Angel Tattoo Designs

Angel tattoos are now becoming more and more common, but their origins run deep. The angel is primarily connected to religion, being a messenger sent down to deliver the word of God to humankind. Angels are also commonly seen as guardians, protecting individuals and mankind as a whole. In recent years celebrities such as Drew Barrymore and David Beckham have embraced the angel design in their tattoos.

Angel tattoos come in many different forms, sizes and colours, making them popular for both men and women alike. Here is a quick guide to some of the different types of angel tattoo.

The Guardian Angel: This is perhaps the most common form of angel that people feel connected to. Many believe that they are protecting mankind, where others may have a much deeper connection. A guardian angel could be a friend who was with you throughout hard times, or it could simply be a strength that you find within yourself.

Fallen Angels: These display the battle between good and angel, and can represent a similar struggle in the wearers life. These typically look a lot darker, and less romantic, that other images of angels.

Religious Depictions: The tattoo you choose should have deep meaning for you, which is why many go for religious symbols. Archangels are the closest to God, and are often depicted as soldiers, whereas cherubs are the angels of love. The angel you choose will often have a close personal reflection to the events that have shaped your life, and the names of loved ones are often added to tattoos of cupid.