Além de puramente estética, uma tatuagem de pena pode ter significados diferentes, alguns óbvios, outros menos óbvios.
As penas estão relacionadas com o ar, já que foram criadas para deslizar através e trabalhar em harmonia com ele. Por esta razão, as penas são frequentemente associadas com as qualidades místicas do próprio ar: O símbolo representa a comunicação com o intelecto, vontade e espírito.
Flight: feathers are the main tool for the flight, synonymous with the free spirit and lightness of temperament, and an ability to approach life from a privileged perspective.
Spirituality: feathers are used in many shamanic rituals to facilitate communication between the earthly world and the spiritual.
Freedom: The expression free as a bird can be summarized with a feather, indicating freedom from cares and social restrictions or emotional entanglements.
Before choosing a tattoo of a feather it is good to make the distinction between birds, which can be used as a reference:
Owl: symbol of death for some, for others a symbol of intelligence and mystery.
Peacock: for those who want a very colorful symbol of rebirth, holiness and vanity.
Eagle: a symbol of the United States, synonymous with freedom and courage.
Phoenix: to receive a feather from the mythological Greek bird is the equivalent to a promise of eternal life.