Scorpions are small desert creatures with pincers and a venomous sting. Perhaps people choose the scorpion tattoo to show that underneath their gentle looks, a hidden reserve of strength is ready to jump forth.
People choose a scorpion tattoo for a variety of reasons. Some go for a scorpion portrait because their zodiac sign is Scorpio. Others go for the tattoo because they admire the arachnid, a fierce hunter and tough survivor. The purpose of a tattoo is to look good and say something about the wearer’s personality. Full color tattoos are vivid and full of detail while a single color (black) tattoo is tougher looking. The choice depends on what you want. The best tattoo artists can create the illusion that the scorpion is crawling out of the bellybutton or any area of skin. Your imagination is your only limitation!
As all tattoos say something about your personality, a scorpion drawn on your skin tells people that you mean business. A scorpion portrait placed on an arm, shows strength. Men often place a scorpion on an arm or leg to showcase their toughness. Large tattoos, proudly on display covering an entire muscle, are often associated with a sense of machismo. Although the scorpion tattoos look dangerous, they can indicate a softer side. Girls often chose a delicate tattoo on the ankle or stomach to indicate a strong persona that may be hidden.
Since scorpions live in the harshest deserts, the scorpion has the strength of survival. Perhaps the reason people choose the scorpion is to show their tenacity through difficult times. The scorpion is a representative of toughness and strength, and its deadliness proves that size isn’t everything.