9 Dec 2012

Angel Tattoo

Angel Tattoo
Angel Tattoo

Angel tattoos are an overtly religious symbols, though there are variations that play on the Norse concept of the valkryie. It can symbolize a great number of different things. It can be used as a centerpiece of a memorial. It can be also be an announcement of one’s religious beliefs, signify a great devotion to Christianity or used as a symbol of protection. The guardian angel tattoo is very common among Western European countries and is usually placed on the back of the wearer. This is to signify that the angel always is watching your back. Angel tattoos are usually associated strongly with other symbols.

Symbols closely associated with angels in art include trumpets, harps, swords, sceptres and wands. It can also be adorned with banners, scrolls or other religious symbols such as crosses. Angels in angel tattoos are usually portrayed as young men with wings and halos, representing their divinity or as young women, sometimes scantily clad representing strength and courage. The representation of angels as Cupid-like young boys or babies or cherubs did not occur until the period of the Renaissance but is increasingly becoming popular among young females, especially coupled with flower elements or some other ornamental feature.

17 Jul 2012

Angel Tattoos

Angel Tattoos
Angel Tattoos

Whether you are religious or not, an angel tattoo design may be the perfect addition to your personal collection of body art. While angel tattoos are usually considered by some to be purely a symbol of God’s divine will, that is not its sole symbolic meaning. Angel tattoos can be inked by people as a symbol of protection against an unfriendly and dangerous world, or simply because they like the design.

There are few designs that are more beautiful than angel tattoos. There is just something about these designs that speak to the aesthetic nature of our personalities. Perhaps, its the age-old meaning that is attached to these designs or the fact that they are a prominent part of our culture.

These designs can be used on any part of the body with great effect. This includes body parts such as the back, chest, arms and legs.

Of course, angel tattoos do have a long religious tradition and this may be the reason that you want to get one. If you do, then consider mixing them with other symbols of a religious nature such as crucifixes, rosary beads and the ichthys. Or you might try to combine it with other traditional angel tattoo design elements such as swords, harps, trumpets and scepters. You may also want to consider adding elements that are very personal to you such as the name or birth date of a loved one. This creates an angel tattoo that is not only beautiful and full of symbolic meaning but also one that is highly personal.

24 Apr 2011

Angel Tattoos

Angel Tattoos
Angel Tattoos

Angel tattoo designs are seen by many to be an overtly religious symbol. This is because angels have always been portrayed by the Christian religion as being the messenger of God. All throughout history they have been shown to be the personification of God on earth. But this isn’t always the case. Many people choose to get angel tattoos because they think that they are beautiful or because they want to use them as symbols of protection.

And angel tattoos aren’t exclusive to Christianity either.

A number of different religions portray winged messengers as a link between the spiritual realm and the material realm. The Islamic and Jewish religions are prime examples of this use of the angel.

When someone gets an angel tattoo inked, they often have any one of a number of symbols inked with it. Symbols that are commonly used to compliment angel tattoos include harps, swords, trumpets, wands and scepters. Angel tattoos also usually portray the angels as being young women with large wings and sometimes halos. When angel tattoos are used in this fashion they can indicate a person’s devotion to his religion, spirituality or faith. These tattoos can also showcase the personal, close connection that someone has with God.

17 Mar 2010

Angel Tattoo

Angel Tattoo
Angel Tattoo

Angel tattoos are quickly becoming the new rage in the tattoo world. I’m not sure why that is but maybe it’s because people percieve the world to be a harsher place than what it actually is. So, with the increase in violence and crime many people feel that they need an angel tattoo to watch their back. This angel tattoo in the picture is less like the Christian style of tattoos but falls more along the lines of Valkyries. Valkyries were the winged maidens who decided battles and took the fallen heroes to their final resting place, whether that be heaven or hell.

I can tell that this angel tattoo design was inspired by the Valkyries because of the massive two handed sword she is wielding. I think that this angel tattoo looks especially well in the black and white design that this person had it done in. I don’t think the design would have been as dramatic if the bearer chose to have this design done in color. And there is one more comment that I would like to make on this angel tattoo. I especially like the fallen feathers that allude to the fact that this maiden had just been in a great battle. It really adds to the whole theme of the tattoo.

11 Jan 2010

Angel Tattoos

Angel Tattoos
Angel Tattoos

If you have ever considered getting an angel tattoo, I would like you to consider the one in the picture. From my point of few it’s a little unusual because the angel depicted in the design is male. Most angel tattoos are feminine, a practice that probably heralds back to the day when angel tattoos were really just representations of the Valkyrie. You see, Valkyrie were the original winged maidens of Nordic mythology.

Their task was to guide the souls of the freshly fallen warriors to their final destinations, whether that was heaven or hell depended entirely on the warriors valor and bravery in battle. Valkyries also decided the outcome of the battles depending on who deserved it more. They were a symbol that was used for hundreds of years. Valkyries eventually evolved into angels when Christianity replaced the old pagan religions. But, angel tattoos and other designs still retained the Valkyrie like style. And since they were all women the designs have mostly been women as well. It is nice to see a different twist on the motif, however. This particular angel tattoo seems to be inspired by St. Michael, the Arch angel that is viewed by many to be the field commander of God’s army.

15 Nov 2009

Angel Tattoos

Angel Tattoos
Angel Tattoos

I like the angel tattoos that have the angel sitting on the top of a mountain looking down on all mankind. Totally awesome visual and the wings are so real like. Lots of the angel tattoos I have seen over the last year or so resemble this one with the right wing folding over a bit and the angel hunching down in a crouched position. When I think of angel tattoos, I think of a majestic being with wings spread as wide as they can go.

The beauty of angel tattoos is that they can be incorporated into lots of different tattoo scenarios, especially with crosses and all sorts of other religious symbols.

I have seen some very nice ones that are very small but the best I have seen have always been larger, that way they seem so inspiring. One way to really get someone’s attention with your angel tattoos is to put them on the part of the body that only shows part of it when wearing a shirt and that way the person viewing it from afar has to use their imagination to what the rest of the would look like. Nothing better than stimulating the imagination about a great tattoo.