Tattoos with wings are nothing new. So many tattoos feature wings or winged creatures. Full on, life-size wings, executed realistically and believably, are an entirely different subject. This takes dedication and time to get just right. Usually, these life-size wings take up a large percentage, if not the entire back. These life-size wing tattoos are statement tattoos and true pieces of art that the wearers are proud of. Are you considering getting a life-size, realistic wing tattoo? Take a look at these 10 life-size wing tattoos for some inspiration and ideas:
These life-size black and gray, realistic wings with a flourish in the center are placed so that when the wearer moves her arms up and down it creates a flapping effect.
The splatter effect on an otherwise classic illustrative styled wing adds a pop!
These gorgeous bluish violet wings truly look as if they are sitting just above the skin. This tattoo artist knows how to create a 3D effect!
This is the smallest life-size wing on this list. It is life size because of its placement. A very cute and clever spot for a tiny blue wing, for a Hermes effect. Great for a runner or athlete.
Gorgeous and uniquely shaped fairy wings look elegant and feminine on a beautifully toned back.
Color upon color for these fantastic life-size wings!
Same effect as the first photo, with a lighter effect.
Life-size wings intertwined with pearls and gemstones? Definitely!
These wings look very dark. This is dedication as her entire back is almost completely inked.