Since we could look up, we have always been intrigued by the mystery of space. Since space travel was made a reality in the middle of the last century, desire to learn more and more about the heavenly bodies that surround us. Planets, stars, and the galaxy are not just mysterious and mesmerizing, many of us consider them absolutely beautiful. Thus, tattoos inspired by space have always been in demand.
However, space tattoos have exploded recently. The tattoo trend is riding a shooting star of popularity all around the world. Who can blame us? With climate disasters a weekly occurrence, rising temperatures threatening us all, and a pandemic that has put the world on hold for a year, we are all kind of ready for an escape. We decided to explore the world of space tattoos to get a better handle on this trend and some cool designs to share with you. Here are 25 space tattoos that are lightyears ahead of the rest!
Pink Rocket Ship
Not your typical vehicle to life off in, but this whimsical space tattoo is just so fun! Check out how the tattoo artist has managed to make the flamingo look like its metallic. Very nice!
Van Gogh’s World
Here we find a planet comprised of elements seen in Vincent van Gogh’s starry night. The impressionist’s world is orbited by little planets and other celestial bodies which make it almost look like a piece of jewelry.
Astronauts are all the rage right now and you are looking at one of the finest tattoos of one we have ever seen. Take a look at all of that minute detail! Paired with the moody pinks and purples this design is a real success.
Here we find the planets of our solar system in tattoo form. With an almost art deco-look, the fine lines of this tattoo really look sharp and stylish.
Psychedelic Space Trip
We have no idea what is exactly happening here but we love what we are seeing. The cool color scheme looks great! The parallelogram at the center of the piece is the only thing with straight lines and helps everything else contrast.
Who has ever had a day that felt like this? We love the this strange design that imagines the galaxy in the form of liquid. A truly inspired and beautiful design!
Do you think they are out there? A lot of people do and this cool UFO tattoo is such a fun way to express that curiosity. We think it’s a matter of time until we figure out that octopi are actually from another planet entirely!
Our moon is such an inspiring and comforting presence in the night sky. It’s gentle glow and phases help remind us of the passing of time and the phases our bodies go through. Amazing!
Rocket Ship of Love
Here’s a fun rocket ship that looks retro and sort of crossed with a sea ship. We love the heart and anchor on the side! You can still get very creative will expressing your love for space, as you can see here.
Secrets of a Diamond
We love moody and colorful tattoos like this one. We saw a number of these diamond shapes with the night sky or even the milky way like this one. We are here for this trend!
Micro tattoos are amazing options for people who do not want a huge commitment or something that’s hard to hide. These cute little planet and star shapes on the ankle are the perfect dainty detail!
Space Bunny, Hunny
Like we said, the weirder the better! Take a look at how this bunny’s fur catches the glow of the stars. How long until we put the first bunny in space?
Here’s a tattoo that feels like it has a narrative to it. We see a “cosmic girl,” as the person who shared this image referred to the character, ascending into space. No need for a helmet, she’s at home.
The biggest planet in our solar system makes for a stunning tattoo, don’t you think? We think the rich, earthy (ha!) reds mixed with the col blues makes for the perfect swirling combination.
Here’s a rift in space. We find some very sharp lines on display in this tattoo design. It looks so wild! Would you jump through the spacetime continuum? This looks inviting!
Far, Far Away
How fun is this style? We love the retro comic book feel! Tattoos that employ a frame like this always seem to be a success. It’s like blue circle wants to hold the scene, but it’s clear the UFO is leaving and traveling to another destination. Later!
Tattoos that use an ombre effect feel so new and fresh today. The way artists are able to transition from one color of ink to the next and blend it all flawlessly blows the mind!
High Drama on the Moon
In this photorealistic tattoo, we find an astronaut in the pull of a mysterious force. The reflection in the helmet is jaw-dropping. There’s an entire other scene contained inside of what looks like the surface of the moon with another astronaut. Just, wow!
We need more women in the space program to reach parity! This lovely tattoo of a female astronaut looking slightly up is both inspiring and remarkable.
Highway to Heaven
We told you tattoos with frames look excellent! Here’s another example with a road leading to a mountain underneath what looks like Saturn. The road looks like it’s going nowhere and everywhere at the same time.
Realms of Possibility
Here’s an imaginative representation of the planets. Do we understand why? No. Do we care? No. Be as creative as you want and find a tattoo artist to collaborate with for the most original and intriguing designs. Clearly, it pays.
On the other hand, you can go completely the opposite direction and go for adorable tattoos of the moon, planets, shooting stars and more. This looks like a stick and poke design, which is done without a machine but instead manually with just ink and a needle.
Cats in Space
We all knew this dad would come eventually! Take a look at this Cat-stronaut! What a cutie!
Wow! This full sleeve space tattoo has it all. Drama, color, different styles, plenty of visual interest, it’s not short on anything. A tattoo this size will take multiple sittings and hours of work to complete, but if you really love space, it’ll be worth it!
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Magic in the Sky
In what looks like globs of pant applied to a canvas, we find planets, a moon, and stars twinkling inside. This tattoo is so unique and well done that it barely looks real. Put us on a rocket!
There you go! 25 space tattoos that bring all the beauty, mystery, and weirdness that space has to offer. We think the rover missions to Mars right now are fueling the recent craze for space tattoos and we are all the better for it. Human ingenuity and our hunger for knowledge is an endless source of inspiration. Keep on getting those planets, astronauts, and more tattooed folks, because they are cosmically cool!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 Pink Rocket Ship
- 2 Van Gogh’s World
- 3 Astro-Nuts!
- 4 Aligned
- 5 Psychedelic Space Trip
- 6 Galaxy Melt
- 7 UFO, Tho!
- 8 Waning Crescent
- 9 Rocket Ship of Love
- 10 Secrets of a Diamond
- 11 Micro Moment
- 12 Space Bunny, Hunny
- 13 Cosmic Girl
- 14 Jupiter
- 15 A Rift
- 16 Far, Far Away
- 17 Lift Off
- 18 High Drama on the Moon
- 19 Captain
- 20 Highway to Heaven
- 21 Realms of Possibility
- 22 Minimal
- 23 Cats in Space
- 24 Space Sleeve
- 25 Magic in the Sky
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