Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from constellation of Capricornus. Capricorn is said to be a feminine, introverted, earth sign, ruled by the planet Saturn. People born between December 22nd and January 19th are said to be born under the sign of Capricorn. Those people are aid to be ambitious, rational, tenacious, authoritative, strong, serious, businesslike people.
Capricorns are symbolized by the goat and associated with the Greek myth of the goat Amalthea. Zeus's father, the titan Cronus, has been told by an oracle that his children, the Olympians, would someday overthrow him. To ensure the prophesy would not come true, he ate each one of his children. His wife, Rhea could not bear to see all of her children eaten and devised a plan to save her youngest. When Zeus was born, Rhea handed Cronus a rock wrapped in baby's clothing and he swaddled that instead. She then hid Zeus in a cave on Mount Ida in Crete, where he was raised by the goat Amalthea. Amalthea suckled and protected Zeus from the elements while a company of smaller gods danced shouted and clashed their spears against their shield so the Cronus would not hear the baby cry. To honor her, Zeus placed her in the sky and she became the constellation Capricornus.
The astrological symbol for Capricorn is similar to the number 7 juxtaposed with the number 6. It is said to represent the tail and horns of the sea goat. Capricorn tattoos usually incorporate this symbol with a representation of a goat. Goats are also popular mascots so a person wearing a Capricorn tattoo might simply be a sports fan.