The owl is a mysterious bird that many cultures find deep meaning in. Owls are known to represent wisdom and time. Because they are birds of prey, this aspect of their personality has also been used to signify power. Whatever the symbolism you choose for your owl tattoo, creating it in a realistic style is a great choice. A real eye catcher, realistic owl tattoos will make people look twice, even if they don’t necessarily like tattoos. The owl is a powerful creature with somewhat of a peaceful presence (unless you are their prey of course). Are you thinking about getting a realistic owl tattoo? Check out these 10 best realistic owl tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
A peaceful realistic oil perched on a piece of wood with a subtly colorful background is the perfect owl tattoo.
Here is an epic owl tattoo, realistic as it swoops in on the viewer, with a halo of light around its head and a human skull behind it.
This cute, peaceful owl sits quietly upon the enthusiast’s forearm.
Here’s another peaceful owl, with stunning realistic shading in black and gray.
This cosmic owl is amazing with a galaxy in its body, an intuitive third eye, and a geometric circle element, also with all of the galactical colors, behind it in a somewhat halo formation.
Did you just do a double take on whether this was a photograph of an owl or if it was a tattoo of an owl?
Black and gray upper back and shoulder tattoo of this owl in motion, as if its floating mid-air, is quite the charmer.
A girly yet bold realistic owl tattoo, staring right at the viewer, with a cameo portrait of a young girl, followed by a half skull with blood around its jaw. Its meaning is only known to the wearer, although we can interpret this on our own!
Can you believe this is even a tattoo? Doesn’t this owl look like it’s going to just fly off of the wearer’s skin and go nest?
Here’s a heartwarming owl tattoo of a mother owl and her two fluffy babies. What a lovely tattoo design for mothers.