Zodiac tattoo designs are very popular. These designs combine modern designs with ancient beliefs. Many cultures have zodiacs that have been around for thousands of years. These cultures include China, Persia, and India.
Most people are familiar with the Western zodiac. It has its roots in the Greek culture and was adopted by the Romans. The Romans renamed the gods within the zodiac and those are the names we still use today.
Each zodiac sign relates to a time frame as well as a planet. The time frame is based on the movement of the sun through the stars of the zodiac. Zodiac signs also relate to a physical element such as fire, air, earth, or water. There are a total of 12 zodiac signs that have a unique meaning assigned to it.
People like to get their zodiac sign tattoo or the zodiac signs of people that are important to them. Sometimes people take the basic element and incorporate that into a tattoo design. For instance somebody under the sign of Scorpio may get a tattoo of the scorpion rather than the traditional symbol of the Scorpio zodiac sign. Sometimes people choose to go with the less obvious symbol for their zodiac sign. They may use the element symbol in the tattoo. For instance if someone was born under the fire sign they may choose to accent a tattoo with flames or someone born under the earth sign they choose to show plant life and other elements of nature and their tattoos.
Here is a list of the signs, the time they relate to, their element, their symbol and the related planet.
Capricorn – Planet Saturn/Element Earth/Symbol Goat
December 22 – January 20
People born under this sign are determined, serious, and disciplined. You are goal driven and you seek security and stability.
Aquarius – Planets Saturn and Uranus/Element Air/Symbol The Water Bearer
January 21 – February 18
People born under this sign have strong opinions. They are determined, clever, hard working, and put energy into forming opinions. Influenced by two planets tends to bring out your freer and wilder side.
Pisces – Planets Jupiter and Neptune/Element Water/The Fishes
February 19 – March 20
People born under this sign are usually emotional and find their motivation with their emotions. They are usually most comfortable when they are helping others.
Aries – Planets Mars/Element Fire/Symbol The Ram
March 21 – April 20
People born under this sign are usually passionate, eager, and playful. They are spontaneous and enthusiastic.
Taurus - Planet Venus/Element Earth/Symbol The Bull
April 21 – May 20
People born under this sign are patient and like to make things grow. They have a tendency to hold their feelings in and block out values that don’t agree with their own.
Gemini – Planets Mercury/Element Air/Symbol The Twins
May 21 – June 21
People born under this sign are usually mentally driven and very cerebral. The twins signify your tendency to be a combination of opposites. Gemini people tend to need their solitary creative time as well as living a busy and active life.
Cancer - Planet Moon/Element Water/Symbol The Crab
June 22 – July 22
People born under this sign are sensitive by nature with emotional heightened insight. Cancer people have an energy fed by emotions.
Leo – Planets Sun/Element Fire/Symbol The Lion
July 23 – August 22
People born under this sign are usually creative, artistic, and dramatic.
Virgo - Planet Mercury/Element Earth/Symbol The Virgin
August 23 – September 22
People born under this sign are mentally oriented and motivated by practical goals. They are able to shift and change without a problem. Some Virgos are neat freaks while others are chaotic and messy.
Libra - Planet Venus/Element Air/Symbol The Scales
September 23 – October 22
People born under this sign are happiest when they maintain a balance between their creative efforts and being with people they love. Libras usually possess exceptional communication skills and are thinkers by nature.
Scorpio – Planets Mars and Pluto /Element Water/Symbol The Scorpion
October 23 – November 22
People born under this sign are usually emotionally driven. They are capable of intense emotions. Their emotions run extremely high or extremely low. Every emotion is intense.
Sagittarius - Planet Jupiter/Element Fire/Symbol The Archer
November 23 – December 21
People born under this sign are enthusiastic, intuitive, and are always on a search for knowledge.