Why do people get Angel Tattoos? The answer to this question rests in the understanding that there are many who believe in angels. Many have reportedly felt the presence of an invisible guardian angel surrounding him or her. Many have recognized the angelic being within the soul and have become the angelic being themselves. To imagine oneself as the angel, eternally bound to duties of divine forces is perhaps the guiding feeling that leads one to get an angel tattoo done.
Angel tattoos are almost always depicted by a pair of wings, outspread or folded.
The tattoo often shows the angel in flight, and sometimes it shows the angel in rest. The tattoos also represent the eternal conflict between good and evil within one’s soul. As one gains a firm belief that he or she is a divine being, an angel, fulfilling the tasks of the cosmos on this earth plane, having the angel tattoo seems the only natural decision. The references to angels are not only found in Christianity, but also in other religions like Islam and Judaism . Besides, angel tattoos also represent the eternal desire of mankind to take a flight on outspread wings. The desire for freedom is also expressed through these tattoos. It is interesting to note that being a divine being does not necessarily mean being a messenger of God. For example, the Bible cited the evil spirit, Lucifer as a fallen angel. So, in this great conflict of angelic ideas, it depends on you which thought you choose to be. This collection of tattoos shows the different ways in which tattoo artists have creatively expressed their idea of angel energy.
My Praying Angel
A cute little praying angel complete with a halo and a heart on one side sits along the woman’s neck in this small tattoo design.
The mysterious conch shell style motifs sit in a circular pattern along the shoulder-blade while angel wings spread out on both sides of the shoulder.
Primitive Angel Tattoo
The angel with a short sword is out to take revenge. The angel is about to fulfill his mission of defeating the forces of evil in a holy crusade.
The New Dawn
The tattoo here shows the angel emerging victorious after a long fight. The sun of dawn behind the angel shows that the fight at last ends with the victory of the forces of God over monsters within our soul.
Intricate outlines spread out on the upper back combining the elemental forces of nature with the figure of an angel looking upward in a superb triangular design.
A sword ruptures the heart causing it to bleed with angel wings attached to the sword handle in this religious love tattoo design.
The scaly birds in brown shades seem to be locked in an intimate dance of two in this couple tattoo design. Check out the curvy black dual motifs dancing between the bird couple.
This beautiful angel has her head bowed down like she’s tired and resting after a long flight in this shoulder angel tattoo design for a woman.
Religious Angel Tattoo
The angel looks out from the upper arm as he holds a scroll with text in this horizontal single color tattoo design.
The perfect power and beauty of the human anatomy comes alive in this bowed angel tattoo on the upper back. The figure of Jesus with his head bowed on the Cross comes together with angel wings in the stunning design.
The tattoo design of a pair of folded wings on the upper arm keeps this woman just a step away from spreading those wings and flying.
The figure of a praying angel in profile done in rich detailed shading sits beside the navel, facing it, in this intimate angel tattoo design.
Blue Angel Tattoo
With her slender arms out for flight this pretty blue angel with blue wings looks like she’s stepped out of the world of Disney.
The sculpted muscles show off the graceful form of Jesus on the Cross merged with the angel figure in this divine angel tattoo.
Star Angel Tattoo
This pretty thoughtful angel sits with her hand supporting her chin, with stars curving above her head in this unusual upper arm tattoo.
With one arm out and the other holding her head in secret despair this lovely angel crouches down on the ground, her glorious wings raised to fly again. She’s certainly down but not defeated.
Angel Power Tattoo
With fists clenched and a Jesus tattooed on the chest this angel figure is full of powerful energy with his dark wings spread out on both sides. An interesting tattoo within a tattoo design.
In this powerful mythic tattoo, the full-breasted tree legged angel raises her sword for a fight. The enormous wings curve along the natural lines of the back almost meeting at the top of the design.
Angel Art Tattoo
The hood hardly lets the face of the angel be seen as he walks, sword in his belt, with smaller monster figures on both sides.
