Scorpio Tattoos are fierce and feisty: just like the people who wear them! Check out our list of the best Scorpio tattoos, as well as fun Scorpio facts! If you were born between October 23rd and November 21st, congratulations! You’re officially a Scorpio. The eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpios are ruled by the planets Mars and Pluto (err…former planet Pluto) and represented by (you guessed it!) the scorpion. The Scorpio can also be distinguished by the stinger glyph symbol which looks like the letter “m” with a sharp tipped arrow (aka scorpion’s stinger) tacked onto the end. While Scorpions aren’t the cutest creatures (I seriously hope to never, ever be in the presence of one – eek!), they are extremely powerful with enough poison in their tails to disable, or even kill, a much larger opponent (again, eek!). These tough scorpions are representative of passion, control and protection.
How handy it must be to not just have claws, but a tail to tote stuff around with as well (the balancing part is pure talent surely). I was drawn to this particular scorpion because of the scales [of justice] as they represent my lovely zodiac sign, the Libra! This is a super creative way to combine two signs that may hold importance to someone. Perhaps these are the signs of husband and wife, daughter and son, or maybe they just represent your two favorite actors. Hello Matt Damon (Libra) and Leonardo DiScorpio (err…DiCaprio)! What also strikes me about this piece are the eyes. Look again! So many eyes. Scorpions have two eyes on the top of the prosoma (fancy science word for head), and typically two to five additional pairs of eyes along the front corners of the prosoma.
Stand up, Scorpios
I just found myself writing, “who needs an ankle bracelet when you can have one tattooed on?,” only to realize that this woman is indeed wearing an anklet… Whoops! Either way, this stinger glyph tattoo is bold and a pretty ode to the zodiac sign of Scorpio. It also looks like this tattoo artist incorporated the Jesus fish on the right side of the “m.” A very cool way to combine your faith and zodiac in one design. I love the never-ending artistic interpretations of all symbols and designs in this world; it inspires creative thinking which is a healthy practice for everyone!
Scorpios, though misunderstood and overly passionate at times, are said to be natural-born leaders who love to manage (and have control) over situations. This tattoo, though small, is a big reminder of the sign of the zodiac so closely associated with sexuality and rebirth. Magnetic, strong-willed and charming, Scorpios are also very receptive and persuasive.
Dainty Zodiac Symbol
Oh my goodness gracious look at this little number (err…letter). The placement of this tattoo is so perfect and the line work is so fine, it is surely one of my favorite Scorpio tattoos on this list. Pinkies may be the smallest finger but this is a quaint reminder of a Scorpio’s fighting determination and strength, no matter the size. Too bad I’m a Libra or else I’d no longer be typing as I’d be too busy running off to get this pretty little piece tattooed on my hand.
Tattoos can be super pretty and great conversation starters, but do they hurt to get? Well, probably not as much as a scorpion sting…but if you’re a hesitant first-timer who wants more information on getting inked, click here. (If you’ve ever had blood taken, from a doctor, not a scorpion, which I presume is like basically everyone, getting a tattoo hurts less than that…but that’s just my two cents!)
Small Ankle Tattoo
I’m loving these tiny little stinger glyph symbol tattoos! I used to only associate big, scary scorpions with the sign of Scorpio tattoos, but these neat little symbols are cheering me up. Did you know the element associated with the Scorpio is water? I’m not sure if those two little circles over the “m’s” stinger are meant to represent liquid bubbles, but that’s what I thought of as it correlates to the water element. “Water people” are said to be more tuned into a deeper and subtler reality than other types around them. Water can be found in many different forms in nature and moves as freely as Scorpios do through life.
Huge Rib Tattoo
Jeez Louise! As if the huge scorpion wasn’t enough of an indicator, the word Scorpio is emblazoned along this person’s rib cage as a gentle reminder that yes, indeed, this tattoo is representative of a Scorpio. It’s a powerful piece and beautifully done…if you can associate the word “beautiful” with this lobster-like arachnid. Scorpios want people to pay attention and this tattoo is indicative of that trait. There’s no missing this piece among other scorpio tattoos!
I like that this tattoo seems to combine the Scorpio tattoos with the stinger glyph symbol in one fluid (hello water element!) design. It looks like the claws of a scorpion are sprouting from the top of the “m” as the tail flows down, curving upwards on this woman’s ankle. Bold and creative, this is a unique interpretation of the popular zodiac sign and I actually really like it. Not all scorpions are menacing, folks!
I really like this design! The stinger glyph symbol is bold, yet feminine with the added flower (which is dainty and gorgeous) and pink details. I also really love the undercurrent of stars, representative of the Milky Way of course, which streams along the tattoo.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
Who doesn’t love feathers!? Unless you’re allergic or something… This design is super pretty and a beautiful ode to the Scorpio’s zodiac sign. The small star detail on the stinger glyph symbol is a super creative way to tie in the constellation of Scorpius. Check out 35 other feather tattoos cool enough to make you fly, here.
