Tattoos with nautical star are most common on men, and the most masculine of the stars. When tattoos first appeared, sailors would get this star for protection and guidance. Today it is common for sailors and soldiers to have this star tattooed, which acts as a guide to get them home safely. Other people also choose this star for similar reasons, to be a light in the darkness when you are lost in life.
In Ireland, the nautical star is a symbol of good health and can be found in many hospitals. This star also has a special meaning in the gay and lesbian community, some people have this tattoo on their wrist to signal their willingness. Another meaning is its connection with ?punk rock?
Article by: Paula Sacoman