10 Best Eagle Skull Tattoo Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind!

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Eagle Skull Tattoos

If you’re looking for a good eagle skull tattoo, then here we have brought you the best eagle skull tattoos in the list below.

Eagle Skull Tattoo
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Eagle skull tattoos have many different meanings and versions.

Eagle and skull tattoo meaning depends on both skull and eagle tattoo meanings. Skull and eagle tattoo designs have a different meaning than each other, but combinations of these tattoos make sense.

Eagle tattoo designs can be of symbols of eagles or even feathers that mean good luck, vision, freedom, power, religion, or related to God. Skulls also represent courage, fearless nature other than death. The designs can be of a skull of eagle and snake tattoo or flying eagle birds tattoo with a skull with the words ‘fly higher’ and more. Many people get them on one or the other hand because arms can be the best body part to show the tattoo to the world. Read on to explore more about these tattoos.

Neo Traditional Eagle Bird Skull Tattoo

Neo Traditional Eagle Bird Skull Tattoo
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Neo traditional tattoo designs are one of the most enticing tattoo styles out there. It holds the boldness of traditional tattoo designs and the intricate details of modern tattoos. Tattoo artists came up with these tattoos by getting inspired from traditional tattoos and it shows. Like, the picture above is of a gorgeous neo traditional tattoo of an eagle bird skull. Two large red roses with a few leaves are drawn on the top and below the skull. Like any other neo traditional tattoo design, the roses and eagle tattoo designs all have bold lines along with minimal shading and the blue colour work in the background to give the tattoo a lively look.

Dot Work Eagle With Skull Tattoo

Dot Work Eagle With Skull Tattoo
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Tattoo artists draw dot work tattoos or dot work shading tattoos by applying multiple dots on the skin with varying density to create an image. Dot work shading technique is very tricky, but if done correctly, the results can be worth it as evident from the picture above. It is of two tattoo designs etched on one of the arms of the wearer. Among the two raccoon and eagle tattoo designs is the top one is of a raccoon and the bottom one is of an eagle skull. The black ink eagle skull tattoo design has a realistic look. This has not been achieved by normal shading, but by intricate dot work shading. Even the little leaves surrounding the skull are looking lively owing to their dot work shading.

American Traditional Eagle Skull Tattoo

American Traditional Eagle Skull Tattoo
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American traditional tattoo designs are steeped in history. It starts from sailors wearing them in the beginning to soldiers to rebellious teens to today’s trends. Almost a 100 years have gone since the beginning of these tattoos, yet traditional tattoo designs are still very much on trend. The picture above shows a leg tattoo design of a large eagle holding a human skull on its talons. The design is drawn as eagles spread wings and fly in the sky. Unlike other traditional tattoos, this one has been drawn in black ink, hence a little shading work has been done on the tattoo. However, it definitely has the bold lines of a traditional tattoo.

Eagle Skull With Skeleton Tattoo

Eagle Skull With Skeleton Tattoo
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Skull and skeleton tattoo designs have some meanings of death and everything related to it. However, they also indicate that the wearer does not fear death and they have overcome hard times. Additionally they also represent strength, protection, and fearlessness. Eagle tattoo meanings tell us about power, strength, and more. That’s why you can express strength through an eagle bird skull tattoo design even other than death. The picture above shows a full eagle skeleton tattoo drawn on one of the arms of the wearer. The beautiful tattoo design is entirely drawn in thin lines and intricate shading in black ink. The tattoo artist has used some white ink in the tattoo to give it a little 3D effect.

Black And Grey Eagle Skull Tattoo

Black And Grey Eagle Skull Tattoo
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Black and grey tattoos have been the first method of tattooing and it still remains one of the most sought after styles to this day. In terms of skull and skeleton tattoo designs, black and grey ink work the best as well as evident from the picture above. It’s a simple yet detailed tattoo of an eagle bird skull drawn on one of the arms of the wearer. The slight shading work only in a few places is making the skull tattoo design look perfect. The depth in the eye socket, the blackness of the beak, and everything in the tattoo has been drawn in black and grey ink with extreme care.