A neat wrist design unlike other scorpio tattoos I’ve seen, this piece is bold and whimsical. I love the inventive curves of the stinger glyph symbol here. Are you getting tired of all of these Scorpio tattoos? Are you about to roar in my face like a lion? OK, calm down. Look at these 36 amazing Leo tattoos here. Even if you’re not a Leo, lions are super majestic and tough and awesome so you should still have a look.
Sign of Intrigue
Scorpios are intriguing folks, full of mystery and power. I like the placement of this tattoo because it could easily be hidden but as soon as she throws her hair up, bam! Stinger glyph tattoo! I love the idea of having a hidden tattoo, a secret gem that you always know is there but others may have no clue about. It’s with you for life like all of your experiences and values, but it’s up to you who you share it with.
A Scorpio born on Halloween! What a fitting date for this creepy looking little creature (I’m talking about scorpions, not the person, gosh!). This bold, all black ink piece stands out on the arm as scorpions stand out in the driest deserts of this Earth. I like that this person chose to have the word “Scorpio” included because those unfamiliar with the Zodiac signs may not have otherwise known what this tattoo was meant to stand for. However, it takes away a bit from the mysterious aura that Scorpios are so often associated with.
Scorpion Back Tattoo
Large Scorpio tattoos: This large scorpion is not to be missed as it crawls along this woman’s back under the words, “God’s never late.” I like the outlined design here and the detailed line work in general. This piece would be really overwhelming if it was colored entirely in black and I’m not sure I’d like it as much. I like being able to see the individual lines in tattoos, especially the curved ones seen here.
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Written in the Stars
Yes! How cool is this? A combination I haven’t seen in other scorpion tattoos, this piece combines the stinger glyph symbol and Scorpius constellation design. I love the location here too! A strong statement piece, this tattoo is sure to be admired by all. Cloudy night? That’s OK, everyone gather round and just admire the constellation on my leg! Imagine just having your entire body tattooed with constellations? I wonder if anyone’s ever done that…
Whimsical and fun, this blue scorpion looks like he jumped out of a coloring book. I love the surrounding stars and the personalized name banner included in this piece as well. Is it just me or does the tip of its tail look like the head of a goose?
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Simple yet sophisticated, any Scorpio should be proud to sport a tattoo like this one. Nervous about getting a tattoo in such a visible spot (think: job interviews, etc.)? Fear not and check out nine easy tips to cover up tattoos here.
(Side note: I hate the idea of people negatively judging others based on tattoos because I think each one is a work of art, unique and meaningful to each individual. But alas, sometimes we find ourselves in situations where tattoos may best be covered up. I try to avoid any such situation.)
Ring Finger Tattoo
Oh my gosh I love this little gem! One of my favorite Scorpio tattoos. Super cute and dainty, this tattoo is perfectly placed between this woman’s knuckles. I’d love to get a Libra tattoo in the same spot. Hold on, calling my tattoo artist friend.
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Stars for Freckles
Imagine if all freckles looked like stars! I’m half Irish and peppered with these natural polka dots, but I’m loving this look. I actually have a few groups of freckles that would look like certain constellations if they had a few more perfectly placed friends. And I’ve considered getting small “freckles” tattooed to complete the look (especially for a group on my forearm – I have some awesome freckles that could totally look like the big dipper but I’m missing two key spots!). But duh, why have I never thought to get actual little stars tattooed on to complete these freckle-constellations?! I’m seriously going to consider this now.
Covered in Flowers
Ah, pops of color – I’ve missed you! It seems like most of these zodiac-inspired tattoos have been all black ink, right? It’s nice to see a Scorpio tattoo with floral elements and splashes of color to make it stand out even more. I love the line work here too. Fun and flirty just like Scorpios!
Well this is certainly unlike other scorpio tattoos because a) it’s purple and b) it looks like a cartoon character. Fun and whimsical, this piece stands out bright and bold on this woman’s shoulder. I love the colors and the playful pink swirls peppered with stars in this design. What I really like that’s different here though is the scorpion’s eyes. They look realistic (in a cartoon-y way)! Rather than other scorpion tattoos I’ve seen with those beady, numerous eyes, this gal has pretty blue eyes and lovely red lips. The pink bow on the end of her tail adds a nice touch as well!
I like the tribal look of this particular scorpion ankle design. It’s a good size and the initials add a mysteriously personal touch to it. Who is J.J? Janet Jackson? Judy Jetson? Joe Jonas? We may never know!
This scorpion totally looks like its flexing. Ah, I’m so strong! Watch me run across the desert and inject poison into things! Scorpions are typically not found on the backs of necks, but are often found near mountains, hills and the outskirts where there has been little urbanization. So good news if you live in a city (just watch out for [pizza] rats and cockroaches)!
