Aries is a fire sign, and one of the most interesting signs in astrology overall. An Aries is a confidante, passionate person, that has a rather specific view of the world and the people in it. There can also be some exhaustive determination, an eye for success, and the ability to pursue and achieve goals despite distractions and struggles.
As a fire sign, well, Aries can also be seen as coming off too strong at times. Thanks to the passionate and sometimes rather impulsive behavior, Aries speaks its mind and stays true to itself and others.
Considering the good and the bad, an Aries is for a reason considered to be the best sign in the zodiac; there is no BS with an Aries person; you always know exactly what your relationship is with them, and if the stars are aligned, an Aries will be the best friend, partner, even neighbor, you could ever have.
Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re an Aries. So is the writer of this article (winky face). And, let’s be honest; is there a better way to show your wonderful personality than by getting an awesome Aries tattoo? No, there is not, so let’s take a look at some of my favorite Aries tattoo designs that will reflect your personality and show people what you’re really made of. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!
The Best Aries Tattoo Designs For Inspiration
The Aries Zodiac Sign Tattoo
Let’s start with the simplest design idea; the Aries zodiac sign. This is the most straightforward way to get an Aries tattoo to translate its meaning clearly and directly. The Aries zodiac symbol depicts the golden ram from Greek mythology and stands for fire, as well as the sign ruler Mars.
The sign is inspired by the very horns of the golden ram, which will also serve as the main inspiration for the other tattoo designs in the following paragraphs. Overall, the Aries zodiac sign tattoo is generally simplistic, straightforward, but full of meaning if you’re an Aries, or know someone who is of that sign.
The Aries Constellation Tattoo
The Aries constellation is located in the Northern celestial hemisphere and has a Unicode symbol, representing the golden ram’s horns since Babylon times. Before the ram, the Aries constellation symbolized a farmhand. Since the Aries constellation only comprises 4 stars, it is dim and faint. The 4 stars that comprise the constellation are Hamal, Sheratan, Mesarthim, and 41 Arietis.
These starts are often depicted in an Aries constellation tattoo. The constellation is an interesting Aries tattoo choice since it does require some explanation but regardless looks wonderful. Even without context, you can see that the tattoo represents something specific and unique to the owner of the tattoo. So, if you’re looking for a unique Aries design, that isn’t too likely and expected from an Aries, then consider the constellation design for sure.
The Ram’s Horns Tattoo
As we mentioned, the ram’s horns are the main Aries symbol, there is no doubt about it. As such, they serve as an excellent source of inspiration for Aries tattoos. The reason the ram is so important to the Aries zodiac story goes back to ancient Greek mythology and the story of the golden ram and Phirux, the son of a Boeotian king.
Phirux was supposed to be killed by his stepmother Ino, who was jealous of her stepchildren. However, the golden ram was sacrificed, returned to Poseidon, and Phirux wasn’t killed. Upon its return to Poseidon, the ram became the constellation Aries, and its golden fleece was protected by a dragon and soldiers.
So, this is why the ram is so important to the Aries zodiac, and why it serves as a never-ending inspiration. Horns, being its most prominent trait, serve as the main indicator of Aries. Moreover, as a tattoo, these horns look super cool and badass, so much so that even people who are of different zodiac signs want to get such a tattoo.
The Aries Girl Tattoo
An Aries tattoo depicting a girl with horns and other Aries traits is such a cool way for a design to reflect your personality or the personality of the person who inspired you to get that tattoo. You can feel the energy of the tattoo just by looking at this; it is fiery, bold, direct, and ‘in-your-face’, but also elegant, mysterious, and beautiful, just like a passionate Aries girl.
This kind of tattoo can co in any direction you want, but the general design revolves around a girl with ram horns and feminine elements as a basis. Here are some of my favorite examples of Aries Girl tattoo;
The Golden Ram Tattoo
As I mentioned before, the golden ram is the staple for the Aries zodiac sign and background story. As such, it serves as the main inspiration for everything Aries, including the tattoos. So far, I’ve only included tattoo designs that only feature ram’s horns. But, there are also designs illustrating the whole ram, the Aries symbols, and traits, as well as the elements of the ram’s story from Greek mythology.
As a tattoo, the golden ram is a perfect inspiration, since the design can go in any direction. It can be mysterious and elegant, or bold and direct, with the ram’s face and horns at the front of the design. Whatever you choose to go for, you won’t be wrong, since every variation of this design simply looks stunning and eye-catching.
