The Attraction of Star Tattoos
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- The Mystique of the Celtic Tattoo
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- Rebirth and the Phoenix Tattoo
The tattoo of the Phoenix is one of the most fantastic to work with, and whether you do it in dark ink, bright colors, or in some cases the combination of both, you've really got to have a poor tattoo artist to screw this one up, as the body and...
Why people like star tattoos
Similar to flower tattoos, star tattoos, in general, arel not conducive to making statements by those who embrace them. There are exceptions, for example, with nautical military star tattoos. Otherwise the star tattoo design of choice is just a matter of taste, such as displaying stars as constellations on the body.
The trend for star tattoos is definitely dark lines and dark fill-in color, although you do catch an occasional set of tattoo stars which are solid colors, or those that include color in their outline, or in other images related to the stars in the tattoo.
Having said all that, for those that do attach meaning to star tattoos, there are the ones that hold a significant reason for not only having a star tattoo, but what that particular star means.
One of the unique characteristics of star tattoos is the number of points a star has, which, for those choosing it, could mean something important.
Nautical Star Tattoo
In more superstitious times, a nautical star was believed to provide guidance for those traveling on their way home from a distance, and for sailors had a lot of meaning, as well as others.
As a symbol, many sailors still have it inked on their skin as a representation of returning home from the sea.
The nautical star tattoo has also been considered a talisman of protection.
Unique Colorful Star Tattoos
- Butterfly Tattoos Becoming the Rage
When you take all the people getting tattooed in the United States, it may surprise some that men and women are only a couple of percentage points apart for who gets inked the most. Of all men of all ages in America, 15 percent have tattoos, while...
The Star of David Tattoo
This is especially important to Jews and some Christians as a symbol of David at the time he defeated the giant Goliath in battle, which changed the tide of the war.
It's a tribute to the intervention of God on behalf of the Israelites against their enemies.
The star has six points, which is called a hexagram.
- Compelling and Unusual Feather Tattoos
Feather tattoos are fascinating in that they're embraced in numerous ways as far as where they're placed on the body, possibly being among the largest variety of placements of the majority of tattoo themes I've seen. A couple of things with...
The septagram or seven pointed star tattoo
For those with a mystical bent, the septagram or seven pointed star tattoo is a favorite.
In a number of religious instances the number 7 is very important and symbolic, including Christianity and Hindi.
- Hourglass Tattoo Designs and Meanings
Even though the practical use of the hourglass - other than a novelty item - has long been removed from the pages of history, it continues to remain a powerful symbol of time, hundreds of years after it became obsolete. That means artists continue...
Pentagram Star Tattoo
The pentagram itself exists in controversy and strong feelings, so those with a pentagram tattoo will experience that as well, depending on how it is applied in the skin.
What I mean by that is when it is pointed down, as most people know, it is believed by many to be a satanic symbol. While when facing the upward direction, is connected to telling a story, having magical properties and a sign of protection.
Harmony and balance are also part of the belief concerning pentagrams.
Garter Belt Tattoos
- Garter Belt Tattoo Designs
Garters or garter belts have been part of women's wear for a long time, and are a narrow band of fabric with an elastic element used to wrap around the part of the leg just below the knee in order to hold up stockings. In more modern times, they...
Octogram Star Tattoo
In its more benign symbol, the octogram has been embraced by firefighers in America, but for the most part it's a symbol deeply rooted in ancient paganism, and portrays the idea of being filled, fulfilled or fullness.
- Cupid Tattoos
Cupid and love go together, and in the case of tattoos, there are a myriad of designs to choose from to celebrate your love for that special person. Just be careful concerning names, as many people have regretted inking a name on their skin where the
Nanogram Star Tattoo
The nanogram is a star with nine points, and is connected to Norse mythology. Another obvious but uncertain tie is to the nine planets.
Characteristics represented in the nanogram is what we have accomplished in life and being stable.
- Heart Tattoo Designs
The symbol of the heart apply to more areas of our lives than we are aware of, once we start thinking about it, and in regard to heart tattoos, that is expressed in a variety of ways. There is of course the obvious love aspect of the heart,...
Shooting Star Tattoos
A popular star tattoo for those that get them for a purpose is a shooting star tattoo.
Just like when we see a shooting star in the sky, it contains the idea of something important and significant happening in your life across a broad spectrum; it could relate to anything.
This tattoo is many times inked on in response to these particular significant moments.
Star Tattoo Designs
Like I mentioned in the beginning, most star tattoos are chosen just because people enjoy stars and how they look.
But if you like stars and like to find something of meaning with them, there are a number of meanings and resultant designs connected to a variety of different star types.
Either way, star tattoos look fantastic and are a great option for those seeking a tattoo theme that can be used in combination with many other elements to create a great tattoo design.
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