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The traditional image of a star tattoo design is smooth, neat, and perfectly symmetrical, a far cry from what a star actually is—an unruly mass of energy chilling in space!
The aesthetics of the star design are such that it is an appealing image universally.
In the United States, gold stars represent fame and accomplishment. A gold star on your paper in elementary school means a job well done, and a gold star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame means that you’ve hit the big time... So if you have a star tattoo design watch out for the paparazzi!
As a metaphor for success, the star is an inspiring image to get inked on your body. However, star artwork carries a variety of meanings and can be tied to any number of things. From outer space to the high seas, and from religious sects to predictions for the future, star flash is timeless, versatile, and allows you to be as creative as you want when designing your body artwork.
Should your personal parameters call for some smaller artwork, try a thin band of stars circling the wrist or ankle, or opt for a small star tattoo on the palm, ankle, hip bone, or shoulder blade.
Star designs are ideal for a larger canvas—after all, most real stars are bigger than earth itself! Let your image take up some space on your body, either dashed across the back or stomach, circling the arm or leg, or falling across the chest or foot.
TRIBAL STAR TATTOOS
One of the most popular forms of star artwork is the tribal star tattoo.
Tribal tattooing was a ritualistic process practiced by tribes dating back to ancient times. The original idea behind a tribal design was to signify membership to the tribe that could not be revoked.
Tribal body artwork follows a simple but sophisticated pattern of thick black lines that curl ornately to compose a picture. Bold and eye-catching, this blueprint has a certain amount of depth to it, giving the image an almost 3-D look.
Graceful and classic, the tribal star tattoo design is extremely versatile and can be altered to fit any personality, preference, or imagination. Blow the design up big and add lots of flourishes, or keep it small and simple. Either way, the tribal style is sure to get you some attention!
Tribal stars are usually inked in only black, but some use white as a background, or incorporate other colors to dress up the image.