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Indian Feather Tattoos And Meanings-Indian Feather Tattoo Ideas And Designs

Updated on August 20, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


Indian Feather Tattoos

Indian feather tattoos can be designed in several different ways. Indian feather tattoo designs can portray the Indian feather alone or with other symbols. When we take a look at the Native American culture, we find that feathers were used in a variety of different things. Indian feathers were seen in headdresses, arrows, dreamcatchers, arm bands, led bands, head bands, art, just to name a few. The Indian feather tattoo is a great way to permanently symbolize your heritage if you are of the Native American bloodline. Indian feather tattoos can be portrayed in a variety of different elements as you will learn in this article.

If you are of Native American blood, culture, or heritage, the Indian feather tattoo is a great tattoo choice to represent that pride. You may be a person that is loyal to the customs and traditions of the American Indian tribes. Some people may have a great level of respect to the history surrounding the American Indians. You may have picked up their ancient traditions. For whatever your reason may be, nothing can express your devotion like the Indian feather tattoo.

Although the Indian feather tattoo is linked to those of the Native American bloodline and those who respect the traditions, the Indian feather tattoo is mostly worn because of the beauty and design of the tattoo. Out of all feather tattoos, the Indian feather ranks at the top of the list. Indian feathers can include feathers from a variety of different animals, such as the peacock, eagles, and hawks.

Indian feather tattoo designs are a popular choice among men and women both. Indian feather tattoos can come in a variety of different styles, designs, and colors. Both men and women are attracted to the Indian feather tattoo design because there is a variety of choices to consider. Tattoo artist can paint your feather tattoo nearly any color you would want. Women may want pink and purple feathers. Men may want blue or green, even black. You can do a lot with the Indian feather design, whether it is for symbolic purposes or just for a beautiful tattoo designs.

Indian feather tattoos provide tattoo artist and the wearer with plenty of different options. When we think about all you can do with Indian feathers, the options are endless. Men's Indian feather tattoo designs may contain a feather in an arm band, an Indian arm band design with feathers would look great. Beaded Indian feather tattoo designs portray Indian feather with beads. You can wear it as a leg band, arm band, wrist band, or around the neck. Beaded feather tattoos are colorful, beautiful, and stunning when done right. Some people may want to dress their bands with stones or jewels. There are designs that include arrows or a number of animals, such as bison, bears, wolves, deer, hawks, or eagles. You may want to choose an Indian feather design with the dreamcatcher. Feathered dreamcatcher tattoo designs are a great idea. Women's Indian feather tattoo designs can portray the same symbols and elements. If you wish, you may choose softer Indian feathers, even feathers with pink and purple. Needless to say, popular feather tattoo designs come with endless options.

Women are able to do a lot of things with their Indian feather tattoo as well. A large percentage of women like to decorate the ankles with Indian feathers. As you read earlier, your tattoo artist should be able to use any color on your tattoo design. Just as men, women can decorate their tattoo design with beads and jewels. Another common choice for women is just getting a single feather without a band. These feathers may hold symbolic meanings or they just may be a fashion type of tattoo. Either way, a great Indian feather tattoo design is sure to catch someone's eyes and adds beauty.


Indian Feather Tattoo Meanings

Indian feather tattoo meanings can represent a variety of different meanings. Indian feather tattoos can hold deep symbolic value to the wearer. Below, you can find meanings of the Indian feather tattoo.

  • Free Spirit
  • Lightness
  • Uplifting
  • Courage
  • Strength
  • Freedom
  • Bravery
  • Warrior
  • Loyalty
  • Honor
  • Protection
  • Guidance

As you have read, the Indian feather is often associated to the Native American Indians and associated to the surroundings of the Native American Indians. The Native American Indian warriors would wear these symbolic feathers for strength, protection, bravery, and courage before they would go to war. Feathers were very symbolic to the Native American Indians. They would use feathers in weapons, clothing, and much more.

The Indian feather tattoo can also represent "freedom" and "free spirit". When you look at the feather in nature, it is able to fly in the wind and it has no bounds. Feathers come from a lot of flying animals, such as hawks and eagles. Native American Indians believed that the eagle had the ability to lift the souls of the dead to the heavens. Due to this, Indian feathers can represent free spirit or free soul.

Indian feather tattoos and feather tattoos in general are very popular. Before you choose a final tattoo design, make sure you research your design to learn about different variations of the design, different styles, and the different symbolic meanings. You want to fully understand the representation of your tattoo design. Make sure you review your tattoo artist and their prior work. If you feel like the Indian feather tattoo is not for you, please be sure to check out more tattoo designs, ideas, and meanings in the links below. Thanks for visiting.


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      Sandra dean 

      3 years ago

      I am in cheekoo indian from my grandmother and her sister indian twin from great grandfather full indian

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      3 years ago

      Yes, I want MORE tattoos! I want an owl and a bow and I have the igemas picked out. All I need is a bunch of extra money. However, I've been wanting these tattoos for over three years, so I doubt I'll be getting them any time soon!I think you should just go for it. Get something on your upper thigh or your bum or another place that won't be seen at work. Just to see if you like having one.Also, literary tattoos are great if you want a tattoo that's not a cheesy design. You could get something with a cool script or font. "" is a great font website. You could get a quote from your favorite book or a song you like. Just don't get the font too small. I have a tattoo with 12 point font and it's probably going to look like a black bar in 5 years.I just realized that this is quite long, so I'll stop giving you ideas! lolMabel

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      5 years ago

      I have collected a few for my self thanks to the tattoo gallery I vote up...............

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      *AE, it is always great to have you come by. I send my many thanks. Yes, a people of great pride.

      *Alastar, thanks again for coming by and for the comment. They look good on women's ankles for sure. I am pretty sure that is what it is. That was my guess.

      *Alocsin, always great to see you. You got it. They are usually associated with Native American Indians jewels, stones, arrows, ect. The Indian feather gives you more options as a tattoo design then just a normal feather.

      *Frank, always a pleasure. Yeah, they have some design similarities. I never thought about it like that.

      *Bobbi, great to see you come by Bobbi. Thank you for the visit and your kind words. Thanks for everything.

      *Gypsy, hey there my dear. I am always apprecitive of your time dear Gypsy. Be good.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Fascinating. I love the Indian style.

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      6 years ago from Florida


      I think a small feather on my foot with three little lady bugs would look good. What do you think?

      Love your Tattoo Hubs--keep it up, very good.

      Voted up--awesome--beautiful.

      Your Hub Friend,


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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      these are so cool too.. like the feathers even though they seem similar to the wings... they are not as scary yeah? LOL thanks for the share

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      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I see how this differs from ordinary feather tattoos, which you've also covered. There's typically some jewelry or symbol involved, aside from the feather. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Alastar Packer 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Another awesome tat style discovery lyric. The feather tat on the woman's ankle is right sexy. Is that a rattlesnake button on one of them?

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These are very beautiful. I didn't know my father but i'm told that he was part indian. A very proud people. Thank you..


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