In the modern art of a tattoo angels meet quite often and in various meanings. Now meaning of a tattoo of angel isn’t purely religious symbol.
Most often angels are represented by beautiful, tall youths with the long hair and wings dressed in a white clothes.
Image of marvelous envoys as intermediaries between material and spiritual worlds is present at a number of world religions: in Islam, in the Jewish religion and especially in Christianity.
Angels often can be met on pages of the Bible, and play a role not only envoys there, but also protection, God-given for the person, or punishment.
Winged gods-envoys were known also in the Egyptian culture.
The image of the Cupid originates from the Greek-Roman mythology. The Cupid was god who caused or destroyed love between people on the earth.
Also are known, so-called, fallen angels who passed to serve a devil therefore became a symbol of treachery, incorrectnesses and the evils.
It’s possible to tell that meaning of a tattoo an angel rather difficult, but reasonable. The angel of light symbolizes protection, divinity, aspiration to an order, inspiration and spirituality, love and belief.