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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


When it comes to choosing the perfect tattoo, it can truly be a difficult process. With so many different tattoo symbols available, the options can be endless. This article focuses on star tattoos, star tattoo designs, and star tattoo meanings. Star tattoos are very popular in the tattoo world and they are worn by both genders. All together, there are several different variations of star tattoos that you can choose from.

There are a variety of ways that the star tattoos can fit your personality and style. Star tattoos can relate to those who are into the Zodiac, Cosmos, or maritime symbolism. Some men and women may choose to wear star tattoos because their beauty in body art while some wear the star tattoo for symbolic purposes. Below, you can find a few of the meanings behind the star tattoo.


  • Freedom
  • Dreams
  • Achievement
  • Inspiration
  • Special Moment
  • Chance
  • Accomplishments
  • Hope



As you read earlier, there are a variety of different star tattoo designs. Star tattoos can include a single star or a cluster of stars in one tattoo design. Shooting star tattoos and nautical star tattoos are two of the more popular variations of star tattoos. Shooting star tattoos can represent someone following a dream or it can symbolize that they have reached their dreams. It may also represent success, Nautical stars are a maritime symbol and they may be portrayed with other maritime symbols, such as anchors, mermaids, waves, or swallows. Nautical stars have five points and each point has a line that divides each point into two sections. Nautical star tattoos are done the same way and they usually contain two or more colors.

The Star of David, six point star, and seven point star are more variations of star tattoos. The Star of David tattoo can symbolize your faith or religion in Christianity, while the other two stars may symbolize guidance and direction. All star tattoos can be designed alone or they may be portrayed with other symbols or artwork. Stars can be associated to the moon or sun. Star tattoos may include either one in a design or perhaps both.

Stars may also be designed with hearts, diamonds, flowers, or butterflies. If you are looking for a cute tattoo design, you may want to have hearts designed with the symbols listed above. Since stars can be designed in a variety of different sizes, they can be placed mearly anywhere on the body. Most commonly, women usually get star tattoos on the stomach, sides, and back. Men usually sport star tattoos on their arms, chest, or legs.


One of the great things about star tattoos are the endless options you have for a unique design that fits your personality. Stars are a unique symbol that can fit with a variety of other symbols. With so many associations, varieties, and variations, many people can find what they need in star tattoo designs.

At one time or another, we all had dreams and aspirations. Maybe you have accomplished something very special in your life or you have made special achievements. A star tattoo can symbolize this special feat in your life. Star tattoos can also be portrayed with flames, dice, or wings. Maybe your looking for an awesome full back tattoo. You could have a midnight sky with the mountain line in the background. You could add some clouds in the background with the moon and stars. Maybe, you might want a dessert landscape or even the jungle. Let the stars light up the scenery.

The stars have always caught our attention with their beautiful display in the sky. The stars have been watched for thousands of years. Some people feel a special connection with the stars and many feel that the stars hold purpose to our past, present, and future. Make sure you take the time to view all the different star tattoo designs on this page. This can help you gain some inspiration and ideas for your star tattoo.


There are some important things that you should remember before you choose to get a tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. You want to make sure you fully understand what your tattoo means and represents. Don't rush to get inked! If you are not sure about getting a specific tattoo, don't get it. Make sure you are completely sure about your choice. There are literally thousands of tattoo symbols available. Take the time to learn them and find one that is fitting to you. Thanks for your visit.


Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on June 28, 2012:

*Max, always great to hear from you. Many people are combining the two more and more. Is a great idea. Thanks again Max and take care pal.

*Frank, what up Frankie! HAHA I bet that one was. May be worth it though, at least to her I reckon. Thanks again Frank, take care.

*Gypsy, good point. I thank you for the visit, Lord knows they are in the 1000s! Thanks Gypsy and take care.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 26, 2012:

I'd say stars and stripes forever but no stripes. Great stars though.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 26, 2012:

thelyricwriter once again bravo.. but you see the picture of the girl with the studs on the back of her neck.. that has to be very painful ouch voted up and as per usual funny..kidding.. awesome

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on June 26, 2012:

What a beautiful display of stars! I was amazed by the clever idea of combining tattoo with piercing, it's fascinating. Reach for the stars! No second best with these babies. =)

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on June 25, 2012:

*KJ, thank you again my dear. It is a great feeling to have your hard earned work noticed. It is very meaningful so I appreciate it. I am trying to build a site that you can get every little detail you need in regards to tattoo designs. Hopefully that is what I can accomplish and then it is on to coins:)

*Alastar, always a pleasure my friend. You make a great point. Boy, I have seen some bad star tattoos in my days. In my opinion only, I think stars are a lot harder then many tattoo symbols, even some with great detail such as a skull. With others, you can always add shading, touch ups, ect. With the star, it doesn't always work. A good point to consider, always best to go to a professional. Great point Alastar.

*Alocsin, always great to have a little flavor from LA:) I agree. With so many variations, styles, designs, colors, sizes, there is a little bit for everyone when we discuss star tattoos. See, I have heard a few say that they don't like the tails or art, but I do. You need it with shooting star tattoos anyhow. I really like the artwork and such. Best wishes Alocsin and see you around.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on June 25, 2012:

I don't think you can go wrong with this tattoo because it has so many variations. My favorite is the psychedelic one in the second picture, with the blue tail. It reminds me of my growing up years in the 60s. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on June 25, 2012:

Was particularly interested in the star tats for some reason Ricky and know i know why: one needs to be careful of their design and artist here cause it's a thin line between good and not so good with the star style.

kjforce from Florida on June 25, 2012:

You finally did it...you took tattoos to the " outer linits"...really informative

...I have learned so much from your research on this subject..you are to be commended for your dedication to these hubs..kudos..thumbs up !

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