Stars are a brilliant part of nature that we share with all of our ancestors. For centuries, humans have studied, painted, and admired these radiant celestial bodies. Since the invention of the telesc...

Celestial Tattoo Meanings

Stars are a brilliant part of nature that we share with all of our ancestors. For centuries, humans have studied, painted, and admired these radiant celestial bodies. Since the invention of the telescope, we’ve been able to explore our galaxy even further, spotting planets, moons, and comets–even turning some planets back into dwarf planets. Many astronomical tattoo designs are based on ancient symbols representing the components of the solar system. For the star-gazers of you, we’ve compiled a list of stellar celestial tattoo meanings.

Celestial Tattoo Dictionary

Aquarius Tattoo Designs:

otherwise known as the Water-Bearer, the Aquarius is the sign of the Sun. People with this sign are known for their peacefulness and friendliness. This symbol is represented by a simple black wave outline.

Aries Tattoo Designs:

the Aries symbol is a ram, and people with this sign are known for their bravery and enthusiasm.

Cancer Tattoo Designs:

symbolized by a crab, those with a Cancer sign are known for their empathy, intuition, and sensitivity.

Capricorn Tattoo Designs:

this sun sign is symbolized by a sea goat, and these people are interestingly known for both their prudence and their ambition.

Constellation Tattoo Designs:

dots connected by straight lines, representing patterns of stars in the sky. The constellation is symbolic of strength, persistence, and interconnectedness.

Fiery Comet Tattoo Designs:

a flying comet with a fire tail, symbolizing swift and powerful force.

Gemini Tattoo Designs:

famous for their dual nature, the gemini sign is symbolized by twins. These people are known to be flexible, free-spirited, and sometimes two-faced.

Jupiter Tattoo Designs:

a curled ‘4’ symbol representing expansion, optimism, and bounty.

Leo Tattoo Designs:

confident and independent, the leo sign is represented by a lion.

Libra Tattoo Designs:

symbolized by the balance scale, people with this sign are known for their even nature and their leadership qualities.

Mars Tattoo Designs:

a circle symbol with an arrow pointing North East, representing action, desire, and aggression.

Mercury Tattoo Designs:

a flecked circle topped on a cross, symbolizing communication, intellect, and reason.

Moon Tattoo Designs:

a crescent shaped moon that symbolizes emotions and intuition.

Moon Phase Tattoo Designs:

a vertical line showing separate profiles of the moon’s shape at each stage of the cycle.This represents the cyclical nature of time.

Neptune Tattoo Designs:

a pitchfork figure, symbolic of integration, transcending the individual, and loss of distinction.

Pisces Tattoo Designs:

symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, people with this sun sign are known for their compassion, kindness, and idealism.

Pluto Tattoo Designs:

an L combined with a P, symbolic of transition, life cycles, and compulsion.

Sagittarius Tattoo Designs:

represented by an archer, those with the Sagittarius sign are known for their adventurous and humorous nature.

Saturn Tattoo Designs:

a curled ‘n’ with a crossed stem, representing restriction, responsibility, and protection.

Scorpio Tattoo Designs:

symbolized by a scorpion, these people are known for their strength, passion, and secretiveness.

Sun Tattoo Designs:

a circle with a bold border and a dot in its centre, representing vitality and the self.

Sun-and-Moon Tattoo Designs:

a half moon face and half sun face, representing love and the harmony of two opposing forces.

Taurus Tattoo Designs:

ruled by Venus and represented by a bull, those with the Taurus sign are recognized for their patience, reliability, and stubbornness.

Uranus Tattoo Designs:

a loop with an arrow through its stem, representing change, breakthrough, and new energy.

Virgo Tattoo Designs:

represented by the virgin, and sometimes the Virgin Mary, this sun sign represents a group of people who are reserved, critical, and hard-working.

Venus Tattoo Designs:

a cross topped with a circle, representing love, beauty, and art.

If the stars are all aligned, and some of these ideas speak to you, check out some of the designs in the images below!

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