Tattoos are creative designs etched on skin for fashion, to create a distinct identity or by rebellious teenagers in the mood to defy the world. There are innumerable tattoo symbols that mean and describe certain things. This article will help you understand significance of a guardian angel tattoo.
David Beckham, the famous international English football star and celebrity, has tattooed a graceful, head-bowed guardian angel tattoo across his back. This beautiful tattoo has one thing missing, the wings of a guardian angel. If you are thinking about getting a tattoo, you should know what a guardian angel actually signifies.
Guardian Angel Significance
Guardian angel is a concept arising from Roman Catholicism. Angels are supposed to be messengers from God. A guardian angel protects all the children of God and those who are vulnerable, from all the evil and bad forces. A true heart that makes a wish, will find its wish fulfilled by the guardian angel. There is another belief that guardian angels are the departed souls of loved ones, who keep a close watch over us. This second belief has made the guardian angel tattoos more popular as a type of memorial tattoo, made in the memory of a loved one. This belief that the guardian soul watches over us constantly, brings them more closer towards God and their faith. A guardian angel serves as a way to showcase their belief to the world and make more people aware of the power of miracles.
Guardian Angel Tattoo Designs
There are different types and styles of tattoo designs, adorned by different people. You may have got a general idea by looking at the images given in the preceding paragraph. Guardian angel tattoos can be small or large, pictured with wings.
Angel Wings and Cross Tattoo Designs
The designs provided above are not guardian angels, but a source of inspiration for you. Many times, the most difficult part is to finalize the design for the tattoo. If you want, you can incorporate the image of a guardian angel, depending on your choice, and include the wings and cross to your design.
Cross, Wings, and Dragons
When it comes to such tattoos, dragons, cross, and wings go hand-in-hand. These tattoos are supposed to be more popular tattoos among men. The vast number of tattoos all have hidden meanings, like strength, peace, purity, faith, power, and relationship with God.
Types of Guardian Tattoos
These tattoos designs can be taken from the immortalized art of the middle ages and Renaissance. The deceptions of the guardian angels during this time have been used by tattoo artists to create the images on skin. There are variety of guardian angel postures that are used to create tattoo designs. A guardian angel can be drawn sitting in the meditative pose, cheerful pose, erotic pose or swinging into action with hand reaching out to help one in need.
There are some other kinds of supernatural beings that have been mentioned in the Holy Bible known as cherubs. These cherub tattoos are very popular among the masses today. These cherub tattoos are usually naked, winged and baby-faced angels. They are said to be the harbingers of love. The most popular among cherub tattoos is Cupid, the god of love. There are archangel tattoos, supposed to be the highest rank of angels closest to God. St. Michael, the warrior angel is one of the most popular guardian angel designs. He is followed by Lucifer, also known as Satan. This fallen angel or Satan is supposed to be banished from heaven as he chose the wrong path against God’s will. These fallen angel tattoos are depicted with a menacing look, torn wing, horns and like pure evil.
Gabriel the archangel, who acts as God’s messenger, is another guardian angel figure that you could try for your tattoo. Archangel Michael is another such figure that is commonly used to depict the guardian angel. He makes an appearance in both Christian and Jewish faiths as he is the one who leads God’s army. The angel of death is another tattoo, under the dark angel tattoo group. As the ‘Grim Reaper’, he is pictured without wings while the angel of death is shown with wings. Then, there are the ‘angel devil’ tattoos that represent the good and bad elements in every being. One popular dark angel is Lucifer, the fallen angel also called Satan. It symbolizes temptation and the urge to give in to ones cranial desires, and the will power to choose right over the tempting wrong. Fallen angel tattoos often show an angel with menacing eyes, horns on the head or wings. They represent the thug angels.
Meanings of Guardian Angel Tattoos
Guardian angels are thought to bring solutions to all complications, challenges and problems in one’s life. They are supposed to remain a guiding light to the person, till all the problems and loneliness are removed from his life. Getting this tattoo is one way to keep your guardian angel close to you, for life.
Guardian angel tattoos are usually worn to have a guardian angel looking over you at all times. It is also a way to keep the memory of lost loved one alive, as mentioned earlier. There is a whole set of tattoos that consist of different types and designs of guardian angel wings. The angel wing tattoos drawn between the shoulders is to signify the wings that humans always wish to have.