10 Best Peacock Feather Tattoo Ideas You Have To See To Believe!

by Patrick
Peacock Feather Tattoos

Looking for a rich and colourful tattoo laden with religious and spiritual symbolism? Then this specially curated list of peacock feather tattoos is for you.

Peacock Feather Tattoo
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Peacocks duly capture the essence of beauty and grace in nature.

These majestic birds have found their way in many regal paintings of the monarchs of Europe as well as the Indian subcontinent and have been affiliated with royalty for centuries. They have been also associated with rich symbolism and spiritual mysticism in different cultures worldwide.

So what does a peacock feather tattoo mean? The peacock feather is considered to be an auspicious symbol in the Hindu religion.  Many people keep peacock feathers in their homes as it is believed that this brings success and prosperity to households. The peacock is also the national bird of India and according to Hindu mythology, it is was conceived from one of the feathers of the mythical bird, Garuda. Many Hindu scriptures also associate peacocks with the cycle of time.

The design on the peacock feathers resembles ‘thousand eyes’ which lends it a certain mysticism that does not always carry positive significance. However, the rich vividity of the colours of the bird’s plumage makes for excellent tattoos. Due to the peacock feather being considered a sacred emblem, many opt for peacock feather tattoos only. The natural elegance and grace of these feathers suggest that they can be consolidated into almost any tattoo design for they add a splash of colour which improves the overall tattoo design.  

If you are looking to get a peacock feather tattoo, then this specially curated list of peacock feather tattoos are a must-read.

The Flute And Peacock Feather Tattoo

The Flute And Peacock Feather Tattoo
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In Hindu culture, the peacock feather and the flute are two symbols often associated with Lord Krishna. Even, Krishna is always depicted wearing a peacock feather on his crown. Get this peacock feather tattoo coupled with that of a flute if you are an ardent believer of Hinduism.

The Artistic Peacock Feather Tattoo

The Artistic Peacock Feather Tattoo
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According to Hindu mythology, the peacock initially had a dull and lacklustre plumage. But the bird aided Lord Indra in his battle against Ravana by opening its tail feathers wide and allowing Indra to hide behind its plumage while fighting. As a result, Indra granted the bird a boon to make its tail feather lustrous and multicoloured. This peacock feather tattoo depicts the colourful and vibrant nature of the peacock feathers through its use of rich hues and bold graphic design.

The Timepiece And Peacock Feather Tattoo

The Timepiece And Peacock Feather Tattoo
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A timepiece tattoo can be associated with different meanings and symbolism such as mortality, endless love, life and death, and stability. On the other hand, the peacock feather is connected with the cycle of time, according to Hindu scriptures. Thus this timepiece and peacock feather tattoo makes for a stunning design, mainly because of the combination of the two elements.

The Traditional Peacock Feather Tattoo

The Traditional Peacock Feather Tattoo
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The traditional peacock feather is symbolic in Hindu culture and is believed to ward off evil spirits. It is also believed to have a thousand images of the all-seeing eye in its plumage. However, the bird is often associated with the Devil in the Middle East. This traditional peacock tattoo feather combines all those common meanings and is a symbol of beauty.

The Minimal Peacock Feather Tattoo

The Minimal Peacock Feather Tattoo
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While most of the peacock feather tattoos on this list boast large sizes and vibrant colours, this peacock feather tattoo goes for a more minimal and simple look. Minimal tattoos have been in trend lately due to their small sizes and uncomplicated designs. As a result, they can be sported by those on a tight budget or are getting inked for the first time too. The long stem and the ornamental designs coupled with the little splash of colourful feathers on the top give this minimal design quite a cool look.

The Black Peacock Feather Tattoo

The Black Peacock Feather Tattoo
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This dynamic grayscale peacock feather tattoo makes use of extensive shading and the classic tattoo ink colours of black and white to create a gorgeous piece of body art. While only the feather is a popular choice for its rich use of colours, this grayscale tattoo is a classic tattoo design.

The Small Peacock Feather Tattoo

The Small Peacock Feather Tattoo
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For many people, getting tattoos is to show the world their acquired pieces of stunning body art. Small and simple tattoos can be done anywhere on the skin and more so on body areas that catch attention quite easily. This small yet elegant peacock feather tattoo design is best done a little above the chest and is sure to catch everyone’s eye as soon as you enter the room.

The Fiery Peacock Feather Tattoo

The Fiery Peacock Feather Tattoo
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Peacocks are often considered to be a symbol of security and protection. The bird is also deemed as a safeguard of the psychic self and is said to usher positive energies into your homes. This piece of beauty with its delicate use of red shades and the vibrant drawing of the eye design is an auspicious symbol and the ideal choice of body art instead of the full bird.

Lord Krishna And Peacock Feather Tattoo

Lord Krishna And Peacock Feather Tattoo
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Thi stunning and life-like tattoo design pays homage to the Hindu culture which associates peacock feathers with Lord Krishna. The depiction of the mighty Krishna with his chakra and peacock feathers behind is a powerful tattoo design.

The Tiny Peacock Feather Tattoo On Finger

The Tiny Peacock Feather Tattoo On Finger
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Small tattoo designs have been in high demand lately because they can be inked anywhere on the body as they do not require a large amount of skin area. This gorgeous yet simple peacock feather tattoo on the finger is a fine example of such small and tiny designs. While they can be executed on body parts that catch our eyes instantly such as near the ear lobes, or on the wrist, or the fingers, they also lack complicated designs. Thus such finger tattoos are apt for those getting inked for the first time.

So how much is a peacock feather tattoo? As always, the price of a tattoo is based on the amount of skin space it takes up and the complexity of the design. Make sure that you pick an experienced and professional tattoo artist for quality work and to save yourself from future skin problems. Happy inking!

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