Owl Tattoo Meaning and Symbolism
The owl is an unusual bird to look at, and it is rich in symbolism from many cultures across the world. Unlike other tattoos that people simply wear, a majority of people attracted to owl tattoos love them due to their symbolism and meaning. Many individuals [translating to around 0.05 percent of America’s population] wear owl tattoo, and according to different accounts from those who wear them, they feel incredibly unique. The meaning symbolized by various parts of the Owl and especially what is popularly believed about this avian creature range from its silent flights and its stealth, clear calls, and amazing eyes that can see in the dark.
In Ancient times, Owls were believed to possess a unique connection to spirit that transcends its body to direct humans towards the wonders and mysteries of life. This is because Owls are among the early forms of life on earth with fossils of the species dating back to approximately 66 million years ago. The owl as a spirit animal guides and reveals to people what is beyond the veil of deception and illusion, and that is why it is used as a symbol that guides people in wisdom. This phenomenon attracts many people to wear owl tattoos.
Owl tattoos are believed to guide humans through spiritual connection into mystery, knowledge, and intuition, a strong guide for discernment and availing suitable choices when faced with difficult situations. There are over 2000 species of owls which are grouped into two main groups: the real Owls and Barn Owls. The difference between the two are features in the head, tail, legs, and talons. Most owl tattoos that people wear have Owls eyes sharply appearing on the design and myths symbolizes a keen observer. For this reason, Owl tattoos can signify our loved ones who hold a special part in our life as personal teachers and guides who are always watching over us even if they are physically gone.