The Aries Lettering Tattoo
Just getting an ‘Aries’ writing tattoo is enough to draw attention and act as a statement piece on your body. The power of an Aries doesn’t require intricate and complex designs to translate the meaning and the personality of an Aries. So, if you want to go small and subtle, but also honest and straightforward, then consider this Aries lettering tattoo. Depending on what kind of font you go for, this tattoo can be either bold and in-your-face, or elegant and subtle (for example, writing in bold or cursive).
The Tribal Aries Tattoo
Generally speaking, the majority of Aries tattoo designs tends to be more feminine, apart from the horn-inspired designs. So, for the gentlemen out there who are looking for a subtle Aries tattoo that is also bold and masculine, I recommend you go for the tribal design. The design is generally based on the Aries zodiac symbol done in a tribal style, with bold black lines (for example, the bold lines can represent the horns in the symbol).
The meaning of the tattoo still remains the same, but the tribal design just adds a dash of masculine energy. This can also be a great tattoo design for the ladies out there, if this is something down your alley of aesthetics, of course.
Other Aries Tattoo Ideas Based On Aries Elements
Fire Tattoo Design Ideas
Because Aries is a fiery sign, it is only logical to have fire as one of its main elements. That fire shows in Aries’s passion, impulsiveness, and frustration when they want to get something done right. It also shows in Aries temper and overall view of the world and the people in it. An Aries harbors fire to the bone, so people of that zodiac sign are often leaders who don’t take any BS from other people.
Mars Tattoo Design Ideas
Mars is the ruling planet for Aries in astrology, which is a reason Aries is impulsive, passionate, and confident. Mars in Aries also means that Aries person tends to be a loner, on the run, and doesn’t like to be tied down or bossed around. Being confident and direct, Mars in Aries doesn’t like indirectness and people beating around the bush, regardless of the topic or how serious, or not, it is.
Mars in Aries simply makes the person born in the sign more intuitive, vibrant, passionate, and completely and utterly honest. That is why a Mars tattoo would be an excellent choice; it summarizes all the exceptional Aries personality traits, while also looking super awesome. So, if you don’t want to directly showcase you’re an Aries, but still want to imply it through a tattoo, then consider some of my favorite Mars tattoo inspiration designs;
Honeysuckle Tattoo Ideas
Maybe you didn’t know this, but each birth sign has birth flowers that relate to the sign, and so does Aries. One of the flowers that most relate to Aries is the honeysuckle. The flower blooms during March and early April, which is the Aries season.
Because honeysuckle symbolizes new experiences, self-discovery, rebirth, and eternal bonds, it suits the Aries sign perfectly. It is believed that the honeysuckle season makes the Aries sign sweet, happy, and special, especially in the relation to other people. Honeysuckle tattoos also look super cute, so make sure to consider the following designs as inspiration for your new Aries tattoo.
Aries Tattoo Placement Ideas
Now, depending on whether you want the tattoo to be visible and out there, or hidden and for your eyes only, the tattoo design and placement for an Aries tattoo can vary. Here are some of my placement recommendations for both cases, where the tattoo stays hidden, as well as where it shows off its true Aries power;
- Aries finger tattoo – fingers seem to be one of the most frequent choices for tattoo placement in the case of Aries zodiac sign or the constellation design. This simple design actually stands out quite nicely on a small surface like the finger. The tattoo is generally subtle, despite the placement, so you shouldn’t have any issues with a visible tattoo at your workplace, for example.
- Aries forearm tattoo – forearm is generally of the most requested tattoo placement area. The reason for this is because the area is smooth, the tattooing doesn’t hurt much, and it is easily covered with a long-sleeve shirt. Aries designs, of any kind and style, look phenomenal on the forearm, especially if they’re detailed and intricate.
- Aries upper back/ back of the neck tattoo – this is a great area if you want the tattoo to be hidden, but also visible in certain angles and with certain clothes. The upper back or the back of the neck is generally a smooth area, perfect for tattooing. The tattooing might hurt more because of the nerve endings and proximity to the spine. However, it surely pays off since an Aries tattoo looks spectacular in this area.
- Behind the ear, Aries tattoo – behind the ear is an interesting tattoo placement. It is visible, but only at a certain angle, and an Aries tattoo in that area generally looks excellent. People either go for the zodiac sign or the constellation, since they seem to fit the area better than more intricate designs. Of course, because of the nerve endings and thinner skin, tattooing behind the ear might hurt a lot, so bear that in mind.
I hope you liked the Aries tattoo designs recommendations. Of course, the aforementioned designs are there only for inspiration, since each of the tattoos is unique, credited work. However, you can use the basis of each of the designs and work upon it, together with your tattoo artist, to get the design that fits you uniquely and perfectly. For more tattoos, design ideas, and overall tattooing information, make sure to check out our other articles; maybe you’ll get inspired even more.
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