Moving forward in our zodiac tattoo series, in the second article we tackle are the Taurus tattoo ideas and inspiration.
Taurus is practical, well grounded with a great need to always be surrounded by love and beauty.
Taureans are turned to the material world, as well as worldly and physical pleasures.
No wonder the Taurus tattoos need to be extra, right?
Apart from that, these creatures are stable and most reliable of all the signs of the zodiac.
They are trusted friends and stubborn enemies, just like the animal that represents it – the bull.
The bulls reap the harvest and fruits of labor, and are the main noble symbol of this zodiac sign.
They are ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.
Its ruling planet Venus, that is the planet of arts, manifests in great interest of Taurus people in painting, drawing, illustrating and other creative arts.
To help you show off your Taurean side in a tattoo, or help you honor your favorite Taurus, we’ve put together a tattoo guide to help get you started.
Below you will find the most important Taurus symbols – Venus, the glyph, its gemstone and flower, all elements that can enrich your custom tattoo design.
So, let’s dive in – head on!
Every zodiac sign has a symbol (glyph) and Taurus glyph is very obvious.
It’s depicted with the head of a bull with the horns.
When quickly drawn, it is basically done through a circle with a half circle above it for the horns.
Sometimes it’s also an upside-down triangle with two horns on top.
The element of Taurus is earth and it gives Taureans their main traits.
The earth zodiac signs are patient, but stubborn and persistent when it comes to their principles and beliefs.
The stability and reliability that the Earth gives to its signs are very strong in Taurus, especially compared to all other zodiac signs and their elements (air, water and fire).
While all of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) will share these qualities of the Earth element, each will express them in a unique manner.
Taurus will convey a deep connection to and appreciation of the physical senses and will often successfully take command of preserving physical security.
When trying to add the Earth element to tattoos, it can be done with the upside triangle with a line crossing through the lower part. Other ways are adding roads, earthy tones and forest.
The zodiac flowers for Taurus are the passionate rose and poppy, as well as the spring-season staple daisy.
The rose symbolism ties itself to the fact that Taureans are materialistic but romantic.
That’s why giving them or depicting them with the elegant and beautiful rose is the perfect fit.
When it comes to poppy, it’s a great way to showcase how Taurus people are resilient and able to handle the obstacles, as this flower grows in tough conditions.
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.
Lastly, the daisy is associated with innocence and youth.
In numerology, the daisy is represented through the number 22.
This number represents ancient wisdom which speaks to the practical and determined characteristics of those who are Taurus. 22 also characterizes the earth and Taurus is an earth sign.
The daisy, also associated with true love, is perfect for the romantic side of a Taurus.
A Taurean likes to feel close to nature and is in tune with the earth.
The gemstone that helps it connect to the nature and feel the harmony is then the emerald.
Emeralds are also said to connect with the cosmic power of Venus, which is one of the reason it’s popular in jewelry.
Emeralds are said to have healing powers too.
Taureans who wear emeralds could ease their health issues with eyesight, fertility, spine and headaches.
The emerald is also thought to increase the mental capabilities of a Taurean.
The Taurus sign means the bull in Latin.
The background of this comes from the Greek mythology surrounding this zodiac symbol.
The story goes that Zeus transformed into a bull, and carried Europa to Crete on his back.
Stranded on the island, the couple had three sons, and Zeus created the Taurus constellation to pay tribute to the bull.
However, the animal itself reflects the characteristics of the Taurus zodiac sign.
The bull’s power and strength are steadfast in Taurus. The ability to work hard with a diligent purpose allows Taurus to always get the job done.
The stubbornness of the bull gives Taureans a strength of character, especially when faced with challenges.
That same bull is also very dependable and is always present in the pasture to protect and lead the herd with logical thinking and determination.
Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus.
The combination is perfect, as the reliability of Taurus is needed to the romantic side of Venus to create a stability in their relationships.
They always take things slow to ensure they happen in the right order and at the right time.
Venus symbolizes sensuality, romance, relationships, pleasures, and comforts.
Including Venus in a Taurus tattoo signals your connection to your sensual and romantic nature.
Taurus the Bull is a constellation of the zodiac that you can see during Northern Hemisphere winter and spring (or Southern Hemisphere summer and fall) in the evening sky.
As the rest of the zodiac constellations, it is known since the ancient times.
Taurus is one of the most spectacular constellations in the nighttime sky which also makes it a great addition to your Taurus tattoo.
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