compass

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If you are forever wandering, a compass will always guide you where you need to go. Now whether you take this literally or figuratively is up to you! Compass tattoos look great with their round shape and etched bearings and will remind the wearer that they are never lost, always simply on a journey to somewhere. Compass tattoo designs are increasingly growing in popularity and having a place where you can sample some of the best compass tattoo design ideas can be quite helpful for tattoo lovers.

Nautical Star Compass

A compass is a pretty vital instrument that any traveler would need in his or her pack, making it one of the most common tattoos for a frequent traveler to get done. Compass tattoo designs are usually pretty common amongst nautical lovers, fisherman and of course military personnel as well. These compass themed tattoos comes in several styles such as the nautical star compass, rose compass, star compass and the prismatic compass. Interestingly, the first sailors to get compass tattoos were Spanish conquistadors.

The star compass is the most popular of the aforementioned designs and represents the North Star. Before maps and technology existed, humans used the North Star to guide them in the right direction. Because of this, this style of tattoo stands for guidance, direction and finding a way home.

Compass tattoos Carry deep meaning and worn by both men. That the wearer should be aware of before deciding on the kind of design to wear. The compass tattoo design below looks quite artistically design. And can be a great inspiration depending on the meaning associated with it.