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If not – we totally recommend checking those out too. We have a feeling they’d be right up your alley!
Now on to these wings…
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Wing Tattoos Designs
A little good, a little bad, a little funny
The most obvious image that comes to mind for wings is, of course, an angel. Angel tattoos are one of the most popular designs, both for their religious symbolism and artistic beauty. These wing tattoos are usually done on the arms.
Devil tattoos are also quite popular, easy to tell apart due to that pointy tail!
In addition to angels, deities are also often depicted with wings, especially ancient Egyptian ones like the goddess Isis.
Wings are also great in tribute tattoos – and angel wing tattoos work beautifully on the back!
But there’s more to the wing than the angel behind – well technically, in front – of it.
Wing Tattoo Meaning
Getting to the heart of things
Put plainly, wings represent freedom. Nothing says ‘I’m ready to fly away’ quite like a tattoo with wings! But freedom can mean very different things to different people – which is probably why wings are found on pretty much everything!
Tattoos with wings are EVERYWHERE – from the winged moonstick in Sailor Moon –
– to the adorable Pegasus from Hercules and similar creatures from mythology.
From the winged Pokemon we all grew up desperately hoping to catch someday –
– to those ever so classic tiny wings on the heads of some of our favourite Marvel – and other! – heroes.
And from the adorable Elliot from Pete’s Dragon –
– to the wide range of gorgeous and quirky wing tattoos found in every corner of the web – there’s even wings on pigs, giving the phrase ‘when pigs fly’ a run for its money!
And you know what else has wings? A snitch. Not the kind that gets stitches, the other one.
The bottom line is – wing tattoos are everywhere and work well with pretty much any kind of design, making them one of the most versatile tattoo designs out there.
Birds are, of course, one of the most popular animal tattoos around – and you know what birds have plenty of? Wings!
Wing tattoos on the arms are a classic, but they can be given a modern upgrade with an abstract design.
Check out Animal Tattoos and their Meanings for more animal tattoo design ideas.
As versatile as it is, the classic wing tattoo remains the most popular choice with this design. Its simplicity is enough to convey a sense of freedom!
There is, however, room for a lot of experimentation with the many styles of tattooing!
Tattoo wings on the back are a fan favourite. After all, who doesn’t want to feel a little magical? This small angel wings tattoo is a beautiful tribute!
Wings on the back tattoo not really your style? Try tattoo wings on the chest!
Read up on tattoo specializations at The Many Styles of Tattooing.
While a lot of people regard relationships and marriage as the opposite of freedom, for many being with someone they love is quite freeing!
We recommend a wing tattoo on the wrist – it’s perfect for couples!
Abstract pieces are fantastic when you want to bring to life what something truly means to you, which makes them perfect for something as subjective as ‘freedom’.
If getting a whole wing tattoo is a little too grand for you – try a simple feather tattoo! They’re often simple and minimalist and elegant to boot!
A bonus is that feather tattoos work great as coverups!
If you’re feeling really experimentative, however, you could get creative with a new school style like graffiti!
Want more heart tattoo ideas? Visit Heart Tattoos.
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Looking for more tattoo inspiration? Check out our other posts!
- Animal Tattoos and their Meanings
- Dedication Tattoos: Honouring Family
- Zodiac Tattoos: A Tattoo for Each Sign!
- 10 Music Tattoos to Inspire any Music Lover
- Tattoo Artists in Bangalore: Finding the Best Artists in Town
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