A star tattoo is not only a representation of one of the most cherished celestial bodies in the universe, but it is also a symbol that carries numerous meanings. Of a nocturnal nature and with an enchanting celestial glow, the star can be seen as an amulet to combat darkness and the unknown, and also a figure of rebirth, renewal, and the evolution of life. But depending on its shape, other symbologies are also appropriately represented.
Meaning of the star tattoo
Did you know that the shooting star represents a quick event, but one that was so special that it was missed? And that a tattoo of a starry sky represents both mystery and a passion for astronomy? Besides these shapes, there are two popular symbols that deserve to have their meanings properly known:
Also called a pentagram, the five-pointed star is known in Celtic culture as a symbol of harmony of nature with spirit, since four points represent the four elements (earth, fire, air, and water) and the fifth at its top is the junction of them all. But beware: tattoos with the figure facing down are synonymous with obscurity.
Star of David
Considered as the symbol of Judaism, the Star of David is a sacred figure, seen as a talisman of luck and protection. The design has six points, or two intertwined triangles – one facing up and the other down.
In addition to these figures, the nautical shaped star can also be easily found, and represents guidance and safety. You just need to know which one best represents you and choose the perfect art for your next tattoo.
80 star tattoo pictures that will motivate you to book your next
Check out a lovely selection of star tattoos, in their various shapes and styles, for all tastes and personalities:
1. this winged star is all minimalist
2. Just like this five-pointed star tattoo on the foot
3. In this artwork, the universe was represented in the shape of the celestial figure
4. While here the figure adorned the tip of a moon
5. A single stroke can work miracles, don’t you think?
6. This playful design is irresistibly cute
7. When the star is drawn with its glittering brilliance
8. The Star of David represents protection
9. And it also works as a lucky talisman
10. Besides being a popular figure in Judaism
11. And it can still be a nice tribute to the family
12. How about a star tattoo near the elbow?
13. On the wrist, your tattoo will also look cute
14. This artwork left the star all flowered in the background
15. See how delicate the star tattoo on the neck looks
16. Behind the ear too
17. This star gained the company of birds
18. And these were distributed by arabesques
19. Simple, but makes all the difference
20. Are they the Three Marias?
21. The red star on the biceps catches a lot of attention
22. This one was made with musical notes
23. Look what only four strokes can do
24. Tattooing just below the neck is quite different, don’t you think?
25. And this tiny little symbol on the shoulder, isn’t it cute?
26. The hollow star also looks nice in this region
27. Following Saturn and its rings
28. The nautical star represents the orientation
29. The five stars with different sizes follow the natural curve of the clavicle
30. This idea had a very striking outline
31. The moon and its four-pointed star
32. Fine and very delicate strokes
33. What do you think of the watercolor technique?
34. Have you ever thought of tattooing your thumb like that?
35. The stars went all over the right side of the back
36. You can tattoo the constellation of your sign
37. And to top it off, include a cute landscape in the design
38. The star tattoo on the ear is very stylish
39. And on the hand too
40. Your star will look beautiful either with thick outline
41. Or thin, with slightly rounded edges
42. You can still add some colors to your tattoo
43. Or leave it this way, very simple and sensational
44. This star tattoo on the ear has been given a color in each stroke
45. While this one has all the hues of the galaxy
46. Speaking of galaxies, these stars get more prominence in the sky
47. While these behind the ear tattoos have a unique glow
48. To add some charm to the instep
49. Have you ever thought of having your star tattooed on the back of your head?
50. The pulse has been properly filled in
51. Look how cute this chubby star is
52. A Star of David tattooed in partnership
53. In the height of the buttocks, to see only who you want
54. That detail that does not go unnoticed
55. The pentagram represents the four elements of nature and their union
56. The pendant with the best references from the beach
57. Your stars can also represent every special person in your life
58. This Star of David has been given a very fancy print
59. See how the pointillism shading created a cool effect in the tattoo
60. How about calling your sis to tattoo the same art as you?
61. This Cancer constellation also featured pointillism
62. Then you put your hair up and your tattoo is like this, very exposed
63. Just like these two little stars behind the ear
64. Each one a different color
65. And you can still do more with the quantity
66. This idea relied on arabesques made with very small dots
67. One tattoo complementing the other
68. And what about this little foot that is even more charming with the little stars?
69. This artwork made the symbols form the letter V
70. When the stars get mixed up with the spots
71. This artwork had a wealth of very cute details
72. Like this one, where the result is quite different
73. Your stars can also be a detail of a custom design
74. Or help form another kind of idea
75. How about tattooing a shooting star on your arm?
76. An art from shoulder to chest
77. Or going up from foot to ankle
78. …or run this same route to the calf
79. We cannot forget the Southern Cross constellation
80. For a depth effect the stars have been shaded
So, which star tattoo has more to do with your personality?
Choose a format that fits your purpose, create a custom artwork with your trusted tattoo artist, and have a great session!