At a first glance, Angel Wing Tattoos tend to represent simply angels and communing with God, but angel wings are used to represent much more than that. We have been wearing inked angel wing tattoos for a long time. Some of the more popular reasons for wearing angel wing tattoos as body art are; as a memorial, a love for angels, spiritual meanings and of course just for the plain beauty of body art.
Angel wing tattoos are often used to personify a loved one as an angel so they are reminded of their belief that they are being watched over. However in this discussion, we will talk about tattoos where only the angel wings are used; often large and on the back. Ask your tattoo artist if they possess portrait skills.
Consider designing with your artist, an actual likeness of your subject’s face into the angel wing tattoos that you are considering; completing your memorial.
Additional ideas for angel wing tattoos include, having the name encircled with a heart in the middle of the wings, symbolize their persona with a material item that defined their personality in their earthly life and placed in the center of the wings, and you might consider the wings and additions in a different style other than realistic. For instance you may want to choose angel wings in a style that represents the ancestral history of the person you are memorializing; such as angel wings seen in images and pictures from their native country or a gallery.
Couples, who have a deceased partner, may consider the interior space of the wings a good place to put the items they used to symbolize their union, such as rings, or the date the two united as one.
Angel wing tattoos are also used to express love for angels and can be incorporated into large and small tattoos tying them together. Many people who have emotional feelings about angels believe that they serve as a messenger between us and God and like to be reminded with a tattoo.
Popular today among women, is the use of angel wings to express their feeling that they themselves are angelic. Some women will add a cherub to the wings to add a feeling of “cute” or “sweetness”. Angel wing tattoos in this category are usually placed on the waist, thigh, back and ankle. Angel wings are not just for women though. Many men use angel wing tattoos in some of the ways described above.
Angel wing tattoos come in a variety of designs and that design will convey meaning about you and your feelings about angels. For instance a strong, sturdy set of wings in a more upright position might imply strength, perseverance and the courage to get the job done. A lacey open set of wings may present a gentler, more feminine perspective. Think of a well known motorcycle clubs wings as compared to a set of flowery lacey wings. You get the picture.
Put some thought into why you’re thinking about angel wings. Your understanding and definition of an angel will help you and your tattoo artist create wings that personify your understanding.
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