Bald eagles have long being associated with the expression of freedom and fearlessness. Bald eagle is the national emblem of United States of America since 1782. These birds are only found in North America. The eagles are mainly fish eaters, hence, are found closer to water bodies. A number of Americans choose to get a bald eagle tattoo made as reverence to the United States military service. A patriotic American can show his love for the country by getting inked with a bald eagle design.
▶ Bald eagles are very often depicted with wings spread wide and with determination clearly seen on their faces. The wings are broad and brown in color.
▶ The most common depiction of a bald eagle is with the American flag.
▶ The other variation is that of the American flag draped around the bird, which makes for an interesting tattoo idea, both for men and women.
▶ Another design that is often seen is that of an eagle in flight where the flag is made to form a part of its flapping wings.
▶ Bald eagles can also be depicted with the wings spread, keeping the color scheme monochromatic.
▶ Harpy eagles are named after the harpies in Greek mythology and they are shown carrying large tree-dwelling animals.
▶ You may opt for a serene eagle, sitting peacefully on a branch with golden-brown fall leaves and watching the landscape peacefully.
▶ If you want a smaller design, you can make use of a short-toed eagle with its bushy white and brown feathers and pointed beak, retaining an intense expression on its visage.
▶ One of the most commonly seen tattoo designs is that of a struggle between a small, yet strong, snake and eagle.
▶ Bald eagles can also be combined with crosses, tribal tattoo designs, or military symbols to make a unique design.
▶ If you are a Harley Davidson fan, you may want to opt for an eagle with its wings outstretched and a banner wrapped around the bird which says 'live to ride, ride to live'.
▶ You can also go in for a design with the face of an eagle painted in the hues of the American flag and the beak painted golden.