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Flamingo Tattoos And Meanings

Updated on May 9, 2013


One unique tattoo design that you may find interest in is the flamingo tattoo. Although the flamingo tattoo is not mainstream, there is a popularity for the tattoo. Just like all animal tattoos, the flamingo tattoo represents traits and attributes of the flamingo. Flamingo tattoo designs are designed in a variety of different ways. Flamingo tattoo designs can also be designed in various sizes. Due to this, the right flamingo tattoo can nearly fit anywhere on the body. The flamingo tattoo is wore by both women and men.

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



When it comes to beautiful bird tattoos, the flamingo ranks near the top. The flamingo is well known for its beautiful eyecatching pink feathers. The flamingo is a tropical animal and is often considered to be the symbol of Florida in the United States of America. Flamingo tattoos are not considered to be a top tier tattoo symbol, but it often makes for a great unique tattoo. Although the flamingo is beautiful as a tattoo, it is also high in symbolic value.

One advantage of the flamingo tattoo is the fact that it comes in a variety of different sizes. Flamingos can be designed to cover your entire back or they can be designed as an ankle or stomach tattoo. Flamingos can be tattooed on the arms, legs, ankles, stomach, sides, back, or on the neck. So if you need a tattoo that can be covered up from time to time, the flamingo fits the bill. If you want a full back flamingo tattoo design to show off, you can do that as well.

Flamingos have a lot of special qualities that can be associated to flamingo tattoo meanings. Flamingos are a very social animal and they often communicate with one another. Flamingos are also very loving and caring parents. Both male and female flamingos take care of the nest and take care of their young. The flamingo tattoo can represent "family" and "protection". In this case, if you are looking for a tattoo to symbolize a child, you may want to consider a baby flamingo. You may want to add their name under the flamingo. This shows a great example of how an animal's real characteristics can be associated in a tattoo design.

Flamingo tattoos can portray the flamingo in a few different ways. Some flamingo tattoo designs portray the flamingo in a realistic way. Flamingo tattoos can also portray the flamingo as a cartoon. The cartoon flamingo usually appears to be a baby flamingo. They are rarely portrayed in their real environment with this design. They may be designed with sunglasses, in clothing, or on a beach towel beside the ocean.

Although most people prefer to choose a colored flamingo tattoo, the flamingo can also be done in black and white ink. The shading in such tattoos can make for a great realistic look to the flamingo when done correctly. Color is a very important choice when choosing a tattoo. The flamingo tattoo gives you the option to go black and white or go with the vibrant tropical colors.

Flamingo tattoos can also be portrayed in different colors other then pink. Most of us know that the flamingo has pink feathers. However, over the years, creative tattoo artist have put their own creative twist on flamingo tattoo designs. Flamingo tattoos are also designed with blue and purple feathers as well. If your considering the flamingo tattoo and you want something unique, you may want to consider such a route.



The flamingo tattoo has a variety of different meanings. Anyone of the meanings below can be symbolic to your flamingo tattoo. Although people choose the flamingo for a cute beautiful tattoo, others choose it for its symbolic values. Below, you can find the meanings behind the flamingo tattoo.

  • Tropics
  • Beauty
  • Illusion
  • Clear Vision
  • Balance
  • Grace
  • Elegance
  • Wealth
  • Family
  • Protection
  • New Experiences
  • Summer
  • Florida

Although flamingos are sometimes portrayed alone in flamingo tattoo designs, most have a variety of different symbols. In fact, there are many things that are associated to flamingo tattoos. These symbols can include the oceans, everglades, palm trees, tropical flowers, the sun, and more.

There are also a variety of different ways that the flamingo can be designed. The flamingo can be portrayed standing in water, drinking, swimming, or with their wings out. They can also be designed standing on one leg. The great thing about flamingo tattoos besides their beauty is the fact that there are many things that can be done with them. These options will allow you to come up with a unique and creative designs that fits your personality and wants.

There are some very important things to remember before you get your tattoo. Whether it is the flamingo or another tattoo symbol, you need to make sure you take the time to do your own research. You want to make sure you understand what your tattoo represents and means. Remember to take your time and don't rush to get inked. You don't want to get something that you will later regret. Take your time, do your research, and make sure you are 100% confident on your choice. If you feel that the flamingo tattoo is not for you or your interested in looking at other tattoo symbols, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols, designs, ideas, and meanings. Thank you for your visit.



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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Max, thanks for dropping by. LOL. I think they are beautiful. I wouldn't want a long one or big tat, but a small one on a girl would look nice.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      So interesting and captivating! Flamingos are beautiful but their "face" expressions...not so nice, they look kinds mean to me =) Wouldn't want that smug mug on my body =)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia









      Thank you all for your time, comments, votes, and kind words. I really appreciate everyone of you as you all are dear friends. It means a lot that you take the time to view my article. Many thanks. I will get to you all very soon. Take care.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Ricky

      These are pretty amazing and very colourful. I love the one with the glasses on, so cute.

      Voting up

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      Awesome pics of tatoos...I have always loved the beauty and grace that they portray..I recently was given two pink eggs, they have hatched and now I am raising 2 of the most beuatiful plastic Flamingos in my WEED garden. Their names are "Sunny and Share".thanks for the informative hub...please excuse the humor, couldn't resist...

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Quite striking because of their hot pink color. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I think Flamingos are beautiful. The tattoos are colorful. Thank's again...

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Another for me to save with my own bookmarked hubs now; thanks to you I have a great collection;my daughter wants to see some later and I'll make sure she comments on here for you.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      voted up and awesome for these flamingos :)

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

      I LOVE flamingos. My kitchen dishes have flamingos on them. But I never thought about them as a tattoo. Huh, here I sit amazed again! The black and white one from nickchaboya is lovely.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Love the birds and the tattoos. Pink is one great color.