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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pentagram of Tattoos






Another star tattoo design with a religious or spiritual meaning is the pentagram tattoo.

The pentagram (aka pentangle), a five pointed star, has been used as a symbol by many religions and cultures throughout history, it's one of the oldest symbols in the world.

Here's an overview of the different symbolic meanings of the pentagram:

* The pentagram is a symbol of protection against evil.
* Astronomy: the pentagram is a symbol of feminity. During it's path around the sun, the planet Venus follows a pattern that resembles a pentagram.
* 5 elements: the pentagram is the symbol for the 5 elements: light, air, wind, fire and water.
* Ancient Egypt: on ancient Egyptian graves, the pentagram is a symbol for the celestial sky.
* Pythagoras: for Pythagoreans, the pentagram is a symbol for mathematical perfection.
* Christianity: the pentagram symbolizes the 5 senses and is a symbol of health. In the Middle Ages it was the symbol for the 5 cross wounds of Jesus Christ.
* Satanism (black magic): they use a reversed pentagram inside a double circle. Inside the pentagram is the head of a goat. Each point has a Hebrew letter, forming the word LVYTN (Leviathan, a mythological sea monster from the Old Testament).
* Wicca (white magic): a religion based on nature. The pentagram is a symbol of faith for wiccans. Pentagram tattoos are a fairly popular goth tattoo.

In any case, suffice it to say that star tattoos can sometimes transcend the purely decorative and take on a more metaphysical or symbolic meaning.

Celebrities with a star tattoo:

* Aaliyah: this late R&B star has has a star tattoo on her hand.
* Drew Barrymore: famous actress with a moon star tattoo on her right foot.
* Tokio Hotel: Bill Kaulitz, singer of the band Tokio Hotel, has a star tattoo on his abdomen and his band's logo on his neck.
* Rihanna: has a small star tattoo on her left ear and a shower of stars in her neck. She also has a Sanskrit prayer tattoo on her stomach.
* Victoria Beckham: a Spice Girl with 5 stars on her lower back, depicting her family members.
* Bjork: has a small star tattoo behind her right ear.
* Boy George: 80s singer with a Star of David tattoo.
* Gisele Bundchen: super model with a star tattoo on the inside of her left wrist and a moon star tattoo on her right ankle.
* Aaron Carter: singer with a nautical star tattoo on his right arm.
* Gerry Halliwell: another Spice Girl with a star tattoo (on her back).
* Kate Hudson: Kate has a small star tattoo on her left foot.
* Norah Jones: famous jazz singer with a star on her lower back.
* Anna Kournikova: tennis player with a stars tattoo on her lower back.
* Avril Lavigne: punk-pop singer with a small star tattoo on her left wrist.
* Lindsay Lohan:actress with a small star on her left wrist.
* Eva Longoria: another actress with a star tattoo on her left wrist.
* Kelly Osbourne: reality tv actress and singer with a small star tattoo on her neck.
* Pink: she has a shooting star tattoo on her left shoulder and a red star on her hand.
* Ashlee Simpson: another celebrity with a star tattoo on her left wrist.
* Britney Spears: has a small star tattoo on her right hand.
* Joss Stone: has a shooting star tattoo under her right ankle.
* Tila Tequila: has a star on her both hands.
* Bruce Willis: has 3 stars on his left shoulder.

Source : http://www.freetattoodesigns.org/star-tattoos.html

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