When thinking of the perfect tattoo that you’ll love forever, many people dip into their personality and ask, “What represents me as a person? What is meaningful to me?” These are good questions to ask if you want your ink to be relevant to you for years to come.
Zodiac signs are something that people can feel a deep connection with. Diving into your sun and moon signs, and further into your rising sign, can be a fun exercise, and can also help you feel seen.
It’s little wonder why astrology is such a popular theme for tattoos. Plus, there are many elements to a star sign: Each sign has its own glyph, constellation, planet, element, and flower.
If you love the idea of getting a flower tattoo but want it to represent a part of your personality, choosing your flower based on your zodiac sign could be the right choice for you.
This earth sign is known as the sea goat. Capricorns are determined and ambitious, and don’t mind hustling in order to achieve their goals.
Known as the flower with a face, the pansy is the flower for Capricorns. The word “pansy” comes from the French “pensée” which means “thought”, coinciding with the thoughtfulness of Capricorns.
Pansies have been bred to pop up in a vast array of colors, from orange and yellow to deep purple. Each color has its own unique symbolism, too. Happiness and positivity are the meanings behind yellow pansies, while red is a universal color of love. A purple pansy tattoo can represent beauty and dignity.
This air sign is known to be free-spirited, a social butterfly, and extremely curious.
Aquarius is one of the rarest zodiac signs, which perfectly correlates with the orchid, as this flower was rare during the Victorian age. Having an orchid was a sign of wealth.
“The orchid tattoo is one of the most popular types of tattoos for women. An orchid tattoo is a feminine symbol that stands for refinement, fertility, rare beauty, and strength. Their symmetrical petals represent the ethereal beauty of balance and perfection,”Tatt Mag
Although white is the most common color that comes to mind when thinking of an orchid, this flower also comes in pink, purple, orange, and even blue.
If the uncommonness of Aquarius and orchards is what draws you in, opting for blue could be perfect for you.
“Blue orchids are one of the rarest flowers on earth. Blue orchid tattoos represent the enduring message of beauty that lies within us and a strong sense of immaterialism and free spirit.”
Also, blue is a color that is longer wearing than lighter shades, so you won’t have to be overly concerned about the blue shades wearing off quickly.
“Blue ink is a longer wearing pigment when it comes to tattooing. This shade suits all skin tones. The lighter the color, the quicker it will become faint and fade.”Saved Tattoo
Pisces: Water Lily
This water sign is known to be intuitive, emotionally sensitive, and creative. The sign for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions to symbolize,
“the ability to smooth difficult situations and their spiritual power,”Our Mindful Life
One of the most popular minimalistic tattoos for Pisces is a simple wave to depict the element of this sign.
The water lily is a fitting flower for a Pisces, as it thrives in water. This flower isn’t to be confused with a lotus – the leaves and flowers of lotuses rise above the water level whereas the leaves and flowers of water lilies float on the water surface.
There are many different symbolisms attached to the water lily, including purity, divine power, beauty and eternity.
“A water lily bud signifies its willingness to bloom and achieve spiritual realization from the divine…A blue water lily stands for warding off evil spirits and demons, and on the other hand, is also an expression of love,”Thoughtful Tattoos
Aries: Thistle And Honeysuckle
This fire sign is just that: Fiery. These rams show up confidently to challenges and make for great leaders.
“Aries leads with blind optimism, barreling through life with an electric joie de vivre that perfectly complements their distinctive impulsivity,”Allure
The two flowers that represent Aries can represent two sides of this zodiac sign: The prickly thistle is a tough flower that can survive in tough conditions, while honeysuckle, with its yellow and white flowers, is known for its sweet fragrance and gorgeous appearance.
According to Tattoo SEO,
“Symbolism for the thistle and the image of a thistle can be very powerful. Especially in the regions of Scotland, the thistle is looked highly upon as a symbol of determination, devotion, bravery, and strength.”
On the other side, a honeysuckle tattoo can represent undying love and passion.
The bright red poppy complements the steadfast nature of this earth sign.
“Just like a poppy, a Taurus will stand his ground and remain determined no matter what. Blood-red poppies thrived where once there was a barren field. This shows how resilient and steadfast they really are,”Metropolitan Girls
One of the most distinguishable characteristics of the poppy is its bright red hue. However, if you want a red ink tattoo, there are a few things you should know. One being that red ink can cause more itchiness during the healing process than other tattoo inks.
Also, red ink tends to fade quicker, so you’ve got to be on top of your aftercare game when you leave the tattoo studio.
Outgoing and intelligent, the extroverted Gemini is represented by lavender in the flower world.
This flower has been used for centuries as a fragrance and medicine, and can still be used today as an anxiety soother.
