As a Leo, you bring qualities of leadership: a willingness to lead from the front; a generosity of spirit, which impels you to want to help others develop. You delight in seeing others grow under your influence. Because you do not know how to hold back, you want to bring others out of their shells or to help them overcome the fears of pushing themselves forward. But your warm-hearted and caring nature stops you from doing this in a mean-spirited way. Your enthusiasm carries others along with it, which helps to give them more boldness than they would normally display. They recognize this strength in you and look to you to bolster them.
Leo Tattoo Designs
The symbol for Leo in the Zodiac is the Lion and is ruled by the Sun. Like the Sun, you are full of life and energy. This is often depicted in tattoos by including a sun with a lion's head or with the Zodiac sign itself. Almost anything goes with Leo tattoos because of the range of characteristics associated with this sign. Whilst the Lions head is popular, as is the full body on larger areas, hearts and flowers can be included because of the big-hearted and loving nature of Leos. They are strong and energetic but they do have a soft side. They are extremely loyal, supportive friends.
Leo Celtic Tattoo Ideas
There are distinctive designs using the Celtic knotwork. Animal images have long been a part of this artwork but the tattoos do not have to have the animal itself but can incorporate the Zodiac sign. The interesting part about these designs is the image is not always apparent. Sometimes people have to look closely to make out what they are. This creates an air of mystery and provides a good talking point. Your Leo Celtic tattoo can be artistic and interesting.
Leo Tribal Ideas
Leo is the most dominant and extroverted of the zodiac signs. This strength and boldness can be brought out very well with Tribal designs. If Leos have a weakness it is the tendency to be over-bearing and pushy. Sometimes their enthusiasm is a little too much for others. A minimalist tribal tattoo could play this down without losing any of its strength. On the other hand, because of your outgoing and expansive nature, you can get away with a bold statement. Leo Tribal back tattoos do this very well.
A Leo has so many sides that a great variety of tattoo ideas have been developed to depict them. This means there is plenty of opportunity for you to find the design that expresses the side you want to highlight. This could be your strong, dominant side; your expansive, broad-minded side or your warm-hearted, loving side.
William Burnell has a longstanding interest in the art, designs and history of tattoos. He enjoys sharing this interest with others and in helping them in their quest for their unique symbol of self-expression.