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Oh, space! How wondrous thou are and how incomprehensible to us, mere earthworms! We bet that thinking about space also comes in Shakespeare-style in your head because how else would one think about the most poetic and the scariest thing there ever was? However, humans being humans, we are all attracted to the unknown. So much so that some choose to immortalize our attraction in a forever kind of form. Yup, we’re talking about space tattoos here, and if you’ve come to look at some unique tattoos, you’re definitely in the right place!

So, space tattoo ideas, what are they about? Well, there are your usual planetary constellations, the Sun, the Moon, and all kinds of stars, with the Milky Way taking the prize for probably being the most depicted heavenly formation there is. Then, there are a whole slew of more subtle space-themed tattoos, and those work awesomely well if you’re into the whole abstract kind of vibe. Or maybe you’re just looking for something pretty, which is also a very legit reason for getting an outer space tattoo (or a tattoo that’s completely from outer space cool). And lastly, if you’re more into simple space tattoos as opposed to bona fide intricate artworks running down your arm, there are plenty of those, too, in this nifty thrifty list.

Right-o, without any further ado, let’s skip right to our collection of awesome space tattoos. Once you’ve scrolled through all of them, be sure to give your vote to the designs you liked the most, and share this article with your friends! They might be tempted to get a space-themed tattoo, too!

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Astronaut In Space With Abstract Elements Arm Tattoo

Astronaut in space with abstract elements arm tattoo

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Abstract Astronaut In Space Leg Tattoo

Abstract astronaut in space leg tattoo

"Lost in the space - by Francesco Rossetti in London."

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It bends my mind how precisely they can ink a series of circles using only dots and not mess it up.

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Cats In Space Arm Tattoo

Cats in space arm tattoo

"Cats in space by James Mullin at Lotus Tattoo/Hemet, CA."

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Astronaut Cat In Space Back Tattoo

Astronaut cat in space back tattoo

"My new favourite, cat in space by Alya at No Regrets Studios, Exeter."

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#7

Moon Shoulder Tattoo

Moon shoulder tattoo

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#8

Astronaut Arm Tattoo

Astronaut arm tattoo

"Part one of my space sleeve finished. (Done by Eric Andrade at White Oak Tattoo in Westchester PA.)"

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#14

Alien In A Desert Tattoo

Alien in a desert tattoo

"My hitchhiking alien buddy done by Tayla Black at Cult Art Space in Adelaide, South Australia."

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Space Skeleton Tattoo

Space skeleton tattoo

"Space skelly by Jason at Brookside Tattoo Tulsa, Oklahoma."

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#18

Colorful Space With Pet Footprints Forearm Tattoo

Colorful space with pet footprints forearm tattoo

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Space Jar Tattoo

space jar tattoo

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#20

Planets In Space Forearm Tattoo

planets in space forearm tattoo

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#21

Space Book Collarbone Tattoo

Space book collarbone tattoo

"Book with space done by Aubry Claire at Empryrean Tattoo in Marietta GA."

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#22

UFO/Space Arm Tattoo

UFO/Space arm tattoo

"UFO/space tattoo by David Mushaney at Rebel Muse Tattoo in Lewisville, TX."

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#23

Astronaut And Planets Forearm Tattoo

Astronaut and planets forearm Tattoo

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#24

An Adorable Chonky Space Dino Tattoo

Dinosaur and planets forearm tattoo

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#25

My New Space Manatee By Lucky Malony, Anatomy Tattoo, Portland Or

Manatee in space tattoo

"My new space manatee by Lucky Malony, Anatomy Tattoo, Portland OR."

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#27

Planets Thigh Tattoo

Planets thigh tattoo

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#30

Saturn Tattoo On The Arm

Saturn and soap bubbles arm tattoo

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's the gel thing? Is it a temporary tattoo? I have no experience with tattoos 😅

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#31

Galaxy Snake Forearm Tattoo

Galaxy snake forearm tattoo

"Space snake done by Cho at Temperance Tattoo in San Francisco."

