Since the dawn of recorded time, humans have been compelled by the stars. We've written constant meaning onto the cosmos — life, death, the gods, the goddesses. We've made the stars our way of navigating the seas, of finding our way home. So of course, we also tattoo these constellations and their various meanings onto our bodies. It acts, to some degree, as a way to always remember these bright beacons, even when it's daylight.
Some tattooed individuals have taken the constellations literally and translated them onto their arms or legs or backs, while others have gone a more whimsical approach and gotten star tattoos and constellation tattoos that visually interpret the meaning of the cosmos. Regardless of the approach, a constellation tattoo is a significant way to pay homage to our star-loving ancestors.
Our futures may or may not be written in the stars, but one thing is certain: these stars are certainly written on these people.