Hummingbird tattoos are very popular with women and have been for quite a while. The hummingbird is the smallest bird alive and can fly in any direction even upside down. The small bird is well known for its grace and beauty. Meanings reflected in hummingbird tattoos can be someone who lives life to the fullest or even accomplishment of a long complicated task. Some people say they see love ones lost in repeated visits by the same hummingbird over long periods of time. For a few hummingbird tattoos ideas you may try a single hummingbird in flight, a humming bird feeding, and hummingbird tattoos in tribal style.
Types of Hummingbird Tattoos
Hummingbird tattoos in flight capture the classic image of the bird in a freeze frame shot in time. Try a two dimensional view of the hummingbird with the head tilting down showing good throat, belly and tail detail. Good coloring will bring this to life. Try a view of the hummingbird in flight in a two dimensional view as if it is right in front of your face. Good detail of the bill, eye, and throat with the wings in the down stoke will make a great tattoo you will want to show off.
Feeding hummingbird tattoos are great colorful patterns and will be very fun for you to design. Try a hummingbird in flight in a hover with its bill in the center of a bright flower. Detail here will be in the wings in the bottom of its stroke with its back arched up and the tail tucked up under the body. Adding a butterfly, ladybug or bee will make for a great finishing touch.
Tribal hummingbird tattoos are a great design if you are looking for a nontraditional look. With so many tribal patterns for you to look at, you should have no problem finding the tribal hummingbird tattoos that are right for you. Try a tribal hummingbird in a razor tribal design but round off the bottom side of the razor to soften it up; it will look fantastic when finished.
Coloring for Hummingbird tattoos
Doing a hummingbird should test your tattoo artist color pallet. Hummingbirds have green, grey, red, purple, blue, orange and black. Flowers can be the normal red, yellow, and blue and so on, but try to challenge those colors with crimson red, electric blue, for a great vibrant look. Tribal hummingbird tattoos look great in single dark ink or a combination of dark ink for the bottom of the bird and color for the top half.
Placement of hummingbird tattoos
Hummingbirds in small scale look great behind the ear or on the neck, hand, waist, ankle or feet. Larger tattoos look good on the neck, shoulder, chest, arm, waist, thigh and lower leg.
Now that you are ready to think about perfect hummingbird tattoos added to your body check with your tattoo artist for any suggestions they may have to aid in the design of your tattoo. You will want to check the galleries for any new ideas or add-ons to help you finish off your hummingbird tattoos.
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