Star Tattoo Design

Posted: October 8, 2009 in star tattoos
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Star Tattoo Design

Star Tattoo Design

Star Tattoo Design

Some star tattoos also have a religious meaning, like a Star of David tattoo.

The Star of David, a Jewish symbol, is a 6-pointed star and symbolizes the rule of god over the universe and his protection from all directions: North, South, East, West, Up and Down

Interestingly, though the Jewish faith prohibits tattooing, a Star of David tattoo is not uncommon! Moon star tattoos are just what they sound like – they combine a moon and star image, the standard representation of the night sky.

Some of these have a slightly fairy tale look, like an image from a child’s picture book. Others are more stylized.

These and other star tattoos can be incorporated into a tribal-style tattoo design. In fact, sometimes a star shape is open to interpretation – more of a stylized star shaped tattoo design.

Moon star tattoos don’t have the deep symbolic meaning the other star tattoos have, but they can be very beautiful designs. Another star tattoo design with a religious or spiritual meaning is the pentagram tattoo.

The pentagram (aka pentangle), a five pointed star, has been used as a symbol by many religions and cultures throughout history, it’s one of the oldest symbols in the world.

Here’s an overview of the different symbolic meanings of the pentagram:

* The pentagram is a symbol of protection against evil.
* Astronomy: the pentagram is a symbol of feminity. During it’s path around the sun, the planet Venus follows a pattern that resembles a pentagram.
* 5 elements: the pentagram is the symbol for the 5 elements: light, air, wind, fire and water.
* Ancient Egypt: on ancient Egyptian graves, the pentagram is a symbol for the celestial sky.
* Pythagoras: for Pythagoreans, the pentagram is a symbol for mathematical perfection.
* Christianity: the pentagram symbolizes the 5 senses and is a symbol of health. In the Middle Ages it was the symbol for the 5 cross wounds of Jesus Christ.
* Satanism (black magic): they use a reversed pentagram inside a double circle. Inside the pentagram is the head of a goat. Each point has a Hebrew letter, forming the word LVYTN (Leviathan, a mythological sea monster from the Old Testament).
* Wicca (white magic): a religion based on nature. The pentagram is a symbol of faith for wiccans. Pentagram tattoos are a fairly popular goth tattoo.

In any case, suffice it to say that star tattoos can sometimes transcend the purely decorative and take on a more metaphysical or symbolic meaning.

Star Tattoo Design

Star Tattoo Design

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