40 Amazing Feather Tattoos You Need on Your Body!

The feather tattoo is one of the most sought after tattoo design given its cultural symbolism and heritage. The feather tattoo comes in different styles and designs and has quite a rich background with meaning which mostly depicts the character of the bird it’s taken from. Feather tattoos carry such a unique unisex tattoo element that normally holds symbolic meanings like the ability to take flight either emotionally, spiritually or creatively.

Some feather tattoo designs are quite distinct and elegant, effectively reflecting the characters of different species of birds they are derived from. Having a feather tattoo of an eagle, ostrich, peacock or any other bird intuitively identifies with the bird’s character. Some feathers of specific birds like the eagle are deemed to have some sacred attributes.  Another dominant symbol of a feather tattoo is the aspect of freedom, due to the fact that a feather can easily fly in the wind. Peacock feather is popular with women tattoo lovers given it’s beauty and the array of colours it has.

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one interesting thing about feather tattoo is the fact that it can be worn on any part of the body. Feather tattoo can also be combined with other tattoo designs resulting into quite an appealing look. The black feather tattoo below looks cool on the collar bone and very simple like the type of bird it’s derived from.

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Feather tattoo comes in different designs and are ideal for both men and women. The feather tattoo worn on the arms below looks cute especially if worn by men. The arrow-like feather tattoo design looks quite nice on the man’s arm.

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The feather tattoo on the shoulder below gives a unique blend with other tattoos. The mixture of other colours on the feather tattoo gives it such a visually captivating look.

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Feather tattoo designs symbolize different things with many cultures like the Native Americans perceive wearing a feather tattoo to reflect on their rich heritage or is in touch with their spiritual side. Most people choose feather tattoos of birds with characters they like to identify with.

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Feathers are often thought of to hold symbolic meaning since they belong to one of the most beautiful living creatures, gifted with the incredible ability to fly. There is no doubt that feathers will remain a favorite tattoo design in terms of looks and meaning. However, once you have gone through some folklore, cultural significance and traditions, you will quickly notice that feathers are often used in tattoo designs to strengthen the meaning of life, freedom, liberty, independence and triumph. It can, at often times, also symbolize one’s ability to showcase their individuality.

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The below feather tattoo is a good blend with other tattoos. The design looks quite pretty on the arm with the colour combination bringing out such an attractive look. The feather tattoo is suitable for women given the colourful blend.

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Feather tattoos symbolize different characters as found in birds like truth, courage, bravery, freedom, travel and more. Some cultures and civilizations view feathers as messages from the spirit world. The below tattoo looks ideal for both men and women especially when worn on the visible areas of the body.

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Among the Native American culture, the feather tattoo holds the significance of a spiritual protection. The dream catcher, a widely known Native American folklore symbol has a feather attached to the bottom portion, said to be the vessel that bad dreams wash away through. This symbolizes protection much as an amulet does in other cultures. Feathers were even part of the attire worn by Native Americans from different birds indicating their individual status. Often times, wearing the right feather would provide them with protection as they entered the spiritual world.

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The feather tattoo below is beautifully designed and looks elegant in the place it’s worn. This type of feather tattoo is suitable for women. The colours used makes it more visible as it brightens the place it’s worn.

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Feather tattoos are also taken to symbolize good dreams. Most people use feather tattoos that appeals to their beliefs. Those who live in magic or sacredness can wear tattoo from a bird that they feel demonstrate the character of magic or sacredness like the Egyptians believed feathers were associated to sky gods.

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As the type of bird feather can often symbolize a stronger meaning, eagle feathers were thought of as a symbol of bravery and honor. Warriors were awarded these feathers in appreciation for their courageous feats. For this reason, you may often see military forces utilize feather tattoos more than others. Some cultures believed that a feather flying into your path meant that a soul had left the earthly realm. In certain cultures the feather was an important part of rituals and ceremonies. Christians endowed the feather with having many virtues and this shows in many feather based tattoo designs. It was part of the design on signet rings with each feather representing something specific.

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Feather tattoos are also used to get in touch with the spiritual side of an individual and some Christians believe that a feather signifies virtue. The image of the famous signet ring made of feathers has each feather symbolizing faith, charity and hope.

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One of the commonly used feather tattoos is the eagles. An eagle’s feather tattoo is perceived as a great symbol of significance. In some cultures, eagle feathers were given to warriors as a symbol of bravery, courage and honour.

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Among the Celtics, it was believed that the medicine men (the Druids) would don robes that had feathers on them for special occasions. Egyptians also made use of feathers to appease the Gods. Some believe that feathers represent dreams as they are beautiful to look at but difficult to grasp. The feather represents freedom of movement and the ability to float over most obstacles. Due to these historic meanings is why so many people incorporate feathers into their memorial tattoo designs, honoring loved ones that have passed on.

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This is a beautiful feather tattoo that’s well designed and ideal for young ladies. The colours used on the feather tattoo design makes it more appealing.

