Tribal Capricorn tattoos are very appropriate for anybody born between December 22 and January 20. It is also a great way to pay tribute to a special person in your life who was born under the Capricorn sign. Capricorn natives are known to be ambitious and determined. Hardworking, practical, shrewd and reliable they will get anywhere they want in life. These people also have a remarkable sense of personal honor and dignity that is reflected in everything they do.
The typical Capricorn tattoo involves the image of the Goat or the Capricorn glyph. The Goat symbol comes from the mythological goat Amalthea, whom the Greek god Zeus honored for providing him with milk as an infant. The Goat is a very appropriate symbol for Capricorns. Slowly but surely goats can climb any mountain, just like Capricorns can achieve almost anything in life. The image of the goat and the Capricorn glyph are the major themes of most Capricorn tattoos. Here are 3 ideas how you can enrich your basic Capricorn tattoo design.
1 Use elements that are related to the Capricorn sign: element-earth, birthstone-diamond, flower- ivy. Combining these elements with the Goat image can produce various artistic designs.
2 Go for the myths. According to the Greek mythology the constellation of Capricorn was represented by the god Pan. Pan was offspring of Zeus and a woodland nymph. He had the upper torso of a man and the lower half of a goat. He was known to instill fear and respect in people. Incorporating the image of Pan will make the tattoo more intricate and original.
3 The image of Saturn. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn. It brings structure and meaning to the world. Saturn has a prominent system of rings that turns it into the most interesting looking planet. Incorporating the image of the planet along with the Goat or the glyph will add originality and symbolism to the tattoo.
There are many ways to enrich the basic tribal Capricorn tattoos. Since tattoos are permanent. it's very important that you do research prior to getting your ink. Keep in mind that tribal tattoos are very hard to erase or cover up, because of the large amount of ink used. This is one more reason to invest enough time and effort in finding the tattoo that really works for you.