Making the decision to get a tattoo design is not one you should take lightly. Too many people rush in to a design and end up regretting their choice. Research is important! Ask yourself why you want a tattoo, what design would be meaningful to you.
To help you work out which horoscope you are here are the dates:
Capricorn – December 23rd to January 20th
Aquarius – January 21st to February 19th
Pisces – February 20th to March 20th
Aries – March 21st to April 20th
Taurus – April 21st to May 21st
Gemini – May 22nd to June 21st
Cancer – June 22nd to July 22nd
Leo – July 23rd to August 22nd
Virgo – August 23rd to September 23rd
Libra – September 24th to October 23rd
Scorpio – October 24th to November 22nd
Sagittarius – November 23rd to December 22nd
Nearly every culture around the world has their own version of a zodiac based on astrology. The most commonly referred to is the Roman/Greek zodiac. There are 12 zodiac or horoscopes assigned to different dates within the year so your personal horoscope is decided by the day you were born, you don’t get to choose the design you prefer! The word zodiac comes from the latin word zodiacus, meaning “circle of animals” so zodiac designs often have an animal associated with them in their imagery.
Horoscope tattoos are just one trend and with so many designs to choose from how do you start? When choosing to have a permanent image applied to your skin you will want to choose your artist wisely. Relying on recommendations from friends is a good idea if they have artwork you admire and like the quality and style. Artists vary greatly in their skills and experience.
You can find examples of artwork from local New Zealand artists on the Internet and connect via Facebook or Instagram for example. Just popping in to a tattoo parlour on holiday on a whim, maybe after a few cocktails or beers is probably not your best choice and one you may ultimately end up regretting! Choosing some generic design off the books may seem like a good idea but it may not end up being a design you will want to keep forever.
Each sign of the zodiac has a simple symbol assigned to it and these symbols can make for a very effective and bold tattoo design especially when located on your signs body part (although Libra and Virgo may find this difficult for the intestines and kidneys!). Adding your element (earth, wind, water or fire) and animal or flower can make for a very effective design and allow personality and creativity. You can even get glow in the dark tattoos now which are a trend among nightclub attendees. Also remember that there are the Chinese and Native American zodiac designs to research as well.
Tattoo removal can be costly and will result in a certain degree of remaining visibility even with improvements in techniques. Tattoo removal can help especially when you need to remove the name of a now ex-partner! Depending on the size, colour and style of tattoo you have will determine the number of treatments required to remove and therefore the cost. More colourful tattoos can cost more to remove than shallow, simple black tattoos. An alternative would be a cover up or redesign by a more experienced artist and you could always have a new tattoo design to cover any resulting scarring from a removal process.
If you find you need to ‘re-think your ink’ Avana Cosmetics are specialists in laser tattoo removal in Wellington. Visit avana.co.nz for more information about our costs, treatment times and case study images. In addition we can assist with vein removal in Wellington and laser hair removal which are popular and safe treatments using the latest techniques.