Here we have what appears to be initials worked into this feminine floral design. Delicate pink flowers surround a well-shaded gold ornate casing. (Photo: Sami Locke)
This ship’s helm.
Ships and nautical compasses go together no doubt but how these two were combined is pure genius. Compasses are navigational tools that are used on land, sea, and in the air, but the compass rose is usually associated with nautical charts. (Photo: Ali Baba)
This watercolor work.
Not to be confused with a mess, this skillful watercolor display gives the compass a vintage, almost rustic appeal. (Photo: Fehu Ink)
This mandala shoulder piece.
As far as placement goes, this shoulder location is among the most popular places to get a compass tattoo for women. A little mandala flare to go with the 4-pointed compass rose makes this piece an absolute pleasure to view. (Photo: Leo Wilson)
This magnificent masterpiece.
We’re not really sure what’s going on here but it sure is beautiful. So beautiful in fact that if they gave out an award for best compass tattoo, this artist would surely be standing a little bit higher come podium time. (Photo: Lisammr)
This ornate blackwork piece.
This vintage mom tribute has all the trappings of grandma’s silver drawer. Even the glass case looks old. Bravo. (Photo: Juan Ramos)
This chipped star.
Small nicks taken out of the star give this piece a well-worn look. The various layers are also a nice touch. (Photo: Emmanuel Puno)
This nautical work.
Here we have a magnificent tall ship complete with compass rose and anchor. The artist also incorporated what looks like Northern Lights or something similar for a little added color. (Photo: Jean Alvarez)
This back piece.
Great compass but the feather really steals the show. (Photo: Meyers Ink)
This unique globe.
Crisp, clean, and solid, are just a few words that come to mind when one views this incredibly bold work. (Photo: Lindsay McCarthy)