Wing Shelter Angel
A Celtic cross sits at the center of the upper back with finely inked realistic feather wings spread out on both sides. A tiny angel in the clouds looks on.
Armageddon Angel Tattoo
This Red Indian long-haired man sits in a powerful kneeling pose with angel wings spread out, while red shades darken with tones of danger in the background of the design.
Divine Angel Tattoo
A traditional angel holds his hands in prayer among the clouds with a sun halo behind his head. Latin text is written below the praying angel figure.
The simple angel wings just whisper to the soul that you are an angel. Nothing elaborate, but just a pair of wings silently brings out the angel among us.
Angel Possibilities Tattoo
The angel here is a beautiful woman. With sensuous lips, eyes and a falling attire, she seems to say, I am who I am. I am an angel. Interestingly, there is also a hint of a baby bulge, suggesting her to be a would-be mother.
This amazing angel tattoo done in the sketch motif shows the angel rising from a graveyard. The angel looks tired after an arduous battle.
The medieval angel tattoo shows a knight in armor with a gentle appearance. The flowy hairs and the glowing crown adds to the glory of this medieval angel.
Manga Angel Colors
This amazing colored tattoo done in manga style depicts a flowy angel with outspread wings. The blue eyes and the flowing tresses of the angel compliment her flight.
Angel Maths Pattern
Done in precise mathematical symmetry, this angel tattoo shows perfection. The huge outspread wings denotes the desire for flight.
The elegant mermaid tattoo takes us to an underwater fantasy. The mermaid seems to floating in freedom. Mermaids are thought as angels of deep water.
The mythical angel tattoo here shows her with sharp features and a flowy apparel. There are also Latin texts surrounding the angel.
The memorial angel here depicts the memory of a departed soul in an angelic light. The angelic presence of some persons in our lives is shown by this tattoo.
This wonderful mother angel tattoo shows a mom lovingly holding her newborn. This tattoo shows that every mother is an angel to her child.
Angel Of Righteousness
The righteous angel here holds a sword firmly in his hand. The faceless angel has a certain sense of cruelty.
Sculpted Angel Tattoo
An angel sitting in despair with his head buried in the fold of his hand creates a stunning sculpted image. The other hand of the angel holds the foot in a strong grasp.
This angel tattoo gives the impression of being a ferocious soldier of God. Dresses in armor with a skull face on the shoulder, the angel takes a vow to fight all evil to fulfill the promise of God.
This stunning angel tattoo shows the wrath of God in most intricate details. A hood partly covering his face and chains surrounding him, the angel holds a sword not by the hilt but by the blade.
Memoirs Of An Angel
This beautiful flying angel done in Japanese style has a beautiful appeal for the onlooker. The angel flies with a sense of comfort and beauty.
Angel Existence Pledge
The angel here is about to take flight. The angel takes a pledge to secure the future of mankind. Some may call this tattoo with the surrounding text a racist design.
The armored angel with a flaming crown and covered face invokes a sense of fear in the minds of the false. Done in flaming red, the angel promises to stand by truth and honesty.
The angel with an angry expression on her face and claw hands transforms to motifs. The tattoo also spells vengeance for the evil.
The praying holy angel here shows the belief in prayers. Prayers are the communication of angels with God and here the angel prays for the redemption of the misled.
Marching To Battle Angel
The armored angel here is all set to win the fight between the good and the evil. The fight that has been continuing since time immemorial seems to come to an end with this angel.
This simple yet subtle angel tattoo expresses in flowy strokes the essence of a good angel. The circular ring over the head of the angel affirms the inner goodness of angels.
Not only are the wings impressive, but also the fallen feathers from the wings. The fallen feathers signify that the angel has been engaged in some very tough battles.
This amazing angel tattoo tells a story. The angel here is frozen in a moment of battle. With a dagger in hand, the angel seems all set to wind up the fight.