March 4, 2024
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Astrology Tattoo Ideas – The Stars, The Planets & Zodiac Symbols

As tattoos are going into the mainstream, this art form is intersecting with other schools of thought to create beautiful tattoo designs. So, getting an astrology tattoo has become a common thing.

Generally, the astrology community has welcomed tattoos as a way of expressing your life path and character by channeling your astrological aspects into art.

A lot of astrology symbols are visual representations of the core messages each element brings.

And many astrology enthusiasts and astrologers do know what they’d like to tattoo. 

Now, the question remains – in which style, where and by whom?

So, if you’re looking for zodiac tattoo ideas and how to incorporate all the tattoo zodiac symbols you want to, we’ve got you covered.

Pro tip: when in search of zodiac tattoo designs, you can always consult professionals such as the Astro Tattoos team.

Tattoo According to Date of Birth – How Do You Go About It?

Since you are browsing askAstrology.com we will presume that you already know a thing or two about your astrology.

But if you don’t, we suggest you go to their birth chart calculator page to learn more precisely about your zodiac sign, moon sign, rising sign (ascendant) and create a birth chart with planet and point explanations.

From there, the zodiac tattoo symbols you will need for your tattoo will be much clearer to you. 

You can also take this opportunity to learn more about yourself, your zodiac sign, and what the cosmos is telling you about the moment you entered into this world.

Depending on what you relate with, or what you want to accentuate in your tattoo this can give you material for a tiny glyph tattoo all the way to an astrology tattoo sleeve.

Where Should You Get a Zodiac Sign Tattoo Based on Your Horoscope?

As we said above, it all depends on how many symbols you want to use in your tattoo design.

However, there’s also another way to go about this which would be very astrology-lead — by using the body part your zodiac sun sign rules over.

So just like the signs have an order in the zodiac, they have an order on the body meaning from Aries to Pisces, ruling over the body from head to toe.

  • Aries: head
  • Taurus: ears, neck, throat
  • Gemini: shoulders, arms, and hands
  • Cancer: chest, stomach
  • Leo: heart, spine, back
  • Virgo: stomach
  • Libra: lower back
  • Scorpio: lower stomach
  • Sagittarius: lumbar, hips, and thighs.
  • Capricorn:ruler of the skin, tendons, joints, knees,
  • Aquarius: shins, calves, ankles, forearms
  • Pisces: feet

Once you got the what and the where figured out, let’s go into some zodiac tattoo ideas and hopefully you get to relate to some of these to help inspire you!

1. Zodiac Sign Tattoo

zodiac sign tattoo
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The Cancerian lady portrayed in this Cancer tattoo hints at the feminine sign of Cancer. It also features the zodiac sign’s animal, the crab, as well as the small glyph on her shoulder. To top it all off, she has a crescent moon on her forehead, which represents Cancer’s ruling planet.

This example portrays a complex but elegant way to go about a zodiac sign tattoo.

2. Combined Zodiac Signs Tattoo

combined zodiac signs tattoo
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If you want to hint at multiple personalities, meaning multiple significant people in your life, combine different zodiac signs in one tattoo design.

This can also be for your Sun, Moon, and rising sign.

3. Planet Tattoo

planet tattoo
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To many astrology enthusiasts and astrologers, the planets represent basic drives, needs, and urges in the unconscious.

They express themselves with different qualities in the twelve signs of the zodiac and in the twelve houses.

Using them in zodiac tattoos gives your tattoo a more celestial feel, connecting 

4. Glyph Tattoo

glyph tattoo
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The glyph tattoo may sound simplistic, but as seen above it can be made very elegant and unique.

Think of the glyph as the center, and the background can be used as decoration to show off your style. 

5. Zodiac Constellation Tattoo

zodiac constellation tattoo
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Constellation tattoo can be the perfect direction to take if you want a minimalistic and subtle design.

It hints at your zodiac sign and constellation, and it does it in a very elegant way.