Dove tattoos are not the kind of tattoo that you would consider to be mainstream and yet they are very popular for both men and women. There is just something about them. They are beautiful tattoos and they also have a spiritual element to them as well. There are many types of styles of the dove tattoo. Many people like to use a single dove in their design while many people will add symbols or other designs to the dove as well. Dove tattoos can be created in small or large designs depending on where you are placing it.
Dove designs are widely used because they are symbolic. They are a symbol of Christianity because of the baptism of Jesus. When the dove appeared during the baptism it was seen as a symbolic meaning. There are many pictures and photographs over the years used in this manner, as a symbolic drawing. It was then eventually put in as tattoo design.
There are many different types of dove tattoos to choose from the sky is the limit when it comes to your own creativity. Take a look below at all the different types and let your own ideas flow.
Below are 65 Stunning Dove Tattoos That Will Bring a Smile to Your Face:
1. Neck Tattoos
These great neck designs allow for a little extra room if you want a big design. In this case the dove is the focal point and the rest of it has other elements to it. It’s very detailed and beautiful.
2. Virgin Mary
A stunning depiction of the Virgin Mary, I love the realistic detail to this tattoo. It’s stunning in black and white and there lies the dove on her chest. If you want something to symbolize your beliefs this might be the tattoo for you.
3. Hand Tattoos
This dove is spreading her wings on the back of the hand. It’s a creative and detailed design that you are sure to love.
4. Sleeve Designs
These beautiful doves are part of a design sleeve with many other elements. It looks as if there is also a cross in the tattoo as well as a rose.
5. Chest Tattoo Designs
Another detailed design of two doves flying through the air with berry branches. It’s got a bit of color but nothing that is too overwhelming.
6. Making it Personal
Another example of a sleeve tattoo that has a dove incorporated in it. There is also a watch, flowers, and some names. Those name could be representing the children he has in his life.
7. Large Dove Tattoo
This stunning picture is one large dove. It’s a beautiful design of a dove taking off for flight.
8. An Outline
You don’t need a large detailed picture to symbolize your love for the dove. In this simple outline, you can see how an elegant design can have just as much effect as a larger one.
9. Bright Colors
This stunning dove design has bright colors to it. It’s certainly not a traditional design but if you want something different it might be perfect for you. I love how bright the oranges and yellows are.
10. Simple Dove Tattoo
This dove tattoo is a great example of how you can choose a simple design that is subtle but beautiful.
11. Add Some Color
Your dove doesn’t have to be plain, incorporate some color into it for a completely different look. This dove is stunning because of all the different colors.