Inside: 73 Airplane Tattoo and Small Paper Biplane Ideas
There are quite a few different directions that you can go in with an airplane tattoo design. You have so many design options, in fact, that it can be pretty tough to come up with the perfect one.
We recommend taking a while to look over a bunch of planes from the present and past and then choose the one that pulls you in the most. Of course, if you are choosing to get a smaller plane or an outline of a plane, you don’t need to put in as much time researching different aircraft.
Take a look at all our favorite airplane tattoo inspiration and find which design means the most to you.
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What is the Meaning of an Airplane Tattoo?
Airplane tattoos are a great addition to your ink if you are someone who travels or flys a lot. This theme of flying can mean a couple different things:
- A love for flying, which would be a great reason to get one if your a pilot, flight attendant or otherwise just love being up in the air.
- A tribute to a time in your life, say for a military veteran to get the type of plane they flew imprinted on their skin. Or as a tribute to a family member who had a sincere love of flight.
- For someone who has moved and left a family member or piece of themselves where they came from. Combining a plane with a small heart tattoo is a great way to do this.
Apart from these meanings, another common reason to get an airplane tattoo would be a feeling of soaring you might have from a great achievement in life.
It can also symbolises young love in a sense with the paper airplane style being a nod to passing notes in the classroom.
Airplane Tattoo Ideas
1. Airplane Heart Tattoo
2. Fun Airplane Dotwork Design with Flowers
3. Small Plane Traveling Around the World
4. All Black Airplane Design
5. Rose in the Outline of a Plane
6. Shaded with Dotwork Plane Art
7. Plane Flying in the Clouds
8. Geometric Design of Airplane
9. Super Tiny Plane Tattoo on Wrist
10. Airplane Trio
11. Dotwork Plane Art
12. Single Needle Plane Design
13. Airplane with Quote
14. Plane Finger Tattoo Idea
15. Thin Line Plane Design
Paper Airplane Tattoo Designs
What does a paper airplane tattoo mean?
A person can get their paper airplane tattoo as a reminder to let go of the things that have held them back during their lives or as a nod to a past love that they want to remember moving forward.
16. Flying Paper plane Design
17. Hands Letting Go of Paper plane
18. Just Let Go with Paper Plane
19. Flying Paper Plane with Heart
20. Wanderlust with Paperplane
21. Matching Paper Plane Designs
22. Paper Plane with Airplane Shadow
23. Dainty Black & White Tattoo
24. Vibrant Paper Plane w/ Flowers
25. Step by Step Paper Plane
26. Black & White Plane with Watercolor
27. Little Cat Playing with Paper Plane
28. Paper Plane with simple flowers
29. Abstract Paper Plane
30. Paper Plane with Flames
Jet Tattoo Designs
31. Paper Plane with Jet Shadow
32. Fun Airplane Dotwork Design with Flowers
33. Jet Plane in Action
34. Detailed Jet
35. Dark Jet Plane In Action
36. War Plane with Face
37. Simple Jet Plane on Ankle
38. Matching Jet Planes
39. Jet about to Take Off
40. Water Color Jet Plane
41. Fleet of Jets
42. Jet Plane with White Details
43. Clean Simple Outline of Jet
44. Realistic Jet Plane
45. Simple Plane with Thick Lines
Other Cool Aviation Tattoos
46. Airplane Heart
47. Simple Black Plane
48. View from Plane
49. 1 line Plane Drawing
50. Travel Inspired Tattoo
51. Love of Aviation
52. Awesome Black & Orange Plane with sunset
53. Travelling is Life
54. Geometric Plane
55. Simple & Small Plane in Heart
56. matching Plane Silloutte
57. Realistic Plane with Orange Square
58. Awesome Plane Hand Tattoo
59. Butterfly with Plane Shadow
60. Colored Thick Lined Plane
Biplane Tattoo Ideas
A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other. Biplanes are distinguished from tandem wing arrangements, where the wings are placed forward and aft, instead of above and below. –Says Wiki
61. Small Detailed Red Biplane
62. Outlined Biplane Design
63. Dotwork Design of a Biplane
64. Old school Style Tattoo of Biplane
65. Small Biplane in a Cloud of Heart
66. Super Thin Line Work on Biplane Tattoo
67. Sweet Shoulder Version
68. Plane with Flames!
69. Graphic Flight Lines
70. Shadowed flight
71. A cute airplane with wine glass idea
72. Old school compass and jet
73. Airplane balloon with a suitcase attached to remember all you’ve left behind
More Cool Tattoo Ideas You’ll Love
- Cute Animal Tattoo Ideas: Animal lovers often find their perfect tattoo in the symbolic expression of their favorite furry or feathered friend. These cute, inspiring, and sometimes ferocious tattoos are extremely common as people often link their own identities to these animals. Many of these tattoos are also inked in memory of favorite pets. Animals have several human-like quality and range in meanings across many different cultures. If you’re interested in learning more about what animal tattoo is right for you, keep reading to discover more symbolic meanings and cool ink designs.
- The Happiest Smiley Face Tattoos – Life is simple, and no matter how much hardship we have to overcome, it is always a happy journey altogether. So, what are you waiting for? Have this beautiful smiley face tattoo on your preferred body parts and make others appreciate your choice. Chances are if you’re looking to get a pizza tattoo, then you have a pretty happy-go-lucky type of personality. So add these smiley face designs to your next ink session inspiration.
- Tips on Tattoo Placement – Now that you know what you want and you’re ready to start really planning for your next session, you need to figure out placement. There are a lot of important steps to planning and getting a tattoo, one of them being where your tattoo is going to go on your body. There are a lot of factors to planning the placement of a tattoo such as plain, visibility, design, and meaning. Check out how we decide on the perfect spot.