Tattooing has provided the people all over the world the power to express their inside characteristics, their beliefs, or overall personality through the tattoo design carved on their body. You can express love for your near ones or grief for the loss of your loved one through a tattoo on your body. Or, you can just have a trendy tattoo design and make a unique fashion statement to stand different in the crowd. With so many tattoo designs available, a novice at tattooing may get confused while selecting the design. Thus, it is necessary that one is aware of all the tattoo designs, their variations, meanings associated with them, etc.
What are Zodiac Tattoos?
People who have great faith or belief in astrology should surely go for these tattoos. Zodiac tattoos, as the name suggests, are tattoo designs with the 12 zodiac signs. Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn are the 12 zodiac signs. These zodiac signs are considered to represent the overall nature or behavior traits of a person that falls under a particular zodiac sign.
Each of this zodiac sign is represented with fixed symbols. For example, the zodiac sign Aquarius is represented by a "Water Bearer", while Taurus is symbolized by "the Bull". These tattoos are also represented by simple zodiac symbols. For example, a semicircle over a circle is used as a symbol for Taurus. Thus, these tattoos provide a large scope for experimenting with the design pattern of the zodiac symbol. You can go for a design that represents only a significant part or complete design of your zodiac symbol.
What are Tribal Zodiac Tattoos?
Tribal tattoos are known for their aggressive patterns and dark colors. Most of the tribal designs are made up of lines that are carved in symmetrical patterns with bold lines. Black is the most common color used for tribal tattoos. There are no rules to the design pattern when it comes to tribal tattoos, and hence, zodiac tattoo carved in tribal design pattern looks quite attractive. You do not have to think much about the design when you want your zodiac tattoo to be carved with a tribal touch. All you need to do is find out your zodiac sign if you are unaware, and decide the design for your respective zodiac symbol. You can come up with very creative and innovative ideas for tribal zodiac tattoo designs.
Some people also combine their partner's zodiac symbol tattoo with their zodiac symbol. Thus, you can go for a tattoo that consists of both the zodiac symbols sculpted in an artistic manner. Such combination of two zodiac symbols can be also carved along with a heart tattoo. The variations with tribal zodiac tattoos are endless. A Libra zodiac tattoo can be designed with just "the balance", or a man holding the balance, or the symbolic representation of Libra. All the basic zodiac symbols can be combined with other design patterns. Make sure, the design highlights the zodiac symbol and not the other elements. Most of the zodiac symbols are represented with animals, hence you have good choices for sculpting your zodiac symbol in various patterns.
The placement of the tattoo completely depends upon the design you have selected. Since, tribal tattoos consist of dark shades, you should choose the placement that will give justice, both to the size and the design of the tattoo. For women, hips and lower backs are popular tattoo placements while for men, arms, neck, and chest are good areas to place the tattoo. You can visit a tattooing expert and have a look at the designs available with him/her or come up with a tattoo design of your own. So, these were some suggestions on tribal zodiac tattoos. Happy Tattooing!