The significance of the feather can change depending on the type of bird it comes from, reflecting the character of the chosen, feathered friend. On top of this, they’re versatile, coming across neither overly masculine or feminine, since the major emphasis is taking flight—be it creatively, spiritually or emotionally.
Feather depictions are often attributed to freedom. They can also portray a connection to the personality of the chosen bird.
A peacock is proud, an eagle is majestic, and an owl is wise. Some feathers are even considered to have sacred attributes according to various cultures.
In Native American culture, they stand for spiritual protection and are even part of the dream catcher to aid in preventing bad dreams. Specific feathers may indicate status or levels of protection after death upon entering the spiritual world. They can also be representative of honor and virtue.
Basically, they have all the great meanings behind them.
Other reason, they look so gosh darn good! They blend well with other tattoos, they can be straight or curled, elegant or strong, black-and-white or multi-colored.
There are so many avenues to pick. You match them to your own personality. Are you a peacock, a blue jay or an ostrich?
Then come the other design decisions such as will it be part of a larger work or stand alone? A feather alone can be striking all by itself, especially if it’s well placed.
A lengthy, curved peacock feather might luxuriously twist along your entire back, or a basic, lines-only feather without color can stand out on the forearm.
Feather tattoos stand the test of time and are the perfect body art for women with a free spirit.
They have meaning, elegance, and strength and can be placed anywhere. Whether it’s subtly curled in your ear or following the curve of your thigh up to your hip, they’re easily tweaked to your personality, preferences and personal statements.