Which Tattoo Each Zodiac Sign Is Destined to Get

Stacy Lenz | Sep 7, 2018 Beauty & Style
Which Tattoo Each Zodiac Sign Is Destined to Get

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Anyone with even the slightest interest in tattoos knows that feeling -- "kiiiiinda" wanting to get a tattoo. It’s an itch, an antsiness, a need to shake things up. Sometimes with that feeling comes an exact plan dictated by the Venn diagram of finances/artistic vision/available skin ... and other times all a person knows is they want something but no idea what. Narrowing down what that something is easier than spending hours scrolling tattoo accounts on Instagram or showing up at a local tattoo parlor and pointing at something on the wall (unless one identifies as a Sagittarius, but more on that in slide #17). 

The answer to your next tattoo is in the stars, specifically the signs of the Zodiac. For thousands of years, people have been seeking guidance by studying astrology, so consulting it to decide what to ink on one's self for merely one’s lifetime doesn’t seem so extreme. 

We consulted the constellations and analyzed all 12 signs of the Zodiac to determine the best tattoo choice for each astrological sign. We matched each sign with a type of tattoo that suits them best, perfect for the seasoned tattooed connoisseur and the bucket-list-crossing-off newbie alike. It’s the perfect start for your next tattoo journey, even if that journey consists mainly of daydreams. (We’re talking to those dreamy Pisces. Please resume all aspirational Instagram tattoo scrolling.) Even those who are one of the more practical signs (Hi Capricorn. Hi Virgo), we’ve got them covered with a tattoo idea that fits both their well-budgeted finances and their five-year plan. And if after all this, one still needs more tattoo ideas? We’ve got them covered then too -- just get the appropriate Zodiac sign tattooed, of course.

  • Aries: Minimal Black Line Tattoo

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    Aries (March 21 - April 19) should get a minimal black line tattoo. The trendy black line work suits Aires' bold and imaginative style. Aries does not want to waste a lot of time sitting for a tattoo, so the simplicity of the design is perfect for impatient Rams with busy schedules.

  • Aries: Minimal Black Line Tattoo

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    The black line tattoo trend doesn't have to be abstract. Imaginative Aries can lean into this trend and come up with a variety of great ideas in this style.

  • Taurus: Nature Tattoo

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    Taurus (April 20 - May 20) should get a tattoo depicting flowers or nature. Practical Tauruses shouldn't rock the boat and get an avant garde design, instead they should focus on the earthly beauty that grounds them and select a tattoo that is as visually beautiful as it is meaningful to them.

  • Taurus: Nature Tattoo

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    Tauruses are known for their love of luxury and that should be reflected in their tattoo choices. Indulging in a more expensive tattoo artist is almost a given for spendy Bulls.

  • Gemini: Geometric Tattoo

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    Gemini (May 21 - June 20) should get a geometric tattoo. Known for being indecisive, Geminis should select a tattoo based on visuals, as their personal feelings on any sentimental subject can and will change. An interesting pattern would be best suited for the never-boring Twins and a great conversation starter.

  • Gemini: Geometric Tattoo

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    Geminis have a bad rep for being two faced, but really their dualities are much more complex. A geometric tattoo can showcase those complexities and also mirror that  duality with the two tones of ink and skin.

  • Cancer: Sentimental Tattoo

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    Cancer (June 21 - July 22) should get a sentimental tattoo. Be it a word written in a loved one's handwriting, coordinates of where someone was born or even a portrait, Cancers want to feel deeply connected to what the tattoo represents because of their artistic and sentimental nature.

  • Cancer: Sentimental Tattoo

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    Coordinate tattoos like this one were made famous by Angelina Jolie. While Angie is actually a Gemini, we definitely think the actress has Big Cancer Energy because of her close-knit family and commitment to helping others.

