Tauruses are some of the most resilient, determined, albeit stubborn and slightly delusional people of all. Loved by most, despised by some and neutral to the remaining few, they are usually fun to be around. I should know, I am one and chances are, if you’re reading this, you are too. It comes as no surprise that many of us would want to wear our ‘Raging Bull’ badge to let the world know that we’re not kidding around. Now, I have a very rational fear of needles and a general dislike for unnecessary pain but for you absolute daredevils out there, here are some tattoo ideas that might make you wanna book an appointment with your nearest tattoo artist.
Meaning of Taurus Tattoo Designs
“Taurus (♉︎) is the second astrological sign in the modern zodiac. It spans from 30° to 60° of the zodiac. This sign belongs to the Earth element or triplicity, and has a feminine or negative polarity, as well as a fixed modality, quality, or quadruplicity.”
Well.. whatever that means.. I fazed out at ‘triplicity’.
What I do immensely dig is the absolutely bitchin’, rad-as-heck bull and the arrangement of stars in the northern celestial sky i.e The Taurus Constellation.
Ideas For Taurus Tattoo Designs
- Bull Artwork: The sign of Taurus is associated with several myths and bull worship from several ancient cultures. So naturally, any kind of bull artwork is a great idea when on the hunt for Taurus themed tattoos.
Pretty Regal, isn’t he?
Another mythical creature that comes to mind is the Minotaur, a man with the face, tail and strength of a bull. A very strong statement indeed.
However, I should let you know that during my research, I found some disturbing stuff in the Minotaur’s origin story. Something about a wooden cow and an ancient king who grew too fond of a sea god’s present. Maybe this is a good place to learn what tattoos NOT to get. Still, I think the Minotaur is pretty sexy and the labyrinth that was built to contain him is another great tattoo idea that says ‘Taurus’ but subtly so.
Check out this really old (The Middle Ages) parchment illustration-
As depicted in the astronomical treatise Book of Fixed Stars by the Persian astronomer Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, c. 964.
A Renaissance-era illustration of Taurus-
As depicted in Urania’s Minor, a set of constellation cards was published in London c.1825.
A really cool modern adaption, where the bull sits inside the Taurus symbol-
Where Should You Get Taurus Tattoo Designs
How about wherever you want to… but given below are some handy suggestions.
- Finger Spaces
- Shoulder Blades
- Behind the Ears
Woah! that almost looks like the gym week planner I was never really able to follow. You know what’s really exciting? is if you completely disregard the “where-to-get-it” guide and get two bulls’ horns tattoo’d on your left butt-cheek. Way to Anti the establishment. You have my blessing.
List of Taurus Tattoo Designs & Meanings
- The Constellation itself
This piece is perfect for minimalists and it’s placed beautifully too. Being bellow the wearer’s collar-bone gives off a very delicate vibe. It definitely is one of my favorites. You might think “Why’d he put the best first?” well.. that’s because this one got me excited and I tend to do my best work when I’m excited.
- The No-Nonsense Bull
Simple. Effective. Gym-bros and Power-lifters representin’. Tell you what.. Put it (have it done) on your bicep and make it move when you flex. If the ladies weren’t already paying attention.. they most certainly are now (I mean, I hope they do, for your sake buddy).
Seriously, who misses a pulsating bull’s head? Nobody! that’s who.
- The Vertical Line of Symbols
As if a woman’s back wasn’t already ‘Art’ enough.. we now live in the modern world of ‘Vertical Symbol Tattoos’ (totally made-up term) and the sheer aesthetic they bring to an already beautiful phenomenon (I’m talking about women guys. Yes I just called them phenomenon(‘cuz y’all are phenomenal).
Anywho, take note of the symmetry here.
- The Prismatic Bull
A neat idea. I for one, love geometrical shapes that fit inside natural forms. The bull’s eyes in this piece are quite an interesting idea. The prisms stacked against each other add a lot of power to this art piece. You can almost feel the rigidness, the immovability, the resilience of the Taurus spirit.
Being placed on the back of the forearm, this tattoo reminds me of a closed fist. Imagine getting punched in the face by this fist/forearm (not that I condone physical violence, physical violence sucks guys).
- The Mandala Bull
Another back piece, another bull’s head. This one seems like it takes inspiration from mandala art. The intricate details really make it pop.
The shading of the bull’s horns seems like a precision task for the artist and almost a tickle-ey affair for the wearer.
A very complex piece indeed.
