30+ Breathtaking Planet Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women in 2023
If you’re into the endlessness of outer space, you might be here to find inspiration for your next ink pieces of planets and planetary alignments. Planet tattoos have always been associated with special meanings, like how the Earth symbolizes motherly love and protection, or Saturn is the representative of fertility. The possibilities are just as endless as the vast galaxy!
But before you go and get your own Planet tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the most breathtaking and outstanding Planet 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.
Forearm Tattoo of Mandala Sun and Planetary Alignment in Black and Gray
This is another example of how different styles can be combined so nicely with each other. There are elements of Geometric style as seen in the planetary alignment, while the sun is drawn as a Mandala. And speaking of the sun, it’s like the cherry on top of this beautiful linear-sweeping tattoo.
Minimal Watercolor Collarbone Tattoo of Planetary Alignment
We kick off this list with a marvelous design by artist IG: @naomi_artattoo. I love how different styles are incorporated in this tattoo; the planets are inked in Black and Gray while the galaxy is depicted with Watercolor.s The watercolor effect really brings out the mysterious, alluring vibe, don’t you think? Also very pretty as it flows along the collarbone!
Geometric/Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Planets
I must say, I love the Geometric style for planet tattoos; just look at how well all the elements are connected to each other, literally and figuratively. The thin black lines and dotwork also add a very nice touch to the whole composition. Great job on the artist’s part!
Geometric/Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Planetary Alignment
Russian tattooist Fedor Nozdrin does wonderful Linework and Geometric-inspired designs, and this one is pulled directly from his personal page. Don’t you just love how neat his technique is? The muted shading also adds an other-worldly feel to this tattoo. You can check out more of his works right at IG: @fedornozdrin; we promise they’re just as impressive as this one!
Minimal Thigh Tattoo of Planets Above Mountain Tops
I absolutely love the use of dotwork here, and how it marks the movement of the planets all while giving the whole composition a nice balance. I also really enjoy the fact that the mountains are in Black and Gray, while the planets are inked in color. It makes the design so much more interesting to look at.
Geometric/Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Planets
Here’s another variation of the same idea, but the execution of this design really sets it apart from the others. I adore how the simple lines create such a strong sense of motion for the planets, breathing life into the whole piece. Not to mention the composition perfectly parallels the slender length of the client’s forearm. Beautiful
Watercolor Tattoo of Planets on Back of Arm
You’ve seen the Watercolor effect on galaxies, but what about the planets themselves? I really like how it looks here, adding texture to every planet’s surface,but in varying ways. The artist skillfully applies the Watercolors in a very precise manner. Exquisite! The lack of outlines also brings out a very nice, elegant and mysterious look.
Geometric/Black and Gray Tattoo of Planetary Alignment on Inner Arm
I know what you’re thinking – there are so many ways to go about a Geometric tattoo of a planetary alignment. What I like about this one is the fact that the planets are not as close to each other as they are in the previous examples. I feel like this really provides the space for more detailing, upping the interest-factor of the design.
Cartoon Tattoos of Planets and Stars on Forearm
I might be biased but I feel like everything looks so much more adorable in the Cartoon style. I absolutely love the solid black outlines and the bright color palette in this one. Definitely one of the most delightful on the list! Just looking at this design will keep you happy all day!
Minimal Linework Tattoo of Planets on Outer Forearm
Now, this one is for those of you who’d like to have a planetary alignment tattooed, but nothing too complex. How about going for the Minimalistic style? The negative or uninked space between and around each of the planets really creates the feeling of floating in space.
Minimal Realistic Tattoo of Planets on Forearm
And if the previous one is too plain for you, here comes another one! I told you we’ve got you covered. This is for those of you who are looking for some color on your skin. I adore how realistic the planets look, in contrast to the abstract sun on the top. It looks so unique and eye-catching, like a beautiful firework!
More galaxy tattoos <– here!
Black and Gray/Blackwork Forearm Tattoo of Planets Located Within a Heart
Here comes something that looks like it’s straight out of a gothic fairy tale. I adore the design idea: the heart is an ecosystem for the planets to grow around it. The little dots in black and white also add a nice touch. My favorite detail are the white roots crawling out into the black space, which creates such a mysterious, eerie feel.
