Animal tattoos especially scorpion tattoo designs have been around for a long time now and is becoming more popular all over the world.
Even the ancient tribesmen tattooed their body with various designs of symbolic values and specific meanings. The tattoo was a bit of a taboo with the modern day man during a short period. Time flew past and technology changed, and a tattoo is now a very sought after body art which expresses the personality of an individual.
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Scorpion Characteristics and Meanings
For those who have not gone in depth into the symbolism of a scorpion tattoo, it may invoke fear of a deadly sting from the Scorpion. Mostly people negatively connote a scorpion because it tends to crawl silently up and sting you before you are aware of the danger. Hence, scorpions are considered as treacherous, wicked and deadly. However, they forget that Scorpions also represent strength, power, and self-protection. Its poisonous sting is its protective shield against its tiny size which gives it the confidence to attack those who step inside its territory.
This symbolism has made scorpion tattoo designs trendy among tattoo lovers who have made it a point to research the meaning. They believe that such a tattoo would be like an amulet or protection band for the wearer like the Scorpions are supposed to have guarded an Egyptian goddess, Isis. They feel that it would keep them away from bad elements, scheming people, and evil intentions. Since the Scorpion exudes deadly power even with such a diminutive size, so do people feel that Scorpion tattoos convey a message of mental strength despite the wearer’s size.
Scorpion Symbol In the Zodiac Aspect
Zodiac tattoo designs are among the favorite choices for body art, and Scorpion tattoo designs are an apt choice for people born between 23 October and 22 November.
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac wheel and is represented quite obviously by a scorpion. Scorpions are silent and small but move quickly and have the most dangerous sting. So this tattoo design can put across that even if you are quiet and perhaps frail looking you can be tougher than you look. In fact, it can be a warning signal which says “Beware.” So even if you are not a Scorpio person, you can go in for the Scorpion design to show off your personality. The scorpion tattoo design can appear striking in black or with tribal designs. If you want a gentler and detailed effect, you can make the tattoo colorful.
Many people go in for a scorpion tattoo just because they are born under that zodiac sign, and it would depict their Scorpio character. They have full belief in the positions of the planets and the stars during their birth time affecting their personality, and hence their zodiac sign would be an apt way of conveying this message.
Guide on Choosing Scorpion Tattoo Designs
Tattoos usually represent something of a person’s attitude or trait. Similarly, even a scorpion though tough has a softer side to it as well. That is why many women prefer to tattoo a scorpion design on their ankle or calves or stomach to show that they can be gentle and fierce at the same time. Men prefer to ink scorpion tattoo on their arm to show strength and their toughness of character. Just above the wrists, on the biceps or thighs are also some of the favorite placement areas for men. The sizes of scorpion tattoo design chosen by men are also larger than the size that women prefer.
The scorpions are great survivors and can resist heat and tough weathers. It represents that size does not stand a chance against will power and force of character. Hence, people who are determined, who do not back down under pressure and are willing to face any challenge can surely use a scorpion design to depict their personality.
Scorpion Tattoo Design Ideas
1) Celtic Scorpion Tattoos
Scorpion design looks good along with Celtic designs or other tribal designs. Celts believed that a scorpion could ward off evil. A scorpion is also believed to represent the victory of good over evil or light over darkness which means knowledge over ignorance. Scorpion tattoos can be drawn with a coiled tail or with a sharp tail swung up ready to sting. You can also add flames which again depicts stinging or add your initials or name to make it different. A little bit of creative imagination and what you want to convey can help you create a unique Scorpion tattoo design.
2) Scorpion Tribal Tattoos
Tribal designs have a distinct quality of its own. The angled lines, the spherical designs and concentric circles and geometrical construction give it a striking appearance. A scorpion tribal tattoo designed with a tribal design in the background and a scorpion crawling on top can have a fierce impact.
3) Arms Scorpion Tattoos
For men arms are good placement areas for scorpion tattoo to depict strength. Any muscular part of the arm like the biceps or across upper arm to the shoulder will convey the strength of purpose. For women who are softer by nature, a scorpion tattoo on the ankle or stomach or pelvic area can represent mental strength and delicate nature. In both sexes, the connotation is survival instinct even under tough conditions.
Whatever your reason for inking a tattoo, make it a point to identify a good and creative tattoo artist to ink the scorpion tattoo design. You may have to do some research to find out who would be a specialist at scorpion tattoos. Ask the artist to show you samples of his work so that you are doubly sure of his proficiency. You can also take his ideas and advice regarding size, color, and placement. Tattoos are a permanent body art, and it is simply not worth the pain and the price for tattoo removal. So once you decide, go for it, by selecting a proper placement area, and correct size and a good design for your scorpion tribal tattoo.