There are many popular images used for female tattoo designs today, many of which are pretty, girly and symbolic and these include fairy tattoos which have proved to be a firm favorite with body art fans of all ages. These ethereal beings conjure up images of childhood stories and evoke fond memories of our dreams and aspirations as young girls, when we believed in happy ever after and fairytale endings. Having one of these tiny winged creatures inked on out skin reminds us never to give up hope as it offers connotations of magic and miracles, as well as aesthetic beauty, so it is not surprisingly that so many women are drawn to this image.
Many female body art fans seem to be attracted to winged beings like the butterfly, dragonfly, angel and fairy not least because these images often have both symbolic and visual merit but also because these are very versatile images that come in many styles. Take for example, popular fairy tattoos for which there are a multitude of different options from cartoon favorites like Peter Pan’s Tinker bell and Pinocchio’s Blue Fairy to more fantastical designs that incorporate butterfly wings and elfin-like features onto this popular image. There are even darker designs that depicted ‘bad fairies’ which transforms the fluffier feminine version of this image to give it a more sinister and menacing air.