The owl has long been considered one of the most beautiful flying creatures in the world. Most people associate the avian creature with wisdom, as they were once believed to possess a spirit known to guide human beings into the various wonders and mysteries found throughout life. A lot of people consider the owl to be their spirit animal.
There are a lot of different styles for an owl tattoo, including focusing on the creature itself.
Some take a different path and decide to create a little story around their artwork. For example, an owl sitting atop a stack of books symbolizes the wisdom these creatures are so known for. While an owl wearing a hat could simply be a tattoo designed with fun in mind.
The owl can fit perfectly as a tattoo in a variety of places on the body. You tend to see an owl on forearms, calves, and adorning the chest of a man. The owl on the chest is generally caught with its wings spread wide, covering the heart and soaring off into a space we cannot see. Those on the arms and legs tend to be perched elegantly.