The word “angel” originates from the Greek word “angelos,” meaning messenger, and dates back to early biblical times.
The Bible states that God created angels to guard you in all ways and it is generally accepted that there are three types of angels.
The Holy Bible refers to these three primary types as guides, protectors, and messengers, all of the Lord. Angels are also mentioned in the Koran.
Although the appearance and purpose has varied throughout history, artists have been consistent in their depiction, showing angels as beautiful winged creatures, usually seen floating in human form, either glowing or shining. That trend continues in today’s angel tattoo design.
Angels have manifested themselves in many ways throughout history, sometimes leading warriors into battle, giving comfort in times of strife or grief, and even in times of death, with the angel of death leading the way to the gates of heaven.
One of the most popular types of angel tattoo design is the guardian angel. These angels are believed to watch over us from birth to death, guiding and protecting, and are commonly given a name.
Stirring the imagination and creating a sense of security, guardian’s angels have inspired hope in times of need, often appearing out of thin air to save the day, then vanishing without a trace.