15 Awesome Takes on the Classic Compass Tattoo

Any traveler knows what an important equipment is a compass. When traveling one should always take a compass with him, as it will help him in several situations.

#1 Colorful Compass Tattoo

Spanish conquistadors were the first sailors who had compass tattoos. Many believe that in the early centuries these designs were used by Celts along with several people of European origin. Today nautical lovers, fishermen and military personnel usually love the idea of having a compass tattoo on their bodies. There are many styles of compass tattoos such as rose compass, star compass, nautical star compass, prismatic compass ad many others.

#2 Map and Compass Tattoo

The design of this tattoo also symbolizes safety and for this reason it was rendered on the ship.  It is also believed that if you have a compass tattoo you are protected during your traveling and that you will come back home safely and in one piece. There is such tendency among the family members of naval officers and fishermen that they also wear compass tattoos or jewelry with a compass element to support and wish a safe traveling their loves ones.

#3 Line Compass Tattoo

Line Compass Tattoo

People also do not omit the meaning of the compass tattoo styles. For example the compass tattoo which has a star on it represents the North Star, which is believed to be the point of origin that guides people to the right directions. There is also another feature in this tattoo that attracts people: it’s aesthetic appeal that gives it a kind of tenderness.

#4 Overlaid Compass Tattoo

Overlaid Compass Tattoo

As we know a compass is a thing which is used by different kinds of people, but the personnel from armed like the idea of having it as a tattoo design. Here again we see that people believe in the power of this tattoo design. As the letter N represents the north in many compass shape tattoos we can see this very letter. And armed forces often look at that letter believing that it can help them not to be lost and that they will return home safely.

#5 Black Compass Tattoo

Black Work Compass Tattoo

Though compass tattoos symbolize a direction, they have a kind of association with time. And for this reason many use them with such things that represent time: clocks, hour glasses and sun dials. There are also compass tattoos which are interesting combinations of floral designs and ribbons.

#6 Detailed Compass Tattoo

Detailed Compass Tattoo

As human imagination has no limits we can see the globe in several compass tattoo ideas. Sea travelers prefer to have plus stars and an anchor drawn on the compass tattoo, since plus is an important instrument for marine travelers.

#7 Back of Neck Compass Tattoo

Speaking about the meanings of a compass tattoo we should mention the most important meaning of it: supporting, protecting and stopping from getting lost. This has both philosophical and literary meaning. Besides the fact that people feel safe with a compass tattoo on them, they also look great and are very beautiful.

#8 Whale Compass Tattoo

Whale Compass Tattoo

A remark for dreamers: following your compass tattoo you can reach your dreams, as it helps you find the right direction not only when you are lost, but also in the way of your life. This tattoo design is believed to be a miraculous one.

#9 Ankle Compass Tattoo

Ankle Compass Tattoo

This tattoo seems to offer a piece of hope to people who struggle in their lives trying to find the right personal and professional direction. As the compass style tattoos had a great variety of designs they soon became popular and continue to be on the top.

#10 Traditional Compass Tattoo

Here you can see some Wonderful Compass Tattoo Ideas.

#11 Basic Compass Tattoo

Basic Compass Tattoo

#12 Air Travel Compass Tattoo

#13 Small Compass Tattoo

Small Compass Tattoo

#14 Small Compass Tattoo

#15 Floral Compass Tattoo