When considering getting a new tattoo, a feather tattoo may not be one of the first things that come to mind – but maybe it should be! Feathers are rich in history, culture, and symbolism. Before you choose the type of feather you might like to get added to your body art collection, consider the different types and what they mean. Feathers can symbolize thousands of things literally, and it all depends on who you ask. They can mean luck, love, loss, courage, and so much more. Keep reading to find out more.
Popular Feather Tattoos
When choosing a particular feather design, think of where feathers come from –birds, of course! This is one of the main reasons people get feather tattoos (aside from their utter beauty!). They have a favorite bird and wish to put a symbol of that bird on their body. So what bird feathers are the make the most popular for tattoos?
This is one of nature’s most vibrantly beautiful birds on God’s green earth! They are much admired for the awesomeness of their tail feathers and the size that their tails spread. This is a bird that symbolisms royalty and depicts brilliant colors. The spiritual meaning behind the peacock is renewal and rebirth. It is representative of holiness with just a smidge of vanity. The Hindus see the peacock as a symbol of kindness, compassion, and luck. No matter what part of the world you are from, if you are a boastful type, people may comment that you are as proud of a peacock! If so, why not get some feathers tattooed on to fit your personality?
This is a proud bird and a symbol of the freedom we experience in America. It is our official bird here in the United States. The eagle is viewed as noble, brave, and courageous. Many Americans get the eagle, or their feathers, tattooed on themselves for reasons of national pride. My fourth tattoo, placed in the small of my back, is an eagle with outstretched wings clutching the American flag in its talons. Eagle feathers are also quite symbolic of the Native American people who respected this regal and majestic bird.
The Owl is often connected with thoughts of death. However, in some parts of the world, they and their feathers are considered good luck charms. Owls are considered to be intelligent birds and are prominent in the world of magic. If you are looked upon as wise, the owl feather may be a good choice for you!
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Celebrities with Feather Tattoos
Celebrity tattoos are always of great interest to those who follow famous faces. Here are a few stars with feather tattoos:
- Chris Brown has feathers on his back and wings on his chest.
- Demi Lovato has a feather tattoo she says represents freedom and courage. Her design is of a turquoise feather placed behind her left ear.
- Miley Cyrus has a lovely tattoo of a dream catcher that features several feathers reaching down further below the dream catcher.
Hey, if Hannah Montana can see the beauty and significance in feather tattoos, the rest of us can certainly do so as well!