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A tattoo is a marking made by inserting ink into the layers of skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding.

Tattooing has been practiced worldwide. The Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, traditionally wore facial tattoos. Today one can find Berbers of Tamazgha (North Africa), Maori of New Zealand, and Atayal of Taiwan with facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples and among certain tribal groups in the Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Mentawai Islands, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, New Zealand and Micronesia. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular in many parts of the world.

An angel tattoo on a woman signifies her search for purity within the soul. In addition to this, it also represents her divinity, patience and her presence as a gift to the world. It implies that she regards self-confidence as a significant part of beauty and believes in protecting herself and others. Those who sport the angel tattoos are believed to do so to express their belief in this concept. It is read as a sign that a woman will not settle for anything but the best.



However, angel tattoos are also symbolic to men. It is believed that men who wear angels are extremely fond of women. It is often considered to be an expression of their masculinity and their love and respect for an angelic woman in their life. Men madly in love opt for angel tattoos. However, there are several men who wear these tattoos to simply flaunt them as a symbol of personal style.

There are different designs used to create angel tattoos. They are as follows:



Guardian Angels: The guardian angels are considered to be the protectors of humanity, especially in the times of crisis. The guardian angel tattoos often depict human forms holding or keeping a watch over children. Generally, people who love children wear these tattoos.


Archangels: The Archangel tattoos represent the seven angels that stood before God, in the Revelation. These tattoos generally depict a human form holding a large sword with wings spread out in readiness. The Archangel tattoos are very famous among religious people.


Cherubs: Cherubs are considered to be messengers of love. Cherub angel tattoos generally depict an arrow piercing the heart. Many people sport these tattoos with the names of their loved one.


Fallen Angels: The fallen angel tattoos usually depict a beautiful angel with a bloody sword in her hand. Others depict torn or injured wings. These tattoos generally use a darker and heavier ink to create the designs. These tattoos are very popular among the Goths, bikers and the devotees of Satan and the dark arts.

There is a trend of people getting angel tattoos on their back, but they are not the original angel. These people are getting wings tattooed on their backs. It's a different type of tattoo since the angel wings make it look like the person actually has wings growing out of their back. Wings come in many different sizes, depending on the person. Some people have been getting this tattoo the size of their entire back, while others are getting small angel wings that fit in the upper part of the back.

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