30+ Mesmerizing Galaxy Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women in 2023
I once read somewhere that you should always bring home something from places you love. But what if you love outer space? The easiest solution would be getting a tattoo of the galaxy, don’t you think? Not only do they look absolutely mesmerizing, but they are also a meaningful reminder of how vast the universe is, and how small we are in comparison.
But before you go and get your own Galaxy tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the boldest, most beautiful and most captivating Galaxy tattoo ideas for 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which tattoo style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
With that said, let’s begin!
Black and Gray/Geometric Leg Tattoo of Astronaut Sitting on Top of Planet
Geometric Tattoo of Solar System with a Mandala Sun
This gorgeous solar system tattoo is done in such skillful Linework, featuring components from Geometric style. For me, the best detail about this tattoo is the sun. I love how it’s done in a completely different style, Mandala, which helps it really stand out. The tattoo also flows nicely on the client’s forearm, so good job on the artist’s part!
Style: mix of geometric, mandala and linework with a bit of shading
Minimal Linework Forearm Tattoo of Astronaut Floating Within the Galaxy
This Korean tattoo artist has such an adorable take on the topic of space. Her Linework is clean, and her cartoonish designs are just adorable. You can find more of her works right here at IG: @naleak_tattoo
Black and Gray/Geometric Arm Tattoo of Planets
I absolutely adore the abstractness of this design. My favorite detail is probably the galaxy within the core of a planet; imagine how that could be a possibility in reality! Undoubtedly, insane talent and creativity are on display in this tattoo!
Black and Gray Tattoo of Planets on Inner Arm
Black and Gray/Geometric Tattoo of Planets and Open Road on Arm
I really like the Geometric framing in this one, separating realistic elements from what seems to be the Cosmos. The open road and the night sky are both packed inside the frame, while the planets, the star and space dust are on the outside. Very simple but clever detail, right?
Minimal Color Cartoon Tattoo of Planets on Arm
I find this piece absolutely delightful, it’s like it’s made to bring joy! The color palette is so bright and eye-catching, making the whole piece seem like it’s straight out of a kid’s coloring book. Absolutely adorable!
Old School Tattoo of Galaxy on Lower Leg
I’m impressed with the idea behind this one because it makes something beautiful out of something as scary as death. Old School style is used for every detail of the design, except for the focal point – the galaxy. This really creates the feeling that inside the casket, a completely different universe exists. I truly love how thought-provoking this is!
Realistic Black and Gray Tattoo of Astronaut on Back of Arm
I’d say this is something that requires a lot of skill and creativity, because the design idea is so difficult to pull off. I really like how the image of the astronaut is randomly cut into different parts, as if the lighting from outer space is poking fun at humans’ vision. Wonderful idea though, don’t you agree?
Minimal Realistic/Geometric Tattoo of Galaxy and Other Elements on Arm
You usually don’t see tattoos that incorporate Minimalism and Geometric styles together. That’s because Geometric tattoos can be very complex and intricate, but this is a good exception. The artist, Ivan Wong, thrives at Blackwork, Minimalistic and Geometric designs, and it really shows here! If you like this one, you might want to visit the artist’s page for more inspiration at IG: @deartattoohk.
Minimal Tattoo of Solar System on Back of Arm
I just really like looking at planet tattoos that include their orbits. I feel like these seemingly plain lines add such a strong sense of movement to the whole piece, they really deserve your attention..The sun is also depicted in such a unique way here, setting it apart from all the other planets. The thin black circular lines also create a great sense of movement.
Realistic Color Shin Tattoo of Saturn
To be completely honest, this might be something that I’d want for myself. It’s just so delicate and intriguing, but so simple at the same time. Only a few shades of yellow and brown appear against the pitch-black background, but the artist skillfully turns them into such lively clouds and stars. I also like how Saturn zooms beyond the frame, adding interest to the overall design.
Minimal Cartoon Tattoo of Planetary Alignment Over Biceps
I adore the simplicity of this tattoo, and how all of the planets are the same size. They’re aligned in such a neat order, separated from each other with only one single black dot. Nothing too complicated, yet there’s still enough to linger on. The colors and patterns on the planets are very detailed, especially with the subtle white highlight that creates a delightfully shiny look over each of these very small images.