Body Art Eagle Holding Skull Tattoo

Body Art Eagle Holding Skull Tattoo
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Body art tattoo designs are rare and they can be quite beautiful. It takes the tattoo artist a lot of time to complete a body art tattoo, but they get a lot of freedom and space to work with their imagination. The picture above shows a large body art tattoo that’s covering the entire back of the wearer. The tattoo design is of a flying eagle holding a skull on its talons. The eyes of the skull are glowing a fiery red and yellow colour, two swords can be seen behind the skull, and there’s a vintage long scroll paper with the words ‘carpe diem’ written below the skull. The words ‘carpet diem’ literally means ‘seize the day’.

Tribal Eagle Skull Tattoo

Tribal Eagle Skull Tattoo
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Tribal tattoos are primarily worn by people of certain cultures, like Native Americans have a meaning that tell stories and heritage of their culture. Usually these tattoos are made up of geometric patterns like mandala tattoos. The other form of tribal tattoos that anyone can wear are tattoos of other elements of Native American culture, like dreamcatchers, headdresses, or skulls with accessories of a feather or more, like the picture above. It’s a tribal eagle tattoo design of an eagle headdress on an eagle skull and the feathers on the headdress are probably a eagle feather tattoo design as well. The blue, red, brown, and more colours used in the tattoo design are quite simple and shading is not done in a very complex manner either.

Symbolic Eagle Skull Tattoo

Symbolic Eagle Skull Tattoo
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Skull tattoos can have a pretty symbolic meaning even other than death, in terms of expressing strength, bravery, and lack of fear from death. Other designs of a snake tattoo, a spider, and some other bird species, like crow birds, or raven birds have a similar meaning or symbolism other than freedom, power, and more. Hence, a combination of these designs can be pretty perfect. The picture above is of a simple eagle bird skull tattoo design with fine thin lines and striped-lined shading work. There’s a black widow spider crawling on the top of the skull. The shading work on the spider has been done quite heavily to make the spider stand out from the eagle bird skull. Black widow spider tattoos usually the meaning of the strength of a woman.

Realistic Skull And Eagle Tattoo Designs

Realistic Skull And Eagle Tattoo Designs
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Realistic tattoos can be pieces of masterpiece art on a person’s skin. It takes a tattoo artist a lot of effort and time to draw such beautiful designs, but it’s surely worth it. Recently many artists have mastered drawing realistic tattoos in colour, but black and grey ink realistic tattoos remain ever so elegant, as evident from the picture above. It shows a beautiful eagle head tattoo design and below the head is a human skull etched on one of the arms of the wearer. The blending work of the eagle and the top of the skull has been done with quite excellence. The realistic details of both the skull and eagle tattoos in black ink are surely something to admire.

Aztec Eagle Warrior Skull Tattoo

Aztec Eagle Warrior Skull Tattoo
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The two top special military forces of the Aztec Army were the Jaguar Warriors and the Eagle Warriors. According to pictures, they always wore eagle feather headdresses, held weapons, and a shield in hand. It’s quite understandable that eagle skulls and eagle tattoo designs in general held a high significance to them. The picture above is of an Aztec eagle warrior tattoo design on one of the arms of the wearer. The warrior is holding a macuahuitl or an Aztec blade in his hand and wearing an eagle feather headdress. The tattoo is drawn up in solid black ink. The design is made up of geometric patterns in the exact manner of native tattoo designs.

If you’ve found your favourite design then get tattooed and if you haven’t, then don’t sign off yet. Here are a few more suggestions –

Eagle skulls with tattoos of other birds, especially the ones that have similar meaning to skulls or eagle bird tattoos meaning.

Eagle skull and snake tattoo which is quite popular. This skull of eagle and snake tattoo represents mortality, vengeance, and more such notions. These snake and eagle tattoo designs are usually best in traditional style.

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