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16 Poetic Moon Tattoos

If cosmic tattoos are trending and sun tattoos very common, we can't forget moon tattoo when it comes to ink linked to the space.

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Often confused with a planet, the Moon is a natural satellite of Earth and one of the most worshipped celestial body of humans' sky. For centuries, it fascinated people, full of the mysteries of the night and of ancient magic.

We could almost say "she" as moon is often personified by goddesses, and a woman in general. In Polynesia, she is Sina, while in ancient Greece she was by turns Artemis (crescent moon), Hecate (dark moon) and Selene (full moon). That's why moon is a strong symbol of femininity, even if it is also considered as male in other cultures.

Elegant negative space crescent moon tattoo inside a mandala. Artist unknown. Wedding photography by Lina Aidukaite. moon linework btattooing blackwork scenery celestial mandala dotwork
Elegant negative space crescent moon tattoo inside a mandala. Artist unknown. Wedding photography by Lina Aidukaite. #moon #linework #btattooing #blackwork #scenery #celestial #mandala #dotwork

The wax and wane of this heavenly body are also the symbol of life. In constant change, it is giving life to nature, directing tides, vegetals, animals and even humans. A smooth yet powerful light in the night, guiding us in the darkness, moon has many legends. Many animals and a men are supposed to live here. Full moon is indeed the rendez-vous of werewolves, witches and other magical creatures. It is, thus, a strong symbol of esotericism, especially in wicca. But thanks to fantastic literature and science-fiction- the lore of our shiny satellite is not history, and science allowed us to walk on it... Moon tattoos have been present in tattoo art for a long time, from Celtic moons to old school designs inspired by Tarot cards and vintage illustrations.

Now, dotwork and blackwork tattoo artists are related mostly with moon tattoo designs as elegant and powerful pieces. If you wish to unleash the power of moonlight upon you and if you are howling at the moon because of your tattoo addiction, take a look at these fascinating and superb moon tattoos...

Old school moon and devil on the hand by Simon Erl moon oldschool celestial devil SimonErl
Old school moon and devil on the hand by Simon Erl #moon #oldschool #celestial #devil #SimonErl

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Each moon phase tattoo all have clever placements. Here a delicate underboob tattoo by Alex Bawm moon Eunderboob AlexBawm moonphase dotwork blackwork btattooing
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