Some popular nautical star colors are blue, red, green, pink and black. The color varies along with the meaning, and the shades of color alternate from light to dark around the five-pointed star.
According to Tattoo.com, when an individual wears a red nautical star on their left and a green star on their right chest, that person has survived some form of dangerous activity. The red and green nautical stars are reserved for those who have earned them, notes Tattoo.com. A pink and black star supports breast cancer or self-development. The color combination is meant to increase the overall beauty and significance of the nautical star.