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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Zodiac Tattoos: A Guide To The Most Popular Designs

There's no doubt that Zodiac tattoos are up there with the most popular tattoo designs. Why? Because they're a simple choice but can also be extremely personal. There are 12 signs of the Zodiac, representing different times of the year. They each stand for a number of distinct characteristics of those born in those months. Here's a guide to the most popular symbols:

* Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19): Aquarius is the water carrier. The astrological symbol for this sign consists of waves of water, though it can also be depicted as a man balancing water across the shoulders, or pouring water from a pitcher.
* Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20): This is the sign of the fish, either drawn as one fish or two fish swimming in opposite directions. Marine colors are often used in this kind of tattoo.
* Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20): The ram symbolizes Aries, which is a great choice for those who have strong and bold personalities.
* Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21): This is the sign of the bull, symbolizing strength and power in the wearer.
* Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21): Geminis are twins, which have come to represent a number of two-sided personality traits. Twins can also be symbolized by two "I"s next to each other.
* Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22): This is the symbol of the crab, which is often used to represent the hard outer shell protecting what's within.
* Leo (Jun 22 - Jul 22): With the symbol of the lion, Leo tattoos are often used to represent characteristics of a natural born leader.
* Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 23): The Virgo is also known as the Virgin, usually depicted as a women in flowing robes, holding an ear of wheat.
* Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23): Libra is the Zodiacal sign of justice, often depicted with two scales in balance with one another.
* Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22): This is the sign of the scorpion, with its tail curled, that represents the "sting in the tail" that many scorpions possess.
* Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 22): The archer of Sagittarius is often depicted as half man, half horse, drawing on mythological imagery.
* Capricorn (Dec 23 - Jan 20): The sign of the goat represents those who are ambitious and hard working. The symbol is often also drawn as a "V" shape, representing the horns of the goat.
Zodiac tattoos can be instantly recognizable, though many people choose to get more creative and subtle with their designs. The great thing about Zodiac tattoos is how versatile they are - they can be adapted to suit any personality.