Many tattoo enthusiasts would say that getting a tattoo is addicting. You’ll likely start with one and by the time you’ve retired, you’ve got a good number of amazing tattoos. For starters, people choose something that they can express themselves with or shows their personalities. Pisces tattoo designs would be a perfect one for those who love astronomy and self-expression.
Zodiac sign tattoos are rather popular. People get designs inspired by their signs – in this case, Pisces. It’s perhaps the easiest way to let others know what kind of person they are. If you read horoscopes, you’ll see how each sign have their own personalities. Most of the time, they are eerily accurate. That’s probably why so many are fascinated with horoscope and astronomy.
That being said, we’ll learn more about Pisces tattoos and its meaning.
Who can Get a Pisces Tattoo?
- 1 Who can Get a Pisces Tattoo?
- 2 Character Traits of a Pisces
- 3 The Symbol of Pisces
- 4 Popular Pisces Tattoo Designs
- 4.1 Two small fishes on the nape
- 4.2 Silhouette on ankle
- 4.3 Realistic and fierce
- 4.4 Modern and classic
- 4.5 Combination of symbols
- 4.6 Sketch style tattoo
- 4.7 Japanese style Pisces tattoo
- 4.8 The fishes and the constellation
- 4.9 Vividly colored
- 4.10 Combination of constellations, quotes, and symbols
- 4.11 Yin and Yang with fishes
When we think about who can get a Pisces tattoo, the obvious thing is those who were born under the constellation. However, some people get tattoos in honor of their loved ones. For them, a tattoo of their loved one’s sign is the best choice.
When we say “born under the star” it means that the person is a Pisces himself. His birthday should fall between February 19 and March 20.
Apparently, those who were born during this time has their own personality set.
Character Traits of a Pisces
If you look at horoscopes, you’ll likely see sections like lucky color, lucky numbers, and lucky days. Not many actually believe that. Sometimes, we don’t even believe the vague predictions they have about our futures. No matter what’s going on with your life, you’ll likely just find a way that connects it to you.
But what makes horoscopes so amazing and sometimes just precise is the character traits they accustom with signs. It’s hard to believe it but if you look back at the people you know and even yourself, you’ll find that the character traits based on your sign is actually accurate.
With that, we’ll begin with what kind of people Pisces are.
For their strengths, Pisces are known to be compassionate, gentle, wise, musical, artistic, and intuitive. But like anyone, they also have their “dark” side. Apparently they are fearful, overly trusting, sad, usually the victim, a martyr, or has this urge to escape reality.
They also like to be alone, sleeping, music, romance, swimming, and spiritual themes. But they don’t like people who are know-it-all, being criticized, cruelty of any kind. Lastly, they don’t want the past coming back to hunt…which is really a lot of people.
In general, those who are born under the Pisces constellation are friendly. They can find themselves among many people. They’re also selfless and are willing to help each others.
It’s pretty easy to say that everyone likes Pisces. That’s probably why some people would be willing to create a Pisces tattoo for them.
And of course, if you’re a Pisces and you believe you are what we’ve mentioned, a good Pisces tattoo will be great for your next ink.
The Symbol of Pisces
Pisces can be signified by two fishes swimming around each other and by a symbol that looks similar to the letter “H.”
When it comes to tattoos, these images are really common. You can either find a solo Zodiac symbol or an image of these two fishes. Nonetheless, many designs combine these symbols of Pisces together.
Popular Pisces Tattoo Designs
While most designs are practically the same, here are the most popular Pisces tattoos we’ve found online. Hopefully, these can inspire your next ink:
Two small fishes on the nape
As said, fishes are the the symbols of Pisces. There isn’t really a specific type of fish portrayed but they’re a lot like gold fishes, but with longer tail.
Since you’re putting it on your nape, it’s much better if you have it smaller. However, it’s your choice whether you simply do it in black ink or you add color. You can also choose whether it’s a minimalist design, or a traditional one. Some choose to add elements that would make it look like the fishes were swimming underwater. For that effect, you can simply add some bubbles or maybe add a blue background.
Silhouette on ankle
If you like a more dramatic design, you can try a silhouette of the fishes. You can have it on your back, on your forearm, or maybe your chest. But this can also look great on the ankle.
The amazing thing about a silhouette is you can make it so minimalist that it contains no other details. But you can also turn it into a stunning piece of art and create depth, even with just the shadows. To do this, you can make the head of the fish darker and then make it lighter on the tails. This kind of makes sense since the tail isn’t as solid as the body.
That effect would also make the tails look softer and appear to have movement as if underwater.
Realistic and fierce
While some want their fishes portrayed as gentle creatures, other like it a bit more fierce. You can make your design a little more realistic or at least with more details than normal. You can add the sharp teeth that some fishes actually have.
This might be different than usual, seeing as Pisces are normally gentle. However, they also have some dislikes and it’s likely we’ll get to see them pissed off at cruelty. This Pisces tattoo could portray that side of humanity.
Modern and classic
This amazing design combines two styles: classic and modern.
You can make one of the fishes drawn in a modern style while the other is classic. By modern, you can choose from any of the modern tattoo pieces you’ve seen trending recently. However, a good example is a geometrical piece – somewhat like an origami.
Combination of symbols
We previously mentioned that both symbols of Pisces can be done in a single Pisces tattoo. You’ll want to have this type somewhere on your torso as it has more space. More space means you can create a bigger design and with two symbols, a larger tattoo works best.
You can make the two fishes encircling the other – as usual, but to emphasize that its a symbol for Pisces, you can add the Zodiac or astronomical symbol in the middle.
Sketch style tattoo
Apart from the modern geometrical style, you’ll want to have this sketch-style tattoo as well. Basically, it looks as if it has been drawn with pencils. The lines are messy and sometimes overlapping on the same area.
You can even add a little “smudge” on the side, as if the artist was working on charcoal. The fishes are also normally portrayed in two colors: one white and one black.
Japanese style Pisces tattoo
If you’ve thought about doing these fishes in Japanese style, you’re not alone. In fact, a lot of the fish tattoos you’ve probably seen are made in Japanese style – the one with bolder lines and vivid colors. You might also want to consider making the fishes look like koi since that’s what the usual Japanese fish tattoo is. Apart from symbolizing your star, it could also mean good luck and wealth in Eastern culture.
The fishes and the constellation
Apart from the astrological symbol of Pisces, you can combine its constellation with the fishes. You can do this by simply making the dots that represent the stars. Then, connect them with a line. The fishes could be outside the constellation, encircling it. Or, it could overlap with the constellation – but just make sure that the latter is still legible.
You can still add vivid and bright colors to your tattoo without making it look like a Japanese style tattoo. For this, you’ll just need to add the colors but make the outline work look more classic; crisp, thin and smooth.
Normally, the fishes are two different colors. Most of the time, the other one is white (or without any color) and the other is black. However, some decide on the colors. It could be orange and blue, pink and yellow, or any other.
Combination of constellations, quotes, and symbols
Perhaps the ultimate Pisces tattoo – a combination of the constellation, the word “Pisces” and the astrological symbol for the sign.
You can do this in so many ways, but it’s best to work on a more minimalist approach. For example, you can create the symbol first, and then add the constellation over it (just make sure you can easily spot the constellation). Below it, add the word “Pisces” in a script font.
It’s easy and simple, but very Pisces.
Yin and Yang with fishes
While Pisces doesn’t really have the duality, we are all basically people with both positive and negative traits. You can live with these traits in harmony, just like the yin and yang.
But you can also combine the fishes with the yin and yang, literally. This tattoo design combines these symbols into one.