Depictions of animals are popular choices when it comes to tattoos. If you're thinking about having an illustration of an animal permanently placed on your body, you may have zeroed in on birds as a suitable choice. If so dove tattoo designs make for an excellent choice.
Doves are associated with many different things, including freedom, mobility, peace and even religion, making them suitable subjects for a wide variety of tattoo designs.
Since doves tend to symbolize peace and happiness, they are also popular subjects in the world of art. Doves are perceived as being very gentle, kind and innocent, which is why so many people are inspired by them.
They are small and fragile, too, which makes them perfect in a number of situations. Since they are often released at events like weddings, doves can also symbolize new beginnings.
They are usually white or grey, but there's no reason that you couldn't depict a dove tattoo in any color imaginable - let your imagination soar! The higher the better!
Without a doubt, doves are the polar opposites of many a bird from vultures, eagles, ravens or rooks.
From the grotesque to the lovely, then, birds truly do have it all.
Like many other things, doves can be depicted in solemn, sophisticated ways - or in cartoonish, hilarious ones. Their versatility when it comes to art is another thing that makes them so appealing to such a broad array of people.
Birds and doves are mentioned thousands of times in famous quotes. Scottish novelist James Matthew Barrie once wrote, "“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings." This quote is a fine example of the inspirational way that people often look at birds.