If you stare up into the night’s sky the first thing you’ll see are the stars. Well, if you live in or around a major metropolis then you’ll be lucky if you can even make out the moon, but in more rural and less polluted areas, the stars can put on a pretty spectacular show.
Over the millennia, stars have proved to be as mysterious as they are beautiful. Some 3000 years ago, astronomers noticed that certain stars kept their positions in the sky. These arrangements were then grouped into constellations. Today some 88 different constellations are recognized.
While many constellations are named after animals and humans, 29 are categorized as inanimate objects.
20 years ago, single star tattoos were a popular design choice. In fact, tattoo shops usually have a fairly large section in their design books dedicated to stars. However, today constellation tattoos are as popular if not perhaps even more so than single star designs.
Here are thirty beautiful examples of constellation tattoos. Enjoy!
These little leaves.
This cute constellation.
This colorful Cancer constellation.
These matching floral constellations.
This Aquarius constellation.
This Taurus constellation emerging from a book.
This back neck constellation tattoo.