Sagittarius tattoo designs are symbolized by the archer who is also a centaur. Half man and half horse, the Sagittarius archer depicts some of the Sagittarius's greatest desires.
The man represents the desire a Sagittarius has to achieve a larger purpose in the world and to improve the lives of those around him or her, while the horse tattoo design reflects the Sagittarius's animal spirit and high sense of adventure.
The bow and arrow design the man holds is a symbol of the Sagittarius need for direction in life, as it is easy for the Sagittarius to get lost in trying new things.
Individuals born between November 22nd and December 21st possess the qualities of the zodiac sun sign Sagittarius. People born under Sagittarius are often some of the most enthusiastic and adventurous people around.
The Sagittarius is quick with a compliment, though he or she is always very honest, which can sometimes lead to a frank comment that the recipient misunderstands.
However, the Sagittarius is one of the most genuine and compassionate individuals in the zodiac and is unlikely to have meant harm or distress. The Sagittarius is friendly, personable, and extremely generous.
A Sagittarius loves to try new things and to meet new people in any activity. However, the adventurous nature of the Sagittarius can make it difficult for him or her to maintain lasting romantic relationships.
Many Sagittarius individuals are independent by nature and can quickly grow restless. They love to travel and to be constantly moving, experiencing a new country, trying a new activity, or getting to interact with someone they've never met.
Though this can make it difficult for the Sagittarius to be in a relationship with a demanding or needy partner, they are able to adjust well to others who appreciate independence and being on the go. As an extremely generous individual, the Sagittarius enjoys opportunities to take care of others and to teach others.
The Sagittarius zodiac design can also be depicted in the body art symbol of a bow and arrow that is similarly representative of the archer. In most tattoo depictions of this arrow, the point is directed toward the right with the bow crossing it near the bottom at a 90 degree angle.
This tattoo design representation seeks to symbolize the Sagittarius's quest for a direction in life and to help the Sagittarius focus. It also acts as a shorthand version of the archer in order to symbolize man and animal.