In the world of tattoo art there are so much creativity, color and extraordinary things that easily some people get lost. They start looking for a specific thing but then there mind changes due to the variety of choice. Don`t worry! With our help, it won`t happen to you. If you have chosen a feather tattoo for yourself already then let`s see what you will ring your bell when you see our tattoo ideas. We wanted to make the process of choosing as easy as possible, and that`s why let`s go deeper into this theme.


Feather Tattoos Meanings And History

The symbolism and history that stands behind such a beautiful tattoo idea make it a perfect choice for both women and men. Its significance, style, and deepness will look amazing on anybody. Such a symbol has always been present in the tattoo industry as a lot of people have different associations with it that represent their mind what they would love to show to the world.

Until this day these designs don`t seem to go anywhere from the trends that occupy both sexes. What is the first thing that commonly comes to mind when we see a feather? Of course, it is a bird. What do we associate with them? Freedom, lightness, independence and of course the beautiful voice they have that comes within them. All of these create the power behind such a lightweight thing as a feather. Isn`t that the true meaning of feather tattoo?

If to dig more into the history, we can find that a feather has been a symbol of Native American people. They used them as instruments in their rituals. Why? The answer is the same association we all most commonly think of when we see this object. The power of a bird was associated with their tribes. In addition, to show gratefulness to Native American warriors, they gave them the feather of the eagles to acknowledge how courageous and brave those men were. Don`t also forget about another case when it was used. Magic and communication with spirits were greatly connected.

Always keep in mind that you should choose the design that stands out for you the most while remembering its meaning. What it brings on your body is a significant description of what you like and what your personality stands for. Such tender feather tattoos are perfect for those who just start getting into the outstanding body art world. Don`t you agree?

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Cultural Significance

As you have already understood, the most common meaning behind such a tattoo comes from the history it has with Native Americans. They used it as a significant symbol of their souls that, in their opinion, belonged to the birds. Also, they were present in their rituals and different ceremonies to clean out the energetic poles and bring positivity to them. Of course, spirits and communication with that are thoroughly connected with such an instrument too. If the feather was moving in your direction while the spiritual ceremony, it meant the dead person you think of is missing you.

Other cultures see a feather as a representation of something falling apart. In other ones, it is the sign of birth. In Christianity feather has been as the symbol of charity, hope, and faith as it has been connected to great virtues. Ancient Egyptians used a feather to worship their Gods and especially the Goddess of truth and justice. During the mummification, she weighed the heart of the gone person and decided whether his soul should wander freely in the world or be gone.

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Some Beautiful Designs

There are so many different designs that you can choose to enhance the beauty of your body with. There are so many details that you have to think of. What feather would you like, from what bird it is supposed to come from, what colors you would like to use and so on. We love how creative our imagination can become in such cases. For example, white color will represent purity; red will show passion, etc. What combinations of colors and shades would you like to come up with? Use colors to show who you are, your character and what are the things that you would like to show to the word about yourself.

There are also tons of images and ideas that can make your feather tattoo stand out from others. What would you like to add to it? Shading in the background or maybe a watercolor technique to make it look special? There are so many options so listen to your heart, and you will get the best result out of all of the variations you may have. Here are a few of our all-time favorites. Have you found something that made your heart beat faster in them?


Feather Tattoo Design

Let`s see what beauty we have prepared for you to choose from. Let your creative soul choose the one that will match yourself and your mind.

Small Watercolor Feather Tattoo On Leg

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Peacock Feather Tattoo

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Feather Tattoo With Watercolor Elements

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Blue Watercolor Feather Tattoo Design

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Feather Tattoo In Ornamental Style

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Feather Tattoo On Shoulder

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So far so good, don`t you agree? There is more to amaze you, so don`t miss it and click to the next options.

Feather Tattoo Designs With Birds

Birds will be a perfect solution to go with a feather tattoo design. Don`t you think? A whole story can be shown with such two images combined together in a tattoo. Would you like to check out some?


Feather With Birds Tattoo

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Black Feather Tattoo With Birds

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Phoenix Feather Tattoo With Birds

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Small Leg Feather Tattoo Design

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Aren`t these ideas marvelous? Well, we have more of them for you to enjoy so go ahead and click to the next page.

Feather Tattoo Combined With Different Tattoo Elements

What we love about tattoos is the vision of people. Everyone sees every idea differently that makes every tattoo super personalized and deep. So why don`t you combine a few elements with your feather tattoo? That will look super special for sure.

Galaxy Colored Feather Tattoo With Lettering

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Infinity Feather Tattoo Design

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Feather Tattoo With Memorial Date

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Feather Arrow Tattoo

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Black Tattoo With Feather And Moon Design

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Dream Catcher Feather Tattoo

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Watercolor Feather Tattoo With Flowers

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Feather Tattoo With Meaningful Words

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There are so many creative ideas when it comes to feather tattoos that it can make our head spin from colors and creativity they all bring. Let`s find out which tattoo would suit you the most together. Trust us, we have the best collection out here for you.

FAQ: Feather Tattoo

What does a feather turning into birds mean?

This type of a feather tattoo means freedom and desire to feel it. A person wants to finally leave everything that restrained them behind and soar not looking down. The bird does not know where is it flying to but one thing is completely sure: it is not coming back.

What does a red feather tattoo mean?

Red is generally associated with fire, passion, courage. Red feather may represent a strong will of a person and it is often implied that the feather belongs to the phoenix bird who resurrects from the ashes and is continuing its life after withstanding all the difficulties.