Angel Wings are a popular tattoo design especially life size on the back among women. Angels are believed to be God's messengers and protectors. People get angel wing tattoos to show the world an angelic or pure side to them. The style can be realistic or more stylized with a dark outline. It can also lean towards a new school style or even tribal. Angel wings are a great subject for a tattoo artist to interpret visually. Aside from the "good" connotations that angel wings, there is also the "bad," such as a fallen or dark angel. These dark wings may be conveyed as dark in color, such as a black, grayscale, or purple color. It can also be twisted or worn to convey this idea. Some variations are not life size on the wearer's back, but can be found other places, such as the lower back, side or smaller areas like the ankle or the wrist. Angel wings may be the symbol chosen to symbolize a loved one who has passed. Whatever the meaning behind the wings, this is a beautiful choice for a tattoo design!
by Naomi V
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