If you’re looking for a beautiful and impressive tattoo design then why not consider an angel tattoo. An angel tattoo design is usually an overtly religious symbol. Angels are anthropomorphic, meaning they are in the shape of men. They are winged forms intended to transmit the word of God to humankind. Angels personify divine will and are the messengers of God. Winged messengers appear in a number of religions as intermediaries between the spiritual and material worlds, but appear most often in Islamic, Jewish and the Christian faiths. The word angel comes from the Greek ‘aggelos’, meaning messenger. Angels make frequent appearances in the Christian Bible, not only as messengers of God but also delivering his protection or punishment. Angels act as God’s intermediaries, carrying out God’s will in the affairs of man. Symbols closely associated with angels in art include trumpets, harps, swords, scepters and wands. Angels are usually portrayed as young men with wings and halos, representing their divinity. As a design element, an angel tattoo is a symbol of devotion, spirituality and faith and signifies a close personal relationship with God. An angel tattoo can be intended as a figure of guidance and protection. An angel is also used as the centerpiece of a tattoo that is intended as a memorial to someone who is close or dear to the bearer.
Who says you have to be religious to love an angel tattoo. This is a hot looking tattoo no matter what you believe in. Their are lots of different designs you can use within your angel tattoo, but the one thing that always stands out is the long hair on the angel. I don’t think I have ever seen an angel tattoo with the angel having short hair. Could be my imagination, and I sure haven’t seen all the tattoos out their, but I am talking about the tattoos I have seen myself. I like the angel tattoo best when the angel resembles Jesus in one way or the other.
I know a lot of inmates in prison gangs end up with an angel tattoo, not sure what that is all about, but you see it all the time. Even in the movies, their goes the ex-con and sure enough he has an angel tattoo on his back, along with a bunch of other tattoos. Also for some reason this type of tattoo is mainly worn by men and not women. Even though I have seen a few females with a tattoo like this, there have not been many to tell you the truth.