15 Enchanting Constellation Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Constellation tattoos are on this bandwagon of extremely popular tattoos, even listed in the tattoos that have dominated year 2014.

And among this list, they are probably the most customizable and a great basis for small tattoos or more ambitious designs. In the current tattoo trends, the most fascinating are probably the ones related to the mysterious universe, space tattoos. Night skies are not only somptuous, they are making us, at the same time, humble and eager to discover the secrets of the universe. Who doesn't want to be able to read in the stars to foresee our destiny? That's why astrology is so popular, as well as Zodiac signs tattoos. Constellations all have enigmatic names, related to ancient mythologies and legends. They are poetic, illuminating the darkness of night, gracing the natural landscapes we like and awakening our weakness for dreams and mysticism. Constellations, with their odd assembly of dots and lines, are perfect for discreet tattoos, coveted for white ink, dotwork and hand-poke tattoos. Many art projects are even devoted to them, for example the Constellation Tattoos Project: from Sky to Skin. But if you are more ambitious, they can easily be part of a bigger design, suiting surrealistic, graphic and dotwork geometric tattoos. The possibilities are as vast as the Milky Way!
So, which constellation is making you shining like a star? These original constellation tattoos could put stars in your eyes...

Poetic surrealist tattoo by Adrienne Haberl.
Poetic surrealist tattoo by Adrienne Haberl.
Colorful mandala by Cody Eich.
Colorful mandala by Cody Eich.
A rad constellation and space tattoo on the scalp by Cory Ferguson!
A rad constellation and space tattoo on the scalp by Cory Ferguson!
Orion and watercolor nebula tattoo by Em Becker.
Orion and watercolor nebula tattoo by Em Becker.
A full Zodiac constellations sleeve by Emily at Urge in Victoria, BC.
A full Zodiac constellations sleeve by Emily at Urge in Victoria, BC.

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