When it comes to quirky and unique, perhaps no one does it better than Aquarius. The air sign, ruled by Uranus, falls between the dates of January 21 and February 19th. They’re known for their wit, their intelligence, and their aversion to staying inside the box. What’s in the box? Not Aquarius.
Not surprisingly, these Aquarius tattoos reflect their creative personality.
While many water bearers choose to show off their sign with a simple glyph, other Aquarius tattoos feature the constellation or a depiction of a woman or man pouring out or carrying water. While, you’ll see that others are more subtle and feature the tarot card of Aquarius: The Star.
If you’re considering getting a meaningful Aquarius tattoo, may the ink below inspire you.
Aquarius Tattoo Ideas
1. Jug Tattoo
This jug by Little Moon Boy looks like it’s ready to be filled with water and poured over the mountains.
2. Woman’s Portrait Tattoo
Who says having your head in the clouds is a bad thing? This traditional-style tattoo of a woman’s head by Sacred Spiral Tattoo features the Aquarius glyph and lightning bolts, perhaps as an homage to the lightning flash.
3. Spell Jar Tattoo
This ink of a tiny little spell jar, sealed with a cork, contains the constellation of Aquarius and is wrapped in flowers.
4. Orchid Tattoo
Jordan Nugent’s colorful tattoo work delicately combines the Aquarius’s flower, the orchid, with the moon and the stars.
5. Jug Pouring Water Tattoo
It was probably a cat who knocked over this jug of water.
6. Mermaid Tattoo
Jake Relin‘s depiction of a beautiful woman — er, mermaid — carrying water has me asking a lot of questions. Is she refilling the sea? Is she using the sea to fill something else? Where did I put my glasses? Anyway, the black-and-grey tattoo design is gorgeous.
7. Water Jug Tattoo
I love this simple high-contrast black-and-blue tattoo of water falling out from a jug. Not only does the tattoo by Skin Grafter feature the Aquarius symbol as it almost looks like the water is a cute little creature wearing the jug as a hat.
8. The Star Tarot Card Tattoo
Paris-based artist Ocrb‘s tattoo of the Star tarot card — Aquarius’s card within the Major Arcana — is reminiscent of some of Aubrey Beardsley’s haunting illustrations from last century.
9. Realistic Aquarius Tattoo
This incredible realistic portrait of a water bearer in front of the zodiac wheel is still blowing my mind. Tattoo by Kiljun.
10. Aquarius Goddess Tattoo
This green-haired goddess sweetly pours water over the star as she’s surrounded by orchid flowers and rainbows in Betsy Ebsen’s pretty design.
11. Male Aquarian Tattoo
If nothing else, this is a reminder that not all water bearers have to be female. Some can look like mighty gods, like in this tattoo.
12. Surrealist Aquarius Tattoo
Alessandro Peki‘s surrealistic portrait of the water bearer features bold black-and-grey lines in a style that evokes both old Hollywood and David Lynch.
13. Realistic Water Bearer Tattoo
Oliver Barkins’ stately Aquarian pours water from her Grecian jug with incredible poise. She is a woman who has never — not once — tripped over a pile of laundry in the middle of the night.
14. Galaxy Tattoo
For those who love space, it’s hard to top this colorful ink featuring swirling planets, the water bearer’s jug and… a saxophone?
15. Geometric Tattoo
This bold geometric chest tattoo suggests this Aquarius might also be a Star Trek fan.
16. Astronaut Water Bearer Tattoo
This astronaut water bearer is in outer space. Literally. Well, I suppose not literally unless the person with it is an astronaut, but I think you get what I mean.
17. Simple Aquarius Symbol Tattoo
This simple glyph ink by Mahendra Kadek features two lines on the wearer’s wrist, but still has plenty of meaning.
18. Aquarius Finger Tattoo
This small finger tattoo is minimalist, but speaks volumes.
19. Light Aquarius Tattoo
This pastel tattoo by Iris Yang features the water jug and the constellation in pretty pinks, purples, and blues.
20. The Star Card
Why collect tarot card decks when you can collect tarot card tattoos?
21. Pastel Water Jug
I’m definitely not drinking whatever is flowing out of this, but I love this pretty pastel pink and purple jug. Ok, maybe one sip.
22. Sweet Aquarius Tattoo
Rêka Bittencourt‘s addition of a simple heart to the Aquarius symbol makes is stand out among other minimalist Aquarius tattoos.
23. Seal Water Bearer
This Aquarius tattoo by Krysta Tyni could be cuter, but it’d be really really hard.
24. Traditional Tattoo
The jug, but in old-school tattoo style. Work by Dom Berger in Tasmania.
25. Moth Tattoo
At first glance, this ink by Emma Freed just looks like a cool tattoo of a moth. But on second glance, you’ll spot the Aquarius symbol on its wings. Or maybe you’ll see it all on first glance, you smarty pants, you.
26. Greek Water Bearer
This Grecian-style water bearer tattoo by Anna Zachariades feels like she should be drawn on an ancient vessel somewhere. Also, how does she do that thing with the water?
27. Keroppi Aquarius Tattoo
This cartoon tattoo of Sanrio’s Keroppi as the water bearer is perhaps the cutest. Will he have to battle it out against the seal to see who wins that honor? Perhaps.
28. Matching Zodiac Tattoos
Are you and your partner or bestie thinking of getting matching tattoos? These matching black-and-grey tattoos by Michy incorporate both the signs of Aries and Aquarius in one piece. They’re great if one of you is one and one is the other, or you just want to represent your sun and moon signs.
29. Modern Aquarius Tattoo
When you want ink that literally looks like it belongs in the modern art wing, look no further for inspiration than this striking tattoo by Jasper Van Gestel.
30. Watercolor Aquarius Tattoo
This watercolor style tattoo blends the themes of astrology and rebirth in this ink that features the air element, the Aquarius symbol and constellation, and the phoenix.
31. Uranus Tattoo
Show off your love of space with this tattoo that incorporates the constellation and ruling planet of Uranus.
32. Colorful Water Jug
This deep blue water jug feels like it’s been plucked straight from an old Disney film.
33. Anime Mermaid Tattoo
This comic-style mermaid is reaching for the moon and her jug of water. Though, you’d really think she had enough water where she lives.
34. Vase Tattoo
One of the most subtle Aquarius tattoos we’ve seen yet. Yup, mom, totally not into astrology. This is just a vase with some plants in it.
35. Water Bearer Tattoo
This beautiful witchy water bearer surrounded by orchids looks like she’s casting a spell and knows exactly what she’s doing.
36. Flower Tattoo
For an astrology tattoo that also shows off your nature-loving side, take inspiration from this tattoo that combines flowers and the zodiac glyph.
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