Angel Wings Tattoo art that is not just pretty, but Godly. These tattoos are freakin unbelievable. The best angel wing tattoos on the web. Really incredible stuff.The wings of an angel symbolize many things including strength, safety and security. An angel wings tattoo can be in honorarium of someone lost, in remembrance of something protected or simply for the sake of beauty in strength. Many people attach angelic attributes to a lost loved one, clinging to the hope that the loved one will serve as a guardian moving forward in life. Some attach the wings to themselves as a symbol of strength. It is almost as if the wings provide a super human ability to face moments, tasks or troubles that would not be doable alone.
The placement of angel wings tattoos is almost as variable as the reasons they are selected. Some are placed realistically upon the upper back as artistic representation of real wings. Others are used as a part of a larger piece, including other classic tattoo elements like crosses or hearts. Regardless of where they are on the body, the angel wings tattoo almost always starts a conversation of who or what the wings represent. In this post, we will see a variety of wings with many examples of how they can be used to represent many different things for their owners.
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50. Shoulder Placement Angel Wings Tattoo
We will see a variety of placements in this post. The shoulder is an obvious location for the wing, as it reinforces the thought that the arm would serve as the mechanical portion of the wing.
The ribs are another spot becoming increasingly popular for tattoo placement.
This angel wings tattoo makes a big impact on a small spot.
In one of the most realistic placements of angel wings tattoo, this piece leaves no question about what it is.
46. Halfway Home
One side down, one to go. There is no halfassing a project like this one. These wings seem to belong to a different kind of angel.
45. Bike Ride
Angel wings tattoo is such a large tattoo subset, if only because there are so many reasons people get them. There must be a story behind this winged bike rider. Was it a loss to an accident? Was it inspirational to ride faster?
44. Reverse Flight
While wings on the chest may seem nonsensical, the color in this piece is undeniably beautiful.
43. Arm Wings
The wings on this piece stretch all the way through the biceps. This angel wings tattoo combines a back piece and an arm piece.
42. Tiny Details
I love that while most are attracted to the wings and the classic heart, there is a tiny detail that most may overlook. The always humble, yet beautiful ladybug.
41. Wrapped Up
The angel wings tattoo is hugging the heart tattoo. Adorable.
One major reason people own an angel wings tattoo is for remembrance of a loved one. This piece seems to be all about comforting after losing someone close.
39. Wings at Rest
These wings are at rest, possibly after a long days flight. This is another example of angel wings tattoo being place in a very literal spot.
38. Black & White
Something about this photo makes an angel wings tattoo seem like a really sexy idea.
37. Cross of Love
In a markedly religious piece, these angel wings hover behind a cross on the rib cage. The rib cage is becoming a very popular position for tattoo art.
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36. H Marks the Spot
Upon seeing this angel wings tattoo, one can only ask, “Who is H?”
The forearm sleeve is a popular tattoo and this one combines angel wings with that trend.
34. Angel Sketch
This sketch work highlights the rest of the angel that all these wings are attributed to.
33. Reminder Ribbon
The orange ribbon symbolizes remembrance of lost loved ones and reminders of several different causes: Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, and self-injury awareness. The angel wings tattoo aspect of this piece leads us to believe that a loved one was in fact afflicted with one of these diseases prior to their death.
32. Reminder Ribbon Two
The blue ribbon has a very extensive list, including a variety of shades of blue. It can represent addiction awareness, colon cancer, arthritis awareness and even West Nile virus. RIP “J”.
This angel wings tattoo is adorned with a halo in apparent honor of Maria. I guess the owner could be Maria and consider herself an angel of some kind.
30. Angelic Support
Victoria’s Secret has their angels but this angel wings tattoo seems to provide a similar kind of support to what their products provide. The under boob tattoo is debuting on the sexy tattoo circuit.
29. Mid Back
The majority of angel wings tattoo work is done in honor of someone lost, sometimes more obviously than others.
28. When Angels Cry
Even angels are weighed heavily by the troubles of the job. One can only imagine what an angel might go through or see on a daily basis. If you think about it, this angel wings tattoo is a little depressing.
27. Play on Wings
This angel wings tattoo is a little less realistic. Its placement also almost qualifies as a side tattoo more than a back tattoo.
While a very simplistic outline of an angel wings tattoo, its meaning may be just as powerful as a larger, realistic piece.
Sometimes a simple reminder can go a long way. I’m not sure if the angel shirt is ironic or was a planned part of this picture.
24. Good vs Evil
A battle as old as time: good versus evil. This angel wings tattoo brings that battle back with a very artistic representation of that constant battle inside and out.
23. Shoulder Blade
The angel wings on this piece seem to trace the scapula. This may be one of those angels that can’t quite fly as these wings are very small.
22. Always There
Some place their angel wings tattoo in honorarium in a very obvious place, thus being a constant reminder that the angel is always there.
21. Angel Wing Tattoo Transplant
While it looks like a painful procedure, I’ve heard that having angel wings transplanted is totally worth it in the long run.
20. Who Needs Two?
With an angel wings tattoo as good as this one, maybe one side is good enough? This one places the wing on the forearm.
19. Put it All Together
I love this angel wings tattoo because it is interactive. The fingers must be brought together in order to complete the look.
18. Elbow Wing
Another unique positioning for the wings is the elbow, area. It actually looks really good from this angle.
17. Positive Direction
This angel wings tattoo provides encouragement to do what you don’t think is possible, even something you may only dream about. Just do it!
16. Technicolor Wings
This is an enormous angel wings back piece that is brought to life with an immense amount of color. Joseph had his technicolor coat so I wonder if the Archangel Michael had his technicolor wings, similar to these.
The thought of angels is comforting for some, providing an alternative to an eternity of nothingness. This angel wings tattoo is adorned with the infinity symbol, maybe highlight that thought for its owner.
14. Flower Power
Unless this owner has lost a favorite hibiscus plant, this angel wings tattoo is all about beauty.
In this very unique side angel wings tattoo, there are many aspects featured including a date, the wings, an honorarium initial and even a halo.
12. Back and Shoulders
These angel wings span the back and make their way onto the shoulders as well. I’d be interested to see how they look when the owner’s arms are down.
11. Heel Wings
I wonder if this owner of an angel wings tattoo is really, really fast?
10. Simple, Yet Not
This watercolor laden piece is place directly on the chest side of the shoulder.
9. Colorful Wristlet
This simple example of an angel wings tattoo is small, yet made much more impressive with the colorful feathers.
8. Iridescent Wings
This angel wings tattoo is very unique, not for its design or placement but because of its iridescent blue accents on the feathers.
7. Rose and Wings
This classic black and white piece highlights the rose and angel wings – a very classic piece with several traditional elements.
This piece seems to match the owners hair perfectly with what appear to be very slight red highlights throughout the wings.
5. Wings on K
Another example of an honorarium as we see the wings carrying the letter K in this angel wings tattoo.
4. Sound Advice
Angel wings tattoo isn’t always about who has passed but who is here for us now. This piece offers sage advice in regards to handling your guardian angel.
3. Hyper Realism
If we can draw our attention to the angel wings tattoo please. Thank you. Now, we can appreciate the realistic bony aspects of this wing structure.
2. Beach Angel
These wings are perfectly placed on the back. What better way to show them off than a day at the beach in a bikini?
1. A Quick Nap Angel Wing Tattoo
After a long flight and so much protecting, this guardian takes a quick snooze. While rare, it is always impressive when the angel himself appears in the angel wings tattoo.
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