  • Leo: Personalized Tattoo

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    Leo (July 23 - August 22) should get a personalized tattoo. Leos like to be the star of the show, so it makes sense that their tattoos would celebrate something they love - themselves! A birthstone, zodiac sign or what the moon looked like the night of birth would be the perfect creative showcase for Lions. 

  • Leo: Personalized Tattoo

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    This tattoo is a great example of combining both the Leo representation with the constellation behind the sign. We do have to admit though, a Leo getting a Leo tattoo is such a Leo move. 

  • Virgo: Realistic Tattoo

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    Virgo (August 23 - September 22) should get a realistic tattoo. A realistic tattoo suits Virgos' practical nature and appeals to their love of detail. Virgos will leave nothing to chance and expect 100 percent accuracy to their source material, not wanting any artistic input from their tattoo artist.

  • Virgo: Realistic Tattoo

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    There are many different styles of realism in tattooing that could appeal to Virgos. Either a realistic portrait like the image pictured or a line-based natural or animal image would speak to their sense of order and control.

  • Libra: Micro Tattoo

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    Libra (September 23 - October 22) should get a micro tattoo. Indecisive and obsessed with balance, a very discrete, tiny tat is best for the Scales. Not wanting to make waves, a micro tattoo is just the right amount of gentle flair a Libra needs.

  • Libra: Micro Tattoo

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    While Libras may not want to rock the boat, they also hate conformity. This could be at the heart of this sign's desire for a unique (teeny) tattoo.

  • Scorpio: Quote Tattoo

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    Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) should get a quote tattoo. Scorpios live to express emotions, so what better way to do that than with a statement inked upon their body? 

  • Scorpio: Quote Tattoo

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    Often mysterious, trust Scorpios to pick quotes with meanings that are open to interpretation. In true elusive Scorpio style, don't be surprised if they keep a tattoo's true meaning only to themselves -- Scorpios hate revealing secrets.

  • Sagittarius: Impulse Tattoo

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    Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) should get an impulse tattoo. It's not so much about what Sagittariuses get, but instead how -- and that way is as a fun, spur-of-the-moment decision. 

  • Sagittarius: Impulse Tattoo

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    Avid travelers, looking to explore the world as much as possible, Sagittariuses will be those who are walking past a tattoo shop and suddenly emerge inked, just for the experience. Also known for their sense of humor, don't be surprised if they get their new ink just because it makes them laugh. 

  • Capricorn: Traditional Tattoo

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    Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) should get a traditional tattoo. These style tattoos have black outlines and limited color palettes and often use repeated imagery, such as swallows, anchors, and nautical stars, which appeals to Goats' love of tradition and quality craftsmanship. 

  • Capricorn: Traditional Tattoo

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    You can expect Capricorns to take their tattoos seriously. Although they may seem to dislike everything at some point, once they've entered into the decision of getting their tattoo, they'll never regret it.

  • Aquarius: Neo-Traditional Tattoo

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    Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) should get a neo-traditional tattoo. Neo-traditional tattoos are a modern style of tattoo that builds on traditional tattoo imagery and adds more vibrant color, texture and uses realism, which appeals to the interesting, abstract-thinking Aquarius. 

  • Aquarius: Neo-Traditional Tattoo

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    They hate to be dull or boring, so Aquariuses are a natural match for bold, creative neo-traditional tattoos. They're drawn to the bright colors and imaginative and other-worldly subject matter.

  • Pisces: Watercolor Tattoo

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    Pisces (February 19 - March 20) should get a watercolor tattoo. The whimsical style of watercolor tattoos, which look as though they've been created by brush and ink, appeal to the poetic nature of Pisces. The realistic yet dreamy vibe of the tattoo perfectly matches the not-fully-immersed-in-the-world quality Pisces can have.

  • Pisces: Watercolor Tattoo

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    Just looking the flowing liquid line work of watercolor tattoos feels like a natural fit for the water sign. The dreamy nature of the imagery perfectly suits the Pisces personality.

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