110 Lovely Bird Tattoo Designs

Birds are intimate friends of human being. Throughout history, birds have been symbiosing with humans. Not only do birds help us maintain a healthy habitat, but also remind us of seasonal change, inspire us to create lyrics and enlighten our soul. Therefore, bird tattoos are chosen by people to echo spiritual meanings embodied by specific species.

Why do people get bird tattoos?

People are fascinated with the beautiful plumage, sweet songs of a bird. Therefore, a bird tattoo is naturally the choice for people to appreciate aesthetic spirit of the creature. Many birds are rooted in religion, local cultures and legendary, carrying special meanings. So a bird tattoo could also be representation of culture self-acceptance and appreciation. It’s really exciting to award one’s life with the permanent memento.

What do birds tattoo mean?

According to the study led by American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), there’re about 18000 bird species on earth. The common feature of birds is flying, which has inspired humans to travel the world and create spiritual hybrid creatures like angel. So if you are longing for outside world, you may want to be able to fly as bird. If someone believes in a bird is her/his angel, a bird tattoo could be the messenger in her/his heart.

An amazing part of selecting a bird as the motif of a tattoo is probably the variety of choices as different species have different features, hence, carry different symbolic meanings. So it’s important to understand the meaning of the bird tattoo before heading to a tattoo shop. Below we will go through some of popular birds that appear in tattoo designs.

A blackbird transmits a message of blessings while a bluebird brings a sense of happiness. A hawk is a natural messenger while appearance of swallows represents good fortune. So you have a pool of tattoo ideas with bird tattoos. In this post, you will enjoy a collection of 50 lovely bird tattoo designs. Make sure you press the like button if you love them.

Megan’s Song Bird

Robin Bird tattoo

Robin Bird tattoo

Tsubaki with bird,freehand by gakkin

Swallow tattoo

Hey lady! Nice pair Swallow tattoo

Cardinal filigree

Cardinal filigree

Watercolor Blue Tit in Flight birds back tattoo for men

Watercolor Blue Tit in Flight birds back tattoo for men

Ring Dove sleeve tattoo

Ring Dove sleeve tattoo

Bird and flower tattoo

Bird back tattoo

A Bird in flower

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Watercolor hummingbird tattoo

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3D birds tattoo

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Realistic Eagle sleeve tattoo

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Amazing bird and leaves tattoo

Amazing Tree Swallows tattoo

Amazing Tree Swallows tattoo

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Beautiful bird tattoo for women

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Beautiful watercolor bird tattoo for girl

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Bird and flower side tattoo

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Bird and flower tattoo

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Bird and flower tattoo

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A Bird with a key

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Black Bird on the back

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Bird calf tattoo for man

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Bird forearm tattoo

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Bird hlaf sleeve tattoo

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Bird sleeve tattoo

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Sparrow tattoo on chest

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Bird tattoo on neck

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Lonely sparrow

Sparrow tattoo

Sparrow tattoo

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Sparrow in miniture world

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Bird tattoo

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Bird with flower tattoo

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Birds by Karina Cuba

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Birds sleeve tattoo

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Birds tattoo on leg

Stellar jay  bird tattoo

Stellar jay bird tattoo

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Bohemian Waxwing sleeve tattoo

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Branches and bird

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Bule bird sleeve tattoo

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Cardinal bird and flower

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Cardinal bird back tattoo-

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Cardinal

Chinese style watercolor Eurasian Magpie tattoo

Chinese style watercolor Eurasian Magpie tattoo

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Colored bird side tattoo for women

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Colorful bird

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Colorful branches and birds

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Crane calf tattoo

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flying bird

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Flying eagle tattoo for men

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Gradient colored

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Hummingbird side tattoo

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Hummingbird tattoo

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Illustration style

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Illustration style

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Illustration style woodpecker

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Illustrition bird sleeve tattoo

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Ink painting style

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Parrot tattoo

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Parus venustulus

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Passerina cyanea half sleeve tattoo

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Small flying birds tattoo for girl

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Swallow tattoo

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Watercoloe flying bird tattoo

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Watercoloe leaves and Bird

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watercolor bird side tatttoo

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watercolor bird tattoo

Back Tattoo

Christian’s “MAMA” Tattoo

Chickadee

Bird tattoo

KawKaw

Bird tattoo

Hummingbird

Bird tattoo

Full Back Peacock Tattoo

Cuban Songbird Tattoo

Swallow foot

Colibri

Bird on a branch

In progress…

Bird tattoo

Bird tattoo

This bird tattoo hurt. a lot.

Bird tattoo

Blue bird

Sumi bird

Ravens and lockets2

Chickadee

Bird tattoo

Bird with words

My two birds

Un Cuervo para el Chuk

Steve Martin – Black

Long tail sirasagi

Bird Tattoo

Elinmagpie

Bird Tattoo

Raven

Emily’s Tattoo

Yellow Robin cherryblossoms

Tattooe by Gakkin,Kyoto

Todays werk

Josue Acosta

Bird tattoo

Birds and compass

Pássaro

Derrek Everette

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