Geometric Tattoo of Planets and Natural Satellites on Inner Arm
First of all, I just love looking at symmetric designs on the spine, because there’s such a satisfying feeling of balance that’s created The focal point here carries such a mystical, dreamlike vibe with the mesh of purple, pink and blue along with the tilted hourglass inked in white. This is something that comes straight out of our studio in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neo Traditional Tiger Tattoo
This Geometric tattoo stands out for me thanks to its unique use of dotwork. I love how the entirety of the focal point is made up of dots – imagine the time and skills it takes the artist to pull this off. The brownish-green explosion in the middle is a very unexpected but pleasant addition, making the composition seem that much richer in dimension.
Full-Sleeve Color Tattoo of Galaxy Within Van Gogh Painting
I adore full-sleeve tattoos for the time and skill they require, and I adore this piece specifically for its masterful design and execution. Successfully recreating Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is already challenging, but making it into such an intricate full-sleeve takes insane experience and creativity. If you like what you’re seeing, I strongly recommend going to the artist’s page to admire more mind-blowing pieces like this one at IG: @mikhailandersson
Minimal Cartoon Tattoo of Planets and Stars on Arm
I honestly feel like we’ve bumped into a gold mine when we found IG: @rolypolyc, because I love each and every one of her posts. Her tattoos are always so vibrant in color, simple in design but absolutely always mesmerizing. I really like this one that we’ve picked out for you because of how pretty and joyful it is.
Dotwork Tattoo of Galaxy on Shoulder Blade
This tattoo may look simple but it’s actually very intricate. I love how the dots shape up the galaxy so well, depicting its ebb and flow very smoothly. Do you know that this tattoo, alongside many others on the artist’s page, is hand poked? Pretty impressive, right?
Custom Side Shoulder Tattoo of Planets Orbiting Around an Eye
The focal point of this piece is obviously the sun, but this sun has a very interesting twist. I really like how the eye is tattooed in such a realistic manner using Black and Gray style, whereas the orbits are all in color. I wonder what this tattoo could possibly mean! It looks so intriguing and thought-provoking in the best of ways.
Minimal Linework Color Tattoo of Woman and Galaxy
The idea of this design is just beautiful – a dainty, dreamy woman resting her head on her hands as her mind travels to outer space. The galaxy is depicted with a mesh of beautiful, bright colors, with an addition of white as a sparkling highlight. Our minds are indeed as limitless as the universe, don’t you think?
Black and Gray/Geometric Tattoo of Battleship on Forearm
I really like how this tattoo brings us out onto the ocean, instead of up in the sky like the others. The planetary orbit map seems to be a reference to sea navigation, since that aligns well with the image of the battleship and the lettering underneath. Tattooist Monika from Germany does excellent Geometric designs, so if you’re into this kind of tattoo, don’t miss out on her page at IG: @monikamoni.art
Surreal Color Tattoo of Astronaut and Planets on Forearm
This one is just absolutely gorgeous, from its color palette to the many different components in the design. My favorite detail is probably the stones on the ground where the astronaut stands. They look like they’re slowly dissolving into space, which creates such a dreamlike, surreal vibe. Of course, the galaxy in the blue sky is also really nice to look at, too. Very impressive work on the artist’s part!
Simple Color Ankle Tattoo of Planets
For such a dainty part of your body like the ankle, perhaps you’d need something as delicate as this ink piece. I love this color palette of black, dark blue and purple, accompanied by subtle white highlights. Credits belong to the talented Korean artist IG: @live_tattooer
Black Linework Tattoo of Woman Looking Out From Window and Man’s Face
There’s something really symbolic about this tattoo because the design incorporates a lot of storytelling. It seems to me like the vast galaxy represents the mind of the man, and the woman is gazing out from the window as she admires its beauty. I’m sure there are many other interesting interpretations of this one, though. What about you, what do you think?
Minimal Linework Tattoo of Woman Hugging Self and Planets
The first thing that comes to mind when I look at this tattoo is how it reminds me of self-love. I really like how the planets float around in the place that’s supposed to be where the woman’s head is, as if to signify her mind is elsewhere. Very creative, intentional, and well-executed design by artist IG: @jedna_linia_
Black and Gray/Geometric Tattoo of Astronaut and Planets on Forearm
My absolute favorite part about this tattoo is how the astronaut is burning his marshmallow on a bonfire, all the while behind him, asteroids are on their way toward the Earth. The Linework here is very clean and creative, too. I love how the planets’ orbits follow the patterns of the stars very smoothly!
We hope you found what you were looking for and had as much fun looking at these tattoos as we had writing about them. Until next time, happy inking!