65+ Marvelous Angel Wings Tattoos Designs & Meanings – Attractive Ideas (2017)
Although they cannot be considered as one of the top tier tattoos the wings tattoos are still quite popular. And just like any other type of tattoo no one knows exactly when people started getting this tattoo.
However, historical evidence has proved that there is a strong connection between this tattoos and Christianity with more emphasis being placed on Catholicism.
Catholic Faithfull’s use symbols to represent some of the principal deities in the religion and for centuries they have used crosses, images and carvings as a sign of their faith.
To depict angles a being with wings is usually drawn as they believe that angels are winged mystical creatures that act as a bridge between God and mankind. This representation of angels as winged people is what led to the development of the wings tattoo.
Although the modern wings can represent other winged creatures like a butterfly the first of these tattoos were used to represent angels.
These tattoos can be used to portray various symbolic meaning and depending on the person with the tattoo the symbolic meanings are unlimited. For Christians, these tattoos are used to symbolize their religion.
Even though some other religions also have stories of winged deities this symbol is mostly associated with Christianity, and so it can be a way to for a person to show they are Christians.
Angels are supposed to offer protection against evil forces, and so the tattoo can be used for protection. Parents can get these tattoos for their children so that the angel depicted in the symbol can protect them in their absence.
Rather than draw an entire image of an angel the wings are believed to be enough to offer protection as it is believed that this is one of the sources of their powers.
Wings can also be used to symbolize femininity and delicate. Butterfly wings are often used to pass on this meaning. The butterfly is a very colorful and beautiful creature and besides from this it is also subtle and fragile. A person with a butterfly symbol inked of them might want to portray their femininity or to show simply that they are very delicate (emotionally and physically). Their beauty can also be used to symbolize that the wearer of the tattoo feels that she is beautiful or wants other people to appreciate their beauty.
Another popular meaning of the butterfly wing tattoo is transformation. The butterfly goes through various stages of transformation in its lifetime, and it transforms from one creature to another.
The most critical stage of transformation for a butterfly is metamorphosis where it changes from a caterpillar to a butterfly with wings. Some people will get this type of tattoo to show their transformation in life. Butterfly wings can represent the cycle of one’s life.
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Placement Ideas for wings tattoos
The back is the most popular place for drawing these tattoos. This is mainly because it is believed that angels have their wings on their backs. Butterflies also have their wings on what can be equaled to the human back.
The back is a fantastic place to have your wings drawn since there is enough room for you to draw enormous wings. When drawn at the back the wings will also have a more symbolic meaning.
Many people fear to experiment with tattoos on their chest but this is probably because they think that it will not look well, but this is only a misconception. Wings can look fantastic when placed on your chest, but you have to select the design of the tattoo carefully as some will look out of place.
An example of a wings tattoo that will look great on your chest is the heart and wing tattoo.
Side tattoos are unique, and they have an appeal that cannot be easily explained. No matter how simple the wings might be, having on the side can add some spice to them and hence giving you a great look.
- Upper Arm:
A cross with wings tattoo looks amazing on the upper arm especially for men, and so you should try it if you are thinking of getting one of these tattoos. What makes it look great is the fact that a tattoo on the upper arm always stands out.
It is very rare to find a person having a tattoo drawn at the neck. Some think that it’s very painful while others assume that it will look awkward, but all these are just misconceptions. The neck is a good placement place for small wings, and you can choose to have it at the front or back of the neither.
Regardless of the side of the neck where you have the tattoo it will still look fabulous.
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Types of Wings Tattoos
- Cross and wings:
This tattoo is made up of a cross and wings, and it is mostly used to symbolize devotion to Christianity. The tattoo can be drawn with the wings on the background, on the sides of the cross or the upper part of the cross. This tattoo is mostly drawn in black, but you can always get a more colorful one if you wish.
- Heart and wing tattoo:
This is quite a common tattoo, and it consists of a heart with a wing on each side. The heart is mostly red in color while the wings are black. This type of tattoo is amazing when placed on the back or the chest.
- Butterfly Wings:
This tattoo takes various designs, shapes, and colors, and it is mostly inked on ladies as it has a more feminine look. The butterfly is interesting and beautiful in so many ways, and so this tattoo is used to show this. The tattoo can be of an entire butterfly or only the wings.
- Angel tattoo with huge wings:
This tattoo depicts an angel with massive wings. In this tattoo, the wings form the large part of the image, and they are also its centerpiece. It can be a female angel or a male one, but you have to choose the gender carefully as it will depict different meaning.
Some people believe that there are no female angels and so if you draw a female one, it might mean something entirely different from what you intended.
- Wings and words:
To give your wings more meaning you can add a few words below it or somewhere between the two wings.