16 Extraterrestrial Space Tattoo Ideas That Will Give You A Cosmos Of Inspiration
Tattoo inspiration is coming from everywhere these days… especially the stars above. With tattoos becoming more and more creative, original, and artistic all the time, it’s only natural that these space tattoo ideas would be increasing in popularity.
If you’re looking to get the far reaches of the universe tattooed on your body, this careful selection we’ve compiled for you will help you make your decision.
We’re wishing on a star for you to get an amazing space tattoo that you’ll love to infinity and beyond.
Swirls and snail
I absolutely adore the combination here of outer space inspiration, and a very alien-like mollusc snail. The swirls and the lines are so aesthetically pleasing, I’m adding this design to my space tattoo ideas.
2. Astronaut and planet balloons
Super creative. And whimsical. I’ve noticed that a lot of the astronaut tattoos have a really kind of magical, fantastical vibe to them. Adore the colours on this one as well.
3. Whales and butterflies, oh my
It’s hard to go wrong with whales… or butterflies. It’s kinda like putting a bird on it. However, when you add planets and pretty circles in there, you take it to the next level. Well done.
4. This one is from France
I feel like if it’s from France, it’s elevated in some way. European, after all. But that’s not why we added this to our space tattoo ideas post. It made its way in based on its visual merits. First, dots. The astrological patterns are just mesmerizing. Then, there’s the beauty of the fine lines. They really draw you in.
5. Campy, but nice
This one is contained, which gives it a very different feel than a smattering of stars and planets and a random animal. Oh wait… there’s octopus here, so I guess that’s a random animal. But still, the circle dome with all the stars is very cool.
Is the octopus being pulled into space as well, or just there because it’s pleasing to the eye?
6. Faint but provocative
It’s like this one is understated because it knows its power. The orbs around the circle, and then the piercing legs of whatever that is provide a nice visual juxtaposition, don’t you think? Love the little add-on of the tiny circles on the orb balls too.
This one is unreal. Do they use glow in the dark ink or something to create this effect? The detail is unbelievable, and the way the astronaut is holding the moon opens up the mind to perceive scale in a whole new way.
8. Simple and cute
This one is Japanese, and it’s called Space Pool for Dog. I bet the person with this tattoo loves outer space, and also has a dog that looks just like this. But I’m just guessing at where they got their space tattoo ideas.
9. Elegant astronaut
The astronauts that end up making it into tattoos have to have a certain elegance to them. Otherwise they won’t quite float up the arm the same way.
10. Super sweet and simple
Very feminine. It feels a bit like a non-committal tattoo, but I do appreciate how this one shows. It’s perfect for off-the-shoulder looks, and adds a bit of artistry to an otherwise pale and barren shoulder-scape.
11. There’s a moon
This space tattoo idea also incorporates lotus flowers and other designs. However, that moon in the centre easily makes it a space tattoo. Nice combination here of styles.
12. Falling astronaut
See what I mean about the elegance? This astronaut is falling where the other one was rising.
Because of this, it reminds me immediately of the scene in Ad Astra where Brad Pitt is falling out of the sky and his heart rate barely elevates. Have you seen it? It’s alright. I didn’t like TLJ’s character at all. However, I guess he had been in a space station for a number of years so that allows him some psychopathic tendencies.
13. Space cat
A space cat riding a rocket ship. I wonder if there’s a real-life inspiration for the cat, or if the person just chose a cartoon cat. Or… here’s a question: I wonder if someone lost their precious cat and they got this tattoo because it reminds them that their furry friend is up in the heavens riding around on a mini rocket. Maybe?
- Check it out: These elegant spine tattoos are so dainty and feminine!
14. Human after all
The moon is the only part of this space tattoo that’s yellow. That’s pretty neat. I wonder if there’s a significance to the rings of the planet going overtop of the astronaut’s helmet. Inso-doing, it places the planet at the forefront rather than the human.
15. Astronaut angel
It looks like this space tattoo idea is in pointillism. That makes it even more cool. I do enjoy the move away from hard, solid lines in tattoos. Very pretty.
16. Glow in the dark?
How on Earth did they create this look? Oh wait… it’s not from Earth. That explains it.