People who believe in astrology and belong to the zodiac sign of Libra, sometimes use this as a motif for a tattoo. The sign Libra is depicted by scales without any living being as part of it. Sometimes a hand may be shown as holding the scales. A pair of scales that part of our everyday mundane life have a lot of symbolism as they also hold the sense of balance or even justice.
In fact the Lady Justice is shown with a pair of scales in her hand while her eyes are blindfolded. This is to signify that she imparts justice only based on the facts presented to her without letting even what she sees affect her. It is believed that people born under the sun sign of Libra are always trying to see both sides of any issue. They believe that everything in world should be symmetrical, everything should have a fair chance and that kindness balances the scale.
In the world of tattoos people who use the scales as part of their inspiration for design tend to weigh in all these factors.
Decorative Scales: The pair of scales though simple by itself can be made into an outstanding design with the use of proper ornamentation and with the use of shadows and light.
Pair of Scales placed on a Rock: This has a nice and balanced look when the rock which is the background for the scales has also something written on it and also provides a relief for the lighter looking scale.
The tribal version of the scale design: Done in darker hues with some red added in makes the scale tattoo design stand out. Plus the Goth version of the scales adds a certain aura to it.
The good and bad on each side of the scale: Since the sign of Libra is big on balance of things and weighing both sides of any situation, the depiction of the angel on one side and the devil on the other makes a lot of sense. Plus this is what balance is all about.
Celestial beings measured on the Scales: When good wishes and blessings are given out to people in the world they are measured out. What better way to depict this than by weighing up fairies on a scale? Plus add an element of fire to this and you have a stunning visual.
Scales that have a patriotic theme: This is a rather interesting way of depicting things where patriotic objects are placed on the scales. It represents both the conflict and harmony of these objects in our life. It depicts a sense of duty towards the nation as well as duty towards oneself.
Whether you believe in Zodiac signs and specifically the Air Sign of Libra which is supposed to be ruled by the Goddess of Love and beauty – Venus, you have to agree that these things do have an effect on your life. The fact is that we need a sense of balance in our lives where we have to make important decisions by weighing the pros and cons of any situation.
Balance and harmony are important things that make the world function in a rational and logical manner. This is what the scales are all about. From this point of view, a tattoo having a pair of scales in it makes a lot of sense and holds a lot of symbolism. What is more balance is what brings beauty into our lives and this is what the sign of Libra is about. What else could anybody getting a tattoo ask for?