Capricorn is the astrological sign of those born between December 23 – January 20. In this post, we’ll share 30 different Capricorn tattoos! The Capricorn is represented by a symbol that is based on the ancient Sumerian god of wisdom and waters, Enki.
Enki is believed to have the head and torso of a mountain goat and a tail of a fish for its lower body. Being half a goat, a Capricorn is ambitious and intelligent. On the other hand, being a fish as the other half, a Capricorn can be passionate and spiritual.
In general Capricorns are responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful and loyal. On the other hand because a Capricorn considers himself or herself responsible, he or she might end up being quite the dictator. Other weaknesses that a Capricorn can manifest include inhibition and being conceited.
However, there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of as a Capricorn. People born under this sign are naturally independent because they know their strengths very well. And because they are loyal, they can be very good friends. And with their leadership skills, Capricorns thrive as business people.
One of the best ways for people born under this sign to show that they are proud to have the traits of a Capricorn is to have one or two Capricorn Tattoos. Not only are Capricorn tattoos meaningful, they are also beautiful and mysterious. If you want a Capricorn tattoo, scroll down for ideas and find the design that best suits you.
1. Side View of a Capricorn
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This Capricorn tattoo rests on the left shoulder blade. The side view of the goat’s head was beautifully drawn in black ink. Each shading is precise, giving the tattoo a 3-D look even without the presence of other colors. Moving on to the tail, the artist has given the coiled tail a softer feathery look instead of hard, rough scales. The shading on the tail gives it fluidity, not stiffness, up to the fins that point skywards.
2. Stars and the Sign of Capricorn
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This tattoo was done right above the woman’s ankle. The colorful stars make this tattoo look exciting and interesting. Stars are popular elements that blend well with the Capricorn symbol because it reminds us that there is a constellation that resembles that astrological sign. In this case, the bearer of the tattoo chooses the symbol for Capricorn instead of the goat with the tail of a fish. Capricorn Tattoos like this one are perfect for fun-loving women who are into the preppy-look but daring enough to have a tattoo.
3. Cute and Discreet
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A tattoo does not have to be bold and colorful to be considered perfect. This small tattoo on the ankle is as interesting as the big Capricorn tattoos in this article. Here the bearer has chosen the symbol or the glyph for the sea-goat. You can easily spot which segment represents the sea-goat’s head and the segment that implies the curved tail. This tattoo is undoubtedly the Capricorn even at first glance.
4. Enormous Sea Goat
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This tattoo is more elaborate than the first one with a hint of reddish brown from the head to the torso. The head and body of the goat has very good details. Its coat looks so real and so soft that you can almost touch it. The tail on the other hand looks like a dragon’s tail with big scales and well drawn fins. The shading is also superb. Since the tattoo was done on the arm the sea goat moves along with the movements of the arm. Capricorn tattoos like this one are beautiful even with limited colors.
5. Constellation of Capricornus
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The “Capricornus” meaning “goat horn” in Latin that represents the sea horse has a constellation that can be found in the Southern hemisphere. It is considered to be the 40th largest constellation that is in a triangle formation created by three bright stars. It is said to be viewed best in September at 9 PM but it can also be found in your arm as a tattoo. The constellation of “Capricornus” is a fresh take on Capricorn tattoos. On the person’s shoulder you can see the the three bright stars, alpha-2 Capricorni, beta Capricorni and omega Capricorni, forming a triangle just like they do in the skies above us.
6. Cheetah Print
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Here is a wonderful fusion of a cheetah print and the sign of the Capricorn. The cheetah print is distributed all through out this big sign, from the head to the tail. What makes this appealing is that the animal print gives this tattoo a tribal feel and tribal tattoos are awesome for their uniqueness.
7. Uniqueness in Simplicity
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This tattoo of the beautiful sea-goat was done on the inner arm. The design is simple but it is unmistakably a Capricorn. The soft shading and the the curvy lines give this tattoo a subtle and dreamy appeal. The head and the horns look soft, not stiff. There is a hint of indigo and purple in the goat’s body. The tail is curved and fluffy. The lower fin has no lines but the shading is nicely done to give the tattoo some depth. Capricorn tattoos like this one can also be done in different colors and are suitable for women.
8. A Capricorn by Heart
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The sign of the Capricorn was neatly done on the male’s left chest. The swirly end that connotes perfectly compliments the pointy part that represents the goat’s head. There are no other colors, just plain black. But the lines and the strokes are clean and well defined. This type of Capricorn tattoo can be done in any size and any part of the body. This one, on the males chest, is just right.
9. Especially Dedicated
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This Capricorn tattoo sits just below the left should of the woman. It may appear like a number “6” at first glance but it is actually the sign of the Capricorn that is in red and black outlines. What makes this tattoo special is that it appears to be dedicated to a special someone. Notice the pink ribbon that goes in waves across the tattoo. It has a name on it. If there is someone special in your life, this tattoo is a good idea. Not only does the tattoo make you look beautiful, it will also make your significant other feel special.
