If you can think of a bird more majestic than the soaring eagle in full flight well then we’d love to hear from you! Often a symbol of freedom, the eagle is a fierce choice for a new tattoo. Eagle tattoos can be small or large, interwoven with other themes, or a stand out on their own. Have a browse through these designs for inspiration.
The story behind eagle tattoos
An eagle is a bird whose glide in the sky often take people’s imaginations with it. This magnificent creature often soars amongst the clouds, preying on smaller birds and creatures, symbolizing strength and superiority. Perhaps this is why it is one of the most popular tattoo designs requested across the globe.
Without a doubt, eagles are beautiful and majestic. In fact, there are also many legends attached to them. These birds, nesting on mountain peaks and large trees, have such a strong eyesight and may even frighten human beings, despite their size.
An eagle tattoo on one side of a broad chest is the ultimate symbol of power and patriotism, for an American. This tattoo is ideal for those who consider an eagle as a national symbol.
This small eagle tattoo on your neck is a beauty enhancer, apart from giving a sense of security. It is important to note that this eagle is always visible unless a very high garment like a polo neck is worn. Unless you are comfortable with this, you should avoid tattooing so high up the neck.
An eagle tattoo that covers the whole back of a lady with its wings spread out to the limits, is a tattoo that gives females a chance to portray both strength and beauty. This kind of tattoo which is very large and covers a big part of the body gives out the message that the person carrying it is bold and not afraid to express their message.
The above tattoo is an outline of an eagle which spreads on the whole torso. While it is already magnificent as it is, the owner might later decide to fill in the tattoo which the design can cater for. What is especially grand in this tattoo is the size and how well it is spread on the frontal of this person.
This upper chest decorated with a gliding eagle tattoo that gives the impression of strength and absolute protection. On looking closely one can also get the impression that this eagle is eyeing an enemy and is ready to land on her prey.
A tattoo of a perched eagle on the same body part, holding a prey in its talons adds to the effect of strength. This eagle is also a part of a larger design which the owner has combined to give out a specific message.
An eagle tattoo on the skin alongside the rib cage is a sight to behold. The owner here also has a hairy chest, which gives the impression of the jungle, something that many people find fascinating. Interesting features are the positioning and the colours. The eagle seems to have an extension which is spread over the left arm depicting colourful feathers.
This is the same tattoo we have looked at previously. At the back of the photo one can see a 2D of the actual artwork which is a great work of art. Also, the tattoo is big enough to enable the owner to just show parts of it.
The eagle here is a part of a much larger artwork. Nonetheless, it combines perfectly with the rest of the symbols to manifest a great body design. The artist managed to include different arts and designs that also fit perfectly with the colours used. If you are looking for a tattoo to impress, and you are confident that such a design will not bother you later in life, this is the kind of tattoo to go for.