75 Graceful Virgo Tattoo Ideas – Show Your Admirable Character Traits

If your birthday falls between the 22nd of August and the 23rd of September, your Zodiac sign is Virgo. Virgo is not only the sixth astrological Zodiac sign, it is also the second-largest constellation.

The symbol is derived from Greek mythology although there are a number of different origin stories for the Zodiac constellation all of which hint at a close relationship to Libra, the next Zodiac sign in the series.

Virgo is represented by an m-shaped symbol with a loop on the third leg. Many people (both Virgos and non-Virgos) have taken to Virgo tattoos simply for the strong symbolism associated with the Zodiac sign.

Its simplistic design allows it to be incorporated and joined with a good number of other tattoos while retaining its original meaning or creating a much deeper one.


Origins of the Virgo Zodiac Sign

It is said that the Virgo symbol is based on the goddess of innocence and purity, Astraea. This has been accepted as the leading theory due to the fact that the symbol of the virgin represents purity and feminism.

Furthermore, the strong bond of the Zodiac symbol with the earth is attributed to the fact that Astraea was the last immortal to leave the earth according to Greek mythology.

The second theory to the origin of the Virgo constellation loosely suggests that the goddess of the harvest, Ceres, is what the symbol is based on. This is because of the appearance of the constellation during the spring and its disappearance in the winter.

Both origin theories contribute a lot to the character traits and the symbolic meanings of Virgo tattoos and explain the close association with the Libra Zodiac Sign.

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Virgo Personality Traits

Virgos possess some of the most endearing character traits. They are known to be very observant and analytical with a tendency to work hard using the most practical methods possible.

However, they are kind souls that are often concerned with the physical and mental well-being of others. People of this sign are also known problem-solvers who keep an open mind and give the best advice.

Virgos are painfully shy and have a natural aversion towards attention, but this does not cause them to withdraw within themselves.

Their analytical traits lead them to possess a penchant for academic subjects such as mathematics, sciences, arts and literature with all their work showing great attention to detail. Unlike most carefree souls, you will find that Virgos rarely leave anything to chance.

A great number of tattoos based on the Virgo symbol often portray one or two of the listed character traits. Some feature geometrical precision to symbolize their analytical traits, others include poetry, flowery and starry detail or even other Zodiac signs.

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Variations of Virgo Tattoos

Being one of the most varied tattoo designs, it is rare to find two similar Virgo symbols as each and every tattoo packs as much personality and character as possible.

As such, this has led to the spawning of endless versions of the Zodiac symbol which largely differ in size, complexity, color and style.

Common Virgo tattoo combinations include the addition of flames, flowers, stars or personalized information such as names, dates, and phrases. The most audacious designs tend to feature other tattoos as can be seen in the examples below:


These brilliant pieces of art feature the same tribal theme surrounding the symbol of the virgin in a unique way. The first image shows a small but intricately done variation of the tattoo design with a bold tribal aspect incorporated in it.

The same level of intricacy can be seen on a much larger scale in the tattoo with eloquent curves, exquisite shading and the sheer size of the tattoo making it one of the most prominent versions of the symbol.


A design that looks to bring out the artistic side of the Zodiac symbol is this realistic 3D representation of the Virgo symbol . The tattoo maintains the simplicity of a plain Virgo symbol but makes it unforgettable using great attention to detail that gives it a tangible 3D appearance.

Written Virgo

For explicit clarity, some Virgo designs use the word “Virgo” rather than the symbol to express the Zodiac sign. As in this case,  the word is clearly spelt out in boldface with an intricate pattern along some of the letters for a more beautiful appearance.

Mixed Zodiac Symbols

Virgo combined with other signs are the most commonly paired symbols as seen in this  and this  example. The fact that cusp-born babies share traits from both horoscopes makes them the most functional Zodiac sign combination.

However, Virgo can also go well with other symbols as seen in this example where it features another symbol as well. Both carry different traits but have been combined well to form a unique combination of the two astrological symbols.

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Best Designs for Different Body Parts

Foot, ankle, lower back, neck and shoulder 

For the conservative, there is a selection of small scale versions of the Virgo tattoo that are subtle and bold in equal measure. These designs are made to look great in small scale and expressive boldness.

This tattoo with the Virgo symbol embedded within  is a great example of something that is both practical and small enough to be hidden by clothing. In most cases, a simple Virgo symbol as in this example  suffices due to its expressive boldness but miniature scale.

Inside wrist, forearm, shoulder blade and ankle

Virgo scripts are clever variations as they use the words instead of the symbol. The elegant curving of the script letters and the optional addition of curling vines as an example can serve as a nicely hidden personal totem with elaborate detailing.


Other than the colorful abstract version large tattoo of a Virgo mentioned above, this simple abstract version is also great.  This variation of the design that really sets one apart from the crowd.

Virgo tattoos each carry a personality of its own. Their main appeal lies in their highly customizable nature and, of course, the admirable character traits associated with the Zodiac symbol.

Whether flamboyant, subtle, expressive, creative or simple, there is a Virgo tattoo design suitable for everyone.

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