10. Skeletons in the Closet
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This is a morbid but totally badass rendition of the Capricorn. Even if its is just a skeleton, no fancy fins or tails, it is still unmistakably a sea-goat. Its curled and thick horns are the prominent features of this tattoo while its bony, spiny tail extends to the man’s left shoulder. This Capricorn tattoo has some seriously intimidating attitude that is actually awesome.
11. Celestial Beauty
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This tattoo projects the Capricorn as if it is a mermaid. A woman’s body replaces the goat. But horns that extend from her head, providing contrast to her wavy green hair, and her tail are the things that make this tattoo still relate to a Capricorn. She has green crystal eyes that seem to follow you at any angle. The mermaid herself has a Capricorn on her right arm. Her tail does not look scaly but the shading makes it appear smooth and slippery. Behind her is an elegantly designed oval frame, which can also be taken as a mirror that reflects the cosmic colors behind the mermaid.
12. No Tails
Only the head of the sea-goat is seen on the left thigh of the person. Unlike other Capricorn tattoos, this one has short horns that point straight upward. Furthermore, the horns are twisted outward. This Capricorn tattoo is also more symbolic in nature because of the stars and the moon placed on its head. There is also what seems to be a body of water under the moon and the stars. This tattoo is nice because it can easily be augmented with other designs someday. If the person chooses to, he can also have the entire body done underneath that goat’s head because there is a lot of space.
13. Cute Unicorn on the Back
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The way this Capricorn sign was done is similar to tattoo #8. The strokes, the curves and the pointy parts are similar. But it is way smaller in size and this time it is located in the left back of the woman below her left shoulder. Because it is small it can be easily hidden if needed. On the other hand, it is beautiful enough that the woman can be proud to show it off. If you have this kind of Capricorn tattoo you will surely have a reason to wear spaghetti straps and wear your hair high up on your head.
14. Fantasy Capricorn
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What happened to the rest of this beauty? You might ask at first. But a closer look makes you realize that its small tail is curled below its body. The upper body of this Capricorn tattoo is has a fluffy hair why the tail is, of course, scalyThe style is surrealistic. It looks like a dream where even things that are out of proportion are magical and beautiful. The goat is female, characterized by the long eyelashes on its eyes. The horns are slightly twisted and curved backwards.
15. Stellar Plots
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The Capricorn is plotted in its constellation form on the back of the woman. Instead of the usual tailed goat, the woman chose the constallation. Furthermore, the three bright stars, alpha-2 Capricorni, beta Capricorni and omega Capricorni, that form constellation of Capricorns, were traced to form a triangle together with the smaller stars just like the way the appear in the sky
16. Artistic Splatter
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This is an interesting way to create Capricorn tattoos. Instead of the usual solid and definitive strokes that shape the sea-goat, the symbol or the constellation, this one looks like paint splattered into the shape of a goat. The background, too, is like a splash of color. the horn in the front looks like a brush had boldly swept an arc, heavily from the splash of ink that formed the goat’s head then fading to the other side. The same is true with the other horn, but smaller. The rest are like beautiful swirls and sweeps. This one displays the artist’s great ingenuity.
17. Tribal Capricorn
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Bold and distinct patters with a tribal theme make this tattoo unique. Geometric shapes of different sizes have been carefully arranged to form the sea-goat’s profile. The horns are made with overlapping diamond shapes. This Capricorn tattoo doesn’t look finished yet but one it is done it will be uniquely beautiful.
18. Dainty Capricorn Tattoo
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This is a cartoonish and whimsical rendition of the Capricorn. It has no scales or fluffy hairs but its selling points are the big doll-like eyes and the gigantic head that makes up at least fifty percent of its body. Its tail is curved upwards in front and the tail spreads like a fan. Moving back to the eyes, the white circles and the shading make the eyes seem to sparkle. The tattoo was done in green as the main color and brown and pink serve as accents. This tattoo is perfect for a woman or anybody who has the guts to wear it.
19. The Capricorn Behind
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This is Capricorn tattoo on the woman’s right shoulder blade looks very feminine with the pink, purple and orange colors. The head of the unicorn features a big, animated eye. The features of this tattoo, in general, look soft and subtle. The horns are twisted with a slight bend as it points skyward with the goat’s head bowed down. While the Capricorns upper body is fluffy, the tail is long, slender and curled. These types of Capricorn Tattoos can also be done in other color schemes of combination.
