“It’s all moon’s fault, when it gets too close to the earth it makes everyone crazy”, wrote William Shakespeare in Othello.

Since the dawn of time, poets and writers, artists and painters, but also composers – and, more recently, many tattoo artists – have paid homage to the moon with exciting and meaningful representations. Virtues and faults have been attributed to our satellite, the symbol of the feminine par excellence, but also profound meanings, sometimes with mystical, esoteric and mysterious implications.

Giulia Bongiovanni, Ultimi Romantici Tattoo, Rome, Italy
Giulia Bongiovanni, Ultimi Romantici Tattoo, Rome, Italy

The moon is connected to water, to the night, to the concepts of fertility, rebirth and eternal return. Real cults have developed around her, characteristic of different eras and cultures, linked to myths and legends of all kinds.

Pablo Lillo, Sacrifice BCN, Barcelona, Spain
Pablo Lillo, Sacrifice BCN, Barcelona, Spain

The seasons and the different ages of human life are compared to its phases and, for those who believe in it, its influences reach us at every moment. If the new moon is a good omen for someone, for someone else the full moon brings back dark forces, and if the waxing moon is synonymous with wealth and success, the waning one marks the time of the end.

… And what about you?

Today we want to celebrate its mysterious aura with this gallery: choose your favourite one, among our selection of moon tattoos!