Angel of Death Tattoos
Tattoos of Death Angels
When people think of the angel of death, it usually conjures up thoughts of images of the Grim Reaper we're all so familiar with. While that is still true, there are a variety of ways we imagine the moment of death and the role angels may play in that, and that's expressed nicely in many ways with tattoos of the angel of death.
It seems the determination as to what the angel of death looks like to the tattoo artist or recipient of the tattoo is first, the worldview of they hold. Does the person believe in an afterlife? Are there evil versus good angels, and finally, are their rewards and consequences for how we live our lives in this world.
All of those are included in how the angel of death is perceived, and ultimately, depicted as a work of art.
There are times when the angel of death is made to be the seemingly insidious Grim Reaper, who appears to have an emotionless task of gathering souls. Other times the angel of death is one who is seen to aid the person on their journey to heaven.
Either way, there is a wide variety of very compelling angel of death tattoo designs revealing something of the underlying beliefs and outlook on life the person desiring the tattoo holds.
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Angel of Death Tattoo Designs
So in regard to tattoo designs of the angel of death, there are many diverse interpretations across the spectrum of how people view life and death.
That said, it does appear that those having these angel of death tattoos do believe in life after death in some way, as the very fact there is an angel being designed that is considered to be a gatherer of souls attests to that belief.
Now let's look at several angel of death tattoos and how they were imagined.
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Traditional Angel of Death or Grim Reaper Image
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Death Angel Tattoo on Back
When looking at this particular death angel, I find her to be somewhere in the middle of good and evil, or dark and light. The look on her face is amazing, and while not reassuring, does seem to be more than disinterested in what is happening; contrary to depictions of the Grim Reaper with whom it seem to be all in a days' work for him.
What really catches my eye with this death angel, is the design itself, especially the wings, which are done awesomely. To me these wings are just about as good as it gets in the genre we're exploring together.
And that heart in the middle of her eyes, what does that mean? I don't know, but it looks fantastic. Overall, when you add the look on her face, the wings, and the way her clothing blends together with it all, it's an amazing death angel tattoo.
My only complaint and observation is the odd look of the hand that shows. It looks out of proportion and a little mannish for the image. But otherwise a great tattoo.
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Unique Angel of Death Tattoos
I was very impressed with the decisions by those involved to display the death angel in such a variety of ways. It was good to see how all of us view life so differently as expressed through the art, which was extracted and inspired from the way we view life and its end.
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