When you think about it, deciding to get a tattoo is only half the battle. Picking out your design comes next, and that’s an agonizing process for many. After all, the possibilities are endless and can feel overwhelming, especially given the fact that you have complete freedom to ink whatever, wherever — oh, and it’s on your body for life.
That’s why tattooing your zodiac sign (which, unlike a partner’s name or your current favorite TV show, will probably never change) is such a strong choice. Even though it’s a popular design, there are unlimited options for making it all your own. Plus, aside from being beautiful, zodiac tattoos speak for themselves, meaning you won’t have to constantly field questions from nosy people asking what your tattoo means.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up 12 of the prettiest zodiac tattoos to inspire your next piece.
March 21 to April 19
Finger tattoos are a popular spot for teeny-tiny tats, like this minimalist and elegant Aries symbol.
April 20 to May 20
More than just a flower vine, the stems of these dainty black and white blooms actually form the Taurus constellation.
May 21 to June 20
This abstract take on Gemini twins was inked using one single, continuous line — a trend we’re seeing pop up more and more among our favorite tattoo artists.
June 21 to July 22
The Cancer constellation looks even daintier with detailed dot work.
July 23 to August 22
Cara Delevingne inked a tribute to her Leo sign with this stunning lion portrait on her pointer finger.
August 23 to September 22
There are many ways to put your own personal spin on a zodiac constellation — and this rainbow-colored Virgo might be our favorite.
September 23 to October 22
We also love this playful forearm tattoo of the Libra constellation. Check out the expert shading on the planet and moon!
October 23 to November 21
When placed under a black light, this Scorpio constellation actually lights up — talk about executing the concept.
November 22 to December 21
Considering a wrist tattoo? Here’s a simple, but impactful, take on the Archer sign.
December 22 to January 19
Yep, it’s still a constellation tattoo even if you choose not to add any lines. These mismatched stars are whimsical and unique.
January 20 to February 18
Ear tattoos are trending in a major way — which makes sense when you see how cool they look paired next to body jewelry.
February 19 to March 20
Two delicate koi fish dancing in perfect tandem to represent Pisces = genius and stunning.
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