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#32

Graphic Space Tattoo On The Ribs

Astronaut in graphic space tattoo on the ribs

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#33

Solar System Piece

Solar system forearm tattoo

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#34

Sun And Moon Collarbone Tattoo

Tiny sun and moon collarbone tattoo

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#36

Spacey Potion Bottle Tattoo

Potion bottle with space in it tattoo

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#37

Astronaut In Space Tattoo

Astronaut in space tattoo

"My space tattoo! Done by Abi Cornell at Inkfish Tattoo Studio Maidstone, England!"

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#38

Space Sleeve Tattoo

Space sleeve tattoo on the arm

"Finished my space sleeve today. Done by Johnny Andres at North Main Tattoo in Plymouth, MI."

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Space Bottle Tattoo On Forearm

Space bottle tattoo on forearm

"Space bottle tattoo. Done at Houston's Comicpalooza this year by Robert Madrigal of Speakeasy Tattoo from Spokane, WA."

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#40

Astronaut In Space Forearm Tattoo

Astronaut in space forearm tattoo

"Floating in space by Adrian Cier at Mori Occultum, Munich, Germany."

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#41

Colorful Planets In Space Arm Tattoo

Colorful planets in space arm tattoo

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#42

Sun And Moon Tattoo

Sun And Moon Tattoo

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#44

Astronaut In Space Forearm Tattoo

Astronaut in space with planets floating around forearm tattoo

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#45

Space Ram Forearm Tattoo

Space ram forearm tattoo

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#46

Astronaut With Planets Floating Around Arm Tattoo

Astronaut with planets floating around arm tattoo

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#47

Cute Colorful Spaceship Tattoo

Cute colorful spaceship tattoo

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#48

Space Swallow Tattoo

Space swallow tattoo

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#50

Tiny Moon And Stars Collarbone Tattoo

Tiny moon and stars collarbone tattoo

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#52

Astronaut With Butterflies Arm Tattoo

Astronaut with butterflies arm tattoo

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. That's amazing there's depth without background colour.

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Saturn Arm Tattoo

Saturn arm tattoo

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#54

Space Arm Tattoo

Space arm tattoo

"Combining hints of colour with my usual black and grey style is definitely becoming a favourite."

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#57

Astronaut Thigh Tattoo

Astronaut thigh tattoo

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#58

Planets Tattoo

Planets tattoo

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#59

Unique Space Tattoo

Unique Saturn in space tattoo

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#60

Cute Tiny Space Tattoo

Cute tiny space tattoo

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#61

UFO Leg Tattoo

UFO leg tattoo

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#63

Falling Astronaut Tattoo

Falling astronaut tattoo

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#64

Space Skull Forearm Tattoo

Space skull forearm tattoo

"Space skull by Antonella Bubble at Thomas Street Ink in Manchester (UK)."

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#65

Space Woman With Red Roses Tattoo

Space woman with red roses tattoo

"My space woman done by Mike D at old Rose Tattoo in Temecula, CA."

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#66

Colorful Planets In Space Arm Tattoo

Colorful planets in space arm tattoo

"First session of space themed sleeve. Voyager 1 by Darin Ennis at Tattoo Charlie's, Louisville KY."

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#67

Shuttle, Moon And Galaxy Arm Tattoo

Shuttle, moon and galaxy arm tattoo

"Shuttle, moon and galaxy done by Tina Myers at Space Mermaid in Melbourne, FL."

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#68

Space Girl Thigh Tattoo

Space girl thigh tattoo

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#69

Planets Forearm Tattoo

Planets forearm tattoo

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#70

Unique Astronaut Sitting On Saturn Tattoo On The Back

Unique astronaut sitting on Saturn tattoo on the back

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#71

Galaxy Moon Belly Tattoo

Galaxy moon belly tattoo

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#72

A Galactic Potion Tattoo

A galactic potion tattoo

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#73

Space Coffin/Flowers Arm Tattoo

Space coffin and flowers arm tattoo

"Space coffin/flowers done by Shane Olds at Rise Above in Orlando FL."

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#74

Space Shuttle Arm Tattoo

Space shuttle arm tattoo

"Got this super clean space shuttle tattoo from Gillian Goodwill at Seven Horses Tattoo Eping NH."

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#75

Galaxy Circle Forearm Tattoo

Galaxy circle forearm tattoo

"Space circle by Bart Leonard at Artistic Skin Designs at Fountain Square in Indianapolis."

