Compass Tattoo meaning – direction (like a ship), protection (like a snake), security (like a rhino), guidance/right direction (like a starfish), good luck/right direction (like a bat tattoo in different cultures), fortune (like a dragonfly), etc. There are lots of meanings for this compass tattoo, but most important – it should mean something for you, not for someone else.
Most important, do you need some compass tattoo ideas?
Compass Tattoo symbolism:
- Medieval Europe symbolism: there is evidence that the people in the Medieval Europe used the compass for their ships. The compass was mostly used by early sailors. Alexander Neckam used the compass until 1202. He was a teacher. Alexander was also interested in grammar.
- Indian symbolism: also in India the compass was used for navigational purposes only. The compass was called – matsya yantra.
- Vikings symbolism: prior to the compass, vikings cordierite or birefringence to get the direction. It was complicated. Don’t forget that back then the sea was not so easy to nagivate like it’s now. Nowadays soldiers also use the compass, but some of them also have compass tattoos on their body.
- Medieval Africa symbolism: the compass got from China to medieval Africa also.
Here are some pictures if you need some compass ideas:
Compass Tattoo Placement ideas – on your arm, on your ankle, behind your ear, on your back, on the back of your neck, on your elbow, forearm, on your hip, on your knee, on your ribs, on your wrist, etc. Most important – all it matters is if you really want the tattoo. Because if you don’t, but get it anyway, it’s going to be much harder to get rid of it. Just saying.
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Compass Tattoos on Celebrities – Justin Bieber (a compass tattoo, along with others: an eagle, koi fish, dove, etc). Do you know more celebrities with compass tattoos? If so, please share with us. Just comment here if you have any fresh news.