20. Like Stained Glass
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This Capricorn tattoo looks like stained glass. There are only 5 colors but the contrast makes each of the Capricorn’s design elements stand out. What is striking here is the spiky horns that are curved downwards. The head is also bowed down the goat’s hair has yellow colors and it is a great contrast to the violet background. The tail on the other hand is scaly and goes round once. The fin is fanned into three parts. The diamond shapes make the design look enchanted or sparkling.
21. Cracked Arm
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This Capricorn tattoo is also an optical illusion tattoo. It looks like the sign itself it cracking though the flesh. On the other hand, it also looks like a dull knife had been used to harshly carve the sign of the Capricorn on the skin thus the redness and the ripping around it. It must have been awfully painful!
22. Morbidly Wonderful
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This Capricorn Tattoo on the person’s right arm is an amazing work of art. It is a combination of various elements. The horns are short and curved back towards the head. The goat’s head is a skeleton. It is eerie but it totally awesome. Then from the neck down to the Capricorn’s torso, it is covered with fluffy looking hairs, except for the goat’s two front legs that are bare and muscular. The tail has a wonderful contrast of dark and light that forms the scales that overlap from the waist down to the finely drawn fins.
23. Artistic Doodle
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This Capricorn tattoo reflects traditional Indonesian art. Its horns are also interesting. Formed by a genius combination of straight and curved lines, the horns are long and arched back towards the animal’s back. The insides of the sea-goat especially at the tail look like mere doodles, circles and irregular round shapes, but the picture as a whole is unmistakably a Capricorn. It is interesting how the combination for simple lines, and shapes form this piece.
24. A Long Capricorn
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Capricorn tattoos of this type present to be round tattoo from afar. At closer look though, its finer details are revealed. Again it is a combination of simple lines, shapes and shade. No other colors were used for this tattoo so the artist had to keep the lines and shading as clean as possible. The tail is longer than the torso but coiled with big scale-like details.
25. “Nape” in the bud
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The nape is also a good location for Capricorn tattoos. At first glance this piece looks like a number “6”. But if you look closely, you will see the head at the top and what forms the number “6” is actually the Capricorns body and tail. This kind of tattoo can either be as small as the thumb or a big bigger than this one. And one day, more details can be added around it, if the bearer chooses to.
26. Raging Capricorn
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This Capricorn looks pissed and ready to fight back. It looks like it has inched backward, preparing itself to lounge forward to give its foe one nasty blow. But let us set the violence aside for a while. This Capricorn tattoo is outrageously good. It is not strictly a goat on the upper half or strictly a fish on the lower half. This tattoo shows the goat having dorsal and pectoral fins. The horns are bent backwards very close to the body. The goats has ire on its face. The direction of the long flowing hairs look like the animal is in motion. On the other hand, the tail looks very interesting with ridges in front similar to what you see on the belly of a snake. The back of the tail has spots that make it look like its a reptile’s skin rather than a fish that is scaly. The tail ends with a fin that spread out and detailed with lines and shading.
27. Got Your Back on This One
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It takes a really good artist to make Capricorn tattoos like this one. It have no other color, just black. The shading is superb which renders the goat muscular and strong looking. Fine clean likes create the arched horn of the Capricorn’s head. The fins and the horns were made in light lines because the artist want’s to draw attention to the animal’s body that, as mentioned earlier, looks muscular and strong. A Capricorn tattoo of this scale trully does not need colors.
28. Nice and Flirty
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Exposing the wrist is a sign of flirting, when decoding a female’s body language. A limp wrist is believed by Psychology as a sign of a woman’s submission towards the her object of attraction. This is why this Capricorn tattoo looks so sexy. It draws attention to the wrist as the woman’s tries to expose it. Seeing this make all the signs so obvious.
29. Small and Alluring
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The shows that subtle signs can be more tempting than the boisterous cues. This line art of a Capricorn is facing the woman’s wrists, which is the body part that expresses vulnerability when a woman is being flirty. The tattoo is leading the eye to where it should be. The wrists. But setting that aside, this tattoo is neat and simple and that’s what makes it beautiful. It can also be done in other parts of the body like the nape or lower back and those places are just as sexy as the wrists.
30. Strong and Vibrant
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Capricorn Tattoos of this kind mean serious art business. The artist takes the Capricorn seriously. From the tip of the horn to the end of the tail it is nothing but perfection. The horns are ridged just as it would be in reality. Unlike other Capricorns who have horns that curve or curl in one direction, this one is curved like an “S.” The head is very similar to a real-life goat. but the eye looks human and that is why it looks expressive. the hairs, the structure of the body, the legs and hooves looks similar to how the animal would be in real life. Then the tail. It looks like it is from a long fish. The scales are not fancy but they make the animal look like it did come from the seas. The shading too make it look realistic and the fin at the end of the tail is like a mermaid or a merman’s fin.
30 Capricorn tattoo designs, which one is the best? Which one would you like to have?