Taurus tattoos are a great way for people who are born under the zodiac sign to show off their pride in their innate traits. Not every Taurus is the same, but most have a very interesting mix of characteristics that can all be shown through these tattoos.
On this page we will take a look at a bunch of the best Taurus tattoo designs out there and some of the meanings that come along with them.
The second astrological sign of the Western Zodiac, Taurus is the sign of those born between April 21st and May 21st. If you were born between these months and have often checked your horoscope over the years, then you might just be a great candidate for a Taurus tattoo. You do not have to use all of the meanings that define the Taurus, but chances are you will want to use at least a couple of them since they really do define who you are.
The symbol of the Taurus sign is the Bull of Heaven or the Cretan Bull and is represented by the bull-headed icon, representing the constellation for which it is named. What’s great about the Cretan Bull symbol is that it can come in any size and can be as simple or complex as you want. Regardless of which direction you go with it and where it is placed, you can use all of the meanings that are attached to it. It makes just as good a wrist tattoo as it does a very big back tattoo.
The Cretan Bull is a mythological creature who parents the Minotaur and is eventually overpowered by the mighty Heracles. The strength and prowess of the powerful white bull is revered because not only is he mighty, but he has powers of creation. The full Cretan Bull tattoo can be an amazing design for any Taurus, but it might just be perfect for anyone who takes pride in their strength and their creativity. That’s a unique mix of attributes, so it’s pretty amazing that they can both be covered with one design.
The horned bull is a representation of the stubborn and determined qualities of the Taurus, but also their reliable and noble characteristics. Some of you may be reading that and wondering how a stubborn person could be reliable and noble; well, chances are you aren’t a Taurus.
These are just some of the traits that make them who they are and these types of traits that seem to work against each other are actually what make a Taurus whole. If you are a Taurus, you might take pride in all of these characteristics or just some of them; in either case, you can show your pride in them by getting a Taurus tattoo.
Taurus, the bull, is one of, if not the most ancient constellations visible to humanity and has signaled periods of divinity and worship for thousands of years. The constellation itself is a striking image of a half-bull emerging from the heavens, rearing its incredible horns. It is a symbol of the bull’s persistence as well as its strength and will. There are plenty of meanings that can be attached to the bull, as you have and will see, but just about everyone who sees a bull tattoo will recognize that it symbolizes strength.
You have to look quite closely to see the bull in the constellation – or already know how to find it – so many people will actually draw the lines from star to star in their Taurus tattoos. Interestingly, you might choose to just get a tattoo of the stars if you want to keep the meaning of your tattoo a mystery. As a kind of in-between choice, you might opt to put the stars inside of or behind another Taurus tattoo to have a more complete Taurus design.
The Taurus symbol is a common signifier of the astrological sign and perfectly represents the horned bull. Extending the lines of the horns into more feminine swirls and designs emphasizes the sensitive nature of the Taurus. This is quite cool because all you have to do is slightly tweak the symbol to give it even more meaning. Those who take pride in showing their sensitivity might like this variation of the Taurus symbol.
If you’ve ever seen a bull in a fight, you will know that it is also known for being patient. It will not charge right away since it likes to analyze its opponent before getting into the fight. This is a wonderful Taurus meaning to use since it will tell people that you really think things over before you commit; in other words, you do not make rash decisions.
Flowers and other natural details bring out the calm and patient qualities of the bull that are not generally associated with the raging image of the horned beast. If you didn’t know, every flower also comes with its own meaning, so this is a great way to personalize your Taurus tattoo even more. This does add in a bit more work for you, though, since you not only have to find a flower that has a meaning that works for you, but you’ll also have to find a way to make the flower work with the rest of your design.
Realistic renderings of the bull are another symbol of Taurus, embodying the spirit of the mythology that lies behind the constellation. The bull is usually portrayed as ferocious, roaring or stampeding to emphasize the animalistic and primal traits of the Taurus. This is a creative way to show that you do have a vicious side, even if you don’t bring it out very often.
A more docile bull would signify stability and a more serene attitude. This is the design you’ll want to use if you don’t have a mean bone in your body no matter what happens to you. It definitely draws the eye since people are not expecting to see a peaceful expression on a bull in a tattoo.
The horned head of the bull on its own is another choice that conveys the sign. Depicting just the head and horns of the bull focuses on the brute force of the Taurus’ stubbornness and strong will. These designs are often chosen as shoulder, forearm, and even wrist tattoos. This also works quite well as the centerpiece in a larger back tattoo.
The image of the head and the horns, however it is rendered (realistically, geometrically, silhouette), is a symbol of warning. It shows that the owner of this Taurus tattoo can be calm and kind, but you do not want to get on their bad side. To make this meaning clearer, some people will put a fuse on top of the bull’s head.
The bull also conveys the intelligence and dependability of the sign but also the consequence of their argumentative personality. This is yet another case of a single Taurus symbol being able to combine some very different qualities of a person. If you love to debate, then this would be the Taurus tattoo and meaning that you will want to get. If you plan to get one of the many Taurus tattoos, then you will want to think about the size of the design before you commit to a location on your body to place it.
Regardless of how big or small your Taurus tattoo ends up being, you will want to work with an experienced tattoo artist to ensure that it is done right. A good artist can ensure that the lines of your Taurus tattoo work with the natural lines of your body. They will also do the work in such a way that you will not need regular touch-ups. Take as much time looking for a good artist as you do making your Taurus tattoo design.
If you want a great way to show off all of your favorite (and perhaps even your least favorite) traits, then you might be a great candidate for one of these Taurus tattoos. You should feel lucky to be a Taurus because there are a plethora of ways that you can show your pride in your sign through tattoos and you can easily tweak these designs to be unique. Just be sure that you are patient during the design process and that you choose a tattoo artist who will make it look amazing on your body.