Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Humming Bird Tattoo Designs
Although hummingbird tattoos have no set in stone symbolism, they may very well have an almost proverbial meaning of gathering joy from ‚ burying our noses in, and inhaling all the sweetness of life. Hummingbirds themselves are a totem of clarity for many, as these tiny and beautiful birds ‚ get to the heart of a matter, just as they get directly to the heart of a flower.
Hummingbird tattoos can come in a variety of shapes and colors. There are over 300 different types of hummingbirds, so you have quite a few to pick from. For instance, there is the black chinned hummingbird, which has a black head and white or brown body. This would be great to use for a more noir piece; a monotone bird flitting away in the air, its long beak pressed into a scarlet red tulip. Three more colorfully striking examples are the blue chinned sapphire, which is a salient blue-green hue; the purple throated mountain gem, which also sports the same sapphiric coloring, but has streaks of light purple over its body; and lastly, the purple throated woodstar. This particular hummingbird strikes a perfect balance between modest and bold; its body and chest are usually black and white, while its throat is, indeed, a deep, royal purple.
Although most hummingbird tattoos depict the bird plunging itself into the bud of a flower, there are several other poses and styles that can be utilized to create a beautiful picture with this design. The fascination that many of us hold for the creature is its unusual style of flight, and your tattoo can show this, either in a stationary position (as in a quickly taken snapshot), or show the body of the hummingbird with what appears to be many sets of wings. The latter image will be a depiction of the speed in which the wings move. You may also show the hummingbird at rest, sitting peacefully on a branch, its famous wings at its sides.
Despite, or maybe even because of, the fact that hummingbird tattoos do not have a set symbolism of their own, they make for an excellent design. You can assign whatever meaning you so choose to this image, have a beautiful piece of art to go with it.