While the moon in contemporary society is associated with the female domain, many tribal cultures regard it as closely linked to masculinity.
This is because the moon is the companion of the hunter or the warrior who ventures out at night to serve his tribe.
Moonlight provides critical support in these missions, illuminating the correct path and warning of enemies and obstacles. This is in contrast to the themes associated with the moon in contemporary Western society, which include change and fluidity. The moon is also a powerful symbol of the passage of time.
Not only is the moon an immediate marker of time for anyone who keeps an eye on the night sky, it is also cyclical. In that way, the moon emphasizes the passing of time and the fact that things recur cyclically, a concept echoed in the writings of Nietzsche. This tattoo is flexible because you can adjust the size of the moon phases.
The basic design is also fairly simple. Common locations for a moon phase tattoo include the upper back, the upper arm, the chest, the lower arm, and the lower leg. You also have some control over how many images of the moon you choose to include.