Zodiac has been an object of fascination for mankind for ages. There is romanticism and mysticism attached to the idea of how our lives and actions are all influenced by the celestial bodies. It is little wonder then that zodiac tattoos have become popular. Taurus is the second sun sign of the zodiac, and is ruled by the planet Venus. People born between April 20 and May 20 come under this sign. Taurus is one of the five fixed signs of the zodiac. One of the famous characteristics of Taurus is that these people like to be challenged and they achieve something remarkable on their own. The symbol used to depict the Taurus sun sign is a bull, which symbolizes strength. There are various designs which can be used to make a Taurus motif, but before we turn our attention to them, let us read in brief about the meaning of a Taurus or bull tattoo.
Taurus is also referred to as the bull. Patience, reliability, warmth, persistence, determination, etc., are the strengths of this sun sign. Probably, this is the origin of the phrase stubborn as a bull. The drawbacks of this sign include jealousy, possessiveness, resentfulness, inflexible nature, self-indulgence, and greed. Astrologically, Taurus is a negative feminine sign, however, the personification of the bull is intensely masculine.
In the Greek mythology, Zeus is said to have taken the form of a bull to win his love Europa. The bull is said to be a solar, as well as a lunar, creature. It is also looked upon as the Sun God, who stands for both the heaven and fire. However, if it is looked upon as a moon God, it represents the earth, water, night, as well as death.
Tribal bull tattoo designs symbolize domestication of a wild animal to serve mankind as well as victory of intellect over brute force/strength. In the Irish culture, if a warrior is referred to as a bull, it is taken as a compliment. At the same time, a bull can be seen to represent tyranny, death, brutality, and also lust.
One of the popular Taurus zodiac sign tattoos is a passively reclining bull. It can also be depicted as a somewhat aggressive creature, either charging, snorting, or raging. Since a bull is the head of a herd, it is depicted as overseeing one. But he grows weary of socializing, craves for solitude, and sits on a hill, alone, peaceful and restful. The bull can also be depicted with a princess on his back, which can be seen as a representation of Zeus and Europa. A variation could be an enormous bull with a fair maiden in his sights, which is another design used to represent Zeus and Europa.
Taurus designs for men and women can be drawn using its glyph, which is a circle with two horns on top that imitate the horns of a bull. A cartoon bull, snorting out air, can also be used to make a tattoo for both, women and men. Also, only the face of the bull looking forward with its horn jutting from the top of its head makes for a great design. A bull can also be depicted with a ring in his nose. The shape of the ring should be in the shape of the Taurus zodiac symbol.
Girly designs can be the ones having stars in them. The stars can also be superimposed to make an image of a bull. An alternative could be to use the glyph image along with the stars. Feminine Taurus designs can be in the shades of red or purple. Flowers can also be used with the Taurus designs to lend a more feminine touch to the tattoo.
When you are looking for Taurus body art designs, you will come across a number of free motifs on the Internet. Talking to your tattoo artist can also prove to be of immense help. You can get a temporary tattoo made before you get a permanent one, to ensure you certainly do like the design, as ink removal can be a very painful process which you may not want to go through.