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Great Eagle Tattoo Ideas And Images; Eagle Tattoo History And Meanings; Learn About The Eagle

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

EAGLE TATTOOS



One interesting tattoo that you may want to consider is the eagle tattoo. Eagle tattoos are not a mainstream tattoo but they are a demand for them, especially in America. Eagle tattoos can be designed in a variety of different ways. Eagle tattoos can also be portrayed with a variety of different symbols and elements. Just like all animal tattoos, the eagle tattoo symbolizes traits and attributes of the eagle. Eagle tattoo designs can be designed in various tattooing styles and sizes. Due to this, the eagle tattoo can nearly be tattooed anywhere on the body.

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






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EAGLE HISTORY, EAGLE TATTOOS AND MEANINGS


When it comes to choosing a tattoo design, there are thousands of different designs, symbols, and styles to choose from. The eagle tattoo has many positive meanings and the eagle has been used in symbolism for centuries. Many of the meanings of the eagle can be learned by simply watching the eagle in their natural habitat. The eagle is a fearless predator that roams the sky without fear. When it comes to hunting, the use their extraordinary eyesight to track down other animals miles away. Two of the most popular meanings of the eagle tattoo are protection and freedom. The eagle is free in the open skies and free to go wherever it wishes. When it comes to their young and territory, they will fight to the death. As you will learn in this article, the eagle has been used by many different cultures throughout human life.











Eagles tattoos represent many different things. Some of the most common meanings are masculinity, freedom, protector, opportunity, strength, loyalty, and honor. The eagle tattoo is well represented by the United States military. These men and women wear their eagle tattoos proudly and with the highest honor. In most cases, the eagle tattoo will be portrayed with the American flag. The eagle and American flag tattoo represent that they are fighting and serving the country that they love. Other countries use the eagle tattoo with their native flag for the same purpose. If a flag is not used, you will usually see the colors of their country within the eagle tattoo. This is just one example of how the eagle tattoo represents the country you serve.






The eagle has very distinct features, from talons to each feather. When a tattoo artist does an eagle tattoo spot on, it can look absolutely stunning. The eagle's look is very sharp. The eagle is solid built and it appears flawless. A good tattoo artist can copy this detail and it can really make a great tattoo when it is captured correctly. The beauty of the eagle is undeniable. In America, the eagle is used on coins, money, buildings, and much more. The eagle serves many different purposes in America, but it has also served throughout history as well.









Eagles have held symbolic meaning in ancient Greece and in ancient Christianity. To most Christians, the eagle is associated with Christ. The eagle was the symbol of the Greek god Zeus. Zeus was thought to be the most powerful god. To the ancient Greeks, the eagle symbolized authority and leadership. The Mayans and Aztecs also found meaning in the eagle. In these cultures, eagle is affiliated with the sun. Many different cultures believed that the eagle has the power to look straight into the sun without blinking. The ancient Romans believed that eagles carried the souls of the dead to Heaven. As you can see, eagles have played very important roles throughout history. The eagle was sacred to many Native American tribes.








Native American tattoos also portray the eagle. They will usually get an eagle tattoo and portray something from their life with the eagle. In this article, you can see the eagle with the tee pee. Many people that choose to get the eagle tattoo often tend to use the eagle's landscape for the background of the tattoo. In these cases, you may see an eagle perched on a rock or an eagle flying. These two positions also have symbolic meaning. If the eagle is flying, it represents that you are doing what you love, life is taking off. If the eagle is perched, it means that you are waiting for your life or something special to happen, your on the verge of something. Due to all the different meanings of the eagle tattoo, it is clear to see why many people choose it for a tattoo design.








The eagle is still well represented today, just as it was in the past. As you have already read, it is a popular tattoo choice by men and women who are serving or have served in the United States military. Eagles have also been associated with the company Harley Davidson. Harley Davidson Motorcycles and eagle tattoos are closely related in their meanings. The eagle represents freedom and riding a Harley motorcycle represents freedom also. The eagle is also represented in the National Football League or NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles use the eagle as their team logo. The bald eagle is a symbol of the United States of America and patriotism. The eagle has been used by many different walks of life throughout history.

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The eagle tattoo can be done in a variety of different ways and it all depends on what design that you choose. One of the choices that you will have to make is what style do you want your eagle tattoo done in. Celtic eagles and tribal eagles are two different style types. You will also have to decide if you want your eagle tattoo colored or not. There are a few natural tattoos in this article and they look really good. You may prefer to have color in your tattoo. Those who want to represent you country will probably tend to use colors in your tattoo. Those who use the eagle in their natural habitat may tend to just use black ink.






We can take Native American tattoos for example. In such tattoos, eagles are often portrayed with other animals, such as the wolf, deer, or bison. They are dreamcatcher tattoos with the eagle placed in the web or the eagle can be perched on a rock. Many people get the eagle tattoo flying in the air and some are tattooed hunting. This design really gives you a lot of options to think about. It can be used in a variety of different methods.






Before you choose a final design, make sure you research all the tattoo choices they are. You really need to consider tattoo style, symbols, and meanings. You have to consider the size of the tattoo also. Some designs look good big and some look good small. You also have to consider body location of the tattoo as well. It is important to not jump into a tattoo because you will probably get something that you don't like later on down the road. Make sure you do your research and choose a design, style, and meaning that fits you. If you feel that the eagle tattoo is not for you, be sure to check out the other tattoo articles below. Thank you for your visit.

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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Frank, thanks for the visit. Absolutely. Makes a great tattoo. Even if it is not a tat, the eagle art and collectibles are nice pieces.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Now these are tattoos for men! I like the characters these tatoos display.. strong.. free hey..just like an eagle..LOL again these hubs are wonderful :)

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Femme, thanks for coming by. Hope all is well. I really do appreciate your comment. I am glad that you find it interesting Femme. Take care and see you soon.

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      femmeflashpoint 

      6 years ago

      Lyric,

      You've surely drawn more business to coin collectors and tatt artists than anyone else on the lit circuit in the last year, lol.

      The content is interesting, and the photos are intriguing.

      Another cool hub on artistic flair in inking :)

      femme

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      AE, glad you came by and thanks for taking the time to read it. I agree with you. Makes it a great tattoo cause it is well represented.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Sueswan, thanks for coming over and for the comment. Nothing wrong with that. It is one of those designs that can look good simple or destinct. Kinds gives you options per say.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Prasetio, thanks for coming by and for your visit and vote. I agree, the eagle is such a popular symbol, it has stood the test of time and probably always will.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Gypsy, thanks for coming by again. Hope you enjoyed this one also. Take care.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The Eagle is such a majestic birh..The tattoos are very beautiful..Awesome pictures..

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi lyricwriter

      I appreciate the skill and artwork in these eagle tatoos but I like simplicity so the one on the upper thigh is my favourite.

      Voted up and awesome.

      Hope you are having a good Sunday my friend. :-)

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      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love eagle and you have done this very well. The art of tattoo will never end. Take care and rated up!

      Prasetio

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Oh those wonderful eagle tattoos and pics. Another awesome hub. Voted up!

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