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Bald Eagle Tattoos And Meanings-Bald Eagle Tattoo Designs And Ideas

Updated on May 15, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


One tattoo that you may want to consider is the bald eagle tattoo. The bald eagle tattoo can be worn by both sexes but are generally worn by men. Just like all animal tattoos, the bald eagle tattoo represents attributes and characteristics of the bald eagle. Now, bald eagle tattoo designs can be designed in a variety of different ways. Bald eagle tattoo designs may portray the bald eagle alone or with other symbols and elements.

In this article, we will discuss bald eagle tattoos and bald eagle tattoo designs. We will also review bald eagle tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view a variety of different bald eagle tattoo designs pictured below. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.



When it comes to eagle tattoos, the bald eagle is by far the most popular tattoo design. The bald eagle can represent a variety of different meanings. It can also be designed in a variety of different ways. The bald eagle is considered a tattoo for men, but occasionally women do get the design. The bald eagle represents masculinity. They can also be a symbol of the United States of America and Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

In 1782, the bald eagle became the national emblem of the United States of America. Once the bald eagle became the national symbol, it automatically represented everything that America stood for. The bald eagle instantly became the symbol of "freedom". One of America's phrases is the "land of the free".

For anyone wanting to portray their love for the United States of America, the bald eagle is the tattoo to get. No other tattoo can represent your connection like the bald eagle tattoo. It is also the perfect tattoo to symbolize everything that America represents. For those people that choose the bald eagle tattoo for this reason, the American flag is usually portrayed with the bald eagle. You may also see America's color within the tattoo, red, white, and blue.

To be honest, everyone in the entire world deserves to be free. Those of us that are, we can sometimes take advantage of the freedom we have. We are use to it. But the truth of the matter, not everyone is free. Even if you are not representing America, the bald eagle tattoo can be for you. If you wish, you can add your flag to the bald eagle tattoo design. The bald eagle represents many more things other then America.

The bald eagle was most commonly affiliated with the Native American Indians. To the Native Americans, the bald eagle represented bravery and honor. The Natives could have chosen the bald eagle tattoo to represent their bravery and honor in battle. The bald eagle could also represent love and friendship as well. To the Native American's, the eagle is the top animal over all animals that fly. The Native Americans and other cultures believed that eagles were associated with the sun.

In a variety of different cultures, the bald eagle can be the connection between the gods and man. In general, eagles played important roles when we look back in ancient history. Some cultures believed that the eagle had the ability to carry prayers to the heavens. You may want to research and see if the bald eagle was part of your heritage in some way.



Bald eagle tattoos are a very popular tattoo choice among a variety of different men. Some people may choose the eagle tattoo because of the beauty of the design, but others choose the bald eagle tattoo for its symbolic meaning. Below, you can find the symbolic meanings for the bald eagle tattoo.

  • Courage
  • Bravery
  • Wisdom
  • Freedom
  • Protection
  • Honor
  • America
  • Free Spirit
  • Independence
  • Family
  • Harley Davidson
  • Army
  • Military
  • Masculinity
  • Honor

Although the bald eagle has many symbolic meanings as a tattoo, it is most commonly associated with America. This is because the bald eagle is a symbol of America and everything America stands for, such as freedom and honor. In America, the bald eagle is on coins, money, and all kinds of different buildings.

Outside of America, the next most common meaning of the bald eagle tattoo is "freedom". In nature, the bald eagle has the ability to fly wherever it wants to. The open sky is the bald eagle's playground. The bald eagle is a skillful hunter and protects everything it has, including their young. This gives the bald eagle the symbolic meaning of family. Some people may choose a bald eagle perched by its nest with a young eagle in the nest. Others may have a bald eagle with their children's

The bald eagle tattoo is popular among those in the United States Military. Those from the U.S. Army, Marines, and Navy usually get the bald eagle tattoo to represent their country. The bald eagle is popular among firefighters and police officers also. For all of them, the tattoo represents America, honor, courage, and bravery. It is the perfect tattoo choice to represent what they fight for, protect, and serve.

The bald eagle tattoo can come in a variety of different designs. Some bald eagle tattoo designs can portray the entire eagle, half of the eagle, or just the eagle's head. Bald eagle tattoos can be portrayed with their wings spread or tucked in. If you can choose a talented tattoo artist, they will be able to catch the bald eagle in great detail. When all the detail is captured, you bald eagle tattoo will look amazing. Make sure you take your time and research all the designs that you can. Make sure you understand the symbolic meanings of the tattoo design you choose.



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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      *Alocsin, always great to hear from you pal. Yeah, so many association with America. I love the art behind them though. Best wishes.

      *Shell-Belle, thank you so much for taking the time to drop a comment. I love you showing your patriotism. Glad you liked it. Take care.

      *AE, always a pleasure my dear. I appreciate all your visits, each and every one. Have a good one.

      *Gypsy, what's going on girly? Glad you liked it. Take care and see ya soon.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome. I absolutely love bald eagles!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The Eagle is such a majestic and beautiful bird. These tattoos are beautiful..Thank you...

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      7 years ago from Mesa

      Interesting and informative! Thanks. I am a patriot and love what the bald eagle symbolizes for my country. I also love (and have a few) tattoos.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This is a popular motif in the U.S. and one that I've seen often because of its associations with the country. Wonderful examples, as usual. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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