A grandiose bird to which many symbols and connotations are linked, almost all of them positive, I would say. In addition, it is a very important symbol in the USA and there are many North Americans who choose to have this animal tattooed.
It is a central part of North American culture and for this the first meaning that comes to mind is its relation to patriotism or military themes, for example. It is not only that but that in North American society it is considered a symbol of freedom (probably because of the association with the image of the eagle flying between the mountains, following its path without any obstacle). We will come back to this later.
It is precisely from this privileged position that we speak, to be in the heights (above the people). This is one of the reasons why we associate with the eagle all these values of greatness and power because they are able to put aside terrestrial values, to follow their path and to continue to advance.
Throughout history and equally, the eagle has been an important part of different cultures and in the majority of them it was considered sacred. Some of these cultures associated it with the sun and sacred elements related to religion and tradition. Other communities saw the eagle as an all-powerful animal, able to contemplate everything that happened on the earth from the heights. For others, a symbol of strength and enlightenment, the eagle would have been able to bring luck in battles and personified triumph.
Tenacity, quick reaction and the ability to get where you want to can be attitudes and abilities that suit the eagle perfectly. For this reason, we can see that although there are multiple meanings associated with this bird, each of the people who wear an eagle tattoo may have done so for different reasons. What is totally clear is that all of this has something to do, in large part, with the positive connotations this raptor has enjoyed throughout history and in different cultures.
As we already pointed out at the beginning of this article, the eagle is a central element in North America and is of great importance in the culture of this one. For this reason, we can safely say that North Americans are the most likely to have this symbol tattooed. Unlike other designs, the eagle is rarely accompanied by other elements (apart from sometimes the flag of the USA) because the meanings it conveys are so powerful that it is not necessary to reinforce them at the same time. help other elements, unlike other types of drawings.
The eagle is one of the strongest and most beautiful birds. They can symbolize strength, light, wisdom or power. He is also a source of military or patriotic inspiration. The eagle can be very beautiful in some parts of the body, we will see a gallery of eagle tattoos.
We start off with a bit of a weird tattoo, because the eagle’s head is not very good. On the tattoo, we used the color red to highlight certain parts.
This tattoo, on the other hand, would have been a good introduction to begin the collection of Imperial Eagles. We see a huge eagle tattooed on the upper part of the back, with its large wings outstretched.
Small tattoo on the lower part of the back.
Large tattoo showing an eagle and other objects on the chest. Among the various patterns that accompany the main element, we can see the Eye of Horus on the upper part. This boy must be a big fan of tattoos, because although the picture does not allow to see him completely, we can notice that his bars are full of tattoos too.
Large tattoo on the arm. Very pretty the tones that were used in this tattoo. The eagle clutches a skull in its claws.
We can see the first North American tattoo in this collection, and it won’t be the only one. The eagle is a symbol of the coat of arms of the USA and it is very chosen for more patriotic tattoos. Here we can see an eagle clutching the flag of the USA in mid-flight.
Eagle head with an anchor.
Large colored ink drawing on the chest, surrounded by other designs of different styles tattooed on the arm and on the rest of the chest.
On the chest, a tattoo with the words love and hate.
Large eagle on the back.
On the message placed above this tattoo we can read: The one mother I will never forget.
Very nice design on the chest and on the arms. Beautifully well chosen designs and colors, which create a perfect harmony of the tattoo.
Colorful eagle on the leg.
This boy is dedicating his tattoo to his father and mother.
Spectacular design on the back.
This drawing is very similar to one we have seen before. It’s curious how people from different parts of the world who don’t know each other choose such similar designs. Pages like ours help a lot as they offer thousands of images of actual tattoos that can be copied or that can serve as inspiration for your next tattoo.
Tattoo on the arm.
The colors used in this tattoo are the typical colors of the Old School style.
Scene showing two people trying to hit an eagle with a spear.
Large eagle depicted on the flag of the USA.
An eagle that catches a snake.
Very realistic, this image which covers the whole torso of this boy.
An eagle holding a skull.
An eagle’s head on the USA flag.
Drawing similar to the previous drawing.
Another drawing, which covers the entire back, on which we can see a skull.
Another eagle with the head a little oddly represented.
An eagle posed in a somewhat strange position. If it is represented posed, the best way to do it is to draw it in profile and if not, to represent it in flight.
Nice tattoo on the arm.
Hyperrealistic-influenced drawings of an eagle’s head, with the US flag in the background.
Ingenious way of representing the animal, because we played with other shapes and textures.
Wings with Japanese letters in the center.
The look, in this drawing, is something the tattoo artist has focused on, because the result is very good.
Pretty and colorful image that covers the entire back of this youngster.
Small eagle with other patterns.
A brown eagle in attack position.
Colorful tattoo on the side.
Here we see a different type of eagle than we usually see: a bald eagle, which is associated with North American culture.
Large eagle on the arm.
Impressive drawing of the head of an eagle represented in large dimensions.
Nice drawing of a brown and white eagle, a little disproportionate if we look closely at its claws.
Nice drawing of an eagle with wide open wings, about to catch its prey.
Eagle printed on one of the calves, as if it were a symbol, an original way of representing the bird.
Patriotic drawing of an eagle building its strength, with the USA flag tattooed on one of its feathers.
White eagle head on that person’s shoulder.
Eagle head that seems a little aggressive. The shadow effects are not incorrect but they could have a better result.
Drawing of another eagle on a kind of round symbol.
Well drawn design of the head of an eagle with expressive eyes.
Drawing of an eagle on a US flag, on which we can see an anchor, flames of fire, a date and a sentence: which is synonymous with an overloaded design.
The eagle is also a very common motif in native tattoos.
A black eagle that appears to be nailing two swords into a skull. Good execution with regard to the representation of red roses.
This eagle carries a message between its claws. This is the name of two people (Michael and Joshua).
Eagle in orange tones but with a body that we do not understand; we only see the wings.
The technique used here is very good: it looks like the drawing was done in pencil.
A coat of arms with two eagles on the back, one against the other, on a red background.
An eagle in brown tones, with the wings sticking out on a sort of blue symbol.
This eagle symbolizes victory, because he manages to defeat the serpent. It is the central motif of the Mexican flag.
Image of an eagle with a comical appearance, printed in very vivid colors that catch our full attention.
Here, this bird is accompanied by the phrase Live to lead and lead to live.
Eagle in black tones, wrapped in the flag of the USA, two elements that are often associated with each other.
In this photograph, we can see that the bird was executed badly, because the wings seem to come out of the neck.