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Angel Tattoos for Men

Vipul Lovekar
Angels, the messengers of God, are a popular choice when it comes to tattoos. With various designs and interpretations, an angel tattoo is surely a sight to behold.
A tattoo, depending on the subject and design, has a story to tell about the individual who wears it. People choose animals, birds, zodiac signs, religious symbols, demons, angels, nature, etc., to be inked on their bodies.
Ultimately, their tattoos become a huge part of their lives. As far as angels are concerned, they are perceived as a connection between human beings and God (earth and heaven). Hence, a lot of people are attracted towards getting an angel tattoo.
Apart from Christianity, angels have been referenced in other cultures, such as Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Mormonism. Since each religion has its own history behind it, no wonder more and more people are willing to get angels as tattoos.

Tattoo Designs to Choose From

Lots of people, owing to their fascination with angel tattoos, invest a lot of time and money trying to find the right design for themselves. It's obvious because a tattoo is a permanent acknowledgment of who you are as a person and what you believe in. Below, we've provided you with some helpful suggestions and design ideas to look over.

Guardian Angel Tattoo

As the name suggests, these angels come as our saviors and protectors in times of crisis.
The tattoos are usually sketched with the angel pressing hands together (Namaste) or arms spread wide along with the wings. Also, there may be a halo on top of their heads.

A sense of security is felt with such tattoos. Guardian angels are also tattooed in memory of someone special or to honor lost loved ones.

Cherub Angel Tattoo

In the Bible, cherub angels were portrayed to be powerful, as they used to protect God and heaven.
Overtime, they have been depicted as cute and chubby baby angels with wings. They look somewhat similar to Cupid, but are very different.

If you want a tattoo like Cupid, this design is apt. Generally, the designs comprise a baby angel holding a bow and arrow, with a scarlet heart in the background.

Angel Wings Tattoo

This design is mostly done on the back with wings on the shoulder blades.
Of course, the tattoo of the wings will differ, depending on the design, pattern, and size you are looking for.

Apart from the representation of God or being close to Him, angel wings are inked as a memorial to someone or having a deep, spiritual meaning behind it.
Getting angel wings on the back also signifies that the wearer of the tattoo sees himself/herself as an angel or wishes to be closer to God.

Angel Wings & Cross Tattoo

In order to incorporate angel wings with a cross, you can either search for a design over the Internet or ask your tattoo artist to sketch it.
The reasons for these tattoos are simple - the individual wishes to intensify his/her faith in God/religion and is free-spirited.

Angel of Death Tattoo

You may be wondering why someone would want to get inked with the Angel of Death or the Grim Reaper tattoo.
The actual interpretation varies from person to person, but an obvious reason could be the representation of inevitable death and/or religious beliefs.
This tattoo does have negative connotations; but, if we take a closer look, there is a positive message as well.

An angel of death tattoo is a constant reminder that death is an integral part of life.

Other Tattoo Ideas

Apart from the designs discussed above, there are other tattoo ideas you can choose from. Of course, you will have to do an extended research and find a reliable and experienced tattoo artist for suggestions on the sketch.

Archangel Tattoos

Archangels are angels believed to be the closest to God. In the Book of Revelations, seven archangels stood before God. They are also considered as the divine messengers to mankind from God. Of these, Michael is considered as the most famous of all.
Michael, very famously, led the battle against Lucifer (an archangel, who fell from the grace of God, and became Satan) in the great rebellion. Many famous depictions of Michael show him holding a big sword and a body armor. His wings are always swept out in readiness.

Fallen Angel Tattoos

Michael, the archangel, led the battle between forces of heaven against Lucifer's army. Needless to say, Lucifer was defeated. Lucifer was an archangel who had fallen from the grace of God. The designs generally depict him to be burning in fire and having a facial expression of anguish.
Including the magnificent angel, there are other symbols which can be added with the design as well; you can include a cross, halo, clouds, sword, stars, rosary, trumpet, etc. Depending on how you want your tattoo to look like, choose a design that fits you best. Always go to an experienced and trusted tattoo artist, and do your research beforehand.