The star is an ancient symbol on planet earth that has been taken up by a variety of cultures and associated with several different concepts, gods, and beliefs.
One of the most common stars, the pentagram, is a geometrically perfect and intricate shape.
The intersecting lines of a star form a golden ratio, where the ratio between the longest line and the next shortest is the same of that to the shorter one after that, and so on.
The shape mimics—, or was evenly possibly derived from the path of Venus in the night sky as seen from earth. If you trace it’s path in the night sky, given enough time, it will create the pentagram of Venus, or an intricate five-pointed star pattern.
The star has been used as a symbol for the five senses, the five wounds of Christ, magic, the forces of nature, and turned on its side, the devil. It is the symbol of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table, in the 14th century poem Gawain and the Green Knight.
People have come up with a variety of ways to wear a 3D star tattoo. Many have simply created an intricate patter that appears to give their skin an extra layer of texture. Others have used it as an inlay effect for text or other images. Whatever the meaning of the star to you, 3D star tattoos are among the most original ink out there today.