Feather tattoos are great for those who love a body art and a little creative in that sense. This unique tattoo design holds a lot of deep symbolic meaning. Feather tattoos are unisexual and can be made by both men and women. When thinking about variations, feather tattoos can be made with using various colors and designs, and considered as one of the most beautiful designs in the modern world. Normally, colorful feather tattoo looks good on females and for males black is the best color option. Among the whole world, Americans are leading in making feather tattoos while in other various countries the preference of feather tattoos is relatively low.
Feathers are very much preferred by the Native Americans which we know by their love of feathers. They wear feathers in their jewelries, ornaments, weapons, clothing and head dresses. According to American culture, the feathers they wear create a communication with the spiritual realm. Again feathers also represent the power of wind and air. Eagle feathers are the mostly used by the Americans as it has a great symbolic significance. Feathers were also awarded to the warriors as a symbol of bravery, honor and courage. In ancient Christianity, feathers were a symbol of virtues. The image of a three feather set that was tied in a signet ring. You will rarely see this design but it goes well as a tattoo.
One of the most common designs is the single feather tattoo. In some cases, if you have a fascination about birds, you can choose a specific bird’s feather. Actually feathers are of different types and different types of feathers have different meanings. The most common feathers preferred by us are the eagle, peacock, egret, ostrich, swallow and turkey feathers. All these feathers are mostly different from each other in designs.
Probably you have heard about angel wings, these wings are also made of feathers. These angle wing feathers have a great symbolic meaning. Actually it is said that these feathers represents the protection from higher power. Some people make feather tattoos because of its beautiful looks and some make due to its symbolic meaning. As they have different structural variety, lot of style can be applied to these types of tattoos. There are lots of options to think about and make experiments. You have already read it earlier that feathers have a lot of symbolic meanings among different cultures; here we are mentioning some of the main meanings.
Journey of the Soul
Feather is also popularly symbolized as freedom. In traditional sense, feather tattoos are mainly made with two
colors black and grey. And sometimes peacock tattoos are preferred to make it highly colorful with rich color options. Again some prefers an abstract design to make the tattoo experimental. You can even go with a dream catcher tattoo which refers as good dreams and a symbol of protection.
Beautiful Feather Tattoo Designs and Meanings
Feather Tattoos can be placed in various parts of the body depending on the size, shape and design. Still the best places are ankles, chest, legs, arms, lower back, upper back, shoulders and behind the ears. So now there is hardly any confusion to make a feather tattoo and so you should go with it if it suits you. Remember if you are a male then don’t go for various color combinations, rather make a tattoo with single color option and if you are a female then you can go with wide variety of colors. Look at the design ideas below to have an idea about feather tattoos.