There are so many diverse birds to choose from and every single one can have a different meaning and a completely unique style.
There are options galore, and bird tattoos often end up being some of the most intense and unique tattoos out there, so please don’t count them out as basic tattoos to glance over and move on.
First of all, you get to choose what kind of bird, because they all have different meanings, vibes and visual effects on the viewer. A buzzard is going to ring a completely different note than a swan, unless it’s a zombie swan (the idea is up for grabs, and you heard it from us first).
Anyway, you can decide whether you want something extravagant, like a full-on peacock with all the flair, or just an outline of a bird going who-knows-where because they can.
Small bird tattoos are usually for spiritual protection, guidance, or if in flight, they can be a symbol of freedom or happiness.
Birds are associated with immortality, overcoming life events, and even optimism. So many meanings exist, but it’s important that it ultimately represents you.
In addition to all the previously mentioned meanings, birds demonstrate higher understandings of the world or spiritual worlds. The freedoms birds represent are as diverse as the species’ themselves: freedom from physical limitations, spiritual chains, choice, or the ability to direct your own life.
According to the Aztecs, flying birds were a sign of godly power… now you’re paying attention to the birds.
Once you start looking into it, you can see what different species mean around the world. From there, the world is your oyster.
You can find strength, love, family, opulence, determination, etc. Do not discount the bird tattoo. It has so much going for it and if the right person does it for you, it will be your absolute favorite.
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