There are different models that can wings tattoo and models each expressed different reasons, in addition to visually may have a very different result; the most common are angel or fairy and butterfly.
In a general sense, the wings represent the union between earth and heaven, the desire to know what lies out there and escapes our grasp. It is the way of representing the link between the human and the supernatural, the reconciliation between body and soul for others (the wings represent the guide will lead the soul to the other world, the separation of the soul of the flesh, the escape route) . It can also mean the fact of having reached or exceeded an obstacle “earn their wings”, so it can symbolize that has passed such a disease or has managed to complete the process successfully.
There are many people now choose to be tattooed on the back wings as an angel (which usually leave a space which usually coincides with the spine). These wings have a multitude of meanings, including: moral, religion, beauty, purity, spirituality, flying forward, mysticism … In relation to the yearning to fly, people looking beyond or aspire to a goal (which need not to be impossible or difficult), found in this type of design is a good choice according to your preferences.
Angel wings, also have to do with people who feel an obligation to protect or simply by nature have this feature. The guardian angel, seen as one entity able to procure protection and security in the most difficult moments; Well, when we tatuamos wings, we are representing to us that angel, that person must be able to provide shelter and to protect the other people we care about. In addition, these designs offer a variety of positions and colors that allow us to innovate and differentiate ourselves from other original designs.
On the other hand they would also be the wings of a butterfly or fairy, which have a more tied to the aesthetic meaning and leaves no room for doubt (as to whether it is a design that has to do with religion, but already many people know what tattoo just for aesthetic reasons, but what we say is that there can be no doubt when it comes to a tattoo of a butterfly or fairy wings because there is no way affiliated with religion).
In conclusion, tattoos of wings have several variations and not only exist angel, butterfly or fairy, but this type of design allows large variations both in form and style. It’s not so much so with the area in which are usually printed, since this is usually the back and in this case, is the finest design adapts (by body area and the meaning of it, and it would be strange tattoos of wings in the belly for example).
They symbolize the wings, first flight. Also represent multiple aspects: freedom, peace and love, the union of heaven and earth, spiritual, processing or are simply associated with various animals. Many tattoo not only the meaning, but also because they are aesthetic and beautiful in many parts of the body. Here are some of the wing designs in this collection.