Get to know meaning of the compass rose tattoo!
An instrument for orientation and direction, the compass rose is based on the four cardinal points and also on the points in between.
Meaning of the compass rose tattoo
Originally the compass rose had 32 different points representing the wind and its direction, and its name originated because these points resemble the petals of a rose.
Therefore, this is a tattoo that represents the search for guidance in times of turbulence or in new directions, and also symbolizes the freedom to follow one's own path. It is a charm to be able to follow the right direction regardless of adversities and obstacles.
For sailors, tattooing a compass rose meant good luck, and that they would return alive from their voyages.
Although worn by sailors these days, rose of the winds tattoos are most often inked as a reminder that the future is to come and the past no longer matters. It can be:
- A reminder that the future is coming
- Overcoming a past relationship
- Overcoming addictions, past regrets, etc.
- Learning from the past
- Symbol of someone who travels frequently
A curiosity: several historical accounts point out that the compass rose tattoo has a specific meaning in Russia. There, tattooing this symbol on the knees means that a person connected to the mafia should not kneel down in front of anyone.
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