- The Slytherin Symbol
For ambitious and stubborn Slytherins, I mean how else would you explain the snake circling itself so that it makes the Taurus symbol. A nice way to intimidate people and make them slightly scared of you. Wear this on your forearm and immediately observe people giving you the respect you’ve always deserved. Or fear, at this point I imagine both will be greatly enjoyed by you.
In the meantime, I’m gonna go check Draco Malfoy’s Date of Birth.
- Minotaur’s Maze
Aah.. The Labyrinth. Finally something other than a bull, a star-map, or a symbol. In all honesty, the one shown here is rather mediocre. When I think ‘maze’ I think ‘asymmetry’. So, you can ask your artist to be asymmetric, almost chaotic when they design this tattoo for you. Maybe even have the maze be an actual puzzle that can be solved by your date when y’all are done doing whatever it is that people do when they’re together.
The Human imagination is indeed an endless trip.
- The Finger-space Symbol
Sometimes people can be in a hurry, even when they’re out to get a tattoo. If you find yourself in such a position, this cute little Taurus symbol tucked away discreetly between your fingers is a great idea. Since it’s so small, it also is the perfect beginner tattoo i.e if you’ve never gotten inked before. If you’re somebody who’s quiet and likes to keep to themselves, this is a great option.
- The Flaming Bull
The flowing lines (akin to those of flames in a fire) that make up this rendition of a bull make this a very interesting design indeed. Passion is fire, fire has flames, and Taurus people are madly passionate about stuff. That order didn’t quite sync right (it is getting really close to my bedtime) but you get the idea, don’t you?
- The Cosmic Girl
A pretty girl with long flowing hair with the cosmos and the Taurus constellation behind her. What’s not to love, I mean you could easily faze out for a minute while checking it out. It tickles that part of the brain just in the back you know, like when somebody gives you a head rub.
- The Symmetric Dual Bull
Y’know those people who have those half helmet half face profile photos? Yes, Braapers (Bikers) I’m looking at you. Maybe this is the tattoo for you.
- The Calm Bull
Most of us associate bulls with aggression, but in days gone by, bulls used to plow the fields and nurture the lands and by doing so feed the inhabitants around them. A very understated but important side to them. This tattoo captures that ‘giving’ spirit perfectly.
- The Astro-Bull
Navigators and explorers might dig this tattoo, with its detailed lines and hard-charging bull. I agree, that all good things are indeed wild and free.
- The Flame-ey Symbol
The flowing lines and curves of flames, but this time used to draw the Taurus symbol. A very nice piece for people who like logos and minimal yet prominent statements.
- The Synapse
Synapse, like the nerve endings. Remember biology guys? The flowers in place of the stars (which are essentially just dots) give it a nice touch and the leaves along the constellation lines remind of things that smell nice (for some reason).
- The Naughty Bull
That’s an adventurous place to get a bull’s head. Very suggestive, very cool. Check out the lobe-like shapes used to draw the head.
- The Dark Mark
Roll up your sleeve and prove that you are a true bull by getting this tattoo. To be clear I’m referring to Death-Eaters from Harry Potter (for those who didn’t understand a word I said this last 30 seconds).
- The Ankle Symbol
Flame-ey but smaller and on the ankle. A cute little piece.
- The Constellation and The Arrow
A very subtle piece. The Arrow signifies the precision and the constellation: the determination of the wearer. Pilots, this could be for you. wait a second, are you guys allowed to have tattoos? well I hope so.
- More Flowers
More Flowers, more constellation. Nice and pretty and possibly a little dull but I’m not the one getting it, you guys are! Don’t let my nonsense deter you from getting that tattoo tonight.
- The Medieval Symbol
The grain on the horns are exactly like those on the real horns of cattle. The dark smokey atmosphere inside the ring is adding a lot of mystery and intrigue. It could probably have been placed better, like a neck piece but on the back of the neck.
- The Flower Bull
There you go, I saved the best for last. My personal favorite. The flowers are arranged so that they resemble a bull’s head. Very abstract, not many people will concur that this is a Taurus tattoo. This could be a great conversation starter. Gotta be real with you, I wish I had this tattoo, might even consider braving the needle for this one.
So there you have it, 25+ Taurus tattoo designs and ideas. Hopefully, this will give you an idea of what’s out there. I encourage you to mix it up and get creative with it. Leave a comment, and share this with a friend. Have a good day Y’all.
I’m not even a Taurus and I wanna get a Taurus tattoo now. Nice article.