month until a specific day of the next. No matter which month you were born, the date will determine which of the Zodiac signs you were born under and which of the tattoos of zodiac symbols will match your sign.
There are 12 sections of the belt on zodiac tattoos and each section has a constellation with a pattern and a story or myth behind it. They are all well known and are as follows.
Starting from the month of January is the Capricorn which symbolizes a goat with a tail. There are personality traits associated with the zodiac sign. For instance, traits like serious, determined, disciplined are some of the characteristics of this zodiac sign.
The following month from dates 21st January – 19th February is the Aquarius zodiac symbolizing a water bearer depicted though two horizontal zig zag lines. Their personality traits follows that they make friendship systems really well, assisted with freedom of expression.
From 19th February – 20th march is visualized in the symbol of a pair of fishes that is the Pisces which are linked with each other through their mouths, though their faces are apart. The meaning attached to it is humanity by joining the ocean of members are serving them.
Aries is another zodiac sign which dates from March 20 – April 19th. The symbol depicts the horns of a goat or ram.
Taurus zodiac sign visualizes the head of a bull with its two horns at the top. The month range for this zodiac sign is April 20th – may 20th. It may also be perceived as the crescent moon resting on the sun.
Gemini, the symbol for twins is symbolized by two identical lines which actually is based on twin stars – Castor and Pollux.
Cancer spanning from the month of June to July reflects two curved lines depicting the mother child bond that is so intricate and close.
Leo symbol, symbolizes the head and the tail of the lion.
It is interesting to note that Virgo and Scorpio have almost similar signs and therefore their meanings are also similar. They reflect the early medical sign, possibly having some kind of healing property. The only difference they have is the termination of the ends which also has a meaning i.e. they reflect the two sexes.
Libra is depicted as a set of scales, ranges from September 23rd to October 22nd.
Lastly, Sagittarius reflects the symbol of an archer aiming at the sky.
One of the most common reason that zodiac symbols are a popular tattoo design is that just about any location will work and the many choices you have designing your sign. Common locations for the astrological sign tattoos are on the hips, chest, shoulders, or on the back. Each sign of the zodiac has a coordinating name and symbol. For instance, if you were born under the sign of Leo, you would be represented by the lion and would look at zodiac Leo tattoos. A zodiac Cancer tattoo would, on the other hand, be represented by a crab. Zodiac tattoos can also be made very abstract. For example, one could easily get a tribal version of the Pieces fish or of the scales of Virgo. Exercising this sort of flexibility and creativity in one’s design is usually not detrimental toward making the symbol recognizable. Astrology’s symbols are among the most recognized in the world and even a very abstract version of any of these symbols is likely to be recognized for what it is by most everyone who sees it, one of the advantages of choosing this art. After all, whether you have a simple symbol of your sign or a detailed picture, zodiac tattoos are a great choice.