A nautical star tattoo is a five armed star, with each of its arms divided into two symmetrical parts by a straight line. Nautical star tattoos are simple, symmetrical and small in size. They can be easily combined with other tattoo designs. Though, there are very less variations with the nautical star design, there are various elements that can be added to the nautical star tattoo, to enhance the bold feature of the star tattoo. A wreath design below or surrounding the nautical star or nautical star tattoo with wings attached to its sides are some of the design ideas. Even a small nautical star inside a large nautical star or a nautical star tattoo with banners is also a good tattoo idea. The colors for these tattoos are usually dark in shades, filled in alternate manner. Black, red, blue, etc. are some of the popular colors used. One can go for a single large nautical star tattoo or a group of nautical stars arranged in an artistic manner.