NGL, I’m lowkey jealous of Libras. They have all the qualities I wish I had: undeniably impeccable taste, delightful social skills that I get only after two glasses of wine, and the ability to generally surround themselves with good vibes. If you’re a Libra (which, let’s assume you are), I’m a firm believer that one of the best ways to rep your very chill sign is by getting a Libra tattoo. I know, I know—Libras aren’t known for their decision-making skills (hi, Halsey and her 41 different tattoos), so choosing one tattoo for life is, like, a lot.
But lucky for you, I scoured all of Instagram to find 40 of the prettiest tattoos for you to choose from—including everything from a tiny Libra constellation to a cool, white ink tattoo—just to make it a little easier for you. Keep scrolling to find the tattoo that matches your perfectly curated aesthetic.
This Black and White Ink Libra Tattoo
White-ink tattoos are having a major moment rn, and clearly it’s because they’re straight up gorgeous. And if there’s one thing Libras love, it’s all the beautiful things. But before you rush to the nearest tattoo shop to get this Libra tattoo, read up on what you need to know before getting your tattoo (like staying out of the sun and pinching yourself to test your pain tolerance).
This Libra Sign Tattoo
Layered tattoos are a great way to add a unique edge to your tattoo. This Libra sign tattoo on top of the sprig of leaves is a great example. Plus, the fine lines in this tattoo keep it really simple.
This Minimalist Libra Tattoo
If you’re struggling with indecision or just nervous about getting a tattoo, this minimalist Libra tattoo is a good choice. It’s small and simple with no elaborate designs, and could easily be a hidden tattoo (think: on the underarm, upper thigh, hip, etc).
This Red Heart Tattoo for a Libra
Libras, as someone who loves to socialize and connect with people, you don’t hold back on your feelings or keep yourself closed off. This unique red ink heart tattoo is so pretty, and you would literally be wearing your heart on your sleeve.
This Floral Libra Tattoo
There are truly endless ways to get the Libra symbol tattooed. It can be as small or as big as you want, and coupled with literally any other cute design you like. Exhibit A: This adorable floral Libra tattoo. I mean, when in doubt, add flowers, you know?
This Baby’s Breath Tattoo for a Libra
Libras tend to have a sensitive side to them, which is what allows them to be incredibly compassionate people. Lean into that quality with this super sweet baby’s breath Libra tattoo. Don’t be afraid to make it your own and talk to your tattoo artist about the color, placement, and size you want. BTW, this would be a sweet hip tattoo, IMHO.
This Full Back Libra Tattoo Idea
Libras love symmetry and balance (I mean, the “scales” are the Libra’s symbol after all). A pretty and symmetrical back tattoo like this Libra tattoo is a great way to express that. When you get a big tattoo like this, knowing how to care for it afterwards is hugely important. Spoiler: Keep it dry for the first few days and only use fragrance-free products.
This Butterfly Tattoo for a Libra
Another great way to lean into your love for symmetry? A butterfly tattoo. Butterfly tattoos can be designed in so many different ways (so talk it through extensively with your artist ahead of time). Plus, Libras are naturally social butterflies, so it’s kiiinda perfect.
This BFF Tattoo Idea for a Libra
Remember when you and your bestie made friendship bracelets like 10 years ago and promised to wear them forever? Best friend tattoos are basically the adult version of that, but you’ll actually want to wear it forever, and it won’t end up forgotten in the back of your jewelry box until the end of time. Enter: This very cute best friend Libra tattoo. The wings are so sweet without being extra, and will always remind you of your BFF.
This Libra Symbol Tattoo
If you’re really into your astrology (like, you get your birth chart read on the reg and don’t make any decisions without consulting your horoscope), this one is perfect for you. Instead of just getting the Libra tattoo, you can get your sun, rising, and moon signs side-by-side like the Gemini tattoo and Scorpio tattoo here. Cute, right?
This Moon Tattoo for a Libra
A moon tattoo might be one of the best Libra tattoo ideas. Libras value harmony and peace, and what’s more peaceful than looking at the moon? And DW, if this moon doesn’t vibe with you, we have literally dozens of other moon tattoo ideas for you.
This Pretty Chest Tattoo for a Libra
The best thing about chest tattoos is that you have plenty of room to create big and bold designs, like this upside down flower tattoo. And you can keep this Libra tattoo hidden and personal if you want to. Hot tip: When you get any tattoo, but especially a big tattoo, you want to follow the tattoo after-care steps closely, and use a tattoo-safe lotion to moisturize as soon as the bandage comes off.
This Orange Ink Tattoo
My favorite trend in tattoos right now is colored ink tattoos. This Libra tattoo is the perfect example, and the design is perfect for a Libra’s love of symmetry and flowers. And if you’re looking for even more color, a watercolor tattoo might be even better for you.
This Hourglass Libra Tattoo
Libras, sometimes you get stereotyped as flaky and indecisive. It might not be fair, but you tend to need more time to make decisions that seem to come naturally to others—but that just means you’re thoughtful and thorough. This hourglass Libra tattoo is a great representation of that side of you. And the best thing about fine line tattoos? It will heal faster and you won’t see too much peeling.
This Libra Scales Tattoo
The scales are the Libra sign, because seeking balance and equilibrium in your life is basically your whole thing. This Libra tattoo will remind you of that whenever you feel out of balance. Lilies not for you? Swap them out with your favorite flower, or skip it altogether.
This Sweet Floral Butterfly Tattoo
Libras, you are so much more than a social butterfly, and this half-butterfly libra tattoo represents that. You love to make connections and develop strong relationships. A quick aftercare tip: Make sure you swap out your heavily scented cleansers for a fragrance-free cleanser to prevent irritation while your tattoo heals (some of my favs? CeraVe Foaming Cleanser Bar or Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser.
