Men love to wear bird tattoos like animal tattoos that follow carnivores as tiger, lion, wolf, dog etc or certain herbivores like horse and bull. Bird tattoos mostly involve beautiful birds. Now interesting fact is that there are certain birds which do not have that much beauty but men like to wear such bird tattoos for other reasons. An Owl is such a bird.
Meaning of an owl tattoo
An owl is a nocturnal bird. It feeds on small creatures that it hunts during night. This connection with night has given owl a negative sort of image. Sometimes people think that an owl is ominous. It brings message of death. But the fact is in ancient cultures like Greek an owl was associated with Goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom. In India owl is seen with Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Besides to native Americans an owl is wise. It symbolizes protection and spirituality also. Generally an owl tattoo means wisdom, knowledge, intelligence, protection, prosperity, spirituality and a beauty that comes from its nocturnal habit or power of hunting in night.
Places in the body where an owl tattoo is done
The favorite place for an owl tattoo is the chest. It can also be made in back, shoulder and in arms.
Here are 7 interesting owl tattoo designs for men
Owl sitting on tree tattoos
An owl in full figure sitting on a branch of a tree is a common owl tattoo design in the market.
Not full figure, just head or face of an owl tattoo design with nice three dimensional depth is also available.
Flying owl tattoos
There are lots of owl tattoo designs that show owl flying with wings spread. Most designs are depth less in 2D. But some are with awesome three dimensional depth.
Owl with books tattoo designs
Owl is the symbol of wisdom and knowledge. That is why several tattoo designs show an owl with books or owl atop a column of books.
Baby owl tattoos
For men who are children at heart or like children very much can have a cute baby owl tattoo in their body.
Tribal owl tattoo designs
An owl sitting or flying in tribal design is very common in tattoo market. It looks very elegant and artistic in the body of a man.
Owl with skull tattoos
Any tattoo design that has a human skull in it represent negative meanings like death, destruction. So if a man does not want an owl tattoo that has negative meaning he should avoid this design. However lots of skull with owl designs show a human skull that has wings of an owl or an owl sitting atop a human skull.