Aries Tattoos

Searching for the best Aries tattoos? There are many examples of Ram tattoos on the Internet if that's what takes your fancy. However, there is a lot of symbolism associated with Aries that could help you to choose or create a tattoo that is absolutely perfect for you.

The symbol for Aries is the Ram: assertive, sexual, and able to climb to great heights.

The glyph for Aries symbolises the ram's horns, a potent symbol of masculinity, fertility and power. It also pictures the eyebrows and nose of the human face (the head is the part of anatomy that Aries rules.) In symbolic terms, the glyph is two half moons joined by a straight line, which indicates idealism tied to authority and leadership.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and as a natural born leader, it's natural for you to be in first place. You may want to consider incorporating the number 'one' in your tattoo design.

Also remember that Aries is a fire sign, which symbolises spontaneity, creativity and passion.

Make sure to include the colour red in your Aries tattoo. Red symbolises war, blood, lust, aggression, energy, power, heat and passion - and so does Mars, the red planet. Although Mars is a relatively small planet, it packs a punch. There's a modern-day myth that Martians originally colonised Earth when their own planet was no longer viable. They supposedly bred with primitive earthlings thereby creating homo sapiens.

Aries Gods and Myths

More than any other sign, Aries identifies with the archetypal hero. In many ways your journey through life is a hero's quest.

Mars is the Roman god of war and an archetype of masculine strength. Mars was also the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

Mars was known by the Greeks as Ares, who became Aphrodite's love interest. Ares never married, but he and Aphrodite continued an illicit affair and had several children together.

Aries is also associated with the story of Jason - the archetypal hero. In order to claim his birthright as the true ruler of Iolcos, Jason was sent by King Pelias on a dangerous quest to claim the Golden Fleece. Jason assembled a crew of heroes and built the mighty ship, the Argo. Upon arrival at Cochis, King Aeetes set Jason more seemingly impossible tasks before he could claim the Golden Fleece, including yoking a team of fire-breathing bulls and using them to plough a field and sow it with dragon's teeth. He also had to defeat the warriors who sprouted from these teeth-seeds.

Jason succeeded, bu the King still refused to hand over the fleece that would guarantee his birthright. With the help of the sorceress, Medea, Jason eventually got hold of the fleece, only to find that King Pelias had no intention of honouring his promise.

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