The feather is perhaps the most sought after, soft, sensual, emotional, creative and spiritual tattoo design then and now. The beauty of feathers appeals to mankind perhaps because of our envy for birds and mythical celestial beings that can fly. Feather tattoos come in different styles and designs with background and touching messages. They are a cool unisex tattoo to have and will go in nicely on the least expected parts of your body.
Why Feather Tattoos?
Feather tattoos have divergent meanings depending on the choice of bird or character that the feather is borrowed from and the fine lines and shades that the artist chooses. They are also accompanied by other tattoos and quotes which adapt them for various purposes and effects. Whether you want to keep a promise or portray free-spiritedness and a light heart, a feather will do the trick. With their softness and curvy patterns, you can expect to have a dreamy tattoo that you and those around you will always admire.
What Does A Feather Tattoo Mean?
When you see a feather tattoo then perhaps the image of a Native American adorned individual may begin to form at the back of your mind. But that is just a media bias, the fact remains that many communities around the world practically worshiped birds during rituals and sacred events. The feather is a representation of the bird spirit.
A quick comparison of then and now will reveal similarities between the meanings of bird feathers especially as tattoos. The main theme behind feather tattoos is lightness of spirit, freedom and pursuit of better life. Here goes out list of top ten feather tattoos that will inspire your next ink.
1. Red Inner Arm
For a tattoo item that has the pros of fitting in on any body part, the inner arm is one of the most prime locations to have your new feather ink. The piece can easily be flaunted seeing as the arm is one of the most mobile parts of the body during ordinary interaction. Specifically, the inner arm means that you can conceal this tattoo easily with ordinary clothing if you are in a not showing situation and just as easily reveal it by simple folding of sleeves.
2. Every Dream Has Its Price
Feathers are dreamy art not just when used for tattoo items. This gorgeous feather tattoo that can be worn by both men and women bears an unforgettable quote in Romanian “Orice vis are pretul sau” which directly translates to the title we had for this image. “Every dream has its price”, that’s a deep message and reminder of the sacrifices you have had to make to live your dream. The calligraphy is exciting but also this message will be ringing in your head every time you look in the mirror. Make sure it reminds you of something you enjoy remembering.
3. Ankle Feather Tattoo
Birds do not have feather attached to their feet but there is no reason you cannot. You see your feet carry you to safety, freedom and in pursuit of happiness and living your wildest dreams. So in a sense, your feet are you wings and this ankle placement makes sense. Apart from all that, this feather tattoo is irresistibly cute and wise. All your friends and enemies will envy you in equal proportions. The design is simple yet elegant and is suitable for both men and women too.
4. Small Feather Tattoo
Next we would like you to fall in love with this elegant and chi little feather tattoo. If you are thinking of inking small tiny tattoos then this feather is considered a very symbolic item to have in your life. It is compact, cost effective and will pack quite the punch in aesthetics and meaning. The feather looks simple and is ideal for girls looking to get their first tattoo as well. The choice of bold color is in contrast with the wearer making this little tattoo highly visible.
5. Geometric Feather Design
There is a beauty to the simplicity or sophistication of geometric style of drawing tattoos depending on how interesting math is to you. You see, geometrical representation tries to use straight line and figures to recreate the approximate image of the item being inked. The fundamental rule of this style is balance with mathematical expression and the aesthetic harmony of the final image. This style helps artists to transform almost any popular tattoo object into a sunning tattoo art and a true masterpiece for that matter. For this feather tattoo, the harmony is found with the interwoven and evenly layered shapes and abstracts that enable us to translate the feather into a mathematical perspective we can analyze under a new lens.
6. Eagle Feather Tattoo
Are you considering sporting an eagle tattoo? If so you are in luck because we have just the perfect one for you. We hope it’s a match! The eagle is a revered and powerful bird mostly for its top of the food-chain status. It has astounding flight power and command over other species and birds too. In short, this feather tattoo stamps your authority and power. Eagles are also associated with dignity and pride and may be used to adorn those who lead religious and sacred activities. This tattoo will be eyed with a great regard not only for its majestic beauty but also for the deep meaning.
Spiritual Feather Tattoo
This feather tattoo not only looks great but has also got the perfect placement for its size and orientation. It easily hugs the body contour making it seem three dimensional and realistic. Some people connect feathers with celestial beings and this feather does fee spiritual at the very least. You wanted something out of this world and now you have it for this amazing feather tattoo. Thank us later for “aahing” and “oohing” all your friends and people you meet. We hope this tattoo will bring you lightness of heart, body and spirit so you can float to your dreams.
8. Rose With Feather
You couldn’t possibly forge a stronger alliance of meaningful tattoo than this rose flower and feather combination. Long before people handed out flowers feathers were awarded to warriors and people being applauded for their bravery and honor. The rose can also symbolize a stronger meaning and is suitable for almost any occasion and ritual. Just as the feather of whatever bird was important for rituals and rites of passage for many communities, so is the rose flower in the contemporary society.
9. Be True Feather Design
This is our favorite quote feather tattoo with blue feathers and beadwork. The placement above the ankle could not be much better for flaunting or even concealing under official attires. The meaning and intentions of getting this one are quite clear given the message handed down by the two word quote. Two words are always deeper and echo in the mind. Hopefully this tattoo will prevent you from losing your little finger to a pinky swear or going astray. It helps to have a sobering message engraved on your leg just as a reminder of your commitment to this.
10. Behind The Ear Feather Design
This goes to clearly demonstrate how feather tattoos can indeed go to any part of the body and look more than awesome. More often than not, people who sought out feather tattoos were also after freedom and artist have found a way of expressing that desire. This design defies common placement rules and makes use of the least likely part of the body canvas to express freedom and free-spiritedness. If you wanted something that above and beyond the ordinary then this cute ear tattoo should suffice.