Fairy tattoos can be designed to symbolize almost anything the artist or client wants. Although samples of fairy tattoos often display sweet, innocent and magical fairies, fairy tattoos can be dark and mystical as well. Great ideas for angelic fairy tattoos are to keep their coloring light and appearance delicate. Ideas for darker fairy tattoos are to use darker colors such as navy blue and purple. Gothic fairy tattoos could use a black and red color combination. Fairy tattoos come in a wide variety of sizes and are placed anywhere on the body. Larger fairy tattoos are usually placed on the back, medium fairy tattoos on the arms or legs, and small fairy tattoos on the feet, hips or shoulders. Some fairy tattoos represent closeness to nature, while others represent a connection to the spiritual world of magic.
Fairy tattoos that symbolize nature often display fairies clothed in outfits constructed from leaves or flowers. Spiritual fairy tattoos sometimes show fairies with stars or a crescent moon nearby. Other ideas for fairy tattoos come from leaving the body of the fairy out of the tattoo. Some people get fairy wings tattooed on their backs, as if they are the fairy. Other people simply use fairy wings as a symbol for magic. Fairy tattoos can be as innocent as a newborn baby or as evil as the devil himself. Because of their flexibility in meaning, samples of fairy tattoos can be found on people from all walks of life:
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