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Aries Tattoo Ideas for Men and Women: Design Inspirations and Meanings

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Peony is a tattooed tattoo enthusiast who loves studying and discussing tattoo history and meanings. Japanese themes are her favorite.

Tattooist: Chad Lenjer

Tattooist: Chad Lenjer

Aries Horoscope Tattoos

Aries tattoos are symbolic for people who identify strongly to this sign. They can be designed in a variety of stylized ways for both men and women. In this article, we talk about the personality and traits of the Ram, as well as discuss Aries tattoo designs with visual ideas of what you could incorporate into your ink.

If your horoscope or zodiac is not Aries but you act (or so you’ve been told) like one, it could be that you are heavily influenced by Aries that could come from the other planetary placements in your birth chart.

What’s that?

Well, our date of birth can tell us what Sun sign (zodiac) we are, but our time of birth shows us the other signs that are included in our Natal Chart—or Birth Chart. (You can google Natal Chart to find out for free what other signs fall under your birth date and time.)

Aries tattoo by Vytautas Vy

Aries tattoo by Vytautas Vy

Aries Zodiac Personality

If you were born between March 21 and April 19, then you’re an Aries (in Western Astrology)! Regardless of gender, Arians are loyal but discerning friends. They may be brash at times and seemingly explosive, but behind that, Aries people are innately rather sensitive and soft-hearted. They are direct and do not play mind games.

The first and also the baby of the zodiac, they have an enduring child-like personality with wondrous ideas to share. However, like a child, they often lose interest in things quickly and end up with a lot of unfinished projects while pursuing something new.

They are a cardinal fire sign; cardinals embody the quality of initiation, starting, and pushing forward, sometimes as leaders but not always. Fire signs are highly visionary and believe in their own convictions with fiery passion.

Andrew Phillips @ Empire tattoo

Andrew Phillips @ Empire tattoo

Aries Traits

  • Spontaneous
  • Independent
  • Courageous
  • Confident
  • Magnetic
  • Assertive
  • Exciting
Tattooist: Junnio Nunes

Tattooist: Junnio Nunes

Aries Tattoo Symbols and Ideas

The Aries Ram Tattoo

The Ram is the symbol of Aries. You may wish to choose this symbol for your Aries tattoo because they are strong, tireless, and determined creatures. Some people may view this as very masculine imagery, but depending on the style, rams can be designed to look cute and even docile.

Seen as a sure-footed, bold animal that leaps into situations where others fear, the ram creates his own path with swift movements. Not one to spend too much time on calculative decisions, the Aries use intuition and faith to propel themselves forward.

Aries Warrior Tattoos

In Roman mythology Mars is the God of War and agricultural guardian, his Greek counterpart is Ares. The Aries archetype is that of heroic action, wars, glory, and honor—sometimes also negatively associated with destruction and blind rage.

The Aries must learn to control their destructive energy and when it happens, sometimes destruction can be a second chance and a new lease of life in order to be unstuck and move on to build something even better—like a phoenix rising from its own ashes. This is the never-give-up, warrior attitude.

Ares God of War tattoo by ISNARD BARBOSA

Ares God of War tattoo by ISNARD BARBOSA

Aries Mars Tattoos

Arians are ruled by the planet Mars. Known as the Red Planet, it is a planet of direction, intense passion, and unbridled fiery energy. Besides being a beautiful sight, Aries tattoos revolving around Mars can mean adventure, bravery, and confidence.

Aries Glyph Tattoos

The astrological glyph for Aries ♈️ is another popular tattoo. Alone, it can be a discrete or minimalist Aries tattoo because astrological glyphs are simple enough to be minimized without losing recognition or appearing compressed.

The Aries glyph looks like a stripped-down, bare-bones depiction of a ram head with horns, in certain designs, it is sometimes merged with the ram head into something creative.

Aries Constellation Tattoos

Star-gazers might prefer an Aries constellation tattoo. For people who are into minimalist Aries tattoos, this will be a perfect choice due to the clean and subtle design.

The Aries constellation is located in the northern celestial hemisphere, next to Taurus and Pisces, it is most visible in the month of November. Aries is comprised of four main stars—Hamal, Sheratan, Mesarthim, and 41 Arietis (star cluster).

Devil Ram Tattoos

Rams are sometimes associated with the Baphomet or Sabbatic Goat from the occult. While the actual representation should be the goat (horns turned up), rams (curled horns) are often also seen in connection.

  • Ram with three eyes: Rams portrayed having a Third Eye — also known as the All Seeing Eye as well as the Mind’s Eye—can mean having perception beyond ordinary sight, higher consciousness, and deep knowledge. It is associated with esoteric mysticism.
  • Inverted/Upside down cross: The meaning of having an inverted cross tattooed can be a positive or negative thing, depending on the intention of the wearer.

    - It can mean humility, as St. Peter was facing martyrdom, he felt unworthy to be crucified in the same way as Christ, and so he was crucified upside down.

    - It could also mean a denouncing of God, in a way, to turn down the cross is to turn down the idea of God. In atheism, humanism, and the occult this can symbolize the belief that there is no God and to always believe in yourself.

Ram Skull Tattoos

Ram skull tattoos are another popular consideration for those interested in a more eclectic feel, it’s also favored by anyone who likes “darker” designs. Skulls are linked to the underworld, our mortality, or simply a primal instinct to hunt.

Aries Tattoos for Women

Although Aries is almost always depicted as an outwardly masculine and robust sign, having them tattooed with flowers, lace and astrological elements such as the moon and sparkling stars can show another facet of this special sign.

You can also have them tattooed as nymphs or faeries with ram horns to soften the macho overtones. Below are some cute, delicate, and feminine Aries tattoos.

Aries Tattoos for Men

Aries men embody the alpha male socio traits and as such, many prefer very masculine representations in their tattoos. Both colored and black/grey Aries tattoos are great options if they show movement, or alternately stoicism.

Aries tattoos featuring women are usually depicted as sensual or strong. As a woman, having a tattoo in this design can mean that you desire to be such a woman or see yourself as one.

Some men like the idea of having seductive-looking Aries women tattooed on their bodies, these designs can represent the inclination towards women who possess these qualities or an homage to the woman in their lives who are strong, sexy, passionate firecrackers.

⚡ I try to list all tattooist to their designs, if any of the tattoos shown are of your creation, please reach out to me. Sometimes I gather them from sources where credit is not given.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Peony


Peony (author) on September 01, 2019:

@Jas - Thank you! I will be, click on my profile and check back soon ❤︎

Jas on September 01, 2019:

My husband is an Aries! Thanks for this, I will forward it to him. Will you do Aquarius zodiac tattoo meaning? I am one :D