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#76

Space Turtle Arm Tattoo

Space turtle arm tattoo

"Space turtle by Littleandy at the Church Tattoo, Redditch."

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#77

Spaceship Arm Tattoo

Spaceship arm tattoo

"Bootleg space program - Ryan Cooper Thompson - Fountain City Tattoo - Kansas City, MO."

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#78

Planets Forearm Tattoo

Planets forearm tattoo

"Space! By Scott Lotz, a Thin Line Tattoo, Plainfield, IL."

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#79

Space Face Tattoo

Space face tattoo

"Space face - done by Chris Champion at Noble Street Tattoos in Spring, TX."

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#80

Cat Astronaut Arm Tattoo

Cat astronaut arm tattoo

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#81

Lil Space Skunk Tattoo

Little cute space skunk arm tattoo

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#83

Space Tattoo

Colorful galaxy space tattoo

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#85

Meditating Samurai, Saturn And Colorful Stars Forearm Tattoo

Meditating samurai, saturn and colorful stars forearm tattoo

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#86

Colorful Galactic Tattoo On The Ribs

Colorful galactic tattoo on the ribs

"Ensō space tattoo by Sharon Lynn at Five Star Tattoo, Louisville."

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#87

Retro Space Arm Tattoo

Retro space half sleeve tattoo on the arm

"Finished retro space half sleeve. Done by Lasse Sjöroos (Individual Ink, Turku)"

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#88

Space Girl Arm Tattoo

Space girl in black and red ink tattoo on the arm

"My space girl by Zac Morris at Skinzophrenic (UK)"

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#89

Space Dinosaur Arm Tattoo

Space dinosaur arm tattoo

"Space dinosaur by Sissel from True Rebel Tattoo, Hamburg."

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Half Of Space Arm Sleeve Tattoo

Half of space arm sleeve tattoo

"Beginning of my space sleeve, with an easter egg tattoo on my hand. Artist - AJ Luise, San Antonio TX, studio - Aerros Ink."

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#91

UFO Arm Tattoo

UFO arm tattoo

"Part two of my space themed sleeve, thanks to Ian Reynold and Castro Tattoo in San Francisco, CA!"

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#92

Space Arm Tattoo

Space arm tattoo

"Space piece by Lindsee Boyer (Bee Ink - Minneapolis, MN)"

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#93

Outer Space Arm Sleeve Tattoo

Outer space arm sleeve tattoo

"Outer space sleeve by Adam Sky, Morningstar Tattoo Parlor, Belmont, Bay Area, California."

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#94

Space Lady Tattoo

Space lady tattoo

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#95

Galaxy Forearm Tattoo

Galaxy forearm tattoo

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#96

Space Portal Tattoo

Space portal arm tattoo

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#97

Space Mushies Tattoo

Space mushrooms tattoo

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#98

Rocket Tattoo

Colorful rocket arm tattoo

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#100

Sun And Moon Tattoo

Sun and moon tattoo

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#102

The Ol Galaxy Nebula Tattoo

Colorful galaxy tattoo

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#103

Stoked On My Second Tattoo, Space Shuttle And Boosters. Done By Jackie At The Edge Ink, Solana Beach, California

Spaceship arm tattoo with graphic elements

"Stoked on my second tattoo, space shuttle and boosters. Done by Jackie at the Edge Ink, Solana Beach, California."

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#104

Paper Airplane In Space Tattoo

Paper airplane in space shoulder tattoo

"My paper airplane in space. By Ryan Willard in Denver, CO."

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#105

Planets And Space Tattoo

Planets and space tattoo

"'Just need some space' by Floyd Evans at 58 Body Art in Okinawa, Japan."

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#106

Astronaut Chimpanzee Tattoo

Colorful astronaut chimpanzee arm tattoo

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#107

Funny Star Tattoo

Funny star with graphic face tattoo

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#108

Colorful Planets Tattoo

Colorful planets in a galaxy background tattoo

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#109

Space Arm Sleeve Tattoo

Colorful space arm sleeve tattoo

"Done a while back, but this is my space sleeve by Dan Henk when he was at Deep Six Tattoo in Philadelphia."

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#110

Comic Style Colorful Shooting Star Tattoo

Comic style colorful shooting star tattoo

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