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Cherub Tattoos And Meanings-Cherub Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Baby Angel Tattoos

Updated on May 8, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


One unique tattoo that you may find interest in is the cherub tattoo. Cherub tattoos are not a mainstream tattoo, but there is a popularity for the tattoo design. Cherub tattoos can be worn by both men and women. Cherub tattoo designs can be designed in several different ways. Cherub tattoos can also be designed with a variety of different elements and symbols. Such symbols include angels, crosses, flowers.

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


If your looking for a cute and meaningful tattoo, the cherub tattoo may just be for you. Most of us have heard of the term "cherub" or "cherubim." In modern times, the cherub is basically a baby angel with wings. However, in the Bible, the cherub is a much different character. Today, cherubs are usually portrayed as pudgy young boys and girls with wings and very little clothing. Most of them have an innocent look. In the Bible and in ancient times, the cherub was actually a very powerful angel. Cherubs were in charge of protecting God and protecting heaven. In fact, one of the main symbolism's of the cherub is protection. In many cases, men and women believe that the cherub tattoo can offer protection to the wearer.

The cherub was a very powerful angel according to the Bible. It is said that the cherub is an angel of a high order in the hierarchy of angels. In Biblical times, the cherub was often referred to as a "putti." The cherub became popular during the Renaissance as they became a common character found in Christian art. Artist are the ones that actually gave the cherub its look of today. The original cherub from the Bible had four faces and was a grown angel with large wings. You can only imagine a painting of an angel with four faces, which were faces of animals. It shows how much the cherub has changed in appearance over many centuries.

When it comes to cherub tattoo designs, there are several different options to consider. Since the cherub is basically a baby angel, the cherub is often linked to children. Since cherub tattoos are wore by both men and women, it would make for a great tattoo for a father or mother. For example, we will say that you have two children. You can get a cherub tattoo of each child, two baby angel tattoos. If both your children are boys, you may want to have the cherubs portrayed as males. If you have a daughter, you can have the baby angel designed as a female. One cute and great idea is to have your child's name designed under the cherub. If you have multiple children, you can have them designed together or separately. One may even considered a cherub tattoo portrayed in a frame, especially for three or more children. Just make sure that you take the time to view all the different baby angel tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of everything that is available.

Another popular idea that men and women are doing with cherub tattoos is having your child's face portrayed on the baby angel. All you would have to do is take a picture of your child and take it to a tattoo artist. This is a great way to make your cherub tattoo unique. Plus, you will have that cute beautiful face portrayed of your child for the rest of your life. One popular cherub tattoo designs portrays an adult angel watching over the baby angels. This tattoo design symbolizes protection and it can actually be a symbol of protection for your own children. It is said that we all have a guardian angel that watches over us. This is actually the definition of a cherub. One of the many task of the cherub was to watch over all the believers. If your like me, I believe in the power of faith and the powers of angels. You can go wrong with such a tattoo, especially when it comes to some added protection for your children.


There are a few different meanings that can be associated to the cherub or baby angel tattoo. Anyone of these meanings can be used for the cherub. Keep in mind though, in the end, your tattoo represents what you want it too. In saying that, below are the meanings behind the cherub tattoo.

  • Guardian
  • Protection
  • Faith
  • Spirituality
  • Hope
  • Christianity
  • Angelic
  • Love

As you read earlier, the main meaning behind the cherub is "protection." The cherub has many task in this world and in Heaven, but its main job is to protect those who believe in God. Cherubs have not always been a top tier angel. Once upon a time, cherubs were only messengers. Most winged characters throughout history are messengers. One popular cherub that you may know is "Cupid." Cupid is the same character that is celebrated on Valentine's Day. Cupid is most commonly known for matchmaking. He would shoot his arrow at one boy and one girl. Afterward, they would fall in love. Cupid is another variation of cherub tattoo designs.

Cherub tattoos can be designed in various ways for various purposes. The cherub tattoo is often used as a memorial, to remember a young person that has passed away. This could include someone's child, grandchild, or a close young friend. Cherub tattoo designs for this purposes often include the person's name, date of birth, and date of death. The cherub is also viewed as a mischiveous character, one that often finds mischief due to their young age. Cherub tattoos can be designed to symbolize this exact meaning. Cherubs may portray bat wings or have two small horn on their forehead. Falling cherubs or baby angels can also be another cherub tattoo design variation. Flowers, doves, stars, and Christian symbols can all be portrayed in cherub tattoo designs. Cherubs are also associated to music, therefore, it may be designed with musical instruments or music notes. When it comes to baby angel tattoos, the possibilities are endless. Once again, please make sure you view all the different cherub tattoo designs so you can get an idea of everything that is available to you.

There are some important things that you should remember before you choose to get your cherub tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. You want to make sure that you fully understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. Don't rush to get inked! If you are not completely sure about your tattoo, don't get it inked on. Men and women that rush to get their tattoo or get it on an impulse usually have regrets about it later on down the road. Remember, you are going to wear this for the rest of your life. If you feel that cherub tattoos are not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links below. As always, thank you for your visit.

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      sam mc bride 3 years ago

      been surching 4 the right one after lossen my babygirl

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Don't know how I missed this when it first came out.

      I have always loved Cherubs and Angels.

      Like you, I believe in the power of faith and the powers of angels.

      Hope you had a wonderful holiday and that 2013 is filled with many blessings, particularly in the area of your writing and song-writing talents.

      Sending a Hub Bouquet of Hugs and Love,


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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you all for your comments! It is true, they offer their protection as a tattoo. You can't go wrong with this tattoo. Thanks again!!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Simply fantastic. Like real works of art.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      These are real works of art, and they can be used for various reasons, as you mentioned they are a sad reminder of someone, or of course if you just love the art then they can be happy ones, they are lovely though, voted up! cheers nell

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      They are beautiful but so sad, a tough way to remember. Great way to pay tribute but takes courage to wear it without having your heart broken each and every time you look at it...

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Every time I pick a favorite tattoo from one of your hubs you come out with more! These are sweet. I love vintage and victorian styles and it didn't dawn on me that I could get a tattoo in the style. Gorgeous!!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Ricky

      Beautiful Angel tattoos my friend.

      "If your like me, I believe in the power of faith and the powers of angels. You can go wrong with such a tattoo, especially when it comes to some added protection for your children." Like you, I do believe in the power of faith and angels.

      Ricky, I hope you don't mind me pointing out but you can go wrong should be changed to you cannot go wrong.

      Voted up and away

      Have a good weekend. :)

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      As Always, such Amazing Photos. I've always liked "Cherubs"...I have a cute picture of three Cherubs in my bedroom. I've always felt they were Good Luck and they Protected Me. Thanks for Sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These are adorable. My favorites of all the tattoos..

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      these are so amazing I love them cute and adorable combined :)

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      These are so sweet and and you know I love that you take time to educate us to the subject of your tattoo Hubs. This one is a favorite.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Amazing photos. I always love to check your hubs about tattoos. The photos were amazing and interesting.