Sun And Moon Tattoos: Meanings, Ideas and Design Inspiration

TribeTats Sun and Moon Tattoos

Sun and moon tattoos are like yin and yang tattoos - except way cuter - representing opposing forces in our universe and within ourselves. These classic, dual gender tattoos feature both the sun and the moon, separate or intertwined, and are popular across cultures, geographies and genders. By deciding to get a sun and moon tattoo, you are embracing the complexity and duality of the human spirit.

Sun and Moon Mandala Tattoo

- Significance-

The sun and moon tattoo is a representation of two opposing powers - life & death, good & bad, femininity & masculinity.

Some of our very favorite sun + moon tattoos combine them into one symbol - which can represent treating both opposing forces equally, or representing acceptance that opposing powers exist within all of us and finding peace with that truth.


Sun and Moon Ankle Tattoos

- Types of Sun & Moon Tattoo Designs -

If you are thinking of getting a sun and moon tattoo, here are some options we'd recommend:

1. Combined Sun + Moon - in mandala formation or sun within the crescent moon

2. Separate sun + moon next to each other

3. Minimalist sun + moon - for example, the ankle tattoos seen here.

If you need more design ideas, our team here at TribeTats has curated some of our favorite sun and moon tattoos from across the web. Don't forget to check out the sun temporary tattoos in our Classics Collection and the moon temporary tattoos in our yoga collection. We also have white moon tattoos in our Mykonos Collection and black moon tattoos in our Onyx Goddess Collection. As the saying goes - try it before you buy it! Temporary tattoos are a great way to test out whether you like a design, placement or size.

- More Design Ideas -

Sun and Moon Floral Tattoo
Moon and Sun Combined Tattoo
Moon and Sun Floral Mandala Tattoo
Sun Inside Of Moon Tattoo
Moon and Sun Wrist Tattoo
Sun and Moon Tattoo Ribs

Sun and moon tattoos are classic for a reason - they will never go out of style. Everyone has a light side and a dark side, so getting this tattoo is a celebration of the union of the two and the balance in life. However, before you get a real tattoo, remember (!) getting a real tattoo can be expensive to get - and remove if you change your mind. So if you want to test out this concept, work with us to customize your own tattoo and wear a temporary one for a while so you can feel confident this is the best option for you!

One thing many people are anxious about it how much it may hurt to get a tattoo! Fortnunately there are many things you can do to ease your anxiety before hitting their chair - like doing box breathing exercises, meditating, or even hitting your favorite CBD vape cartridge! Whatever it takes to get through it for your new ink <3

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