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They are visually stunning as much as they are pleasantly meaningful. The Hummingbird tattoo is essentially for people with sunny dispositions or at least those who aspire to be as they generally represent hope and joy. They come in an array of colors, designs and customization so those who are planning to have one, wouldn’t have any trouble finding the right design that strike their fancy.
The possibilities are endless with hummingbird tattoos because contrary to popular belief, some men dig them too. That is because, though these types of tattoos are aesthetically sweet, they are not cloying. You can still be a badass while sporting them. Trust me! I’ve seen some burly men with hummingbird tattoos and they still look menacing.
So whether you’re trying to move on from a rough patch in your life or you’re just simply a happy-go-lucky person, there’s a hummingbird tattoo that would perfectly embody that for you. It’s the ultimate pick-me-up skin art. And while you’re at it, check out these stunning hummingbird tattoos; they’re guaranteed to brighten up your day. Go ahead, take a peak. You owe it to yourself.
There’s no denying the popularity of hummingbird tattoos. They are part of the mainstream tattoo culture nowadays for a myriad of reasons. It might be that its symbolism of love, hope and joy resonates with the common folks. Or the fact that it’s deeply rooted in American Indian culture and mythology. Or just the simple reason that it’s a fun piece to have. For whatever reason it might be, it’s important to remember that finding individuality in a sea of hummingbird tattoo designs can be problematic. One approach that would definitely make you stand out from the crowd is to take the minimalist route. Case in point: This itsy-bitsy morsel of awesomeness. Which just goes to show that good things come in small packages. Indeed!
Tiny but lovely. Small but terrible. Understated but meaningful. These are just some of the pointed and weighty contradictions that you can draw from this unassuming black and grey hummingbird tattoo. Whatever it is, there’s just no denying it, this tattoo is captivating. From the solid line work to the ornate detail, its apt placement to the masterful shading; this hummingbird tattoo packs a massive wallop in that tiny frame–ultimately proving that when it comes to tattooing, size doesn’t really matter.
18.Three Little Birds
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If one hummingbird is not enough, go for a threesome! That just makes so much sense because if two is a company, then three is a crowd. A party crowd that is! And this hummingbird tattoo is a party in the skin! How can you not love this? It’s incredibly sunny and it just gets you in a much better mood the longer you look at it. As per a snippet of a Bob Marley song with the same title: “Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright.” It’s straight up mellow man and it makes you wanna go to a secluded beach and sip some pina coladas while digging your toes into the powdery white sand. Ah, this tattoo just makes me wanna hum with joy.
OK, this is clearly a hummingbird tattoo in a man’s skin and ‘lo and behold’ it actually looks like it truly belonged–like it’s meant to be. I told you, hummingbird tattoos can be a manly tattoo design too. It’s just a matter of execution and placement. The line work in this piece is just superbly done which I would imagine really hard to do considering the little intricate details that go along with this tiny tattoo design. Also, the color saturation is masterfully yet appropriately applied so as not to look gaudy. And lastly, the placement is just right because it’s in a spot that is not too obvious or conspicuous. This hummingbird tattoo just struck the right balance between being bold and modest and because of that, it deserves a spot on the list.
This hummingbird tattoo is undeniably eye-catching! I don’t even know where to begin. OK, at first glance it looks like a painting, an exquisite painting at that. The color combination is just spectacular and I’m pretty sure it takes a lot of talent, experience, instincts and most importantly vision to pull this off. I’m not even going to talk about the line work because it’s simply out of sight! This piece looks as if it belongs to an exhibit and it might as well be; in an exhibit of pure awesomeness that is!
So we’ve firmly established that a hummingbird tattoo can also be a ‘man’s man’ tattoo but if you’re still not convinced, let’s take it to a whole new level with this one; a burly man sporting the little sweet bird in question plus with colorful flowers and an elegant butterfly for good measure. I know it’s hard to admit it but this piece undeniably works. It provides a layer of mystery to what is considered to be a one-dimensional and predictable look. It makes any imposing guy seem like a giant teddy bear–which is a good thing because it humanizes them.
This tattoo is tricky as it is mostly made up of different shapes, strokes and colors meticulously arranged in such a way that it would resemble the inner anatomy of this lovely bird. It might not be as ornate or as accurately detailed as some of the pieces on this list but it’s undoubtedly as effective as it can surely evoke emotions/reactions from anyone who sees it. It’s an ‘inside out kind’ of art work–a unique rendition of this highly-popular tattoo design. It’s a piece that communicates through shapes and colors and with borders that are as pronounced as they are as vibrant, this hummingbird tattoo will definitely catch your attention in a lot of different ways.
With dark, hefty strokes and line work and audacious color combination that can be spotted from afar, this hummingbird tattoo is unmistakably traditional and conspicuously sensational. There’s just no two ways about it. It’s bold and splashy and it commands your attention. The design is pretty much straightforward–a lovely bird and a flower–but the way it’s skillfully rendered makes this rather straightforward piece that much special. Which just goes to show that you can’t mess with tradition and this piece right here is traditionally awesome in any era.
These watercolor tattoos never get old in fact, they are some of the most inventive and ingenious works being done these days. Take for example this piece. The smudges, blurs and splatters in this hummingbird tattoo is meticulously and craftily done to create an impression that it’s painted in a canvas–really amazing! What’s even better is that there are strategically placed blots at the edges, at the end of the strokes, to make this piece seem more realistic and it sure looks legit to me. This hummingbird watercolor tattoo is perfectly imperfect.
