Owl is one of the wisest animals and the most popular animal for tattooing. It is pictured both in realistic style and in Ne School tattooing styles and both designs are included in 2017 tattoo trends. Thinking of animal tattoo? Check those smashing owl tattoo designs and maybe you will find your perfect tattoo.
One of the main symbols of owl tattoo is wisdom. The bird has mythical power and wisdom and it is connected mostly to their magnetic glimpse.
In different cultures owl had its special meaning. In Egyptian and Hindu cultures the owl was the guardian and protector of the dead. In Central Europe owls were considered to be witches and magic creatures. Owl was also Native American symbol that was associated with the symbol of protection and intelligence.
Owl is a night creature and that’s why we feel so mysterious about owl and owl tattoos. More often owl is pictured in dark colors with stars and night sky. Still modern tattooing is so versatile that you will definitely find owl tattoos in bright colors, in geometric form and combined with other details like clock, flowers, tree and etc.
As owl is closely connected to magic it is often associated with cosmic forces. This is yet another idea on how to picture owl tattoo by adding details from galaxy. Still the colors of owl tattoo be it realistic or abstract the colors are mostly in darker shades.