Star tattoos are a common motif for body art. Star tattoo designs can be stylized five or six pointed figures from the occult or religion, or star maps of constellations. Stars can be included in nautical tattoos, with Polaris or other navigational aids, or romantic, with the shooting star tattoo as one of the most common. Star tattoo ideas can even include other celestial bodies like moon and star tattoos, or include other images like the flower and star tattoo.
- Sailors believed that nautical stars would help guide them home. - The pentagram is associated with good luck, perfection, mysticism, and fortune. - A red star (or yellow on a red backdrop) is a symbol of communism and socialism. - The Pennsylvania Dutch’s “morning star” is a hex sign enclosed in a circle, symbolizing happy days, love, and goodwill. - The Star of David is associated with Judaism and Israel.
The first star tattoos were nautical, based on the North Star as a navigational guide. These were meant to represent personal guide points in a person’s life. Well before then, stars were used as symbols of many different things, and naturally these interpretations also worked their way into tattoo designs.