Aries Constellation tattoos are very popular among the people who are Aries. Aries Constellation tattoo designs are very simple and subtle yet very meaningful.
People have been studying the skies for centuries and wondered what were those shining tiny dots in the sky. Way before the telescopes were even invented, ancient astronomers used to track the movement of objects and stars in the sky and over time they noticed that certain stars kept their positions and their patterns and images reflect our lives. They connected the stars with lines and these arrangements of stars then grouped into Constellations that forms an imaginary outline or pattern on the celestial sphere, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, a god, or an inanimate object. As of today, there are 88 official constellations. Most of their names came from the ancient Greek mythology. In this article, we’re going to talk about the history and the meanings of Aries constellation tattoos.
So, if you were thinking about getting a Aries constellation tattoo then keep reading because we have gathered a beautiful collection of Aries constellation tattoo designs that will inspire you.
The Zodiac is the ring of 13 constellations that the Sun passes through each year as the Earth orbits around it. The Zodiac constellations are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Pisces, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Cancer and Leo.
Constellations tattoos have been around for thousands of years and Zodiac Constellations are the most popular among them. The word zodiac comes from the Latin word “Zodiacus”, meaning “circle of animals”. If you are someone who believes in astrology then Zodiac constellation tattoos are perfect for you. Instead of getting a symbol of your star sign, you can get a zodiac constellation tattoo. Zodiac constellation tattoo is more minimalist and subtle than the Zodiac symbol, or you can put them both together in the tattoo design. They complement each other very well.
Aries Constellation in Mythology
n Greek mythology, Aries represents the supernatural Ram that was sent by Zeus to rescue the children of Athamus, the King of Thebes, from political intrigue. Phrixus and his sister Helle were about to meet their demise, but the flying Ram, which could both speak and reason, took them away in the nick of time.
The children held on tight as the Ram flew them away for the safety of Colchis, an ancient kingdom bordering the eastern shore of the Black Sea. Unfortunately, Helle fell into the sea and drowned before reaching their destination. Hellespont – the ancient name for the Dardanelles straight near Istanbul, Turkey – marks the place of her death and was named in her honor.
Phrixus survived the long trip to Colchis. He gave thanks by sacrificing the Ram to Zeus, hanging it in a sacred grove where the fleece turned to gold. Later on, Jason and the Argonauts recovered the Golden Fleece.
Aries Constellation Tattoo Meaning
As the first sign in the zodiac, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything – from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Strengths: Courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, honest, passionate.
Aries Constellation Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Aries constellation tattoo is suitable for both men and women. Because of its small size, you can get it practically on every part of your body. Of course, it will make much more sense to get this tattoo if Aries is your Zodiac sign. But, if you’re not into astrology, and love the beauty of the stars – it is also a perfect option for you. Here are some collection of beautiful Aries Constellation tattoos.
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Ankle
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Arm
Aries Constellation Tattoos Behind Ear
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Finger
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Forearm
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Leg
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Neck
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Rib
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Shoulder
Aries Constellation Tattoos on Wrist
Aries Constellation Tattoo Placement