There is a double tendency within the designs of this type of tattoos: on the one hand, the tattoos of angels themselves, which show the figure of an angel either alone or accompanied by other elements and, on the other hand, those people who they choose to tattoo some wings on the back, representing the body itself as that of an angel.
We will focus, first, on this second category. Many are the people who currently choose to tattoo their wings on their backs as an angel (which usually leave a space that usually coincides with the spine).
These wings have a multitude of meanings, including: moral, religion, beauty, purity, spirituality, desire to fly, mysticism … In relation to the desire to fly, people who look beyond or aspire to a goal (which does not have to be impossible or complicated), find in these types of designs a good choice that is consistent with their preferences.
Angel wings also have to do with people who feel obligated to protect or who simply, by nature, have this characteristic. The guardian angel, seen as that entity capable of providing protection and security in the most difficult moments; Well, when we tattoo our wings, we are representing that we are that angel, that person who has to be able to shelter and protect the rest of the people we care about. In addition, these types of designs offer a variety of positions, sizes and colors that allow us to innovate and be original, differentiating ourselves from other designs.
As for the designs of angels as a figure in itself, we are no longer talking about tattooing angel wings, they have, without a doubt, a spiritual meaning linked to religion. Although sometimes, this is not always true, since there are many people who choose to tattoo these types of designs and are not religious at all; This is because, aesthetically speaking, they are designs that have beautiful results and that can combine a multitude of colors or simply tattoo in black tones.
In conclusion, both the angel wings tattooed on the back (in general terms, since it is the most chosen and most reasonable area to place this element), as the angel symbol are two good options that we must consider when tattooing, both for its meaning (which, as already mentioned above, does not have to be related to religion), as for its aesthetic result.
Angels are the warriors of justice. It is said that they represent the heaven-earth union and protect us from earthly evils. They are also linked to the divine and the heavenly, so they often relate to religion and faith. These beautiful beings are also popular when it comes to tattoos, so many people choose designs with angels as protagonists. Let's look at some of the most prominent angel designs in this gallery.
We start with an amazing image of a beautiful tattoo of a winged woman on a beautiful background. Without being able to affirm whether it is an angel or not, the angelic and celestial aspect that the tattoo has makes it essential to include it in this collection.
This boy has the tattoo of a beautiful angel in profile, slightly bent and praying. Highlights are the large and curved wings, which have been made using sepia tones and great shading.
This person has two proper names with two small cherubs. It can be deduced that it is a tattoo in honor of his two children, who are represented by beautiful angels with a sympathetic face.
Angel of female features, long hair with large wings spread and dressed in a long robe, which is standing in what appears to be a field with fallen and dry trees. In the tattoo, gray tones stand out.
Until now it has been feminine forms characterized with large wings that have been represented. As an example, this tattoo of an angel of feminine appearance, which seems to be begging or lamenting kneeling.
This angel with large wings does not reveal his face, which is covered by his own knees, as in a posture of sadness, regret or disappointment. It occupies the entire back of this man.
In the following image we have what appears to be an angel of death or righteous angel, who wears a robe, armor and a great command with which it seems that he has defeated a demon, which he keeps under his feet.
Design of a female angel with big wings. Below we can see the initials "OMG" ("Oh my God", which is "Oh my God.) The tattoo is made in gray with shading.
Amazing design for the great feathers of this fallen angel. Here we return to comment on the technique and it is in the small details that we can appreciate the quality of the tattoo artist and in the case of tattoos of this style the details of the wings are very important.
In this curious design we find an angel and a demon who, with their wings spread, stretch their arms to touch with the tips of their fingers. The tattoo is located on this girl's chest, and it can mean the union of her good part with her bad part.
This boy carries on one side of his body the design of a man dressed in normal clothes and with large wings in black and red ink.
Beautiful image is in which we see several divine beings tattooed on the arm.
This design could be a kind of hybrid between nymph or fairy with angel wings.
Design that occupies the upper part of this person's back. It is the head of an angel looking down next to wings on the sides that reach the shoulders.
This design is very realistic. We observe a hooded and mysterious angel with two scared children.
Beautiful design with an angel in profile that holds a scroll. We see a pigeon at the top.
This beautiful angel with a crest expression is accompanied by positive messages about family and life.
Here we see a somewhat odd design: an angel with no face features that emerges from a hole in the earth and rises between two modern-style buildings.
This tattoo also magnificently performed has a great angel as the main element.
Design of a cross with wings. There are quite a few designs like this.
Nice design of "Tinker Bell", the fairy of "Peter Pan".
This angel certainly represents justice with scales in both hands.
Tattoos of this style are often associated with religious motives.
This girl has two angel wings on the back of her neck.
Pretty realistic and defined design of an angel with extended wings.
This person wears an angel with the face of a girl. Possibly it is a deceased loved one. This image seems to me of absolute beauty, the quality of the design is amazing.
Next to this drawing of a little baby with wings is the name and what we assume is the date of birth of the baby.
This angel embracing a cross is accompanied by the message "No more pain" ("no more pain"), the name of Amparo and a date.
This naked and long-haired angel stands out for its rare wings.
There are many who are dedicated to babies and newborns.
Huge design that occupies the entire back: a large female angel with large wings and thousands of stars and shapes of all kinds.
This angel of justice is oppressing a demon
This girl has preferred the back of her neck to tattoo her pretty cherub.
This angel stands out for the bloody tears in his eyes.
Beautiful image is also.
This design refers to the light / dark or life / death duality. We see an angel and the representation of death next to a message: "without darkness there can be no light"
This girl wears the design of an angel on her knees deflating a rose.
This design has a peculiar peculiarity, the wings simulate being sewn to the skin of the back of this boy.
Dark design of a male angel with big blue wings and a sword in his hand.
Cute little angel sleeping.
And now, little angels or babies.
In this tattoo we see the face of Jesus Christ with the crown of thorns and three small angels at his feet.
Gloomy angel design with skull head with horns, tail, wings and holding Cupid's bow and arrow.
This little angel that holds a dove has in his head a border with the name of Anthony and a date, possibly referring to the birth and death of the person in question.
Asian characters tattooed in black ink on the lower leg, very common tattoo among boys.
Very ornate in black and gray tones. It barely allows us to see the interior details.
Little angels of blurred lines holding a heart and natural motifs in pink and green.
Three little angels with several names that seem to belong to each of them; You can refer to the children of this person or siblings or important people in your life.
With arms crossed and very realistic face.
Small specimen lying on a human hand.
Two divine beings printed in a very careful way with many details and fine paths.
Small angel and warrior angel design, both tuatuados on each arm.
Little angel drawn in the center of a heart and accompanied by the name "Erin"
Cartoon of a funny angel with a multitude of well executed colors.
Angel entwined with ribbons and with a trumpet, a very characteristic element that accompanies angels on many occasions.
Beautiful tattoo of two angels expressing love with a kiss.
Holding a scroll with the name of Owen.
In a gray tone with a small red bird that stands out from the rest of the design.
Curious shape of an angel represented in an unusual body position.
With cap and the name of Angel H under
Typical image of angel resting his chin on his hand.
In red and black tones represented in a simple and minimalist way.
With a shaded background and an unequaled texture.
Two small angels printed as if they had been drawn in pencil with color details such as flowers in her hair.