Magnificent Owl Tattoos
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Owls are a mysterious and interesting creature, and the fact they are, for the most part, nocturnal (and carnivores), adds to the attraction of this bird of prey.
For those who like owls and desire them for a tattoo theme, there are numerous, compelling examples that are out there.
Basically they're broken into two tattoo categories. One, a realistic looking owl, and two, a cartoon owl. Both look great, depending on what the specific look you're wanting to have inked on you.
The unique features of an owl is a tattoo designers dream, as they can simply copy those features if it's a request for an owl that looks realistic. In the case of cartoon owls, artists have huge leeway to take some of those features and expand and enlarge upon them, creating some very cool looks.
Or you can ask for some of these features to be developed out of proportion, creating some very cool tattoos, as you'll see below.
- Rebirth and the Phoenix Tattoo
The tattoo of the Phoenix is one of the most fantastic to work with, and whether you do it in dark ink, bright colors, or in some cases the combination of both, you've really got to have a poor tattoo artist to screw this one up, as the body and...
- Wild and Crazy Chicken Tattoos
It was a lot of fun doing some searches for chicken tattoos, as it's a light and winsome category (for the most part) and projects the enjoyment and love of chickens people have. With few exceptions, most of the chickens were done as cartoon...
Owl Tattoo on Back
Right from the beginning I though we could look at a tattoo resulting from a decision to ink a realistic owl tattoo on a body.
This is a fantastic design, and the owl perching on the limb in the moonlight, looking for its next victim is really cool.
- Weeping Willow Tattoo Designs
The weeping willow is among the more unique and beautiful trees. They are placed near ponds and other areas to help stem erosion, as well as barriers to stop heavy winds. Add to that the amazing look of the tree, and you have a gorgeous and...
- Compelling and Unusual Feather Tattoos
Feather tattoos are fascinating in that they're embraced in numerous ways as far as where they're placed on the body, possibly being among the largest variety of placements of the majority of tattoo themes I've seen. A couple of things with...
Owl Tattoo on Ankle
While I like this owl tattoo on the ankle, when I looked at it it didn't seem right to me. After a while I realized it was that it was sitting there, but without a branch included. It just kind of gives the idea of being suspended in the middle of nowhere, when there should have been something else there.
That doesn't take away from the quality, as it's a nice tattoo and I like the dark lines. It would have been better with at least a small branch included. Part of that has to do with the placement.
- Peaceful Dove Tattoos
Dove tattoos can be extraordinary in that they represent universal peace, as also depicted in many cases of the dove carrying an olive branch. Also note of doves is a representation of long-term love, as the male and female dove mate for life....
- Hummingbird Tattoo Designs
Hummingbirds are among the most attractive to the average bird watcher, who make special provisions of growing flowers or artificial nectar in feeders to attract them nearby in order to watch them. Consequently it is an inspiration for lovers of the.
Owl Rib Tattoo
Speaking of limbs, here's a rib tattoo where the owl is perched on the limb, adding nicely to the overall design. And as ladies like to do, this one added the flowers to the scene, creating the look she desired.
- Duck Tattoo Designs
Ducks are a fantastic bird, with a wide array of types, colors and sizes, which has attracted many artists through the years, who have put the beautiful creatures on canvasses of many types. That's also true with tattoo artists, who in response to...
- Compelling Eagle Tattoos
There's nothing much more majestic than the image of an eagle, and when combined with a tattoo, it's endless the versions you can make that are very compelling. Also important with eagles is they included so much detail in real life that it lends...
Owl Tattoo Behind the Ear
If you want a tattoo around the head or neck, but one that can be hidden, behind the ear is always a good choice, as you can pull up the hair if you want to show it off. These simple designs, in my opinion, are the best for this location, as you can tell what it is.
Highly detailed tattoos in this area can distort what it is you're attempting to show because of the small area you have to cram the art into.
- Amazing Bat Tattoos
Depending on the part of the world you live in, bats can be considered bad omens or representative of evil, or in other places a sign of good luck, if you believe in it. Either way, bat tattoos are very interesting, and they can be inked on as...
- Rockin' Raven Tattoos
Anyone interested in having an edgy look with their tattoo will meet those expectations when deciding on a raven as their theme of choice. There is no doubt Ravens are considered a symbol of a dark force in the world, and whether alone or in a...
Unique Owl Tattoo on Neck
This is a very creative owl tattoo. This is a good example of over exaggerating a feature of the owl to get a unique look. Not only that, the enlarged owl eyes also are used as an internal canvass to include flowers in.
- Parrot Tattoos
Parrot tattoo designs are among the more colorful tattoos, and rightly so. While I prefer the darker tattos, as they seem to really look at stand up much better, and you can appreciate the quality much more, in the case of tattoos of parrots, it's...
- Haunting American Indian Tattoos
Tattoos of American Indians cover a wide range of topics, as you can have the usual heads to a plethora of combinations, usually including feathers, animals and/or something spiritual. Almost every tattoo design for American Indians has a feel of...
Owl Tattoo on Foot
This owl tattoo on the foot is a lot of fun, and very well done. You have those big owl eyes seeming to stare out at you and color that works nice together. And there is the must-have branch to complete the scene.
- Gothic Bat Tattoos
Bats are always a fascinating subject matter because of their connection with horror and darkness in the Western world. That attracts those who live the live of a Goth, or those who enjoy the art associated with it, including of course bats. ...
- Cloud Tattoo Designs
Clouds are a great supporting actor in the scenes portrayed in tattoo designs, and should be considered as part of any creative scenario if it fits in with the other elements of the image that is being contemplated. While there are occasional...
Robot Owl Tattoo
Below is a pretty cool robot tattoo which looks like the design was borrowed from a science fiction show of the early 1960s. That's not necessarily bad though, as I like the way the gadgets on the body of the robot owl are arranged. Great fun!
- Sunflower Tattoo Designs
Sunflowers are one of the most noticeable of plants in the garden or yard, with the bright flower head sitting on top of the elongated stem, providing delight and wonder to all who view them. That has stirred up the imaginations of artists for...
- Unique Rain Tattoo Designs
Rain is a fantastic complementary element which can be added to many tattoo themes to enhance them and make them much more compelling and interesting. Most people choosing rain as a part of their tattoo design usually, although not always, include...
Owl Tattoo Hiding in Woods
This is a good owl tattoo reminding me why I'm not a mouse, as you can see from those determined eyes. The owl looks ready to pounce upon its unsuspecting victim. The artist captured the feel of it very well.
Also attractive is the way the colors complement one another, helping to create the feel of the hunters' environment.
As you can see, there are a lot of creative things you can do with the owl as a tattoo theme. One thing I discovered when doing some research was that women liked to have owls tattooed on them as much as men.