There are many ways in which we can express ourselves and our individuality, but surely one of the most lasting ways is through tattoos. Among the most celebrated and common designs worn by countless people around the world is the star tattoo.
Some people find the star design somewhat dull and boring but to others, particularly those who are star gazers or who are fascinated with the stars, this design captures their inner self and purpose. If you are contemplating having a star tattoo but are in need of suggestions on how to come up with a few personalized star tattoo ideas then read on...
Different Kinds Of Stars
When most people are asked to draw the shape of a star what immediately comes to mind is the five pointed star, which is the one most of us learned to draw when we were children. The five sided star, known as a pentagram, is one of the most powerful yet misconceived symbolic representations of our modern times, although the shape has been around for thousands of years. It is a popular belief today that a pentagram star tattoo wearer is somehow connected to Satanism, but this belief is not entirely correct. It is a known fact that there are indeed some Satanists who do favor the pentagram star design but they usually show the pentagram upside down (where the single point is downwards). By wearing this pentagram star design upside down it is meant to symbolize the elements rule over spirit, hence the satanic implications.
On the other hand, there are a lot of different kinds of stars designs other than the pentagram that we can use or consider for star tattoo ideas. You may wish to look at the possible designs that could be combined with the four pointed star that also serves as the cross shaped star. This shape offers a simplistic and elegant option.
Another one of the star tattoo ideas that a lot of people consider is the pentacle shape which has traditionally been a representative of the art of witchcraft and the 'dark side'. Notwithstanding the traditional connection with witchcraft the pentacle star tattoo idea is becoming more and more popular as a tattoo choice for many people, even those who do not favor or support witchcraft.
If you are a religious person, you may wish to consider the six pointed star which as we all know is meant to symbolize the Star of David. This shape is also known to represent the pagan God called, Remphan. Then there is the seven pointed star which is said to symbolize your childhood, the whimsical or is considered by some to be a fairy star.
Apart from the 4, 5, 6 and 7 sided star shapes you may choose to have your star design tattoo incorporate the eight pointed star which is known as the cross of St. John. The eight pointed star is also known to symbolize the emblem of Knights of Malta, which historically was one of the most popular religious organizations that existed during the time of the religious crusades in the middle east.
If you have decided that a star tattoo design is "the one for you" then make sure you consider the traditional symbolic meanings and carefully choose a design that will best represent you and your thoughts and beliefs.