If you're about to hit a tattoo parlor and opened this post - you're in luck, because Bored Panda has created a list of the very best bird tattoo ideas out there! Not only do they look awesome but birds also carry deep symbolic meanings.

The bird is generally associated with freedom, because it is free to roam the sky all over the world. Many cultures also believe that it symbolizes eternal life, and even links heaven and the earth. The ancient Egyptians thought that the bird symbol represents the soul leaving a person's body, and the Celtic people were certain that birds were messengers of the gods.

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Bird Tattoo

Doctor Woo Report

Cameron Johnson
Community Member
4 years ago

This would impress my Geometry teacher

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Bird Tattoo

anahiroart Report

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute÷

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Bird Tattoo

ineepine Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

I guess the bird is plucking hairs to make a nest....

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Bird Tattoo

Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Sometimes less IS more.

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Bird Tattoo

dopeindulgence Report

Misty Pal
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow just WOW.. I'm speechless its so damn good

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Bird Tattoo

Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Minion eyes!

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Bird Tattoo

koray_karagozler Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Falcon death star forest?

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#8

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just.elda Report

Misty Pal
Community Member
4 years ago

wow its so lovely and elegant 💟

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#9

Bird Tattoo

drag_ink Report

jacluckycat
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

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Bird Tattoo

ondrash.com Report

Squiddosnazz
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous! Like a chinese painting

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Bird Tattoo

Ivan Trapiani Report

jacluckycat
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW this is amazing. Fantastic colour work

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Bird Tattoo

Jay Shin Report

Emma Clark
Community Member
4 years ago

It kind of looks like a watercolor Hedwig!

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#13

Bird Tattoo

MamalooTattoo Report

Homa Pourjam
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm in love with her hair

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Bird Tattoo

koray_karagozler Report

Isa
Community Member
4 years ago

Illuminati confirmed

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#15

Bird Tattoo

playground_tat2 Report

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
3 years ago

Small, and yet conveys so much more!!

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Bird Tattoo

Fabio Mauro Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

EXCELLENT details on that peacock!

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Bird Tattoo

tattooist_doy Report

Ellie Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

love

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Bird Tattoo

sanne vaghi Report

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
3 years ago

Very nice!!

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Bird Tattoo

Simona Blanar Report

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Bird Tattoo

Frank Carrilho Report

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
Community Member
4 years ago

Unique

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Bird Tattoo

Report

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my gosh!!! This is my all time favorite tattoo!!! I love Hummingbirds and those are all my favorite colors!! I love how it looks so free, just looking for his next flower.

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Bird Tattoo

rodferod Report

Luna Bellard
Community Member
3 years ago

GEOROUS

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Bird Tattoo

Natali Camry Report

Katrin Richter
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!

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#24

Bird Tattoo

evakrbdk Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

What happened... this bird looks like it splattered into her back!

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#25

Bird Tattoo

Julia Dumps Report

Katy David
Community Member
4 years ago

So fucking cute!

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Bird Tattoo

sashaunisex Report

Samantha Rodriguez
Community Member
4 years ago

The closeup of the trees don't seem to be part of the bird tattoo... Can anyone see where it would be??

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Bird Tattoo

ineepine Report

Katy David
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful and creative

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Bird Tattoo

dopeindulgence Report

Scott Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

Awe

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Bird Tattoo

KATY LIPSCOMB Report

Monkey D. Luffy
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm liking that purple.

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Bird Tattoo

Eva Krbdk Report

Anni -Manni
Community Member
4 years ago

My man has a tiger tattooed with that "toything":)

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#32

Bird Tattoo

east_ssc Report

LaurieAnne Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Dainty but still free

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Bird Tattoo

AGA YADOU Report

Beth Taccia
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the watercolor tattoos I can't wait to get one

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Bird Tattoo

Old Gold Tattoo Report

CuriousGeorge
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely...

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Bird Tattoo

Report

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
Community Member
4 years ago

I really like this one!

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#36

Bird Tattoo

tattooyourface Report

Donna Oades
Community Member
4 years ago

Owl-yang

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Bird Tattoo

dopeindulgence Report

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Bird Tattoo

Jakub Nowicz Tattoo Report

CuriousGeorge
Community Member
4 years ago

Perfect!

#39

Bird Tattoo

unfamiliar tide Report

Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

It kiiinda looks like the little bird and his branch were inside her back and they made a break for freedom!

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Bird Tattoo

Koray Karagozler Report

CuriousGeorge
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous!

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Bird Tattoo

Report

Maamuu
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh my almighty Lord this is amazing.

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Bird Tattoo

rockstonetattoo Report

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Bird Tattoo

dopeindulgence Report

Katy David
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely

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Bird Tattoo

Rob Green Report

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east_ssc Report

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Bird Tattoo

betty_xiao_tattoo Report

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Bird Tattoo

sashaunisex Report

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Bird Tattoo

playground_tat2 Report

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Bird Tattoo

dopeindulgence Report

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Bird Tattoo

sashaunisex Report

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
Community Member
4 years ago

I love the patterns!

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Bird Tattoo

rodferod Report

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Bird Tattoo

atlanticotattoo Report

Wombat34
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful but unfortunately looks a bit like it's taking a shit

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Bird Tattoo

Derek Scott Report

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dopeindulgence Report

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adrianbascur Report

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Bird Tattoo

Javi Wolf Report

Katy David
Community Member
4 years ago

I love

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Bird Tattoo

dopeindulgence Report

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Bird Tattoo

Javi Wolf Report

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b.rebelo_tattooer Report

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atlanta33 Report

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ineepine Report

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tattoo.umg Report

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Ondrash Report

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victoroctaviano Report

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g_eem Report

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amanda_piejak Report

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free_angell79 Report

Monkey D. Luffy
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool.

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Bird Tattoo

gnotattoo Report

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Bird Tattoo

swampsparrow Report

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Ilya Brezinski Report

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Javi Wolf Report

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Bird Tattoo

Jakub Nowicz Tattoo Report

Ewelina Pyżyńska
Community Member
4 years ago

I personally love seagulls they are one of my favorites birds and they remind me of the place where I was born.

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Bird Tattoo

rodferod Report

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Mo Ganji Report

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bolotattoo Report

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zumbatreze Report

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vadersdye Report

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iambird75 Report

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Bird Tattoo

inkkutattoo Report

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Bird Tattoo

chewingstraws Report

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Bird Tattoo

Gambrel Report

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dopeindulgence Report

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