Star tattoo designs come in such a diverse array that it is only logical that the meanings associated with them also cover a wide spectrum. Perhaps that is why they are so popular; a person can get a tattoo that means something special to him/her.
Symbolic Representation of Stars
It’s difficult to answer the question of what a star represents unless you first look at the type of star it is.
Shooting Stars – Shooting stars very fashionable as of late and people seem to be getting them on the basis of that popularity. The trend for shooting stars is to place them behind the ear. The only drawback to the location is that they are rather difficult to hide. If you have nothing but pride in showing off your tattoo, then by all means go for it.
Nautical Stars – This kind of star enjoys renown with sailors and other members of the armed forces. The principal symbolism of the nautical star is a bright future, but other meanings are associated with it. Any nautical tattoo helps a person look tougher.
Religions symbol – Various stars serve as the symbol of a particular religion. The Star of David, the six pointed star seen on the flag of Israel, is a nice symbol for both Jews and Christians. Wiccans may opt for a pentagram. For Catholics who adore the Virgin Mary, the Marian star may be just the right choice.
Those were just a few suggestions, but even within each, you can have a wide variance of size and style. Although star tattoos are favored by women, they are actually quite neutral in gender, so you are certain to find something that works for you.