Hummingbird tattoo and it's meaning

hummingbird tattoo thumb Hummingbird tattoo and its meaningHummingbird Tattoo Meaning – Folklore and How to Find a Cool Hummingbird Tattoo
By Joel Goldman

I have always found hummingbird tattoos interesting and intriguing. Tattoos nowadays are becoming more and more popular. A survey in 2003 found that in the USA 14% of the adults have tattoos. Most of them have smaller tattoos (like a hummingbird) though, and wear them in disguise.

Bird tattoos have grown in acceptance in the previous years, and have become part of the mainstream tattoos. Other popular bird tattoo designs include swallow tattoos, bald eagle tattoos, or American eagle tattoos. There is a lot of mysticism around hummingbird tattoos, about which you will learn in this article.

Basically, Hummingbird is a part of American Indian folklore and mythology. Some believe that the hummingbird once filled its pants with seed to go beyond the sun and see what is there. It only ate one seed per day, but was not able to complete the journey, because it fell short of food.

Another story concerning the hummingbird can be found in Brazil. There, it is believed that hummingbirds hoarded water so that human didn’t have access to it, until Caingang and Butucuo Indians released it.

Nowadays, the hummingbird is seen mainly as a love charm. Some people wear a dead hummingbird around their neck in a little bag, as it is said to attract members of the opposite sex. Some say that if you dry it, make it into a powder, then pour some of it into a drink of another person, they can be charmed.

Hummingbirds can also symbolize celebration of life, hope, and joy. Also, they are the symbol of appreciating each moment and taking note of everything that is around you.

So, now that you know the hummingbird tattoo meanings and you like the beauty of it, you just have to look for a reputable tattoo salon, and make a cool tattoo.

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5 comments to Hummingbird tattoo and it’s meaning

  • hummerbum

    How cool. I have a small hummer with one flower tattooed on my right hip…I am brown-skinned so the colors are wonderful.

  • Yeah, it’s nice to know the meaning behind symbols … even though it might not be the same as what it means to you … that’s why tattoos are awesome because they are so personal.

  • STEPHANIE

    THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! I AM 22 YEARS OLD AND I WAS VERY VERY ATTACHE TO MY GRANDFATHER AND HE RECENTLY PASSED AWAY AND THE VERY FIRST THING HE EVER TAUGHT ME HOW TO DO IS CATCH A HUMMING BIRD HE LOVED HUMMING BIRDS AND HUNG HUNDREDS OF FEEDERS IN HIS YARD ND THIS IS MADE ME CRY WHEN I SEEN IT !!!!! I LOVE IT

  • Emma

    I am getting a tattoo after my Daughter is born of her name through the tails feathers of a hummingbird to represent the beauty around me. I have my eldest Daughter’s name through a phoenix to represent the rising up from the ashes after the seperation from her father over two years ago.

  • Debbie

    I am not an expert on hummingbirds, but I love their movement, quick, and mysterious. I first became attracted to them in 1991 when a frined/coworker of mine told me I MOVE like a hummingbird, one second I was there and the next I wasn’t. I also took a great picture of one at the San Diego zoo that I was quite proud of, it is hard to catch them in flight.

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