Angel Wings Tattoos Design Photos

Angel wing tattoo on woman's back

Angel Wing Tattoo Options

Whether you feel like a good angel or a bad one, these tattoo designs featuring angel wings offer some interesting ideas. View some tat and artwork examples to get a feel for what you can do with these designs. If you see something you like, feel free to customize it into a tattoo that will be uniquely your own.

Classic set of angel wings

Full Closed Wings

This classic set of wings takes up the entire back. This is a great option for someone who wants a large visible reminder that angels are watching and standing guard, wherever he or she may go.

Detailed design angel wing tattoo

Open Full Back Design

Not all full back designs are the same. This pair is a bit more open that the previous design, but there's still a lot of detail in the artwork.

Grunge angel wing tattoo art

Grunge Angel

Here's a semi-grunge take on the angel wing motif with a lot of floral detail. This would make a fabulous full back tattoo that allows you to work in a combination of particularly meaningful elements.

Angel wing tattoo art

Classic Full Back Wing Artwork

Even artwork for classic angel wing tattoo designs is very intricate, with a lot of detail and shading.

Gold angel wing tattoo art

Heavenly Wing Designs

Classic wings don't have to be a full back design, nor do they have to be shaped so they are cascading downward. This artwork shows several options for traditional angel wing designs.

Upper Back Tattoo

Upper Back Open Wings

Open angel wings make a lovely design for an upper back tattoo. Though smaller than full back wings, the symbolism of protection is still the same.

red and yelllow angel wing tattoo

Colorful Upper Back Wings

If you like the idea of angel wing tattoos on your back but prefer something smaller than a full back placement, these smaller red and yellow wings can be a good choice. The red and yellow shades can indicate passion and love (red) and protection and clarity (yellow).

Angel wing tattoo on back

Feminine Angel Wing Design

This angel wing design has a more ethereal look, making it an excellent choice for someone who wants to emphasize the religious element of the design, or to honor a loved one who has passed away and is now in Heaven.

Angel wings tattoo on man's back

Gothic Angel Wings

These mostly black angel wings have more of a gothic or steampunk look, possibly symbolizing a dark angel.

Abdomen angel wing tattoo

Front of Body Angel Wing Tattoos

Angel wing tattoos do not have to be positioned on the back. This set of gothic or steampunk style angel wings positioned on the wearer's lower abdomen is both beautiful and sexy.

Sleek angel wing tattoo designs

Abstract Angel Wings

Not all angel wing tattoos are highly detailed. Abstract looks can also be very beautiful. While these styles can be used on the back, they are more common on other areas of the body.

Arm tattoo

Abstact Wrist Wing Tattoo

The wrist is a great spot for a less detailed angel wing tattoo. This design gives the impression of clouds, and the upward shape may indicate ascending into Heaven.

Heraldic angel wings

Combining Wings With Other Designs

You can incorporate other symbols with angel wings for a particularly personal tattoo with special meaning for you.

  • Adding a fleur de lis, which can symbolize light or purity, can turn your tattoo into a visible reminder to let goodness and holiness guide your actions.
  • Some tattoos include both an angel and a devil, indicating a combination of (or struggle between) good and evil.
  • Tattoos that include angel wings paired with a heart can indicate love for someone who is alive or who has passed on.

Whatever design or placement you choose, consider your personal preferences as well as the symbolism and meaning behind your selection.

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Angel Wings Tattoos Design Photos