Peacock Feather Tattoo – 17 Unique Designs and Meanings

Peacock Feather Tattoo – 17 Unique Designs and Meanings

The beautiful peacock has been the center of attention in the world of birds for millennia. Male peacocks are arguably the most beautiful birds in the world, with their huge tail feathers existing solely to entrance, mystify, and intimidate onlookers. Tattoos function much the same as peacock feathers, since they get a point across in the most graceful and beautiful manner possible. Because of this, a peacock feather tattoo captures the essence of this bird perfectly.

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Peacock Feather Tattoo Meaning

Peacocks symbolize nobility, royalty, spirituality, immortality, incorruptibility, and of course—beauty! Even the ‘eyes’ on the tails of peacocks correlate closely with heaven in multiple cultures. First, in Christianity, the eyes represent the omnipresence of god. In Greek mythology, the peacock was created from the hundred-eyed Argus and its tail represents the eyes of the stars. Lastly, in Persia, the bird was considered invaluable to royalty as a spiritual guard, and in Chinese cultures it represents benevolence and immortality.

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Peacock Feather Tattoo Designs

Peacock feathers come in all shapes and sizes. When we think of peacock feathers, green and blue are the colors that come to mind first—but purple or white also make excellent color schemes! Combine the feathers with other spiritual subjects, such as flowers or hearts, as an accent of beauty. The meaning of behind-the-ear peacock feather tattoos is to imitate peacock feather earrings.

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The beauty of the peacock doesn’t stop with just its personality. It is a Chinese folktale that a peacock feather tattoo will help a woman conceive (“Little Peacock’s Gift: A Chinese Folk Tale“). The feathers can give you prowess, power and confidence. They can also ward off evil will with their all-seeing eyes. If you want to work on your compassion, attention to detail, self-confidence, or faithfulness, peacock feather tattoos will help remind you of your task. Above all, peacock feathers stand among the oldest symbols of beauty. They work perfectly for a living canvas like your skin.

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