A tribal star tattoo on the elbow can have many meanings depending on the type of star chosen. According to Feather Tattoo Designs, star tattoos can be a sign of bravery, represent the elements of the Earth, symbolize balance and protection from evil or represent many things to different religions.
Feather Tattoo suggests that a nine point star represents wholeness and supreme achievement, while also representing limits. An eight point star represents infinity and regeneration which can be traced to the eight primary deities of the ancient Egyptians. A seven-pointed star, known as a septagram, is a scared symbol for the Wicca. A star with six points is often associated with Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity.