Owl Tattoo by Jessica Svartvit

Owl Tattoos

Owl tattoos are a very popular design – especially in recent years, with styles ranging from simple line drawings to life-like designs and detailed, color tattoos.

Owl Tattoo Meanings

Owl tattoos can mean a lot of things depending on the wearer’s preference.

Wisdom and Knowledge
Owl tattoos can represent wisdom or the desire to gain wisdom. They can also represent knowledge, linking back to Native American culture where owls are considered to be the guardians of knowledge.

Freedom
An owl tattoo can also represent freedom; this is especially likely if the owl tattoo is designed with outstretched wings, about to take off or already in flight. Because owls are a sub-group of birds, owl and bird tattoos  often share similar meanings such as freedom, transition, and mindfulness.

Magic and Mystery
If you are a magic fan, then an owl tattoo may be perfect for you as owls have been linked to all things mystical and magical throughout history. An owl tattoo could be just want you need to add a little spark of magic into your life.

Time and Wisdom
Alternatively, pair your owl tattoo with clock or watch designs to represent your awareness of the passing of time and the subsequent knowledge and wisdom gained through your individual life experience.

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