September 25, 2017

Chest and shoulder nautical star tattoo

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Four nautical stars tat

One star, two star, three star, four. This guy has four black and white nautical stars inked on his chest and shoulder.

Chest and shoulder nautical star tattoo

Nautical stars are a popular type of tattoo design for men like the one in this photo, who had four nautical stars inked on his body. The stars are inked on an arc, reaching from the top of his left shoulder, around his chest, and onto his left ribcage. The chest and shoulder tattoo is inked in black and white, with each of the five-pointed stars divided into five black sections and five white. The largest star also has a small star outline inked in its middle.

Although nautical star tattoos have re-emerged as common tattoo designs for men and women, these tattoos first became popular over a century ago. During that time, sailors commonly had nautical stars like the ones in this picture inked on their arms. They believed the stars represented guidance and protection and would help them find their way home safely when out at sea.

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