One of the more popular tattoo designs of today are zodiac tattoos. These are geared more towards girls and are usually a simple design that is easily identified and is the perfect first tattoo for many as it is not too detailed.
Aries tattoos are for those born on or between the dates of March 21st through April 19th. The ram is the symbol that represents the aries sign and it makes a great choice for an aries tattoo.
The Zodiac Sign Aries
Aries represent the first of the twelve zodiac signs. It is a fire sign and is ruled by the planet Mars.
Aries tattoos not only symbolize a date of birth, but are also said to represent the attitudes of a person. Those who have an Aries personality are supposed to be:
All of these are great attitudes to have, but there are also some negative aspects:
Aries Symbol Tattoos
Many aries tattoos use the aries sign, which looks like a "V", but with curly ends to represent the horns of a ram. Many people combine the "V" with tribal symbols to create a more interesting look.
The curly horns can also be incorporated into another tattoo. For example, you could have the "V" holding the wings of a butterfly or use it in the handle of a sword. In any case, it's a good idea to make your tattoo unique, and using the Aries symbol as an anchor for another tattoo is a great way to have something one of a kind.
The ram is the symbol of the aries. The story goes that this ram was a sacrifice by the god Zeus to save human lives. The golden fleece of the ram was left behind on Earth as a reminder of Zeus' kindness. In keeping with the zodiac, aries and taurus signs are very similar and the reason is that these two signs complement and harmonize with one another. The aries is more feminine while taurus is more masculine making them the perfect fit together.
There is a lot of creative freedom with the ram because it can be portrayed as friendly, nonchalant or evil. When it comes to the body parts of the ram, just the head can be inked or the entire body of the ram can be shown in various positions. The face can be positioned to appear as if it is staring directly at anybody who looks at it or just the side profile of the head can be inked onto the skin.
Men will have an aries tattoo placed on their upper arms, across their backs or on the calf. While women usually have a much smaller Aries tattoo placed anywhere on the body. A popular area is the lower back or ankle.
Tribal Aries Designs
In case of a tribal aries tattoo, the horns with the curly ends are used, but more intricate designs and lines are added around the design. Like most tribal designs, they are usually black.
More Aries Tattoo Ideas
When it comes to choosing a tattoo, using the facets of the zodiac symbols opens up a wide range of possibilities.
Here are some more aries tattoo ideas:
- For those people who may want a subtle aries tattoo, a good alternative is simply to tattoo the word "Aries" on the body so everyone immediately knows your sign. This can also be combined with your date of birth.
- The birthstone for Aries is the diamond thus creating the opportunity to include some extra dimension into the tattoo by using it as a background.
- Some additional aries symbols are Daisies, which are the flowers of Aries, and the Oak, which is the tree of Aries.
- The ruling planet is Mars, which is covered with clouds of red dust. An Aries tattoo sprinkled with red dust would be a clever way to incorporate that symbol into a design.
- The element of aries is fire. This creates the opportunity to use flames in your aries tattoo. They can shoot out of the ram's nose or mouth to look like he is breathing fire. Another alternative is to use fire and flames to surround the ram.
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