Compass Tattoo with Arrow

Compass Tattoo

Compass Tattoo

Compass tattoos have also represented the ideal of following one’s dreams. It is symbolic of staying your course in life and to not give up no matter how rough things may seem. The compass will guide you where you need to be. While the compass tattoo isn’t the most popular of all of the motivational tattoo designs out there, the message can be pretty clear if the tattoo is done correctly.

While the compass tattoo is not normally thought of as a popular “lucky charm” tattoo, it’s not hard to see why someone might give their tattoo this meaning. It is the type of tattoo you can look at when you have lost your way and use it to turn yourself around. When someone gets the compass tattoo to represent luck, they will usually get additional designs around it to make the meaning a bit more clear.

 Compasses give many a sense of security concerning their direction. We trust and understand the magnetic guidance that’s provided by the compass. Others use the compass on their body to symbolize remaining on course when faced with hardship. The compass can also be compared with the North Star as its placement stays reliable and static. The home can be located by a compass as well, and it’s because of this many travelers and adventurers adorn themselves with the compass tattoo. Compass tattoos can be embellished with globes and nautical stars as to adequately portray this meaning.  Widely seen as a protective ornament, the compass has for a long time been held in high esteem by many. Military servicemen and women have used it as a symbol of their loyalty and reliance to their branch in the military. It can also be associated with being a religious symbol. As the compass has been entrusted for centuries, it’s an ancient symbol of security and safety. Anchors, axes, boots and seabirds can be used to symbolize a hiking or naval background.  The compass can be utilized as a bringer of luck and inspiration. People who get lost can use it to bring themselves inspiration. Since it is a practical tool, the compass is used as a symbol of luck like other practical tools, for example, horseshoes. Because it’s always pointing to the north and never changes, many view it as a beacon of inspiration. In times of urgency or need, we are always inspired by insights and epiphanies and a compass is a good example. A compass without a direction indicator can show a broken compass. One with a wildly spinning arrow can mean confusion or uncertainty. One with a considerable long chain can show attachment to the associated meaning. For instance, a chain connected to a religious item and a compass could indicate that the person gets their direction and guidance from that religion. A broken face plate can mean a lack of dependence on such tools. A compass that’s moldy or water filled can show age or self-reliance.