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Hummingbird Tattoo Meanings, Designs, And Ideas

Updated on April 30, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.



Hummingbird tattoos are a very popular tattoo symbol. Although men do where the hummingbird tattoo, it is mainly chosen by women. There are many things you can do with the hummingbird tattoo for those of you that are interested in this tattoo symbol. The hummingbird tattoo is a unique and friendly design that is appropriate for anyone. In this article, we will view different hummingbird tattoo designs so you are able to get ideas for your next tattoo.

Hummingbird Tattoo Meanings

  • Agility
  • Love
  • ´╗┐Life
  • Hope
  • Affection
  • Charm
  • Accomplishment
  • Hard Work
  • Happiness

The tattoo on the right is a great example of how the hummingbird can be portrayed in tattoo designs. This hummingbird tattoo appears to be a mix of tribal style and Pacific style of tattooing. Most tribal and some Pacific tattoos are done in solid black ink. This is a great example to show that all hummingbird tattoos don't have to be done in such colorful ways.

The hummingbird tattoo on the right is one of the most unique that I have ever seen. The tattoo artist has captured the hummingbird in motion, which is no easy task. The striking thing about this hummingbird tattoo is the use of the colors. It is a remarkable tattoo that would catch the eyes of anyone who passes. Truly a beautiful hummingbird tattoo design.

The hummingbird tattoo can be portrayed with a variety of other tattoo symbols. The tattoo on the right shows a hummingbird designed with the lotus flower. The hummingbird can be portrayed with butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, and stars. Hummingbird tattoo designs often portray the hummingbird looking for sweet nectar in flowers, as seen in this picture.



As you can see from the pictures on this article, the hummingbird tattoo is usually full of colors and beauty. Hummingbird tattoos are designed in a variety of different colors. When it comes to your hummingbird tattoo design, there is plenty to consider. As you read earlier, hummingbird tattoos can portray the hummingbird in flight. These designs are quite unique and they are sure to catch the eyes of others. It is not a popular choice, but it is creative, unique, and interesting.

Many people have trouble deciding on a final tattoo design. Trust me, it is not uncommon. Your tattoo choice may be deciding on your lifestyle, personality, attitude, or situation. For example, perhaps you are a mother and your looking for a way to express your love for them in art. The tattoo on the right can be an example of that. This hummingbird tattoo has a ribbon and a name portrayed in the design. You could add the names of your children, a partner, or your own.

You may also want to add style and essence to your hummingbird tattoo. You can do this by adding art to your tattoo design, just as the tattoo on the right portrays. There is no popular art style added to hummingbird tattoos, but it may be something that you want to consider. Art styles can be the missing element in someone's tattoo.

Hummingbird tattoo designs can also portray beautiful blue skies. You may want to choose a hummingbird tattoo that has a blue sky portrayed in the background. This gives dimension to your tattoo design. Perhaps, you may want to choose a hummingbird tattoo that has a beautiful sunset in the background, possibly peaking over the mountains. You can add plants, trees, and flowers to your hummingbird tattoo. You can truly do a lot with the hummingbird tattoo, which is one reason that it is so popular.

One of the top color combinations that you see in hummingbird tattoo designs includes purple, pink, and blue. Personal opinion only, I believe that these colors give the hummingbird tattoo a friendly, inviting, and feminine look. Or course, you can choose any colors you wish, but these seem to be the most popular choice.

Remember, choosing a tattoo is a big choice. You want to make sure you get a tattoo design that you will enjoy for years to come. As you are now, take the time to do your own research. You want to make sure you know the tattoo symbol you want. You also have to consider meanings, sizes, body locations, and designs. This is why it is important to research so you can get an idea of what you want. Thank you for taking the time to learn about hummingbird tattoos and I hope you have gained knowledge for your tattoo design.


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      kalia gomez 4 years ago

      my mom jest got one

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Sueswan, always a pleasure doll. Perfectly said. The hummingbird makes for great beautiful art.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Ricky,

      I like what the hummingbird tattoo represents. The tattoo of the hummingbird in motion is a beautiful work of art.

      Voted up and awesome.

      Take care :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      *Shalycriston, thanks for dropping by, for your time, and comment.

      *Julieonline, appreciate the comment. They are not for everyone, but glad you can appreciate the art.

      *Gypsy, great to hear from. Glad you liked it. Take care my dear.

      *AE, glad to hear from you. They really are a joy to watch around the house. Amazing birds.

      *Hyp, thanks again for dropping by. Agreed. These are some quality tattoos. Very important to go to an artist with quality.

      *Alocsin, always great to have you stop by. Awesome. They are beautiful and interesting birds for sure. Always a joy to have around.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This is my favorite bird and am fortunate that they're all over my yard. Glad to see that the tattoos capture all the color of these creatures. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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

      These little guys are so cute and the tattoos are lovely. The creativity of the artists continually amazes me. You have done it once again lyricwriter. I learned, I was entertained!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is my favorite because i feed Hummingbirds every summer. I saw my first one yesterday so my feeder is out. I love to watch them. The tattoos are gorgeos...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. So colorful. Love hummingbirds.

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      Julieonline 5 years ago

      I agree with shalycriston, great hub but none for me either.. no thank you! Enjoyed looking at them though :)

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      Shaly Criston 5 years ago from USA

      Ummm Great hub! I Like Tattoos but not on my Skin... :P