Birdcages can be absolutely ornate and beautiful, especially some of the antique ones that have existed for decades or perhaps even centuries. Birdcages are also symbolic in that they can symbolize being caged up, and freedom being withheld from a living thing. While there are birds that seem quite content in their cages, there are others that are not meant to be caged and need to fly. In any case, whether it’s symbolic or it’s just to celebrate the beautiful quality of the structure itself, they make for excellent tattoo designs. Are you obsessed with birdcage tattoo designs? Perhaps you have one or are thinking about getting one, check out the following 10 most beautiful birdcage tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
Check out this three quarter detailed sleeve of this gorgeous and large pair of birds breaking out of their ornate birdcage!
Here we see the tiniest symbolic tattoo of freedom using the bird breaking free of its cage and the word “freedom” at the bottom.
A cute and painterly bird sits atop its bird cage, getting ready to fly off.
Tattoo Artist: Tiny Miss Becca
Tattoo Artist: Teresa Sharpe
This amazing bird and birdcage is almost a religious experience with the bird and its halo and redbreast looking almost like a sacred heart. There are heart-shaped flowers around it, and its eggs are still in the lovely birdcage decorated with shiny gold and jewels.
A lovely black and gray birdcage tattoo wrapped in ribbon accentuate the wearer’s complete side, hugging and moving along with its curves.
Tattoo Artist: John Dois
A more simple birdcage tattoo shows the silhouette of the birds on a branch that holds the birdcage up, but that they are now out of.
This gorgeous birdcage tattoo takes up most of the wearer’s back. The cheeky little bird is standing on top of the empty cage.
The colors that make up this highly detailed birdcage tattoo are astounding. Look at those jewels and flowers. And the bird itself is no less spectacular.
Here’s a unique kind of birdcage tattoo, using this pretty Victorian looking woman’s ribcage as the birdcage. One bird is captured inside, close to her heart, and the other is on her finger, helping her get thread in a needle.