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 tiny bird is well known for its grace and beauty. Meanings reflected in these tattoos can be someone who lives life to the fullest or even accomplishes 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 hummingbird tattoo ideas, you may try a single hummingbird in flight, a hummingbird feeding, or tribal style.
- 1 Meanings of Hummingbird Tattoos
- 2 Types of Hummingbird Tattoos
- 3 Coloring
- 4 Placement
- 5 Hummingbird Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Meanings of Hummingbird Tattoos
The Aztecs believed hummingbirds were the messengers of God or messengers from their ancestors. The hummingbird is known to be very fierce, loyal, and territorial.
Hummingbird tattoo symbolizes:
Types of Hummingbird Tattoos
Hummingbird 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 viewing the hummingbird in two dimensions as it flies right in front of you. 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.
These 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
If you are looking for a nontraditional look, then go for tribal designs. 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
Hummingbird tattoos with Flowers
Small Hummingbird Tattoos
Black and white hummingbird tattoos
Doing a hummingbird should test your tattoo artist’s color pallet. Hummingbirds have green, grey, red, purple, blue, orange, and black. Flowers can be the usual red, yellow, and blue, and so on, but try to challenge those colors with crimson red, electric blue for a vibrant look. Tribal hummingbird tattoos look great in a single dark color or a combination of black ink for the bottom of the bird and shade for the top half.
Hummingbirds on a small scale look great behind the ear or neck, hand, wrist, 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 your tattoo design. You will want to check the galleries for any new ideas or add-ons to help you finish off your hummingbird tattoos.