“In tattoo art, lavender symbolizes purity, devotion, and love. The color of the lavender, a gentle shade of purple, oozes a strong feminine vibe. Since purple is also the color of royalty, a lavender tattoo represents elegance, luxury, and refinement,”Saved Tattoo
A lavender tattoo could be the perfect floral tattoo choice for you if you’re looking for a minimalist inking that is still striking. When going mini, you don’t have to necessarily forgo the details that you love in your chosen lavender tattoo design.
You can go mini, but still highly detailed – it’s important that you go to an experienced tattoo artist if you opt for a delicate detailed design, as it’s easier to see mistakes in finer lines.
Cancer: White Rose
Instyle references Cancer as the “homebody” of the zodiac because of their self-protective, security-seeking side. Cancers are also known to be nurturing and compassionate.
“White roses are the birth flower of all Cancers, as it signifies peace, imagination, positivity, emotion, and purity. Just like with roses, you need to be more gentle with Cancers because they also have their thorny side,”Mr. Plant Geek
Roses are one of the most popular choices when it comes to flower tattoos.
In the early 20th century, sailors got rose tattoos to symbolize the women in their lives, and roses are often seen as a representation of love and passion in modern times.
When it comes to a white rose tattoo design, you could go simplistic with a white line tattoo, or go more detailed with black and grey shading.
White ink can be a challenging choice, though, as white ink is thicker than traditional black tattoo ink and can be difficult to work with. It’s essential that you find a tattoo artist that is well versed in creating white ink tattoos.
Plus, white ink tattoos can fade quicker than traditional tattoos, so you’ve got to protect it from the sun.
The bright, cheery sunflower is the perfect floral representation for the lion of the zodiac because of the sign’s strengths of being generous, warmhearted, and humorous.
“They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to,”Astrology Zodiac Signs
Sunflowers also have a deep spiritual significance. As this flower follows the path of the sun, they can symbolize light in dark times.
Sunflower tattoos can be a super simple fine line tattoo, or you could lean into the color aspect of the flower with a watercolor design.
Chrysanthemums are hardy flowers that can survive in extreme weather.
“Just like the zodiac flower that resembles them, Virgos are also famous for their resilient and strong character. Because perfection for them is a must, Virgos have a great eye for detail, making the small and bright chrysanthemum so appealing to them,”Mr. Plant Geek
The bright, many petalled flower’s meaning can depend on its color. Red and pink chrysanthemums can be a symbol of romantic love, whereas white chrysanthemums can mean loyalty.
“The Chinese believed chrysanthemums symbolize long life and good luck in the home. This belief relates to our present-day belief of chrysanthemums helping those who are in recovery,”Tatt Mag
Libra: Morning Glory
This air zodiac sign is represented by the scales of justice due to the characteristics that are associated with Libras, namely justice, balance, and harmony.
“Libras are interested in finding balance everywhere: In spheres of social justice, friendships, partnerships, etc. As such, they’re often stereotyped as being indecisive – but they’re just weighing all the options,”Mind Body Green
Libras are also known to be romantic, and that rush of new love is one of their favorite feelings. As such, morning glory is a great flower to symbolize this sign.
Morning glory blooms in the early morning, and fades as night drops down – an apt representation of the initial rush of infatuation and adoration that comes when you first connect with a person.
Scorpios are loyal, both to the ones that they care about and to themselves. They are the badass sign of the zodiac with their fiercely determined nature.
The geranium is the flower associated with the sign of Scorpio.
“These symmetrical five-petal flowers grow in tight bunches which hide their delicate undersides from view. Similarly, Scorpios are most often recognized for their magnetic and mysterious natures, both of which they use as shields for their sensitive hearts,”Metropolitan Girls
The symbolism of geraniums can often be conflicting, fitting for Scorpio with their loyal and persistent side along with their disinterest with being liked by everyone.
According to Flower Meaning, geraniums can represent ingenuity, friendship, and favor, as well as folly.
Besides the meaning, geraniums are an eye-catching choice when it comes to flower tattoos because of its bright hues.
The archer of the zodiac, Sagittarians are known to be bright and breezy, taking people along on exciting adventures, while at the same time being philosophical and sometimes cold.
The meaning behind the flower of Sagittarius can be boiled down to love, admiration, fascination, and distinction, but a lot rests on the specific color of the flower.
If you love the wild, fun loving side of your sign, a purple carnation could be the perfect tattoo choice as it represents unpredictability.
Sagittarius is considered to be the luckiest sign of the zodiac. If you want to bring a symbol of good luck to your body art, a white carnation could be your floral tattoo choice.
If you feel a deep affinity with your sun sign or moon sign, diving into the elements of your sign could be the perfect inspiration for a tattoo you’ll love.