Saturday, December 1

Pisces Tattoos (February 20-March 20)

Pisces is the twelfth and final of the twelve signs of the zodiac, corresponding to the constellation Pisces, and is depicted as two fish swimming around each other and connected by a band.

Pisces glyph The glyph for Pisces looks like a fancy version of the capital letter “H” in which the center points of the two vertical lines are drawn inward, causing the top and bottom of the lines to bow out.
Pisces tattoos can be of the image, glyph, or combination of both.

Pisces is a water element sign, and is ruled by the planet Neptune. The legend behind the Pisces fish is varied and unclear. One version from Syrian lore is that the two fish are in reality the goddess Atargatis and the god Dagon, who was half-man and half-fish. Greek mythology says that the fish are really two black dolphins. They were sent by the god Poseidon to save Eros and Aphrodite from the monster Typhon.

The Pisces personality may at times appear split or two-sided, e.g. they may be ambivalent or undecided about courses of action. They can be so open-minded that it comes across as irrational. Though skilled mediators, Pisces would rather daydream or pray to avoid getting “too much” reality. Actors, dancers, photographers, and ministers are often Pisces.

The lists below show a number of characteristics, both positive and negative, that different sources attribute to Pisces:

Positive: emotional, intuitive, artistic, sympathetic, imaginative, poetic, easy-going, sentimental, kindly, adaptable.

Negative: withdraws, insecure, malleable, self-pitying, self-indulgent, lack of drive, dreamy, lazy, unstable, restless, chaotic, fickle.

Characteristics associated with Pisces, which may be customized into a unique tattoo design:
  • Body Part: Feet
  • Color: Violet
  • Metal: Tin
  • Flower: Violet
  • Gem: Pearl, Jasper (Bloodstone)
  • Food: Raisins, Dates, Cereals
Famous Pisces include Copernicus, Galileo, Victor Hugo, Michelangelo, and Handel.