Suns, moon and stars are by far some of the most fascinating subjects for both science and tattoo designs. A sun tattoo can be very significant to many people, in fact, it is one of the most popular design elements requested. The value of this design, in terms of symbolism, represents a very deep value for life itself. The symbolic and mystically design is amongst a favorite for both men and women. The individual manner in which the sun is drawn in body art has many interpretations. Providing a wealth of options as far as color and size, it would be pretty hard to find two people in the world with the same exact sun tattoo. For example, a sun tattoo can be simple, realistic, futuristic or tribal.
The sun tattoo can be creative, important and highly significant, depending on the other elements in the design. When we take a look down the corridors of history, you will find that there were a great many cultures that worshiped the sun. With sun being the center of creation and life, it was recognized and worshiped as a symbol of life. It is indeed the sun that provides us light and energy to come into existence and once we come into existence, to grow and flourish, making it a design elements that can have many hidden meanings as well.
Many older cultures linked the sun with fertility, energy and a healing force that kept life going. Among the Native Americans it was believed that the sun is the guardian that guards and protects the day and daylight. The way the sun has been represented visually also has been quite varied and very interesting. Among the designs are ones which show the sun as a simple circle with a dot in the middle. This is a motif that you will find quite commonly in Astronomy and astrology. With Egyptians in the ancient times it was believed that Ra, the sun god, was worthy of worship. Many designs show the sun as a solar wheel with a cross. The cross has equal sides making it look very different from typical designs. The sun designs are also very popular in the Middle East.
Among Christians, the sun depicts energy, power, birth, rebirth and all aspects of life. It was also believed that the sun represented the lord Jesus Christ himself along with his many life giving and saving qualities. It is also believed that the solar and lunar bodies are linked, which in any case happens to be the truth. In tattooing the sun is often represented in floral forms. Sometimes it takes on the form of the mystical dragon or the indestructible phoenix. Among the floral representations the popular ones are holy and pure lotus, the beautiful rose and the radiant sunflower. These definitely add to the look of the tattoo.
Many culture like the Aztecs, the Romans, the Egyptians and Romans actually worshipped the sun. Indians also had a place of reverence and importance for the divine Sun god. In fact among the Zia Indians the sun symbol would be painted on vases used in religious ceremonies.
With the sun depicting things like light and truth there is no wonder it is much sought after tattoo design. There are many styles in which you can get a sun tattoo including the tribal, Celtic and other styles. The sun and moon have also been considered and Yin and Yang forces it also represents the logical and emotional sides of your nature.
So pick the sun tattoo design based on not only the way it looks but also what it means to you.