Angel tattoos usually have very deep meanings, because these characters have strong symbolism in different religions and cultures.
There is a wide variety of options for an angel tattoo, it can be a large and striking tattoo or a small and simple one, on the forearm , back or anywhere else.
If you are thinking of making a design of this type, in this article we are going to show you more than 100 photos of angel tattoos for men and women , in large high-quality images, so you can see which design you like the most.
We are also going to explain the meanings of each type of design.
Angel tattoo designs and meanings
As we said above, there are different variants in the designs for an angel tattoo.
We have, for example, the guardian angels, which are generally drawn together with their protégé.
Guardian angel tattoos represent protection from heaven, whether by a relative who has passed away or by religious beliefs.
You will see that in some designs angels with baby bodies appear, they are cherubs, the best known of them is Cupid.
Cherubs can represent a child who has died in the family, or, in the case of Cupid, a reciprocated love (or not).
Archangels are the “highest ranking” angels, who care for the Kingdom of God in heaven.
Archangel tattoos represent deep religious faith.
There are also designs of fallen angels, which are drawn crestfallen or with sad eyes.
These angels have been thrown out of paradise for their bad actions or thoughts, but some are not really bad and they regret what they have done.
The most famous fallen angel is Lucifer.
A fallen angel tattoo usually represents the dark side of a person.
Finally, there are also warrior angels, who fight against evil and are usually drawn with a sword in hand.
These angels represent strength and courage, fighting against the adversities of life.
Now we are going to see photos of angel tattoos, first some in black and white and then in colors, so that you can see in images what we have told you about angel tattoos.
Black and white angel tattoos
Black and white angel tattoos can look sensational.
As we have already explained quite a bit earlier about angel tattoos, we are going to go directly to the photos.
Fallen angel tattoo (male)
In the photo below you will see a magnificent fallen angel tattoo, spanning the entire back.
The angel hides his face in his arms, probably sad and ashamed of his actions.
This is the photo:
Fallen angel tattoo (female)
This is a female angel who is in the same pose as the one in the previous photo.
He will be asking for forgiveness for what he has done.
The design is very well done, it looks sensational.
Here is the image:
Warrior angel tattoo
The one in the image below is an excellent example of a warrior angel tattoo.
His large outstretched wings and his sword brandished in the air convey the idea of bravery and fighting for what is right.
While the design looks a bit dark for my taste, it is a good tattoo.
In the next two photos you will see tattoos in which an archangel appears holding a cross.
It is a design with a meaning of deep religious faith.
They are two true works of tattoo art.
Look the photos:
Guardian angel tattoo
A female angel is in charge of looking after the well-being and safety of two children.
This design may represent a deceased loved one who cares for the little ones from heaven.
A baby angel and a name appear in the design.
Perhaps it is a child who ascended to heaven at an early age.
This is the photo of the tattoo:
Angel girl tattoo
Wow, really awesome!
Look at this tattoo!
It’s amazing how it looks.
It looks like an oil painting.
Look at the wings, more blurred, and the body of the girl, perfectly achieved in a hyper-realistic style.
Not everyone will be able to get a tattoo like this one.
I leave the image here for your eyes to delight:
We have many more images to share, enjoy them and don’t miss the next section of our article, angel tattoos in colors.
Angel tattoos in colors
Now we are going to see photos of beautiful angel tattoos in colors.
Some are spectacular designs, while others are simpler, ideal for those on a budget for their next tattoo.
Here we go.
Fallen angel tattoo in blue color
I love the shade of blue that was used in this design.
She is a female angel who seems to have fallen from heaven, because she is on her knees and with her head bowed.
What has he done?
Tattoo of angels in various colors
In the design that follows you will see three angels tattooed very delicately, in various intermixed colors.
It is certainly a very interesting tattoo.
Here is the photo:
Archangel Michael tattoo on the whole back
Another awesome piece of tattoo art.
In the design, the archangel Saint Michael appears defeating Lucifer, the fallen angel from heaven, the origin of all evil.
The tattoo looks like something out of a book, due to the sharpness of its lines.
Very beautiful indeed.
Woman angel tattoo on the back
Wow, take a good look at the image that follows.
Apparently, someone took the photo of a loved one, already deceased, to the tattoo artist and asked him something like this:
“I want you to make a tattoo of her with angel wings, in heaven”
And this is what he got:
We still have many more photos to show you, please join us.
So far our collection of images with angel tattoos, we hope you enjoyed it.
We wait for you in our next publication.