It is common to see people sporting an astrology tattoo such as a scorpion or a bull on their body. This is because astrological signs make great tattoo designs. There is also a quiet mysticism that surrounds these signs that makes them a popular choice amongst youngsters.
Besides the zodiac signs celestial bodies like the moon and the sun also make popular tattoos. Most of the astrology tattoos are done in bright colors that lend them a life of their own. The common places where you can see the astrology tattoo are the arms, hips, waist, neck or back.
Different astrological systems have different signs which represent different meanings. However, the most preferred astrology tattoo designs are based on the Greek or the Roman zodiac system. These include the 12 different signs namely Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Each of these astrological signs except Libra is depicted by a certain life form. The Aries are depicted by a ram, Taurus by a bull, Leo by the lion, Sagittarius by the centaur archer, Gemini by the wolf, Cancer by the crab, Virgo by a woman, Capricorn by the goat, Aquarian by the water carrier, Scorpio by the scorpion and Pisces by the fish. The Chinese zodiac based on their 12 animals has also inspired many astrology tattoo forms.
All these astrology tattoo signs are characterized by certain qualities that make them unique. They are especially useful if they happen to be your sun sign. For instance, tattooing the sun sign can be a simple way of reflecting your unique personality if you were born under that sign.
Today, the astrology tattoo signs can be seen on people of all nationalities and age. Earlier, they were limited to sailors and maybe artists. Women used to hide the tattoos but no longer. Today, all tattoos are flaunted with great pride.