Inside: Our Favorite 39 Feather Tattoo Ideas.

Feather tattoos are some of the most impactful and stunning tattoo designs out there! They have lots of fine lines, shadowing and can be made in black and gray as well as bright colors.

The interesting fact about bird feathers is that they are all different and unique, just like each one of us. They come with many great symbols as well. They are impressive, beautiful, and unique! So keep reading to learn all about feather tattoos and check out some cool designs!

Feather Tattoo Ideas

The Meaning behind Feather Tattoos

Just like birds feathers stand for freedom. Feathers also have spiritual meanings. The Indians believed that if you took a feather, it meant that a loved one was deceased. Another version is that finding a spring means that you are on a higher spiritual path have arrived, or progress has been made. With the Egyptians, the spring has also been associated with death, but in a completely different way.

The origin of some of these meanings is to be found in the Indian tribes. They used feathers of the eagle to give it a brave warrior himself, had behaved courageously and honorably. When they had collected enough feathers, there they could make a headdress, giving them considerably more status within the tribe and beyond. At the same time, they saw the owl as a protector against evil spirits.

Today people choose a feather tattoo because they like it. There is nothing wrong with it. Other people choose to support one or more of these meanings. They are used to commemorate a deceased loved one or to demonstrate that they value courage or wisdom. Since there are many different types of springs, there is plenty of choice for a beautiful (and meaningful) tattoo.

Our Favorite Feather Tattoo Ideas

Whether you are looking for inspiration for your first tattoo or adding to your already beautiful ink collection, here are a few of our favorite feather tattoo ideas!

1. Feathered Ribcage

2. Bold on the Bicep

3. Whispy Wrist Feather

Cute Feather Tattoos

4. Small Wrist Feather Idea

5. Ankle Tattoo Idea

Small Feather Tattoo Ideas

6. Geometric Feather Tattoo

7. All Black

8. Back of Neck

9. Feather Finger Tattoo

Cool Ink

10. Large Forearm Feather

11. Sweet Wrist Tattoo

12. Behind the Ear

13. Turning into Birds

Feather Art

Colorful Feather Tattoo Ideas

Do you love color? Looking for a colorful feather tattoo to add a little fun? These colorful feather tattoo ideas are perfect for you!

14. Pastel Feather

15. Rainbow Feather Tattoo

16. All Blue 

Rainbow Ideas

17. Watercolored Butterflies

18. Spotted Feather

19. Colorful Foot Feather Tattoo

20. Red Feather

Colorful Feather Tattoo Ideas

21. Rainbow Feather Behind the Ear

22. Pink Feather

Small Tattoo Ideas

23. Dreamy Feather Tattoo Idea

24. Ying Yang Feather

25. Feathered Ankle

26. Large Colored Feather

Colorful Feather Tattoos

Peacock Feather Tattoos

These beautiful peacock feather tattoo ideas are full of life and colorful inspiration!

27. Small Behind the Ear Peacock

28. Whispy Peacock Feather Tattoo

Peacock Feather Tattoos

29. Forearm Peacock Feather

30. Large Back Piece

31. Peacock Shoulder Design

32. Small Peacock Feather

Peacock Tattoos

33. Thin Peacock Feather Tattoo Idea

34. Black Peacock Feather

35. Perfect Hip Tattoo

Peacock Feather Tattoo Ideas

36. Top of the Foot

37. Up the Ankle

38. Peacock Feather and Flowers

39. Super Colorful Shoulder Piece

Peacock Ideas

These amazing feather tattoo ideas are full of beauty and inspiration! Let us know in the comments your favorite!

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