50 Examples of Moon Tattoos

The moon has been the subject of visual arts, literature, poetry and countless others in the course of human history. Similarly, moon tattoo is one of prevailing tattoo ideas for women for it is the prominent symbol for femininity. Like many counterparts in the nature such as day and night, men and women, male and female, the moon is the natural counterpart to the sun. When the moon orbits Earth, the shape of its sunlit portion as viewed from Earth changes over the month. Each phase of the moon cycle has their unique meanings.

The moon is associated with femininity for the fact that one lunar month is equated to a woman’s menstrual cycle. The word moon sprang from Luna in Latin, the name of powerful Roman deity of the Moon.

Apart from gender association, the moon tattoo is loved by people for its symbolic meanings. Generally, moon has been the symbol of time, emotion, intuition and illumination. The phase of New Moon is the sign of upcoming of new beginning. Waxing crescent moon sends us hopes and signifies intention. The crescent moon and star is rooted in religion and Islamic world. It has been used on the flags of Lybia, Tunisia, and Algeria. And it also appeared on the flags of Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Muaritania.

Here in this post are 50 examples of meaningful Moon Tattoos, as a source of your inspiration.

Sun and moon tattoo

Sun and moon is a natural pair for man and woman. If you are looking for tattoo ideas for couples, this one could be your reference. The two tattoos use personification to add feminine and masculine attributes to the matching tattoos.

Eight Moon Phases on the Spine of woman

Cat and flower on the crescent

Moon mood

Waning Crescent Moon

Kiss the Moon

Watercolor moon and flying bats tattoo

Watercolor bats and moon tattoo on shoulder

Stylish wrist tattoo with crescent & Stars as elements

Crescent and Star on upper arm

The moon and sun

The sun watches what I do, but the moon knows all my secrets. So probably this tattoo is the best choice for those who believe there’s always witness on earth.

tattoo of Crescent and star on cracked skin

Crescent and star on cracked skin

Integration of moon and sun

A creative design that combines moon and sun as if they are integrated part. It looks like the crescent appears on the sun.

Stylish tattoo with Crescent, stars and music notes

The crescent and sun

Crescent in braids and knot effect

Wolf and moon

Crescent Moon Foot Tattoo

Melted clock hung on the crescent moon

A tattoo inspired by Salvador Dali’s famous painting – “The Persistence of Memory”.

Moon Back Tattoo

Sun and moon with birds flying away custom design tattoo

Japanese Mon

Star and moon tattoo

Sun and moon tattoo

Wolf and moon tattoo

Panthers And Moon Tattoo On Shoulder

Gothic Girl and Tree Tattoo by Jackie Rabbit

Moon Tattoo

Tatuagem lobo Gabriel

Comic style with moon, skulls and cross

Moon Tattoo

Full moon

Crow in the moon tattoo

Moon Gazing Hare

Moon Tattoo

Sun and Moon

Moon Tattoo

Moon Tattoo

Moon and Sun Tattoo

Moon Tattoo

Moon and Sun Tattoo

Moon and streets of UK tattoo on arm

moon phases tattoo

sun moon and stars

Moon and cat tattoo

Moon tattoo

Blue moon red mandala

3D moon tattoo

Sun & Moon Tattoo

moon and script tattoo

She was like the moon. Part of her was always hidden away.

The Femininity of Moon Tattoo Designs

Moon and cat tattoo

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  1. I’m planning to have another tattoo and surprisingly i got inspired by one tattoo posted she was like the moon……..but i want my own style.

  2. I loved this tattoos thanks ffor sharing. The moon is an amazing inspiration.

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