In astrology, Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. It is the sign assigned to those born from around November 22 to about December 21. While it has become common for those with birthdays on either end of that spectrum to flip flop between the bookending signs of Scorpio and Capricorn, you’re a proud Sagittarius and would not dare betray your allegiance, even if you don’t agree with your current horoscope. And in being proud, you want to get a tattoo to honor the sign. There are some obvious concepts, and some that require a little more thought. Have a look at the Sagittarius tattoo ideas below to find one that best connects to your personality and preferences.
4 Tattoo Concepts for Those Who Are Born Under the Zodiac Sign of Sagittarius
The Sagittarius zodiac is most often represented by The Archer – a mythological half person half-horse — who has drawn their bow. It’s a very cool representation compared to many other zodiac symbols and works well in realism style by a tattooist who excels in black and grey.
Consider a more elaborate arrow such as this
You may have seen your zodiac sign represented via what looks like an arrow. This is logically connected to Sagittarius’ glyph (a hieroglyphic character or symbol). It is an arrow that is pointed skyward. The symbol signifies a Sagittarius’ ability to take precise aim and never fail to hit its mark, making it an optimistic sign for those who have ambition and desire a constant reminder to always shoot for the stars, which leads us to the next point (pun intended).
Given the astrological nature of zodiac symbols, the corresponding constellation for Sagittarius makes perfect sense as a tattoo. Moreover, celestial tattoos have become very popular as people continue to get better connected to their Universe. Sagittarius is a constellation located in the Southern celestial hemisphere. It if found between Scorpius and Ophiuchus to the west and Capricornus and Microscopium to the east. View more specific visual representations of what the constellation looks like here.
Sagittarius is related to the Greek legend of Crotus, who is the son of Pan (the goat-god) and Eupheme (the Muses’ nurse). Crotus was a skilled hunter (which he gets from Pan) who is also associated with a passion for the arts (which he gets from Eupheme). This may suit your own seemingly contrasting personality traits. If so, it would make for an excellent tattoo concept. View images of Crotus in Greek mythology which would make for an amazing realism black & grey tattoo.
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