Feathers have fascinated human minds, Many cultures all over the globe have seen feathers as sacred things or as gods’ gifts and used them in different rituals and ceremonies.
Carrying the cultural heritage and wisdom of many generations the feathers’ images have become an integral part of modern tattoo art.
The Symbolism and Meanings of Arrow Head Tattoo.
Every feather tattoo isn’t just beautiful in design, it’s deeply meaningful and symbolic as well. can vary. Commonly the feather designs mean:
- Freedom (any bird feather)
- Spirituality and Faith (dove feather)
- Beauty and Elegance (peacock feather)
- Resurrection and Immortality (phoenix feather)
- Wisdom and Knowledge (owl or raven feather)
- Strength, Bravery, and Fearlessness (eagle feather)
- Justice and Truth (ostrich feather)
- Fertility and Wealth (turkey feather)
A single feather & Arrow Head Tattoo design is already rich in symbolism.
- Tribal patterns
- Geometric elements
- Dreamcatcher design
- Native American headdress
- Letterings or dates
- String of beads
- Infinity sign, etc.
There are thousands of bird species in the world. If you want to be a happy owner of a big feather tattoo, try placing it on the shoulder, thigh, arm or back.
Smaller and more delicate inks look just lovely on fingers, wrist and behind the ear. Feather tattoos come in different shapes and colors depending on the bird the feather belongs to and your preference.
The intricate design and breathtaking the beauty of feathers make them a perfect unisex tattoo.
As for styles, consider some of the most appropriate for feather tattoos:
- White Ink
- Realism or 3D
- Traditional and Neo-Traditional
- Graphic or Sketch styles
- Linework or Dotwork
- Black and gray
- Japanese Traditional
The feather tattoo below is beautifully designed and looks elegant in the place it’s worn. This type of feather tattoo is suitable for women. The colours used makes it more visible as it brightens the place it’s worn.
Placement of Arrow Tattoo
An arrow tattoo is formed by simple lines done mostly in black, though colors may be used in some cases depending upon the choice of the bearer. Basically, it is the size of the tattoo which determines its placement. A small sized arrow tattoo can be inked on the wrist, ankle or finger, while a medium to bigger one can be done on the side, back, shoulder, chest, arm, thigh or leg. The prolonged shape of this kind of tattoo also makes it ideal to be placed along the spine.