If you are looking for a bird tattoo, then you have come to the right place. Bird tattoos are one of the most popular tattoos designs available. They have been around for a hundred years in various forms for people to choose from.
Back in the day the only time you ever saw bird tattoos were on the arm of a sailor or a fisherman but times certainly have changed. Both men and women are sporting bird tattoos in many different forms. They are becoming more popular because of their artistic design. They come in many shapes and styles and can be implemented into any tattoo design. If you are looking for something spiritual or inspirational, then the bird tattoo is perfect as it’s always been seen as a strong metaphor for human life and human emotions. They symbolize the many phases of our lives.
Human feelings and emotions are often depicted through bird designs. Divine love, faith, devotion, and humanity are things that are often depicted through a bird tattoo. The dove is a popular bird choice that often depicts all these sentiments. The cockerel and the partridge are also popular bird choices for tattoos.
If you are looking for the kind of tattoo that symbolizes marital bliss than the goose is an excellent choice for that. The reason the goose is often a great choice is because these birds are known to mate for life, and that’s exactly what we want when we enter into a marriage. If you are focusing more on a nautical design but you want some bird elements to it them a swallow or a parrot would be a good choice for a tattoo. The thing we love most about birds is their natural ability to fly. It’s something that we are jealous of because we can’t do the same thing. Many people believe that there is some symbolism to the bird’s ability to fly. They believe that it’s a symbol of a human’s soul journeying from their current life to their afterlife.
A flying bird is symbolic that life should not be taken too seriously because anything is permanent in the world, there is always something to it. A flying bird is a symbol that souls are free spirits that transcend. They are beautiful examples of divine beauty and eternal hope. Many cultures and religions use the bird design as symbols for their own beliefs.
Whether you want a bird tattoo because of some symbolic meaning or just because it looks really cool, it’s all up to you. There are many different bird designs that you can choose from that come in many shapes and sizes.
Below are 73 adorable bird tattoo designs for the bird lover:
1. Gorgeous Peacock
This stunning peacock design leaves you with a rather large bird. It makes a great ribcage tattoo though the bird itself looks a little ruffled.
2. Peacock Love
Another example of a peacock design, this one is on the arm. Peacocks are classically great choices because they are beautiful birds, even without color.
3. Bird on a Wire
These three silhouette birds are sitting on a wire. It’s a different image if you want something like that.
4. Geometric Designs
This is an unusual design as it appears as if the bird is dead in the design. There could be some meaning behind the design, but it’s unusual nonetheless.
5. Blue Birds
These stunning birds look great together; the color is dazzling.
6. Crazy Crow
An unusual design that has a crow trapped within some puzzle pieces.
7. Tree of Life
In this tattoo design, there are birds flying away from the tree of life.
8. Flying Away
Birds flying is symbolic of life transferring to another place. This tattoo could be about remembering a loved one passing away. The personal message is also a nice touch.
9. The Hummingbird
A sleeve design that has the hummingbird as a focal point.
10. The Owl
This owl looks like an abstract painting; even the one eye is just a screw. It’s an unusual design with a lot of colors.
11. Toucan Sam
If you like Toucan’s, then you are sure to love this colorful design. The bright colors are the best part of the design.
12. Unique Birds
I cannot say enough good things about this unique tattoo design. It’s original and creative and the colors just blow you away.
13. Birds in a Line
These four birds are flying together in a line. It’s a unique design that is a simple creature.
14. Geometric Bird
This insane design is really remarkable. If you want a really cool tattoo design that is going to make people speechless than look no further than this tattoo. It’s amazing in detail and doesn’t require any color.
15. Colorful Peacock
This beautiful peacock looks amazing in all the bright colors. It’s a large tattoo if that’s what you’re looking for.
16. Fierce Eagle
If you are looking for a strong design, then check out this fierce eagle with talons bared.
17. Jeweled Owl
A great owl with a lot of detail. The colors are extraordinary, and it is personalized with a name.
18. Mysterious Image
This image of the woods is a little creepy, something you might imagine seeing in a horror movie. Between the forest and the flying birds it gives you a strange feeling.
19. Birds of a Feather
These birds are literally coming apart from feathers. It’s a creative design for someone who is looking for something different. I love the beautiful design because of it’s originality.
20. A Sparrow
This sparrow fits nicely on the foot.
21. Flying Phoenix
Another example of a phoenix tattoo, this one looks as if it’s ready for flight.
22. Bird Scratches
A simple design that is made up of a few scratches. A simple design for someone who wants a small tattoo.
23. Painted Crow
This stunning crow is not only fierce, but it looks like it was painted on. I love the striking purple color of the tattoo; it really pops off the skin.
24. Beautiful Birds
These beautiful birds look great together amongst the flowers.
25. Origami Birds
These birds appear as if they might be kites flying in the wind. They are great designs if you are looking for something different.
