From the Pisces symbol to tarot cards, you have several different options to choose from with your Pisces tattoo.
Astrology has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years, and I have had to design more and more of these tattoos. Of these, the Pisces tattoos have certainly been some of my favorites. The constant push and pull between the realism and fantasy of the sign make this a fun challenge.
In this post, I will outline the top Pisces tattoo ideas and show you the various spins that you can put on these Pisces tattoos to make them your own.
Here is a collection of the top Pisces tattoo designs you can draw inspiration from:
It should come as no surprise that the first Pisces tattoo concept is the Pisces glyph or the Pisces symbol. The best thing about the Pisces symbol design is that it makes your Pisces tattoo instantly recognizable. This zodiac sign is well-known, especially among people born under the Pisces sign.
The Pisces glyph tattoo is also a great way to show your Pisces pride with a minimalist Pisces tattoo idea. If you would like to just get the Pisces symbol alone, you will be able to place your Pisces tattoo virtually anywhere – behind your ear even!
Due to this, the Pisces zodiac sign works well for anyone who wants a subtle Pisces tattoo. Here are some of the more minimalistic Pisces tattoos for you to choose from:
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However, you shouldn’t automatically assume that all Pisces tattoo ideas with the Pisces symbol are simple ones. This isn’t the case at all.
You can take your Pisces zodiac sign and turn it into a masterpiece. Just check out the Pisces tattoo ideas below!
As you can see, you can get a Pisces astrological sign as a sketch – the bold lines make quite the statement, as does the central position of the zodiac sign.
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And for this Pisces symbol tattoo, the zodiac sign is included with other decorative elements. This is a good idea if you want to hide your Pisces tattoo or don’t want it to be immediately noticeable.
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I love this fine line tattoo concept as well – once again, it works well if you don’t want your Pisces zodiac sign to be the center of attention. If you would like to make your Pisces tattoo a little bit more meaningful, then you could substitute the flowers in this image with your birth flower.
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This is another really cool design for your Pisces tattoo – the symbol is hidden among the other decorative elements of the tattoo. At the same time, it has a beautiful ethereal feel to it that automatically elevates the tattoo design.
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Here are some of the other Pisces tattoo ideas that you should check out:
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Have you ever wondered why the Pisces symbol looks the way it does? Well, this has to do with the meaning behind the design.
As you are probably aware, Pisces is a water sign – the word Pisces translates to fish. And, it is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions to one another. At the same time, the two fishes remain connected, some say with a silver cord.
There are a few different stories surrounding the fish. One of the most enduring ones is where Aphrodite and Eros jump into the ocean to escape Typhon. However, their bond keeps them together.
Here are some designs that showcase this old tale:
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As the Pisces fish are often seen to be swimming in two different directions, this is believed to be symbolic of Pisces traits. One fish is meant to represent reality and the other is supposed to represent fantasy.
As a result, Pisces people often find themselves torn between realism and escapism. They may have to fight to keep their feet firmly on the ground and to avoid being swept away by fanciful distractions.
In general, people who fall under this sign find themselves at the mercies of two extremes. Therefore, the fish can be used to symbolize the kind of extreme moods or behaviors that you have to balance out on a daily basis. This can be a wonderful way for you to personalize your tattoo.
The great thing about these kinds of Pisces tattoo ideas is that there are so many different Pisces tattoos for you to choose from!
As you will see from the following fish Pisces tattoos, koi fish are a main feature. This is because koi fish are positive symbols of luck and fortune. And, so, they may excellent symbols to show off your Pisces pride.
If you want to give your tattoo idea a bit more of a Pisces feel then you can get the fish tattooed in Pisces colors – pastels like blue and grey along with aqua shades of green.
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If you don’t want your tattoo to be too associated with the water sign, here are some designs that you can consider. Here, the fish are the center of attention and there are few other details that can indicate that this is an astrological tattoo.
Despite this, these tattoos are absolutely stunning and you are sure to love any one of them on you.
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As far as Pisces tattoo ideas go, I have to say that the constellation Pisces tattoo is one of my favorites. I love the delicate look of this tattoo and there is also something beautiful and ethereal about a Pisces constellation tattoo as well.
Such Pisces tattoo ideas also work well for anyone who is looking for something a bit different with their Pisces tattoo.
For one thing, although you may love astrology and enjoy being a Pisces, you may not want to divulge your sign to everyone you meet.
After all, a lot of people take astrology very seriously and may judge you based on your sign alone, without ever learning anything about you! So, it is only natural that you may want to safeguard this information for a while.
If you are someone who wants to stay true to the constellation of Pisces, then you want a more authentic representation. In this case, here are some of the ideas that you should check out:
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The other thing that I like about a Pisces constellation tattoo is that there are so many ways to get creative with it.
For instance, you can also include the fish or the symbols in your Pisces tattoo. With this tattoo, the zodiac symbol has been perfectly included in the design.
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Here, the Pisces symbol is nestled discreetly in between other celestial bodies. This means that you have to look very closely to understand just what the tattoo is showing you. And, if you get it in a less visible spot, then your tattoo will be even more discreet.
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This tattoo really puts a lovely spin on things – instead of stars, you have flowers in the position to outline the constellation.
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Here are some of the other Pisces tattoo ideas that are borne out of this concept:
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I know that a fish tattoo may not be right for everyone. If you want to preserve the original meaning behind the Pisces sign but also want to put an unusual spin on things, I would suggest getting a mermaid tattoo instead!
Personally, I find that mermaid Pisces tattoos are far in more line with the characteristics associated with this sign. After all, people born under this constellation are known to be creative, whimsical, and have a great imagination – so isn’t a mermaid the perfect way of reflecting all these elements of your personality?
What’s more, mermaids are incredibly feminine and beautiful – an absolutely perfect tattoo idea for Pisces women.
Just remember that with these kinds of Pisces tattoo ideas, you are going to need a talented tattoo artist to execute your vision perfectly.
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If you are looking for unusual Pisces tattoo ideas, then this is definitely a concept that you should consider for yourself. Instead of using a fish or mermaid to depict the Pisces symbol, why not have a woman in your Pisces tattoo?
As you will see from the following Pisces tattoos, the result is delicate and lovely. This kind of Pisces tattoo idea works well if you want to capture the feminine energy that is evident with this sign.
Once again, such a Pisces tattoo is a good option if you don’t want your tattoo to have obvious astrological connections.
At the same time, if you do want your Pisces tattoo to have such a connection, then you can consider Pisces tattoo ideas with plenty of Pisces symbology.
These Pisces tattoos should provide plenty of inspiration for you:
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If you want to pay homage to the spiritual power that is associated with Pisces and astrological signs in general, then you may want to get a Pisces tarot card tattoo.
This is a more modern version of the Pisces tattoo but I love the concept behind it. Such Pisces tattoo ideas are wildly artistic so they have a strong aesthetic appeal.
The tarot card element of these Pisces tattoos adds something supernatural into the mix, something beautiful and spooky as well.
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It doesn’t matter if you are looking for simple or creative, these Pisces tattoo ideas will cover whatever you need. Once you see all the options available to you, you can form your own idea of what you would like your Pisces tattoo to look like!