There is something about the moon tattoos that draw both women and men in. Maybe it is the meanings behind the symbol or the aesthetic design. Whatever the reason for people getting moon tattoos, they are continually becoming be very popular. Moon has always played a role in the art of tattooing.
Did you ever find yourself staring at the moon at night? Even though the moon reflects the light of the sun, it has its personality. No other planets can captivate us, the way moon does.
- 1 The Moon
- 2 Meanings of Moon Tattoos
- 3 Moon Tattoo Designs
- 4 Placements
- 5 Moon Tattoo Ideas
The moon has guided humanity forever and is a big part of human existence. In many ancient cultures, the moon is identified as a feminine symbol where the sun represented the masculine energy. This is one of the reasons that people often combine sun with their moon tattoos. Together, it is a symbol of the natural balance of things like yin and yang, dark and light, male and female, etc. However, moon tattoos also stand very well on their own too. Moon also has religious significance in some cultures. In India, people believed that the moon controlled all the water flow in the universe. In Buddhist ideology, full moon maintains importance as the time of religious reflections and Buddha himself were born on a full moon.
Scientific researches have found that all matters hold a frequency, including the moon, which could subtly affect humans just like every other living being on earth. The frequencies emanating from the moon can influence our thoughts and emotions.
Let’s come back to the earth and talk about moon tattoos, shall we?
Meanings of Moon Tattoos
The moon tattoos represent purity, mystery, magic, dreams, fertility, subtle strength, and feminine power.
Moon Tattoo Designs
There is no doubt that the moon has a deep impact on our lives. This is probably the reason why moon tattoos are so popular among both men and women. The moon can be represented in many different ways and incorporate with various objects or elements other than the sun to make it a unique tattoo. Many people choose to add stars, flowers, crystals, clouds, etc. You can be very creative with your moon tattoo too.
The most popular places to put moon tattoos are the nape of the neck, behind the ear, the ankle, the wrist, and the small of the back. However, this is your art so feel free to place your design anywhere you wish!
Moon Tattoo Ideas
In the below galleries we have collected over hundreds of amazing moon tattoos to inspire you for your next ink.
Half Moon Tattoos
Probably the most popular and common is the half moon tattoos. Great to incorporate various elements with a half moon tattoo.
Crescent Moon Tattoos
Crescent moon represents motherhood and fertility. A crescent moon is different than a half-moon. Crescent moon appears after the full moon becomes half and full through its phases.
Full Moon Tattoos
There are so many superstitions with full moon. Some believe that full moon is connected to change and insanity. I love the small details in the full moon tattoos. Full blue moon tattoos are also very common.
Moon Cycle Tattoos
Great locations to get a full moon cycle tattoos are the spine, forearm and under the collar bones.