Most angel tattoos show a belief toward Christianity. Women could also display an angel tattoo for a passed away loved one, and sometimes on rare occasions angels will be displayed for artistic reasons as they are usually beautiful in design.
Most angel designs are of woman, but sometimes you will see men and baby angels with wings and halos, often they are displayed kneeling with hands in prayer. If you choose to have your angel’s wings spread and in motion, it usually means that you are moving past or coming toward a certain major event in your life.
If a woman picks an angel tattoo it is mainly for personal reasons. If you choose this design you will most likely be asked about its meaning, so be prepared to share your feelings with others. (Also see religious tattoos)