A starfish is known as a marine invertebrate. There are estimated to be 1,500 species in the ocean. Starfish are known for being one of the most unique looking creatures of the sea and have five arms. One of the characteristics of the starfish is being able to regenerate and even shed arms. Studies indicate the starfish came into existence approximately 450 million years ago. A starfish tattoo is symbolic of many things, and some of these include guidance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition to others. This tattoo design can also represent a love for the sea or ocean by the wearer and can be created in various sizes. Both men and women are known for getting a starfish tattoo.