Choosing a Shooting Star Tattoo

When you are choosing a shooting star tattoo, you are tapping into one of the most ancient symbols humanity has focused on.
Oct. 26, 2009 - PRLog -- Since the beginning of time, human beings have been gazing up at the stars in wonderment. We searched the heavens for meaning and guidance, fixed on stars to guide our travels, constellations guided the building of magnificent structures, and our horoscopes have been told based on the constellations associated with our birth. In biblical times the appearance of the star of Bethlehem pointed the way to Jesus for the wise men. Stars have always been significant symbols in our history.

A shooting star tattoo can represent enlightenment and new beginnings and enlightenment. Shooting stars can also be symbolic - a way to express the desire to reach one’s ultimate destiny. It also symbolizes the idea of wishing upon a star, of looking for positive change in one’s life, and hoping for the fulfillment of one’s most cherished dreams. Ships guided their courses by a star, hoping to set a safe course and to find their way home. For many people, seeing a shooting star can be a sign of good luck.

If you have considered selecting a shooting star tattoo, there are many to choose from. These tattoos can be attractively placed in various areas of the body such as arms, shoulders, along side of the ribcage, behind the ears, the back of the neck, ankles, feet or wrists. A shooting star tattoo is a popular choice for both men and women. It is way of expressing what you believe about yourself, what you want for your life, and what you aspire to. A shooting star tattoo can also represent a particularly meaning time in your life, one that was amazing, or that you don’t expect to come around again.

When you are working with your tattoo artist, don’t just check out the designs on paper, also have it drawn on the part of your body you intend the tattoo to go. That way you can see how the tattoo will appear with the curve of the area, whether it will be visible enough, whether you want the outlines to be thicker, etc. You can choose three or five stars, or a specific number that has special meaning for you. You can depict a meteor shower, have them in a starburst, or a have a trail of stars following your name. Shooting stars can also take on a military significance or indicate a desire to explore space. Typically shooting star tattoos start with a larger star followed by progressively small stars.

Shooting stars have always, and will always, capture human imagination, hope and wonder. Choosing a shooting star tattoo can be just as personal as any other tattoo, with its size, placement, color and intricacy. Like people, the designs are always evolving. There are many generic styles out there, but personalizing it is a great way to make it special and unique, just like you.

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