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Educate yourself about the different looks and meanings that wings can take on, then choose the look that is right for you. Whether yours are feathered, metallic or made out of any other type of material, they are sure to look absolutely magnificent. Ultimately, a pair of angel wings - even tattooed ones - can be liberating.
Think about it: If you were to take a frog and slap a pair of wings on him, he'd suddenly seem a whole lot cooler.
There are dozens and dozens of great reasons to use tribal angel wings in artwork, body art and other situations. Whether you choose to use them to pay homage to a living, breathing animal - or if you use them to show your love for mythical creatures like fairies and angels - there's no question that wings work well in many scenarios.
Now that we've taken a look at the many different popular creatures that have wings, the next logical step is to consider what meaning people derive from tribal angel wing tattoos. While the creatures themselves are important and interesting, it's usually the wings that make them that way.
Tribal Angel Wings
Angel Wing Tattoos come in second place as one of the most requested ink designs in the United States. Angels symbolize devotion and closeness to the heavenly bodies, and God.
They symbolize true freedom, protection, and the power of the dreamer. They're also known to represent fallen angels, and spirits.
When selecting where you want to place your tattoo design you will want to be sure that you give some thought as to how visible you want it to be. The shoulder, lower abdomen, or lower back can be easy to conceal, but your ankle or upper arm may be more difficult to hide.
Speaking of locations the wonderful thing about angel tattoos is that you can really put them almost anywhere. The lower back is a great place to put a pair of spread horizontal angel wings, but it is not the only place for wings. By far the most popular spot for tribal angel wings body art is across the shoulder blades or occupying the full back.
The upper half of the arm is a wonderful spot for a angel to sit as well. The shoulder area can be a very feminine spot to put your tattoo, or if you are looking for something a bit more provocative you may want to look at placing your design on the lower part of your abdomen.