Geometric/Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Planets
Right off the bat, this design impresses me with its abundance of detailing. I admire the artist who designed and executed such an intricate tattoo, from the planets as the focal point, to the different patterns and the ancient writings scattered throughout the whole composition. This ink piece is like a fascinating maze for the eyes!
Ornamental/Black and Gray Tattoo of Planets on Forearm and Hand
Talk about a perfect alignment between design and placement! I really love how the tattoo runs along the client’s arm, all the way down to the fingers, complete with beautifully intricate ornamental patterns. The focal point, the fractured face, suits the theme so nicely, and the planets add a very interesting touch. I also like how the different elements are separated from each other by the use of bold outlines. The result: a well defined design.
Geometric/Black andGray Forearm Tattoo of Planetary Alignment
As you’ve noticed by now, many Planet tattoos are inked in a combined Geometric/Black and Gray Style. They’re also often inked down the linear expanse of the forearm, which perfectly accommodates the string of planets. The addition of triangles, as seen here, always adds interest to the overall design while framing the varying images.
Minimal Linework Biceps Tattoo of Hand Holding Planets
This tattoo reminds me of that famous song “I got the whole world in my hand”. The design idea is simple but fascinating, depicting a graceful hand beneath tiny planets floating above. The little sparkles and dots in the background add to the magic of this tattoo.
Minimal Tattoo of Sun and Solar System on Shoulder and Collarbone
I personally really enjoy looking at tattoos positioned along the collarbone, and this one is no exception. What sets this design apart is the giant sun, placed at the top of the client’s shoulder. It’s a vision of poetry in motion with the sun beautifully reflecting the contours of the shoulder. Strapless dress definitely called for
Watercolor Forearm Tattoo of Little Boy Lifted Up by Planet Balloons
I absolutely adore the color palette of this one – it’s like a breath of fresh air. I also find the concept delightful, how the planets are actually colorful balloons held by a little boy. The splashes of Watercolor in the background give this tattoo an airy, dreamlike feel. Up, Up & Away
Outer Forearm Tattoo of Planetary Alignment
What draws me right to this design is the use of Blackwork – so simple but so on point. It looks like velvet! I really like the shading on each planet, too. Even though the sun, as the source of light is not present in the design, the shading informs us of its location. Brilliant, Literally
Blackwork Arm Tattoo of Planets Beneath the Tree of Life
Let me just start off by saying that this tattoo is absolutely mesmerizing. Blackwork creates such an intense look, and the number of details packed within this design is impressive. I love how dense the branches look, and how there’s a whole galaxy with planets and stars tangled among the tree’s roots. Wonderful design idea and amazing execution!
Black and Gray Tattoo of Planets and Ancient Clock on Forearm
The design idea of this one is really unique, depicting an ancient clock as the center of this planetary system, surrounded by planets and orbits. There’s actually a very philosophical side to this creative decision: time is really just a concept humans make up from observing the movement of planets. Fascinating, don’t you think? Of course, we can’t forget to give credit to the artist, IG: @lupu.tattoo for such a wonderful work!
Geometric/Black and Gray Tattoo of Planets Along the Spine
I adore the placement of this piece with the design running along the customer’s spine. Always sexy! There’s a nice sense of balance here too as the design is fairly symmetric. The black dots of varying sizes are a great addition, too, because they link the different elements of the design together.
Geometric/Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Planets, Astronaut and Aliens
The longer you look at this design, the more interesting details you can find: not just planets and their orbits, but also an astronaut, a rocket, a falling star, a black hole and a satellite. Yikes that’s a lot, but all good! The most unique image is probably of the alien’s head peeking out of a hole.. Did you manage to find all of them? Keep Looking
More astronaut tattoos <– here!
Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Family Sitting on Crescent Moon
Dreamy and engaging, this tattoo features a family of four sitting on a Crescent moon, surrounded by a wondrous galaxy of planets and stars. I personally find the design to be a metaphor for the belief that maybe family is all we need to feel as if we have the whole universe on our side. What about you, how do you interpret it?
Black and Gray Cartoon Tattoo of Girl with Planet Balloons
This one has the same concept as one of the tattoos we’ve shown you previously, with planets as giant balloons. But this design carries such a melancholic feel. Perhaps it’s because of the Black and Gray style, or something about the posture of the girl? You can check out more works from this artist at IG: @magneticmark. The tattoos are, just like the name suggests, magnetic!