23 Mar 2013

Bird Tattoos

Bird Tattoos
Bird Tattoos

Now who wouldn’t love bird tattoos like this beautiful tattoo. I could see almost any girl on the planet wanting to put a cute bird like this somewhere on their body. I looks so refreshing, cute bird flying with olive branch in its beak. I would like to see maybe a sun or a tree in the background along with the bird. Give it a picturesque layout versus just a bird alone. These tattoo seems pretty big, I would rather see a medium size bird, but that’s just what I like to look at.

A lot of bird tattoos I have seen never have any writing or text attached to them, this one doesn’t have any either.

I wonder if there’s a reason for that. Does the text take away from the picture of the bird? Maybe so, I would like to see the girls name below the bird, that would look very cool. Oh wait a minute, what’s the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words. Looking at it from that point of view, you shouldn’t be adding text to the bird tattoos. I wonder if this girl has another bird on the other shoulder blade in reverse so they are flying into each other to share their olive branches?

12 Mar 2013

Bird Tattoos

Bird Tattoos
Bird Tattoos

Most bird tattoos have different meanings to different people. The raven for instance was revered by Native American tribes but is a symbol of evil in Christianity. But, some bird tattoos have the same meaning know matter what culture you’re in. And one of those is the owl tattoo like the one in the picture. The Owl is a feared night hunter by man and prey alike, and because of its unique ability to fly silently and see and hear well in the dark, the owl has often been associated with all things magical and mysterious.

It was thought that the Owl was a confident of wizards and witches alike, and as such is featured in many fables, everything from Merlin to Harry Potter. But the origins of owl symbolism predates even the middle ages of Europe. It goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks. For them it was a symbol of wisdom and intelligence and was even the totem animal of the goddess Athena. So, it’s no wonder that the owl would make such a wonderful bird tattoo to add to a collection of body art. Wisdom, magic and mystery may just be the holy grail of symbolism.

28 Nov 2011

Bird Tattoo

Bird Tattoo
Bird Tattoo

There are many different types of bird tattoos. The most popular bird tattoos today are the eagle, sparrow and swallow. But, hawk tattoos are also a design that’s becoming used more and more often. Take the bird tattoo in the picture. It features a hawk carrying off a musical note. What is the symbolism behind this tattoo? To find out we’ll first have to discuss what the symbolism behind a hawk is. As a ruthless bird of prey, the hawk is the embodiment of focus and hostility.

It is a living demonstration of the power attained by overcoming personal limitations and focusing on the ‘now’. In medieval Norse design, a picture of a hawk sit between the eyes of the eagle which perches atop the sacred tree of life. This is an indication of how highly the hawk was valued with respect to focus and clearness of sight. And in Celtic myth, the hawk is the symbol of personal freedom and financial success. So, obviously the bearer of this tattoo wants to convey either his focus or success of his musical talent. As you can see, the bird tattoo can be designed to not only fit in with one’s style but also to symbolize one’s ambitions and talents.

28 May 2011

Bird Tattoo

Bird Tattoo
Bird Tattoo

I really love the aqua blue in this wild bird tattoo. It looks like something between a bird and a dragon if you ask me. What would you call this type of bird? Maybe its a Dragird or something like that. That’s what I love about tattoos, anything goes and nobody is going to say anything about it. It is an art form, and the person with the bird tattoo has a reason they chose a certain design, it could be from the feelings they were having the day they made the choice.

Or it could be they just love the colors, who knows, nobody but the tattoo client and maybe the tattoo artist.

The more I look at this bird tattoo I think it is very appealing and it might just be an insignia for a group of some sorts. Almost looks like something out of a military comic book or something like that. Hey blue hawk down, does that ring a bell? I would like something like this on the back of one of my shoulder blades, not sure if I would want it on the side of my arm. Of course I would have to put in at least two more colors because I am a color fiend.