Aquarius Tattoo Ideas You'll Actually Want to Wear

Photo Illustration by Becky Jiras
Photo Illustration by Becky Jiras

If there is one sign from the zodiac that is likely to get a tattoo it's an Aquarius. Born between January 20 to February 18, those who fall under this sign are often described as free-spirited and forward-thinking — the perfect creative minds that would be open to getting some body art as an expression of their personality and beliefs.

Getting a tattoo can be a highly personal choice, but if you're an Aquarius who's been looking for a unique idea or starting point for your own DIY design, why not consider one that is inspired by your zodiac sign? Aquarius tattoos offer an incredible amount of wiggle room as you can opt for a version of your sign's symbol, which is exemplified by two parallel waves, your actual zodiac sign (also known as the water bearer), or even your constellation. Whether you want something small and dainty, easy to hide, or a piece that is a conversation starter, going for any of these Aquarius tattoo ideas will ensure that you have artwork on your body that is unique and tailored to your tastes with a touch of personality.

Of course, trying to come up with your own Aquarius tattoo design can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack, so we went ahead and rounded up some options for you to use as a starting point for your own ink or that you can recreate with your own personal flair. From fine-line pieces with special touches to hyper-realistic portraits, you'll be sure to find the Aquarius tattoo of your dreams ahead.


Abstract Aquarius Tattoo

If you don't want a super obvious Aquarius tattoo, try incorporating the water-based elements of the sign into your own ink. Waves enclosed into a geometric design feels nothing short of ethereal.


Aquarius Horoscope Tattoo

Simple waves are taken up a notch with the addition of a stringed heart for this Aquarius tattoo.


Aquarius Constellation Tattoo

Constellations are another unexpected Aquarius tattoo idea that can be simple, yet elegant. Add a touch of personality to yours by adding important elements, like the flowers seen here.


Water Bearer Aquarius Tattoo

If you're more into realistic designs, this water bearer Aquarius tattoo will be the perfect addition to your body-art collection.


Translucent Aquarius Tattoo

Play around with the idea of opacity by using different lines for your Aquarius tattoo. This design uses a dainty, fine-line floral design as a backdrop against the Aquarius wave symbol, which is done using thicker, more opaque lines.


Matching Aquarius Constellation Tattoos

Even if you're not exactly an Aquarius yourself, if you have a special date that falls within the timeframe of the zodiac symbol, commemorate it with matching tattoos for you and a loved one. This Aquarius constellation with stars makes the most adorable friendship tattoo.


Hyper-Realistic Aquarius Tattoo

There's nothing like a massive portrait to get people talking, so why not make your Aquarius tattoo into a detailed, aquatic-inspired masterpiece?


Floral Aquarius Tattoo

There's nothing that says soft and inviting like a flower. You can incorporate the plant into your Aquarius tattoo, like this lavender-inspired design.


Geometric Aquarius Tattoo

Even though constellation tattoos tend to fall on the more minimal side of the body-art spectrum, if you want an Aquarius tattoo that incorporates those elements but will still turn heads, incorporate it into other themes. This geometric design flanked by crescent moons is super unique.