Angel tattoos carries a very deep symbolic meaning to those people who wear this design and are usually worn for a variety of different reasons to serve many different purposes. It is believed that angels are messengers and servers of God and represent everything that is good. Angels have a mixture of special skills, powers and have the ability to travel from heaven to earth and back. Angels are also very well known all over the world as they are part of many different religions such as Christianity, Islamic and Jewish beliefs. Women who get angel tattoos are thought to represent serenity and calmness and men who get angel tattoos represent the higher self. There are a variety of different ways to portray your angel tattoo, the options are endless.
Guardian Angel Tattoo Designs
It is believed that everyone has a Guardian Angel watching over us protecting us from evil. This guardian angel is believed to be with us when we are born, through our life, during our death and then they help guide us in the afterlife. In most designs, the guardian angels are shown with a glow or shine behind them and can be looking down or to the side in a protective manner. They can be either male or female and may be shown holding a sword or other weapons.
Fallen Angel Tattoo Designs
Angels can also be seen as evil as they once were proudly server of God but were thrown out of the heavens for their rebellious acts or evil deeds and are never allowed to return. These types of angels are known as a Fallen Angels. Fallen angel tattoos main symbolic meaning is suffering, pain and sadness. The fallen angel tattoo is mainly shown looking up to the heavens as it portrays what once was but can also be shown looking down, on one knee with its head down or their head tucked between their knees sitting down. Fallen angel tattoos can also show the angel with a broken wing. Fallen angel tattoo designs don’t always have to represent negativity, it can represent rising above a troubled past or event.
Spiritual And Baby Angel Tattoo Designs
As angels are seen as representing the link between heaven and earth or the material world and the spiritual world, angel tattoos can be regarded as a way to connect oneself to the spiritual world. Some people also choose to have a baby angel design such as Cupid. Cupid is known as the “Angel of love” and is a popular choice mainly for women.
Angel Winged Tattoo Designs
Winged tattoos are also another common design for angel tattoos, which are seen on both men and women. Angel wing tattoos can represent free spirit, freedom and independence. There are a variety of different ways that angel wings can be portrayed, they can be portrayed as wings or they can be placed on a variety of different symbols, such as the cross, heart, key and lock and halo. Angel wing tattoos can also represent rising above trouble and past struggles.