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Here’s another amazing watercolor tattoo for you because quite frankly, you or we can never have too much of a good thing, right? This hummingbird tattoo is cute just as is but it’s even more delightful because it’s placed in the ankle. This piece can do no wrong especially in the ‘cuteness’ department. I mean just look at it! The color saturation and shading are just out of this world. Plus the fact that it has perfect placement, this hummingbird tattoo is undeniably and impeccably cute as a button.
This rather exaggerated rendition of a hummingbird is truly a sight to behold. There are so many things going on in this piece. From the extravagant plumage to the vividly ornate flowers, impressive line work to the unmistakably striking color saturation and then the apt shading; this piece just soars! For a tiny bird like the hummingbird, this rendering is quite imposing but never really overbearing. This tattoo looks so majestic, so lofty and ever so ethereal–truly a feast for the senses.
What’s better than an ankle watercolor hummingbird tattoo? Well, a musically inclined one. This is a real stunner! What kind of self-centered, narcissistic psycho wouldn’t love this? A lovely bird, a beautiful flower and musical notes; even the most indifferent, most hardened heart would melt at the mere sight of this. This tattoo just conjures up childhood memories (when we were young and carefree) and evokes happy thoughts like those good ol’ songs that you can’t take out of your head. If you’re not humming at the sight of this masterpiece, then you Sir/Ma’am are a monster!
This is clearly a nod to the artistically inclined amongst us, those artsy fartsy folks, you know, the hipsters? I kid of course! Truth be told, this is a very creative spin on a very common tattoo design. Just look at the way the mountains were incorporated in the hummingbird design, that’s highly innovative and original–I haven’t seen quite like it before. And the way the artist utilized contrast and silhouette to create an abstract, almost zen-like feel to the entire piece is nothing short of enlightening. Truly, this hummingbird tattoo is mesmerizing.
I guess this is a common theme now. What can I do? Watercolor tattoos are just amazing! Match that up with an equally amazing and versatile motif that is the hummingbird, and you got yourself a formidable tattoo! Case in point: This stupefying back piece that gets more and more mystifying the longer you look at it. And how can you not? The bleeds, smudges, blots, color saturation, shading and even the line work are right at point. It’s a hummingbird tattoo that can do no wrong both technically and aesthetically.
6.Bird Rib Cage
It’s one of the most painful spots to tattoo on and with this relatively sizable piece, I could just imagine how incredibly excruciating it would’ve been to sit through this one. I take my hat off to this lady. She is the bomb! Having said that, I’m pretty sure the pain was all worth it in the end as the piece is nothing short of stunning. Well actually it’s beyond that. It’s divinely majestic! Check out those gorgeous plumage and those exquisite smudges and color combination–it’s like poetry in motion. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and for me, this hummingbird tattoo is so beautiful, it hurts!
Well I guess by now you’ve already figured out why this tiny, unassuming black and grey hummingbird tattoo is sitting mightily high on the countdown. As much as the piece is skillfully and elegantly done, the reason for it being at number 5 is because of its meaning or the motivation behind it. It is a portrait of a daughter’s undying love for her father–that even time and death can’t stop true love but rather it strengthens it. Whether or not that message is especially intended for a Hollywood icon or just for an ordinary individual is immaterial. This hummingbird tattoo is profoundly beautiful regardless of where or how it came to be.
This hummingbird tattoo is enchanting. It’s like being a kid again, witnessing magic for the first time. In a way the artist of this piece is like a magician. You don’t know how he/she did it but it doesn’t matter because you’re amazed by it. And that says a lot because I’ve seen a fare share of amazing tattoos in my life and seeing something that amazes me to no end–not to mention not knowing how such color saturation can be achieved–rarely ever happens. This tattoo in a way has rejuvenated the sense of wonderment that I somewhat lost over the years and that, to me, is magical!
This hummingbird tattoo is pure love–not only at first sight but at multiple glances and even for eternity (if such word is even applicable to mortals like us). The birds are so lifelike that it seemed like they would fly out of that lady’s chest at any moment. The tattoo just has everything going for it. The concept, execution and especially the placement were seamlessly coordinated together to create a breathing and pulsating art work for the senses. If there is such a thing as an everlasting love, then this tattoo is the embodiment of that concept.
2.Hips Don’t Lie
If someone says that there’s an immaculate, almost perfect hip tattoo out there, I would say that that person is lying. Apparently, I’m completely wrong. This piece is indeed immaculate! And to borrow Carol’s line of The Walking Dead fame (though for a completely opposite purpose and context) “Just look at the flowers.” Yep, those flowers alone would be enough to drive you mad with desire. And don’t get me started with the exquisite bird or the ghostly lining; those would surely drive you over the edge. This hummingbird hip tattoo is killing me softly with its indescribable beauty.
1.Bird of Paradise
If that hip tattoo will drive you mad with desire, then this floral hummingbird shoulder tattoo will give you a high, a sense of euphoria unlike any other. It’s the epitome of perfection; every line, stroke, hue and shade is divine and immaculately polished–like a higher power was at work when the piece was conceived and subsequently brought to life. If the ‘Garden of Eden’ where true, I would imagine that it would look similar to this tattoo.
For those reasons and many other metaphysical mumbo-jumbo that I came up with on a fly (I do this a lot when I’m utterly impressed), and by the power vested in me by the tattoo gods, I declare this piece the number one, most stunning hummingbird tattoo in the entire universe!
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