Zodiac symbols are given so much importance, that people are considering them to get inked on their body. Every symbol has some underlying meaning and the tattoo portrays the same. Cancer is one of the zodiac signs and a cancer tattoo is adorned exclusively by people belonging to this zodiac.
Significance of Cancer Tattoos
These tattoos have flourished today with spectacular designs. The art implies engraving the symbol either in contemporary or in traditional form. Cancer is represented by a crab and its ruling planet is moon. These tattoos are etched in silver and blue as the former symbolizes the moon and the latter water.
One who wears a cancer tattoo, bears all characteristics of the respective zodiac sign. If you know the attributes of cancer, then you can easily make out how the person is. He will be imaginative, intuitive, sympathetic and protective. Judging a cancerian can be quite tricky as they get sensitive and overemotional over trivial things and can be shrewd at other times. They are also accompanied by pearls as it's the sun stone of cancer.
The western astrological sign of cancer (tropical zodiac) differs from the astronomical constellation of cancer. It also differs from the Hindu astrological sign of sidereal zodiac. According to the western culture, the date lies between June 21 and July 22 whereas in sidereal zodiac it's between July 21 and August 9. In Hindu mythology, the sidereal zodiac symbolizes the myth of Lernaean Hydra, one of the twelve labors of Hercules, whereas the west represents the tropical zodiac as 'balmy expansiveness of mid summer'. A cancer tattoo is also worn to signify these religious beliefs.
Cancer Tattoo Designs
The designs are unisexual, except for the variation in color. The crab can be embellished with other elements like flowers, gemstones, crosses, hearts, skulls and gothic elements as well. Cancer tattoos combined with a falling angel look stunning and is absolutely unisexual. Although much liked by women, a cancer tattoo remains unisexual when combined with celestial bodies, like stars, galaxies, planets, etc.
Girls mostly prefer shades of red, yellow, orange, pink and green. Celtic cancer tattoos are quite popular among the female folk. They also coordinate the crab with flowers, especially roses, daisies, lilies, hibiscus and orchids. Water and moon, although are etched prominently along with the crab, many love to harmonize cancer tattoos aesthetically with fairies and celestial bodies. Tribal designs, which are quite vintage are done mostly with dark hues of gray and black.
Black, navy blue and brown are best suited for these tattoo designs. Red is used occasionally. It looks quite manly when the crab tattooed is intensely feral having a sharp tail and curved claws. This design also symbolizes tribal art. Some other designs preferred by men are cancer skull, cancer crabbles and forever crab. The head of the crab is replaced with a human skull in a cancer skull tattoo. Men love to retain the originality of the zodiac tattoo, rather than incorporating other elements.
No matter on which part of the body you are wearing, make sure that it's prominent and distinct. If you are a true cancerian, then delay not to get a cancer tattoo.