40 Owl Tattoos That Will Give You Infinite Design Ideas!

The owl is a unique bird that’s mostly associated with wisdom and knowledge. It’s often thought of to be a magical and mysterious bird given its features and attributes. The creature is normally asleep in the day and awake at night which is quite contrary to how other birds behave. This type of tattoo is one which is commonly asked for at tattoo parlours.

The owl is also considered to be a symbol of protection and sacred knowledge. This bird is also commonly associated with Native Americans where it is believed to be a symbol of intelligence and protection.


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This kind of tattoo is mostly worn by men and women as a symbol for wisdom and education. The creativity of the design makes it look quite attractive. Some cultures, like the ancient Egypt and Hindu, revered the owl as guardian of the underworld, associating it with some mystery. This particular design is particularly beautiful due to the bright colours it carries.


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This creature is often associated with magic, so one can add a few features that enhance its look and beauty and also make it more mysterios looking.


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Most females will probably fall in love with this tattoo.  Its colours, in particular, are an image of feminity and the glasses are definitely a fashion item added to give even more feminity to this tattoo.

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The owl is also known to bear close association with the moon and the night. This might be very relevant to people who feel their best at night or who work in a clockwork fashion.  The tattoo below gives the impression of hypnotisation due to the circles on the outside.


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Some people like to use different parts of an own as a design for animate objects like the key below.  There is no bird on display in the artistic design below, but one can immediately observe the features that are taken from this creature. This design can be used to unearth some mystery or some unclear issue in the life of the owner.

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This neck tattoo is quite elegantly designed making it ideal for men. Some people believe that these tattoos are a sign of inner strength and hope. Having this type of tattoo might give the person some element of hope and inner strength in the face of challenges.

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Some cultures like the Greek, considered having owl tattoos as a sign of holiness, therefore having it cover the best part of your body might mean that the person carrying is quite connected to what is holy and wants to keep a very close contact by carrying the own on his/her body.

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This bird is known to hunt quietly without making any noise or creating any commotion. The place where the tattoo is put also has a special significance to the person.  This simple outline of the bird says a lot about the person; both in its simple design and also due to the ‘hidden’ place chosen for the tattoo.

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Most owl tattoos are done with a lot of creativity. The design can be done in various colours, but it also looks quite beautiful when done in monotone like the tattoo below.  What is most noticeable here is the way the wings fit perfectly the contours of the body.

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