Where to Get Your First Tattoo, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Tattoos are forever, so you don’t want to get your first one somewhere on your body that doesn’t align with your star chart, right? There’s no better way to pick your placement than based on your star sign. Whether you feel most aligned with your sun, moon, or rising sign, scroll through to find the ideal body location for your first tattoo based on your zodiac.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
Face: You are confident and impulsive, and it is shocking that you already don’t have any tattoos! So before you dismiss the seemingly crazy idea of getting a face tattoo out of hand, picture this: a small star at the edge of your hairline, or your mom’s initials under your chin.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)
Back of the Neck: Your practical nature means you spend so much time weighing the pros and cons of any tattoo that you inevitably talk yourself out of it. That’s why the best place for your first tattoo is the back of your neck. You won’t see it all too often, and it will be close to your heart and your head.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)
Wrist: You are indecisive AF, so kick things off with something small on your wrist. You’re adaptable and quick-witted, so this is a great place to start — you can build up to full sleeves later.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)
Sternum: You’re tenacious and private, so you wouldn’t want something for everybody to see. (No sleeves for you.) Plus, you’re emotional *always* and can pick something to keep close to your heart.
LEO (JULY 23-AUGUST 22)
Shoulder: Time to get real: You are creative but lazy, which is probably why you haven’t pulled the trigger yet. The shoulder is the perfect place to start for you. You’ll catch a glimpse of it in your peripheral but not so much that it will annoy you, and the healing process will be easy peasy.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 22)
Rib: You’re highly critical (of yourself and others), so it’s no surprise you’re still uninked — you’ve seen too many bad tats. That’s why the ribs are a great place for you to start. You won’t see it so often that you’ll get in your head about the design you chose, and you can rest easy knowing you didn’t pick a spot too obvious.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 22)
Butt: Hear us out! A tushy tat is the perfect Libra option: You’re a picky lover, so you’re sure to pick only the S.O.s who will truly appreciate your derriere designs. And flashing it to the world after a few too many is a great party trick, you social butterfly.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 21)
Inner Thigh: You are secretive and stubborn, and you want a tat that is personal. So keep your chosen artwork high on your leg and small (maybe a birthday, or initials of a loved one). Make sure it’s something that makes you smile every time you glance at it.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 21)
Hip: Sometimes you promise more than you can deliver, so before you commit to a whole sleeve or a major ribcage piece, try something a little less out there. A sweet design on your hip is a great intro to your tattoo aesthetic (and pain tolerance).
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 19)
Above the Knee: You expect the worst in most situations, so starting out with a more painful spot won’t phase you. This spot is suited for someone responsible (because healing will make it hard to wear pants) and well-informed.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 18)
Ankle: You are independent and original, but still like to play it safe. And since you almost certainly already have a notebook full of possible tattoos sketched out, the ankle is a great place to start. Take a pen and doodle a few designs and look at it every day until you found one that brings you total joy.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 20)
Calf: You embody all things creative, so starting off your tattoo collection with something big that takes up most of your calf is right in line with your lifestyle. We know you probably don’t have any yet because of your fearful nature, but trust us: The leg is one of the least painful spots to start.
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