Some men and women choose to get an angel tattoo as a symbol of religious devotion. Angels can be found in many religions and some very popular angel tattoos are those that symbolize Christianity. St.Michael the archangel slaying Satan is a famous and popular piece of artwork that can be found as a tattoo.
Another reason some people choose to get angel tattoos is as a remembrance to someone. A loved one may have passed away and an angel tattoo is prettier and more graceful than a tombstone tattoo or an R.I.P. symbol. The angel is a beautiful and almost always graceful figure thus women are very attracted to these types of tattoos.
Angel tattoos are not always done for religious or memorial reasons. They can also be done just for artistic reasons alone. Wicked or fallen angel tattoos are just as popular as biblical angels. Angel wings are also a popular variation of angel tattoos.
A tattoo holds a different meaning for each individual wearer. A rose may be just a rose to some but to others the rose could be a symbol of triumphing over evil. Each person who carries an angel tattoo will have some special meaning or story that will go along with it.
These meanings can vary for each person who wears the tattoo. If you see someone bearing an angel tattoo ask them what their reasoning is for having it. You may find that it is for a religious reason, artistic reason, as a memorial to a loved one, in honor of an event or just because it was a beautiful piece seen in a tattoo parlor.
For as many variations as there are of angel tattoos there are that many reasons why it is important to the bearer of the tattoo. The only way to truly know the meaning behind a gorgeous angel tattoos is to ask the person who wears the tattoo proudly. Angel tattoos can be a thing of beauty for many different reasons to a variety of people.