The truth is that talking about compasses is talking about tattoos. Sometimes we talk about different tattoos that stand out from the rest because they are very popular and many fans of this world have a tattoo. Well, the compass is one of “these” tattoos. Compass tattoos are very popular, especially since the old school style began to spread throughout North America and the rest of the world.
Although we will talk at length about their meaning and symbolism, compasses are one of the most tattooed motifs among sailors. And there is a direct relationship between the world of tattoos, sailors and the compass. The compass by itself is a beautiful reason to design a tattoo and capture it on the skin. As you can see in the gallery of compass tattoo images at the end of the article, the possibilities are almost endless when it comes to tattooing them.
You can choose from a simple compass to a very elaborate and realistic one. Now what do they mean and symbolize? Compasses have several meanings as you will see below and all of them are applicable to both sailors and a person on foot. With that said, let’s move on to its meaning.
What do compass tattoos mean?
As we have said, compass tattoos are one of the most popular tattoos tattooed around the world. An object known to the vast majority and whose meaning is quite interesting. And, the symbolism or meaning that we can attribute to a tattooed compass is varied. We can summarize it in four points: Protection, Setting a goal, Returning home and good luck.