26 Enchanting Aurora Borealis Tattoos

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These Aurora Borealis tattoos are awesome! The dancing northern lights in the sky are simply too stunning, even on skin.

Aurora Borealis gif
Aurora Borealis gif

For the scientific definition of the Aurora (northern lights), refer to the text below. According to Space,

“The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.

Auroras that occur in the northern hemisphere are called ‘Aurora Borealis’ or ‘northern lights’ and auroras that occur in the southern hempishere are called ‘Aurora Australis’ or ‘southern lights’.”

But really, though, the northern and southern lights are simply too glorious. They're some of this world's wonders that make you think about how carefully crafted this world we live in really is. It's like God painted the sky with watercolours. And that's only in pictures. What more when you witness them right in the flesh. My parents in Toronto might head over to Alberta and get to see them at that time of the year. They'd have to tell me if it's as stunning as it seems to be.

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tatouageaquarelle northern lights tattoo
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Aurora Borealis Tattoo David Cote
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Aurora Borealis Tattoos by Nick Sundstrom

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This is absolutely stunning.

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done at Twisted Addictions Tattoo

Love this.

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Photo by Aaron D. Priest

Nothing else might recreate or mimic the same beauty the aurora has, but it sure is nice to have something to remember the night lights by. Want your own Aurora Borealis Tattoo? Get in here!

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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