Beauty and the Beast
Clearly the scorpion is the beauty here and the flower is the beast. Kidding! Yes, this is a scorpion tattoo but can we just admire how absolutely beautiful that flower is for a moment? Rich in color and texture, it’s a beautiful addition to this overall piece. Scorpio tattoos allow for such creativity; the design possibilities are endless. The scorpion in this piece looks quite realistic while the swirling lines surrounding it look just a tad imperfect. But life is imperfect so I’m OK with it (plus the perfection of the flower totally and completely makes up for it).
A combination of dots and asterisks make up this lovely Scorpio zodiac tattoo placed on this woman’s shoulder. The brightest stars seem to be represented by the asterisks while the rest are dotted like freckles. Some people in Indonesia refer to this constellation as “Banyakangrem” (the brooded swan) and “Kalapa Doyong” (leaning coconut tree). I can totally see both of those interpretations as I look at the Scorpius constellation design again. Isn’t it amazing how people can look at the same set of stars and see such different things? It’s like finding shapes in the clouds. (Speaking of which, check out 35 of the most original cloud tattoos here!) We draw on our own unique experiences to interpret what we’re seeing and associate meanings and values to everything. Jeez, who knew looking at tattoos could stir such deep thinking? I feel like a Scorpio or something…
Wrapped in a Bow
Sometimes considered a dark, defensive sign, the Scorpio has often been used to symbolize liars, backstabbers, traitors, thieves, among other dubious folk. In medieval times scorpions were bearers of evil, death, and even used as a token for Judas in Christian symbolism because of the deadly treachery implicit in their sting. But…look at this tattoo! Nothing menacing about it, right? I mean, it has a bow on it! Put a bow on anything and it instantly becomes precious and cute. That’s why Bill Nye wears them all the time.
Small Scorpion Foot Tattoo
Is it just me or does the vein in this person’s foot actually look like the constellation, Scorpius? A little, right? No? Well, fun fact: Scorpions don’t have veins (or bones). Rather, they have an exoskeleton that is made of minerals. Loving this teeny tattoo but not into having a scorpion crawl towards your toes? Check out 88 other small tattoos here.
Lord knows I love a finger tattoo. Look at this precious little constellation just lighting up this woman’s hand! The bright stars seem to form the pattern of a longshoremen’s hook. According to legend, a Scorpion’s stinger is what killed Orion the Mighty Hunter. So when the Gods gave the Scorpion and Orion their places in the skies above , they made sure to place the archenemies at opposite ends. You’ll never see these two constellations in the same sky together. Orion only rises in the east after Scorpius sets in the southwest, and vice versa. And here I thought feuding stars were only found in Hollywood… Scorpio tattoos…
Stars of Scorpio Tattoos
I love this simple star studded tattoo designed after the constellation, Scorpius (Latin for Scorpion)! This piece is a simpler interpretation of the zodiac sign than the small finger tattoo above. One of my favorite things to do is to gaze up at the stars; I could literally stare at those little blinking lights of fire for hours and hours on end. Scorpius is a large constellation located in the Southern Hemisphere near the center of the good ol’ Milky Way.
A Scorpion’s Lance
A bit medieval looking, this tattoo emanates the strength and power of Scorpios. I like the bits of color here and the addition of the spade on the top. The name “spade” actually comes from the Italian word, “spada,” which means “sword.” In English, as in French, the Spade suit represents weapons. The spade also symbolizes wisdom and acceptance.
Not a Lobster
But it sure looks like one right? This cartoon-like scorpion is one of my favorites because, well, it’s not realistic looking. And let’s face it. Real scorpions are menacing as heck. This little guy looks rather innocent with it’s big purple eyes and lobster-like coloring. Plus, he’s clutching a glowing heart! The line work is beautiful, especially with the font for the date here which adds a more meaningful aspect to this particular piece. Thinking of getting a tattoo to represent someone special or a momentous event in your life? Read the do’s and don’ts of getting meaningful tattoos right here before you get inked.
Ah! Look at this mystical, magical and impressive Scorpio goddess! This wins the ‘most unique’ category for Scorpio tattoos in my book. It’s super fun, whimsical and the use of color is perfect as it doesn’t overwhelm the piece. I love how she’s holding a little orb with that rich red scorpion stinger glyph in the center. I also love that this goddess has a tattoo on her shoulder – it’s like tattoo inception!
Though you saw some above, it’s not super often you see a scorpion paired with a flower as they are most often find in arid, desert climates. I like the contrast here with the pop of bright blue in the beautifully designed flower that seems to be connected with the scorpion itself. Love the flower, but still skeptical about scorpions? Check out 88 of the best flower tattoos right here.
Scorpion Stinger Glyph
Here we have a cool combination of both the scorpion and stinger glyph symbol. I like how both come together to form what looks like a heart. A symbol of love, strength and determination, this tattoo is a neat representation of the Scorpio. I like the touch of color here too! Purple is a beautiful and royal color, perfectly used in this piece.
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