Bird tattoos are trendy for both women and men. The bird itself stands for the liberation of the soul and the mind. Many people see them as a victory of good against evil. They also play an essential role in legends and culture, making them extremely respected in many places throughout the world. However, even though the bird is highly regarded in many places, it is a symbol of negativity in some areas. If a bird tattoo design is a thing for you, do some research and choose carefully. Even though birds are beautiful, you have to live with them forever, so take the time to make the right choice for you!
- 1 Types of Bird Body Art
- 2 Bird Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Types of Bird Body Art
When someone is drawn to bird tattoos because they are drawn to that bird for some reason, maybe it is their favorite species, or perhaps the bird symbolizes something specific that they wish to convey through their body art. Here we will take a look at some of the most popular bird tattoos today.
Humming Bird Tattoos
Hummingbird tattoos are popular with the ladies. Maybe this is because of their striking colors. They usually are tattooed along with flowers with their wings spread but can stand on their own too. This cute little bird can fly in all directions and flap its wings around 90 times each minute has symbolism that dates back to ancient Aztec times. In this culture, the humming bird was known to stand for vigor, libido, luck, and energy. In fact, one of the Aztec gods was a hummingbird. When tattooed, the hummingbird can be all sorts of colors and is typically placed on the shoulder blade, lower back, foot, and calf.
The eagle is most popular for men. It is a sign of power, strength, loyalty, and honor. It is also a symbol of patriotism, as well as wealth. Even though this is a bird worn more by men, this woman has one. I got it shortly after 9/11/2001 and placed it on my lower back. It is an eagle with its wings spread wide, clutching an American flag in its talons. For me, it was about patriotism and the attack on my country. See? Women can carry an eagle well! Though mine is brown and white, you can have them done in any color you wish and add some other details as well. (Flag, coat of armor, etc.) Many men place them on their back, calf, and especially on their bicep area.
The dove is a sign of love for many people. For this reason, it is tattooed on many women. Doves are done in many different color schemes. Some go for a natural look, while others like vibrancy. The most popular places to put a dove tattoo are on the lower back, the breast area, the neck, and the top of the foot. Some people get two doves to symbolize love birds nestling together.
Bunches of Birds
This is what it sounds like; bunches of birds flying around on your skin. Typically this bird tattoo design is done in black ink with little detail aside from being the bird’s shape. This is a simple yet beautiful design and can be quite moving when done right. The most popular places to get bird tattoos are on the legs, arms, back, and neck. Some people also put them around the wrists and ankles. Some turn their bunches of bird tattoos on their arm in the form of a sleeve. You can add a sunset or brightly lit moon for more effects as well.
The phoenix is one of the most interesting bird tattoos for men. It is a bird of great legend that involves rebirth and resurrection. The phoenix is a creature that has prominent wings and is very well love and well known all across the world. It is found in many cultures, each of which has its own symbolism. For instance, in Greece, the phoenix symbolizes the sun going down for the day. The Chinese see it as a symbol of gratefulness.
The phoenix is also popular in India, Rome, and much of the Middle Eastern countries. It can be done in all different colors or black ink with a tribal design. The tribal phoenix is the most popular design. It is an enormous bird, so most people (the majority being men) do not go small with it. The most popular places to put a large scale phoenix tattoo are on the back and the chest.