26. Blue Bird
This stunning blue bird has an old-fashioned feeling to it. A great design for the shoulder.
27. Four Birds
A simple design and yet a beautiful one.
28. Shoulder Birds
This is a great tattoo design for the shoulder as it just sits nicely on top. A small tattoo but a beautiful one.
29. Detailed Bird
I love this sketch of the bird as it doesn’t even look like a tattoo. There is a lot of detail to the design which makes for a great tattoo.
30. Stunning Painting
I love these splattered designs because they resemble splotches of paint. The colors are always amazing as well.
31. Like a Drawing
This drawing of a bird was made into a tattoo. There is an amazing detail to it and makes a great sleeve.
32. Bird in a Cage
These great designs look great for the thigh, especially when you add in the great color.
33. Sprinkling Feather
A detailed feather with some birds flying out of the feather. It’s an original design that you are sure to love.
34. Neck Birds
Multiple birds are flying around the back of the neck. I love these designs they are unique.
35. Bird Geometrics
Another really cool looking geometric tattoo. The symbols and shapes go really well with the bird design.
36. Making Their Way
These birds are flying up and down throughout the sky.
37. Small Bird
If you are looking for a small design, then try this one out. It fits snugly on the wrist and isn’t distracting.
38. Wings Spread
This small tattoo design could be symbolic of spreading your wings through life.
39. On the Wrist
An elegant design with the birds flying along the wrist in a loop.
40. Friends Together
This tattoo could be representing friendship when two people get together.
41. Floral Design
A stunning tattoo of a bird with a floral design on the inside. It’s a unique way of representing many passions.
42. Owl Designs
An unusual owl design but a creative tattoo.
43. Howling Birds
A unique design that has a wolf howling and birds coming out. It’s a beautiful image for someone who enjoys animals.
44. Splashes of Origami
Another example of the paint splashes design that I love. These birds are origami images and the colors really make the tattoo stand out.
45. Like a Painting
I love this design because it doesn’t look anything like a tattoo, which makes it truly unique.
46. A Statement of Freedom
This tattoo is all about freedom and what better animal to represent that than a bird?
47. Owl in a Mirror
A small design of an owl inside a mirror.
48. Looking Away
These birds have their eye on something, is it good or bad?
49. A Bird Sitting
A simple design for the wrist, a bird sitting.
50. Flying on the Wrist
A great tattoo design if you are looking for something small.
51. Shoulder Crow
A very dark and mysterious design. You have to love it as it would be impossible to cover up. I love how the wing goes the whole length of the arm.
52. Side Silhouettes
These sexy silhouettes may be the perfect ribcage tattoo for you.
53. A Colorful Flock
The great thing about this flock of birds is the color choice. It really stands out compared to the black designs. I love how the color changes as well.
54. Neck Bird
This bird design looks amazing on the back of the neck.
55. Shoulder Designs
These flying birds look great on the front of the shoulder and collarbone area. It’s an amazing design.
56. They Come Together
A stylish tattoo design that is only complete when your hands are together. A truly original design.
57. Bird Sleeve
This sleeve design has a bird amongst the branches. You even get to see some fruit.
58. Flying the Back
A stunning design that has birds flying across the girls back. I love the design because it speaks of freedom.
59. A Robin
A large bird that has a lot of detail. It’s a great overall design.
60. A Bird’s Eye View
This is a very unusual design that obviously has a message behind it. I love the bird on the eye of the girl. The rest of the design elements tell their own story. What story does it tell you?
61. Bird in Pieces
A four-piece bird image that has the ability to give me the creeps.
62. Multiple Bird Tattoo Designs
There are two different bird tattoos on the body. The owl design is rather large and bright. The eyes of the owl look like headlights. The other bird design is much smaller in front of a red sun.
63. A Personal Message
A sunflower with a message as well as some birds with a message.
64. Twisted Crow
This crow has a twisted neck, one that has an unusual angle.
65. Small Tattoo
A small tattoo that sits alongside the waistline, a sweet design.
66. Patchwork Art
This amazing design looks like patchwork art. The colors are quite beautiful together.
67. Stunning Creation
A rather large design that takes up the entire upper half of the arm. There are many different colors involved that look amazing.
68. Painted On
Stunning pictures that look like pieces of art. The colors are quite incredible, and it looks like a smudge design with paint.
69. Outlines for Birds
A simple outline of a bird for your hand.
70. Abstract Art
This bird’s wings are fluttering like crazy as if the bird is trying to get away as fast as possible. The colors are bright and beautiful, an amazing design. It’s a large tattoo on the chest and the tattoo us incredible.
71. Free Birds
On the one hand there is an open cage and on the other is birds flying free.
72. Soaring Bird
One single bird is soaring across her arm.
73. Unique Owl
This amazing owl design is large and very striking. The eyes are mesmerizing and look as if it might be out of a Wizards book.