Libra is the Zodiac symbol for anyone born between September 23rd and October 23rd. Many mythological stories revolve around Libra. Use these stories to create unique tattoo design ideas. Also, use The Tarot and astrology for even more purposes.
Libra tattoo design ideas based on the symbol
The symbol for Libra is The Scales. These represent Justice and Balance. The zodiac symbol looks like an upside down U with a straight line beneath it. This is meant to look like the balanced scales. Here are some Libra tattoo design ideas based on the symbols:
1) If creating a tattoo of just the logo, add something to it to make the tattoo design more interesting. Use anything that fits your personality. Such as flames, music, butterflies, etc.
2) When creating a Libra tattoo design using The Scales, the scales must always be in balance. That is the whole point to the symbol. The Scales also represent the United States and the quest for Justice. A proud American who is a Libra could create a tattoo of The Scales and have the American flag behind them.
Using mythology to create Libra tattoo design ideas
There are a few stories that revolve around Libra and The Scales. Each of them would make many interesting tattoo design ideas.
1) Astraea, the goddess of Justice. Astraea is the goddess that represents the zodiac sign of Virgo. However, it is often considered the scales that represent Libra and rest beside her in the night sky. Using Astraea with her scales would make a great tattoo design for a Libra who also has a Virgo connection in their life.
2) Themis, the goddess of Divine Justice and Law. The best depiction of Themis is on the New York State flag. She is called “Justice,” and her eyes are blindfolded, stating that justice does not discriminate. She holds scales in one hand, and a sword in the other. This means that punishment cannot be given unless the scales of Justice depict a person’s innocence or guilt. Themis was also the mother of the Seasons. So, if creating a Libra tattoo design using Themis, have something representing the four seasons(flowers, snow, leaves, sun, etc.) surrounding her.
3) The Egyptian god, and a personal favorite, Anubis. Anubis is the Egyptian Lord of the Dead. He used scales to weigh a soul’s achievement or lack of, while they were alive. Based on their weight, the souls would end up in a happy place, or a not so happy place, in the afterlife.
Anubis had the body of a human but the head of a jackal. An awesome tattoo for a Libra would be of Anubis holding the scales. Toss in the Libra symbol to help stress the point.
4) In Christianity, Saint Michael holds the scales and doles out justice.
Libra tattoo design ideas based on The Tarot
The Tarot card that represents Libra is Justice. The map always depicts The Scales, a sword, and ostrich feathers. Sometimes, there is a human with wings, meant to be made out of ostrich feathers, but often, the card has the items listed without a human on it.
1) A tattoo of the Justice card would be perfect for a Libra. Have the scales, sword, and ostrich feather. Add on the Libra symbol, too.
2) The ostrich feather represents the Egyptian goddess, Maat. She is the goddess of Justice. Her crown has always had an ostrich feather with it. Create a Libra tattoo of Maat, with the ostrich feather in her head, a sword in one hand, and The Scales in the other.
Using information from astrology for Libra tattoo design ideas
Here are some tidbits of information on Libra. These things can be used on any tattoo, or to spice up a simple tattoo design such as the Libra symbol.
1) Blind Justice is often depicted as a naked(and very muscular) man with his back facing forward. This is so he does not see whomever he is judging. Outstretched in his hand are The Scales that are perfectly balanced. This is very much an American symbol.
2) Libra’s color is blue.
3) Libra’s starstone is the sapphire.
4) Libra is a sun sign. Adding the sun to a tattoo is always a great way to go.
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