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Sun And Moon Tattoo Designs And Meanings-Sun And Moon Tattoo Ideas And Pictures

Updated on September 19, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Sun And Moon Importance

Sun and moon tattoo designs can be designed in a variety of different variations. The sun and moon tattoo can also hold symbolic value to the wearer. Both the moon and sun are well known symbols, elements that are known all around the world. The sun and moon were very important to ancient cultures and played a role in these civilizations.

Without the sun and the moon, life wouldn't be possible. In fact, without the sun and moon, life wouldn't be possible to develop. The sun is the source of all life, giving the earth energy and life. Without the sun, our planet would be too cold to support life. The moon also plays a vital role to life as we know it. Without the moon, our planet wouldn't be balanced. The moon keeps are planet stable and slightly tilted. The moon also controls the waves of the oceans.

Ancient cultures knew the value of the sun and the moon. One example of this intelligence is the Aztec culture. The Aztecs were highly intelligent and their astrological examples are mind blowing. The Aztecs knew how to track the sun, moon, and the stars. They knew that the sun and moon influenced life. How was the Aztecs able to do this with the technology of thousands of years ago? We still have no answer, but we know that they did and they were very accurate.

Sun And Moon Tattoo Designs

Sun and moon tattoo designs portray the sun and moon together in one tattoo design. In most cases, sun and moon tattoos are designed in this manner. The sun and moon can also be placed separately in sun and moon designs. There's a variety of different creative ways to design sun and moon tattoo designs. You'll be able to see these differences in the sun and moon tattoo designs in this article.

The moon and sun tattoo often portrays the moon in blue and the sun in yellow. As mentioned earlier, the moon and sun are often combined to create one complete design. The moon and sun are commonly designed with facial features. These features give the sun and moon expression, a character. With these variations, the moon and sun are usually simple without much detail.

Moon and sun tattoo designs can be inked in color or black ink. Although yellow(sun) and blue(moon) are the two most common colors used for these symbols, other colors may be chosen. Sun and moon tattoos done in solid black ink can look just as good. If the line work is good along with the shading, they can be stunning.

Sun and moon tattoo designs can portray the sun and moon alone or with other symbols. Moon and sun tattoos may be designed with stars, clouds, comets, or planets. The sun and moon are often found within Zodiac tattoo designs. If you have a Zodiac symbol that you want, it's possible to design all three together. In the end, your moon and sun can be designed with anything. One unique sun and moon tattoo idea, have your sun and moon inside a dreamcatcher. You could have the feathers designed in yellow and blue.

Be sure to take the time to view all the different sun and moon tattoos in this article. This will give you a general idea of what to expect when you begin looking for your sun and moon tattoo. Plus, you can pick up tips and ideas for your own tattoo design.

Sun And Moon Tattoo Meanings

The sun and moon tattoo can symbolize a variety of different meanings. The sun and moon represent different meanings when portrayed alone, but together, their able to represent many different things. Remember though, in the end, your moon and sun tattoo represents what you want it too. With saying that, below, you'll find the meanings of the sun and moon tattoo.

  • Balance
  • Unity
  • Strength
  • Energy
  • Harmony
  • Opposite

The sun and moon are complete opposites, representing meanings that differ.The sun represents masculinity, life, light, and energy. The sun is associated to the yin. The moon symbolizes femininity, emotion, instinct, and mystery. The moon is associated to the yang and maternal qualities. However, when the sun and moon are combined, they create a greater power, one that is balanced. Although the sun and moon are complete opposites, together, they compliment each other perfectly.

The sun and moon are two of the most powerful elements in the world, known to earth. Together, they represent active and passive elements of the world. The sun is an active element while the moon is passive. When combined, the two form powerful energy.


The sun and moon tattoo is a great tattoo choice for many men and women. In fact, the sun and moon tattoo is often considered to be a good tattoo choice for couples. For one, it represents the perfect balance of two combined elements. Secondly, there's no names on this couple tattoo, just in case things would go south.

Just as you are now, always take the time to research your tattoo. You want to make sure that you understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get tattooed and find out later that your tattoo represents something different. Never rush to get inked. Take your time and browse through dozens of sun and moon tattoo designs. Wait until you find a tattoo design that your sure to love.

The sun and moon tattoo is the type of tattoo that can be worn by both men and women. You have options with this tattoo also. The sun and moon design allows you to be creative as there's a variety of different ways to create a special tattoo. If you feel that the sun and moon tattoo isn't for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoos. If you have any questions or comments, please be sure to leave them below. We appreciate all your support and visit. We have hundreds of tattoo articles, make sure you check them out. Once again, we thank you for your time and hope you found everything that you needed.


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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      @Bill, thanks for your time. The kissing sun and moon tattoo, right on! Always appreciative Bill, best wishes.

      @Ruby, thanks again my dear. A great choice for your sun and moon tattoo AE. Many thanks, see ya around.

      @Faith, such a blessing. I didn't realize how many people would like the kissing moon and sun tattoo, amazing. I'm always grateful, blessings dear Faith :)

      @Frank, appreciate you taking the time to look them through. I like sun and moon tattoos. Thanks for all your support Frank, catch you later gator.

      @MsDora, thanks for the comment. It's the type of tattoo that does hold deep symbolic value. As you said, perfect balance. That perfect balance could mean many things, such as being balanced with yourself, your fears, or your life. Good perspective, thanks.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Amazing! All the beautiful and positive facts you give on these drawings. For example: "It represents the perfect balance of two combined elements". Who wouldn't want that? But . . . . .

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      lyric some of these tats are so cool and thank you for the entertaining share as always :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Awesome and interesting and I, too, love the kissing one!

      Excellent hub dear friend, as always.

      God bless you.

      Up ++++ and sharing

      Hug and love to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I like the blue one of the man and woman kissing...Beautiful..

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What great designs. For some reason I like the one where the sun and moon are kissing. Full of meaning, that one.

      Nice job buddy! Keep them coming.