Constellation tattoos are one of the most beautiful modern tattoo types. There are eighty-eight official constellations, so you have a lot of options! Since the dawn of time, the humans used to look up at the sky and wonder what are those lights?
Today, we know that there isn’t actually such thing as constellations. While we see it in a two-dimensional view, the stars are not aligned. Every star in a constellation is separated by millions of lightyears from each other.
The majority of constellation names came from ancient Greece mythology. They named the constellations after their gods, goddesses, mythical creatures and heroes. For a very long time, the stars were the only compass for the sailors. In modern times, constellations help us to recognize which star is which and to read the night sky.
On a clear night, from the earth, we can only see around 2,000 stars. And we also know that there are more stars in the universe than the grain of sands in all of the earth’s beaches. So, constellations that we can see, are a super small part of the cosmos.
The stars and our universe is a vast, mind-boggling thing. Constellation tattoos can be a handy way that awakens our ability to dream. Whenever you look at your constellation tattoo, you will remember what is most important to you. It may also remind you of your path and the meaning of life. Constellation tattoos show us that we are very small in the vast universe. So, we must live our lives in such a way that at the end of our lives we wouldn’t have any regrets.