What Do Star Tattoos Signify?


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Star tattoos can be a sign of protection and balance. Because stars shine in a dark sky, they also are seen as a symbol of hope. The star can be a symbol of divine interaction with humankind. Star symbols are popular in Jewish and Celtic culture.

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What Do Star Tattoos Signify?
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Celtic magicians and storytellers often used the star to symbolize the spirit, which they believed to be the fifth element. A six-pointed star design, also called the Star of David, is common in Jewish culture because it is shaped like the hexagonal shield carried by King David. Seven-pointed stars (septagrams) and eight-pointed stars (octograms) also are used as tattoo images, signifying the mystical and regeneration, respectively.

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