Taurus Constellation tattoos are very popular among the Taurus and the zodiac lovers.
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 reflected 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 Taurus constellation tattoos.
So, if you were thinking about getting a Taurus constellation tattoo then keep reading because we have gathered a beautiful collection of Taurus 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, Taurus, Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
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.
Taurus Constellation in Mythology
Taurus constellation is symbolized by the Cretan Bull or the Bull of Heaven.
In the Old Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, the goddess Ishtar sends Taurus, the Bull of Heaven to kill Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. Enkidu tears off the bull’s hind part and hurls the quarters into the sky where they become the stars we know as Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. Some locate Gilgamesh as the neighboring constellation of Orion, facing Taurus as if in combat.
According to Greek mythology, the constellation Taurus commemorates the god Zeus changing himself into a beautiful white Bull to win the affections of the Phoenician princess Europa. After Europa hopped onto the Bull’s back, the Bull swam across the Mediterranean Sea, taking Europa all the way to the island of Crete. Zeus and Europa became the parents of Minos, the legendary king of Crete.
Taurus Constellation Tattoo Meaning
Taurus is a Earth sign. Practical and well-grounded, Taurus is the sign that harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.
Strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable
Weaknesses: Stubborn, possessive, uncompromising
Taurus Constellation Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Taurus is one of the most spectacular constellations in the night sky. Taurus 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 Taurus 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 Taurus Constellation tattoos.
Taurus Constellation tattoos on Ankle
Taurus Constellation tattoos on Bicep
Taurus Constellation tattoos on Elbow
Taurus Constellation tattoos on Forearm
Taurus Constellation tattoos on Rib
Taurus Constellation tattoos on Shoulder
Taurus Constellation tattoos on Hand
Taurus Constellation tattoos on Wrist
Taurus Constellation Tattoo Placement