An angel is a messenger of God that is supposed to have no will of his own, and does only what it is programmed to do. Hence, we humans rank much higher than angels, since we can choose between good and bad, and where our loyalties lie. This idea, though, cannot be proved to be correct, since there are many beliefs that accompany this topic, most contradicting the others. We know one thing for sure, though - the word 'angel' is derived from the Greek word 'Angelo' which essentially means 'messenger'.
An angel symbolizes many ideas, ranging from being a human being's guardian and protector, to depicting the struggle that the consciousness undergoes – the eternal clash between the conscience and the unscrupulous. It also denotes various other ideas such as love, freedom and protection. Having an angel tattoo imprinted into their bodies can signify a great deal of things. It can be a symbol of any emotional tie that a person has lost or gained, or even just the fact that angels look really beautiful against the skin.
Angel tattoo designs can also symbolize much more than just the victory of good over evil. In fact, many of them even depict the opposite of this. Some angel tattoo designs, for instance, depict an angel and devil locked in an eternal fight, with the devil emerging victorious, or simply an angel with an evil look on his face. The great part about angel tattoo designs is that you can wear your secret beliefs on your skin and bandy them about all over, and still receive praise for it, even from people who are sure to be horrified and scandalized when they understand its true meaning. Cool, eh??
Whatever the meaning behind them, though, Angel tattoo designs themselves usually look absolutely stunning, because the artist painting them can use color to great effect, especially in the wings. It is also possible for you to combine the angel tattoo with any other design, such as a heart, cross etc. The best part about angel tats is that they look great on both, men and women. For men, they symbolize a connection with the higher consciousness, while for women, they denote inner tranquility. Throughout the passage of time, angels have evolved in form and function. They are now depicted in many ways by different artists – from innocent winged creatures to avenging ones, from angels in human form to the ones in the form of Cupid, the god of love.
Whatever the forms, though, Angel tattoo designs- whether Christian, Judaic or Islamic, are perhaps the most beautiful means of expressing one's belief system and ideas, and even to pay tribute to loved ones. The best way to choose the perfect angel tattoo design is by poring over the innumerable ones that are available to you, and then creating your own one. Or perhaps you could seek the advice of your tattoo artist, and have him design one especially for you. This method will definitely be more expensive, but will also guarantee you a unique angel tattoo design.
Angel tattoo designs look absolutely amazing on the upper arm, chest, shoulder, stomach, inner wrist, and foot. So I presume you had better start looking for that perfect angel tattoo design for your body, and enjoy showing it off to the world when it is done