Modern tattoo of an astronaut by david cote

Astronaut Tattoo Ideas That Will Make You Want To Explore The Universe

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Astronaut tattoo is not something you will see very often. But in the recent years, it became more popular thanks to the movies such as The Martian. If you are looking for astronaut tattoos, keep reading because we have gathered the best ideas just for you.

Black negative space cosmonaut helmet tattoo
Black negative space cosmonaut helmet tattoo
Watercolor replica tattoo of a neil armstrong walking on the moon
Watercolor replica tattoo of a Neil Armstrong walking on the moon
Traditional astronaut helmet tattoo by aaron murphy
Traditional astronaut helmet tattoo by Aaron Murphy
Spaceman tattoo in a triangle
Spaceman tattoo in a triangle
Astronaut in the galactic background tattoo
Astronaut in the galactic background tattoo

History of the astronaut tattoo

In the ancient times, people have created myths and stories about the stars and the planets. After some time, they learned that the earth is not the center of the universe. Later, the scientists observed the first planets with the telescopes. But little did they know that humans will very soon visit the cosmos.

Astronaut helmet tattoo with a reflection of the cosmos
Astronaut helmet tattoo with a reflection of the cosmos

Although, it has been more than 50 years when the first human entered the space, but astronaut tattoos were not popular all that time. And the problem was not the astronauts, but the science. Science was not a trend nor a hit. During the cold war era, science was a tool used by two powerful countries to show who’s best at everything. And so was the cosmos – the Soviet Union and the US were in a hurry to get a man into outer space.

Black and grey astronaut tattoo
Black and grey astronaut tattoo

Because of hurrying of the process, many astronauts have died. Often, these deaths happened because of the human error that could have been prevented. But, after many tries and fails, humans were finally in the space, and in 1969 Neil Armstrong was the first human that stepped on the moon. When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 90’s, the space race ended. Science entered a stage of peace and collaboration.

Astronaut coming from the rose tattoo
Astronaut coming from the rose tattoo

During the past 28 years, we have discovered even more about our universe. Also, our technology became more advanced, and we can now prevent the astronauts from many disasters. We created an International Space Station where astronauts live and do various science experiments.

Astronaut floating in space tattoo
Astronaut floating in space tattoo

Astronaut tattoo meaning

So, as we can see, the image of the astronauts have changed since the first missions to the cosmos. At first, they were a symbol of human strength and willpower, and this image was perfect for the propaganda. Later, we saw that even the strongest astronauts such as Buzz Aldrin who landed on the moon with Apollo 11 had many psychological problems back in the earth.

Traditional woman astronaut tattoo
Traditional woman cosmonaut tattoo
Astronaut selfie tattoo by philip yarnell
Astronaut selfie tattoo by Philip Yarnell
Super tiny astronaut tattoo by tattooist sol art
Super tiny astronaut tattoo by tattooist Sol Art
Astronaut in extravehicular activity
Astronaut in extravehicular activity

Today, the image of the astronaut is much different then it was 50 years ago. First of all, they are the symbols of intelligence. They popularize science and encourages young people to become scientists and most importantly – to explore. So, another meaning of astronaut tattoo is the exploration and discovery.

Astronaut falling into black hole tattoo by gioele cassarino
An astronaut falling into black hole tattoo by Gioele Cassarino

Astronaut tattoo ideas

As we can see, astronaut tattoos are for those people who love cosmos. If you like to fantasize about the outer space and distant galaxies – it can be a great reminder of what is most important for you. Take a look at these ideas, and maybe you’ll find a perfect one for yourself!

Astronaut and moon in the background tattoo on the left forearm
Astronaut and moon in the background tattoo on the left forearm
Awesome astronaut helmet tattoo by rizza boo
Awesome astronaut helmet tattoo by Rizza Boo
Astronaut helmet tattoo with the reminder to explore
Another astronaut helmet tattoo with the reminder to explore
Beautiful dog astronaut tattoo by susanne konig
Beautiful dog astronaut by Susanne Konig
Astronaut rhombus tattoo
Astronaut rhombus tattoo
Black and red astronaut helmet tattoo with the planets around
Black and red astronaut helmet tattoo with the planets around
Cat astronaut tattoo by dr woo
Cat astronaut tattoo by Dr. Woo
Colorful astronaut and spaceship tattoo on the arm
Colorful astronaut and spaceship tattoo on the arm
Corgi astronaut tattoo on the arm
Corgi astronaut tattoo on the arm
Cosmonaut holding a flower bouquet tattoo on the arm
Cosmonaut holding a flower bouquet tattoo on the arm
Dotwork style negative space astronaut helmet tattoo by matt pettis
Dot-work style negative space astronaut helmet tattoo by Matt Pettis
Hyper realistic neil armstrong tattoo on the back of the right arm
Hyper-realistic Neil Armstrong tattoo on the back of the right arm
Lego astronaut tattoo by carolin walch
Lego astronaut tattoo by Carolin Walch
Spaceman with a flag tattoo by marcio Ós
Spaceman with a flag tattoo by Marcio Ós
Matching astronaut tattoos on wrists for best friends
Matching astronaut tattoos on wrists for best friends
Modern tattoo of an astronaut by david cote
Modern tattoo of an astronaut by David Cote
Monochrome cosmonaut tattoo on the left shoulder
Monochrome cosmonaut tattoo on the left shoulder
Cosmonaut with flowers tattoo on the right forearm
Cosmonaut with flowers tattoo on the right forearm
Neo traditional abstract astronaut tattoo
Neo-traditional abstract astronaut tattoo
Skeleton cosmonaut holding an hourglass a reminder of how short is our stay
Skeleton cosmonaut holding an hourglass a reminder of how short is our stay
Small astronaut and crescent moon ankle tattoo
Small astronaut and crescent moon ankle tattoo
Neo traditional cat astronaut tattoo on the hand by chris green
Neo-traditional cat astronaut tattoo on the hand by Chris Green
Space oddity david bowie tattoo
Space Oddity David Bowie tattoo
Small astronaut tattoo on the right arm
Another small astronaut tattoo on the right arm
Spaceman in a canoe tattoo on the left arm
Spaceman in a canoe tattoo on the left arm
Swinging on the crescent moon by david cote
Swinging on the crescent moon by David Cote
Neo traditional dead astronaut tattoo by javier franko
Another neo-traditional dead astronaut tattoo by Javier Franko
Negative space astronaut with a boombox tattoo
Negative space astronaut with a boombox tattoo
Astronaut Tattoo Ideas That Will Make You Want To Explore The Universe
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