Let’s talk about tattoos! I for one love tattoos, I think they’re a great way to express yourself or to hold on to a memory forever. I have a long and growing wishlist of tattoos and one of the things I know I 100% want is a Harry Potter related tattoo. I’ve had several ideas and one of them set in stone already, just not in skin.
However I’ve had an idea. Why not get a constellation tattoo? Constellation tattoos are super cool on their own and it could contain a subtle Harry Potter reference.
See the noble and most ancient house of Black had a fun tradition of naming their kids after constellations.
There’s Andromeda (who’s actually both a constellation and an entire galaxy), Regulus Arcturus (Regulus is the brightest star in Leo and Arcturus is a star in Bootes), Alphard (a star in Hydra), Draco Malfoy, who’s mothers maiden name was Black (Draco is a constellation), Draco later named his son Scorpius (western astrology’s Scorpio) Bellatrix (a shoulder star in Orion) and many more. And of course Sirius who, ok can we talk about J. K. Rowling’s complete non subtlety when it came to names? Not only is Sirius the brightest star in the night sky, it’s also often known as the dog star and is in the constellation Canis Majoris which is one of Orion’s guard dogs. And what is Sirius’ animagus form? A dog.
And while we’re on the subject of J. K.’s name giving can we talk about poor Remus Lupin for a second? He might as well be called Wolf Wolf McWolfson. Let’s break down the name. Remus comes from the myth of Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome, who, if you’ll remember, were raised by a she-wolf. Lupin is derived from the Latin word Lupus meaning wolf. And to top it off Remus’ dad was called Lyall, which, can you believe it, is derived, through Scottish, from an Old Norse name, Liulfr, meaning: wolf. I mean, come on, it’s just tempting faith at this point.
But I digress. We were talking about tattoos. So naturally I went scouring the Internet for pretty pictures of constellation tattoos. When I definitely shouldn’t have been doing something else. Like packing. Nope. Not like I’m moving across the country in a couple of days.
Here, have some constellation tattoo inspiration.
So minimalistic. So much fun. So pretty
Do you have any tattoos? Do you want tattoos? What do you think of this style? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time.