“Mercury” otherwise known as Hermes, could been seen sporting wings in Greek and Roman mythology. Though, you might be surprised to know he also had wings on his ankles, which were said to make him travel faster.
In religion the symbolism of wings takes on a whole new meaning with the idea of protection and guidance. Of course, this style can be purely religious in purpose too.
However, for most men, this design associates itself with the notion that everyone has a guardian angel watching over them. It also serves as a reminder that we can provide ourselves with a positive guiding influence too.
Consider that as we ascend upwards into the sky, you could in a sense say we are reaching a higher, more positive mindset. If we truly desire to be a good person, we must literally overcome and rise above our bad ethics and behavior dragging us down.
In other words, it’s a higher evolution of the soul, where a man strives to ascend to the higher realms of existence. If you want a tattoo that represents your true freedom and independence, regardless of the past of future, this design will serve you well.
With that said, I’d like to share with you a collection of the top 100 best wing tattoos for men. From realistic full back artwork to incredibly detailed sleeves and more. I’ve also included single and double winged designs to help give you more masculine inspiration in this guide.