Feathers have fascinated human minds, since the time immemorial. Many cultures all over the globe have seen feathers as sacred things or as gods’ gifts and used them in different rituals and ceremonies. Carrying the cultural heritage and wisdom of many generations the feathers’ images have become an integral part of modern tattoo art.
The Symbolism and Meanings of Feather Tattoos
Every feather tattoo isn’t just beautiful in design, it’s deeply meaningful and symbolic as well. can vary. Commonly the feather designs mean:
Freedom (any bird feather)
Spirituality and Faith (dove feather)
Beauty and Elegance (peacock feather)
Resurrection and Immortality (phoenix feather)
Wisdom and Knowledge (owl or raven feather)
Strength, Bravery, and Fearlessness (eagle feather)
Justice and Truth (ostrich feather)
Fertility and Wealth (turkey feather)
A single feather & Arrow Tattoo design is already rich in symbolism.
But if you want it to make it even more significant, adding these complementing designs
Native American headdress
Letterings or dates
String of beads
Infinity sign, etc.
There are thousands of bird species in the world. you have a wide selection of different feather tattoos to choose from. If you want to be a happy owner of a big feather tattoo, try placing it on the shoulder, thigh, arm or back.
Smaller and more delicate inks look just lovely on fingers, wrist and behind the ear. Feather tattoos come in different shapes and colors depending on the bird the feather belongs to and your preference.
The intricate design and breathtaking the beauty of feathers make them a perfect unisex tattoo.
As for styles, consider some of the most appropriate for feather tattoos:
Realism or 3D
Traditional and Neo-Traditional
Graphic or Sketch styles
Linework or Dotwork
Black and gray