Eagle tattoos are about as American as you can get. Americans love the eagle; no doubt about it. This bird is the symbol of our nation and is used symbolically for our military, in tattoos, on flags, and we have gone to great lengths to preserve it and still do as it wound its way toward extinction. No wonder either because if you’ve ever seen one of these birds in real life, you’ll never forget it. Just the sight of an eagle nest high up in a stag tree beside a lake is enough to implant a vision in the long term memory portion of your brain.
The possibility for tattoos is as free as the freedom this bird represents, so let it flow! Below are some ideas for eagle tattoos to get that wheel turning. If you are American and have even a patriot touch in you, this shouldn’t be too difficult.
Types of Eagle Tattoos
Bald eagles capture the image of maybe the most elegant and powerful bird on the planet. With its white head and yellow bill, and black and brown body, this iconic predator looks great in a tattoo. Ideas for bald eagle tattoos could be; a bald eagle in flight as it is about to settle on a branch with its leg and claws out and grasping and its wings high in its stroke, acting as a large air brake. Or you can try a close up of the head with that yellow bill and light yellow eye, well defined white feathers against the black and brown body, making great bald eagle tattoos.
Patriotic eagle tattoos are for the true patriots! If you are searching for that perfect tattoo to show your pride for the USA, look no further, you want patriotic eagle tattoos. There are many design patterns to choose from, and they all have the great Red, White, and Blue. For example, try a head shot of the eagle in a side view, then divide the head into red, white, and blue thirds.
The Golden Eagle tattoos are also a favorite in the tattoo field. This magnificent bird has a beautiful dark brown body with golden-brown plumage on its head and neck.
Snake & Eagle
These tattoos may look familiar to you if you have seen the Mexican flag. The eagle is sitting on top of a cactus plant with a snake in its bill and wings out for balance. Most often, these tattoos are done in single dark ink and look very good. Some people are adding additional colors to brighten the image.
Wolf and Eagle
These tattoos are becoming more and more popular. Wolf and eagle tattoos are often in a fantasy image and can result in a great tattoo design.
American Flag and Eagle
Flag and eagle tattoos are a fabulous patriotic design that looks great as body art. Americans are patriotic people, and we will do anything to protect our rights that we have fought for so hard. Try a tattoo design with the American flag that is war-torn and weathered, flying proudly as the background and a bald eagle head centered in the middle.
Tribal Eagle Tattoos
Tribal eagle tattoos look so good in the lineal dark ink. Their meaning of power, strength, wisdom, and endurance works for both men and women. Try a tribal eagle tattoo design in the flame pattern with the full body and wings spread open. Or try a close up of the eagle head in the tribal razor pattern; the sharp edges look great. This design looks fantastic in your totem.
Traditional Eagle Tattoos
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Coloring Eagle Tattoos
Eagle tattoos look very good in single color dark ink and will stand out in a crowd. Adding color to the image tends to soften a bit, but it is worth it in the end. Eagles will have dark brown, golden brown, black, white, and yellow. You will also see the colors of nature you may have used in your tattoo design and red, white and blue for an American flag.
Placement and Sizing
Eagle tattoos look great in a medium to large size. They look stunning in these sizes on the back, shoulder, upper arm, chest, waist, and upper leg.
Small tattoos wear very nicely on the base of the neck, forearm, and lower leg. Your tattoo artist’s experience will come in very handy here with advice and their gallery images to complete your favorite eagle tattoo design.