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The feather tattoo looks simple and ideal for girls. The black colour used blends well with the girls complexion making the tattoo quite visible.

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The feather has been associated with new beginning. Different colored feathers mean different things like white means purity, red for passion and yellowish hues signifying smartness. The birds of different birds can mean different things. The most popular ones in terms of tattoo designs are the feathers for Peacock, Parrot, Eagle, Egret, Ostrich, Swallow and the Turkey.

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The blend of feather tattoos below does not only look attractive but are placed in such a nice place. This feather tattoo looks suitable for ladies with the mix of colours enhancing the look of the place it’s placed.

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This feather tattoo with birds looks quite lively. The flying birds indeed symbolizes freedom and the colours used on the design makes the entire design look great. The design looks pretty cool on girls.

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Some connect feathers to angels and other celestial beings since feathers make up wings which these beings are supposed to have. The symbolism of feather tattoos include the truth, quickness, lightness of body and spirit, ability to fly, protection, hope, dreams, courage, the movement of the soul, a promise and the ability to float along.

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One great thing with the feather tattoo is that it can be placed anywhere in the body. The feather tattoo can fit well on the arms, legs, shoulders, upper back, lower back. The design can be done in different varieties and sizes. Use of a mixture of colours enhances the feather tattoos.

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In the Celtic symbolism, Morrigan wore a cloak of raven feathers as a way of transforming into a bird. It’s believed that aspect of turning to a bird enabled her to access higher reasoning and a birds eye view of spiritual realms.

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With so much choice, culturally rich significance and so many positive qualities being attributed to the feather tattoo there is no doubt that you will be uplifted when you get one. But do consider all the possibilities in terms of design, the deeper implications and do some soul searching as to why you really want this tattoo before actually going ahead with it.

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Birds spirits are said to be powerful in cleansing the energetic environment and purifying the spiritual atmosphere. It is believed in some cultures that waving a feather over sacred fire is a way of uplifting the soul and giving gratitude to the birds.

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This blue and black feather tattoo looks magnificently designed and quite appropriate for the arm. It’s important to do your research properly and be sure if the feather tattoo you want to wear is appropriate for you before you commit to being inked.

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The feather tattoo can be made to look really stunning with the use of colors and the addition of some significant things like beads and other things. You can choose to get a feather tattoo as a symbol of dedication for someone you adore or as a talisman of protection or to remind you of your dreams.

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Feathers are also believed in some cultures to deal with communication. Feathers are viewed as messages from the spiritual world and by wearing feather tattoo it’s perceived that you will be able to get powerful messages.

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This feather tattoo combines well with the other one. The tattoo design is ideal for men and looks suitable for the place it’s placed. Feather tattoos meaning is unique to the wearer with every wearer giving the tattoo a meaning that resonates well with them

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Such a beautiful blend of colours making the combination of the feather tattoos to appear large and appealing. The feathers are joined together at the source with each going its own direction creating such an attractive look on the arm.

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Great design of feather tattoo that’s well complemented with quotes and flying birds. The tattoo design looks great on men and best when used on upper body part just as shown below. The one colour design gives the tattoo such a uniform and harmonious look

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This feather tattoo creates a complete distinct look on the arm. The complexion of the wearer best suits the design as it enhances the tattoo pattern making it quite attractive especially for men. Just be sure before you begin to ink that you’re comfortable with where it’s worn to avoid any regret after the work is done.

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The tattoo below is quite simple, beautifully done and looks great on the wearer.

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Looks stunning with birds flying above the feather tattoo. The place its worn seems perfect and can be worn by both men and women.

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The Native American Wisdom views the feather as an embodiment of bird spirit. It’s therefore perceived that if you wear feather tattoo, you carry the attributes of the specific bird you’re wearing its feathers. If the bird is perceived as peaceful like a dove then you assume to be an embodiment of that sweet spirit of peace.

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Feather tattoo behind the ear below blends so well with feather earrings. A real embodiment of freedom and progress as some symbols are perceived. The feather tattoo enhances the look on the upper neck, enhancing the outlook.Feather Tattoo Designs (33)

One thing that makes feather tattoos stand out is the ability of the colours to blend so well, making it a great preference for women. The tattoo below displays a fine mix of colours that brings out colour combination quite well.

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This arm feather tattoo is spectacular and visually appealing. The black colour is sparingly used on the design making the feather tattoo look quite appealing. The design is suitable for the ladies and the place its worn behind the arms seems appropriate.

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The feather tattoo below seems simple and fabulous. Very minute but rich in colour and design. The place its worn makes it look special to the wearer  as not many people are able to recognize the tattoo making it quite ideal for girls.

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This peacock feather tattoo looks cute, the colours blends so well enhancing the entire appearance of the arm. Its important to clearly understand the meaning behind the tattoo before committing to wear it.

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The feather tattoo is simple and stunning in design. Well-placed and fits men perfectly well. Take advantage of the many designs of feather tattoo available in order to be sure with your selection before deciding to go for inking.

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