Popular Angel Tattoo Designs 2011

Popular Angel Tattoo Designs 2011
Angel tattoos are popular tattoos for females and usually take on the appearance of the stereotypical CHERUBS sitting on a cloud or as an avenging angel.Angels are spiritual beings that are believed to be much more powerful than humans. They have been thought of as creations of a separate order from human beings and sometimes as the spirits of highly evolved humans.The actual word angel is possibly derived from a Greek word ‘angeloi’ or ‘messenger’. Throughout biblical times it was generally believed that the will of God or ‘God’s Work’ was carried out by angels.Angels are the guardians of souls and are divine beings but have been shown to be fallible and prone to sin, particularly pride. One of the best known examples of a ‘fallen angel’ is Satan.


Popular Angel Tattoo Designs 2011
Popular Angel Tattoo Designs 2011

The meaning of angels and their appearance have varied throughout history. Artists have depicted angels as winged creatures, usually beautiful figures suffused in light, wearing white robes, floating on a cloud, sometimes in human form or as an angelic ‘symphony from the heavens’In Catholicism guardian angels are believed to be intelligent spiritual creatures assigned to care for and protect every person on earth. Each person has a guardian angel assigned to them. These angels are to assist the person in attaining his eternal salvation.Also, these angels protect groups of persons and nations. Others refer to these guardian angels as guiding spirits who control or guide and particularly help in personal safety.
Popular Angel Tattoo Designs 2011
Popular Angel Tattoo Designs 2011
Popular Angel Tattoo Designs 2011

The most common place to get angel tattoos is on the upper arm or chest for guys and on the shoulder or abdomen for females. Although it is not uncommon to see angel tattoos on the inner wrist or even on the foot!Angel tattoo wings are another common form of tattoo. They can be tattooed full size on the back in black ink and can look very impressive.Overall angels symbolize protection and as such are a common reason a lot of people get angel tattoos. Some people depict deceased family or friends as guardian angels in their tattoos as a way to immortalize them or keep the close to their heart.
 
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