Bird tattoos are a classic in the world of tattooing, but it’s no longer just swallow tattoos on sailors anymore (as much as we love those), and it can be way more interesting than just little bird silhouettes.
From eagles to cranes, owls to sparrows, to all manner of exotic birds; and ranging in style from black and grey realism tattoos to Japanese traditional tattoos, and modern blackwork tattooing to neo-traditional tattooing, here are some recent bird tattoos – done at Modern Body Art in Birmingham – that showcase the styles and variation in design.
As ever, feel free to use these tattoos for inspiration, or come and see us to have something designed for you, please don’t just copy. Good tattooists won’t copy another tattoo directly, only shit ones do that, and surely you don’t want a tattoo by a shit tattoo artist?!