Those familiar with the Zodiac - and who among us isn't? - are well aware of the Scorpio sign. Scorpio, of course, is derived from the scorpion. As a result, many people are moderately aware of tattoos of scorpions through astrology.
The name was derived from the Scorpius constellation, which is shaped like a scorpion. Scorpio is the eight sign in the Zodiac. Those who are born between October 23 and November 22 fall into this sign. Scorpios often get scorpion tattoos to depict their pride in their astrological sign.
Scorpios are described as excellent leaders, and are known for being determined and forceful. If you round up a group of people and everyone naturally gravitates towards one person to lead them, that person is more than likely a Scorpio.
They are also known to be charismatic and passionate; they throw themselves into any situation they happen to be in, and are known to seek revenge if their hearts are broken. This concept goes back to the idea of the fearsome sting of the scorpion tattoo; people should beware the "sting" of the Scorpio, too!
If you have any Scorpios in your life, be careful not to cross them.