This Head vs Heart Libra Tattoo
This one is a much more intricate tattoo, and it’s kind of a spot-on representation of Libras. Wherever a Libra is going, they’re always leading with their heart. Heads up: Because this one has so much detail, it’ll be a challenge to keep it hidden away (read: not a good behind-the-ear tattoo). Besides, it’s just really cool to show off.
This Linear Tattoo Idea for a Libra
If you like a more abstract, artsy tattoo, might I suggest this very pretty linear Libra tattoo? It plays into Libra’s excellent taste and love for all the pretty things. This is a detailed one, so when you’re looking for the right tattoo artist, scroll through their Instagram to check out their previous work and see if it matches the ~vibe~ (and skill level) you want.
A Dog Tattoo for a Libra
The only other creature as loyal as a Libra is their pup. Tattoos of names and faces are notoriously risky (no shade to Travis and Kourtney), but I’d take a tattoo of my dog (or, like, anyone’s dog? I’m not picky) any day. You really can’t help but smile every time you look at it, and that’s the kind of energy I want for your Libra tattoo.
This Stick and Poke Libra Tattoo
Ok, before we go any further: pls don’t DIY your stick-and-poke tattoo. It might look easy, but based on what we saw at the height of quarantine last year, it can quickly go from “fun new hobby” to “scary infection, major regret.” So make sure you have a pro take care of it. And when you do, consider this very cute Libra tattoo that looks especially adorable as a wrist tattoo.
A Tiny Tattoo for a Libra
Looking for something a little subtler? A tiny tattoo is always a great foray into tattoos, and very easy to tuck away when you want to. These lil grapes are so cute and fully align with Libra’s love for luxury and relaxation.
A Constellation Libra Tattoo
How precious is this tiny Libra constellation? As far as Libra tattoos go, getting the constellation is a great pick, since it’s versatile enough to be placed pretty much anywhere. Bonus: Your zodiac constellations would make a great best friend or sister tattoo.
This Rose Tattoo for a Libra
For a sign that loves luxurious things like Libras, you can’t go wrong with a rose tattoo. It’s by far the fanciest of flowers and will instantly add “I am expensive” vibes to your arm. And if you’re not big into roses like this libra tattoo, pick any flower tattoo and ask your artist to add the pretty triangle borders.
This Dotted Libra Tattoo
The Libra constellation can take many forms, and I’m a big fan of this simple dotted line technique. The forearm placement is a great choice, but this libra tattoo would also work as a back, chest, or even a small ankle tattoo.
This Key Tattoo for Libra
I’m honestly obsessed with the vintage vibes in this Libra tattoo. And the contrast between the gray key and the soft blue flower is just so impressive. When you get a color tattoo like this one, the best way to prevent fading is to keep it protected from the sun. So, unless you have it somewhere hidden from daylight, stock up on some SPF and slather it on daily.
This Sun and Moon Libra Tattoo
This Sun and Moon pairing is all about balance, just like Libras are. TBH, there’s nothing not to love about this Libra tattoo, but the fact that you have to flip someone off to show it off definitely ups the cool factor.
This Stick-and-Poke Libra Tattoo
If you want a more ~DIY~ aesthetic for your Libra tattoo or you want a more intimate connection to your tat, opt for a stick-and-poke. They’re hand-poked (aka they’re created without a tattoo machine) so just make sure you go to a reputable artist.
This Libra Scales Tattoo
Libras are known for their love of balance, hence the scales. The detailed design of this Libra tattoo is just the right amount of extra.
This Watercolor Libra Tattoo
This Libra tattoo is extra dreamy with its shades of blue, teal, purple, and blue, and IMHO, it’s pretty hard to pass up.
This Venus Libra Tattoo
Libras are ruled by the planet Venus and they love the finer things in life, making this art-inspired Libra tattoo a fire option.
This Fine-Line Libra Tattoo
Isn’t this Libra tattoo so cute? It’s the perfect amount of delicate without being a complete snooze.
This “Love” Libra Tattoo
As a zodiac sign that absolutely loves love, this red-ink Libra tattoo was basically made for you. Oh, and it’s really aesthetically pleasing, which is always a plus.
This Dotted Libra Tattoo
There’s more to this Libra tattoo than meets the eye (just like you). If you look closely at this tattoo, you’ll see that it’s made up of a bunch of small dots rather than solid black lines. Cool, right?
This Colored Venus Libra Tattoo
This colorful and modern remake of The Birth of Venus is absolutely stunning. If you’re down for a large and bold Libra tattoo that’ll definitely turn heads, this is the one for you.
This Behind-the-Ear Libra Tattoo
This behind-the-ear placement is also perf for keeping your tattoo slightly hidden. Throw your hair up in a bun for the days when you want everyone to see it.
This Libra Elbow Tattoo
Isn’t this design so pretty? This dainty Libra tattoo is way adorable without being too cutesy.
This Libra Hip Tattoo
This design has Big Libra Energy. Take some inspo from our queen Lizzo and let out your inner badass with this Libra tattoo.
This Artistic Libra Tattoo
Like I said, Libras are all about the finer things in life, including art. So why not get a Libra tattoo inspired by two of the most famous hands in art history?
This “Heavy Soul” Libra Tattoo
Libras are more into deep conversations than small talk (they’re sometimes described as old souls), meaning this Libra tattoo is just perfect for you.
This “Balance” Libra Tattoo
If you’re not into the look of scales, this simple Libra tattoo gets the idea of balance across quite literally.
Ama Kwarteng was previously the associate beauty editor at Cosmopolitan.
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