Wing tattoos are a longtime popular choice of tattoo for both men and women. This versatile style is both beautiful and ripe with meaning. Therefore, we would have been remiss not to add a pair of stunning wings to our semi-permanent tattoo collection.
Our new Elevate tattoo features a pair of medium sized, feathered wings. Each wing is separate, so you can get creative with how you place them. You could pair them together, as in the image above, or place them farther apart on your arms, ankles, or shoulders.
If you need some inspiration on how to place your new temporary wing tats, read on. Below we’ll look at some gorgeous wing tattoos of all shapes and sizes and explore the meanings behind them.
For some, wing tattoos represents angel wings, which carry obvious spiritual significance. Angel wing tats are commonly seen sprouting between the shoulder blades on the upper back, thus presenting the illusion of actual wings. Below are some examples of beautiful wing tattoos with an angelic vibe.
These angel wing tattoos are large, detailed, and striking. The wings appear as if they’re ready to spread apart at any moment and carry their owners up into heaven. At first glance, they project strength, grace, and control. For wings of this size, placement is key. Their position is static, as if the wearer is waiting for the right moment to lift off.
Other wing tattoos are dynamic and move freely. A classic example of a dynamic wing tattoo is one that arches across the back, over the shoulders, and spreads down the arms. The below examples illustrate the effectiveness of this design. Unlike the above tattoos that are confined to the back, these wings are almost in constant motion throughout the day.
Of course, you don’t have to believe in angels in order to wear wing tattoos. Some wing tattoos more closely resemble birds than heavenly beings. For instance, the eagle is a popular and powerful symbol of freedom, particularly here in the United States.
So far we’ve looked at large, attention-grabbing tattoos, but wing tattoos don’t have to span a huge surface area in order to make a statement. Smaller, more delicate wings are also a popular style of tattoo. Below are some examples of small to medium sized wing tattoos to help inspire placement of our Elevate tattoo. Their size and beauty attest to the popular adage that less is more.