Owl is often considered to be a symbol of wisdom.
Other than wisdom, owl is also quite often associated with prosperity, fortune and good luck. Owl tattoos are actually very common for people because owl tattoos represent wisdom and good luck and these are the most desired thing one wants.
There are many kinds of owl tattoos that show us different moods as well. The small owl tattoos look very cute on skin and they are actually made for good luck. Here is a list of small owl tattoos that one should definitely check out.
Small Watercolor Owl Tattoo
This owl tattoo is mostly made of black ink and turquoise blue ink. The owl tattoo is totally made with black ink and some part has turquoise blue ink in it as well. The turquoise blue color in this tattoo is used in such a way, that it looks like the color is of water color. It looks like as if the painter has just taken the brush and waved in the air pointing the painting. That is why the turquoise blue color in this tattoo looks a bit scattered, as if someone has dropped the blue color accidentally.
In this tattoo the tattoo artist has drawn the owl in a very cute way. The owl looks very cute in this tattoo. The eyes of the owl are quite big compared to the body of this owl and with the eyelashes and its eyeballs, this tattoo look so cute. It has small diamond shaped beak and it is of blue color and this owl is parched on a twig of a tree. On its stomach, there is a sign of a star within a circle and two crescent shaped moon on each side. This kind of owl tattoo designs would look great on the lower arm region.
Barn Owl Tattoo
This small owl tattoo is totally made of black ink. This small owl tattoo has quite a detailed design. This tattoo design kind of looks like the pet owl that “Harry Potter” had, named “Hedwig”. This owl in this tattoo has quite a flat face and it seems like as if the beak is bulging out. In this tattoo, the owl is in a flying position with both its wings stretched quite in a broad way in the upper direction and it looks like the owl is in motion.
The eyes of this owl are quite small and it seems like the owl is trying to spot its prey. The owl in this tattoo actually looks very beautiful. The feathers of the owl in this small tattoo are made with such detail. Each and every feather has different shades in different parts of its feathers. The upper edge of the feathers have darker black shade and every feather has three folds which are denoted by darker shades of black. This detailed beautiful owl tattoo would look very good on the upper arm region.
The Owl And The Moon Tattoo
This owl tattoo is totally made of black ink. This owl tattoo is actually of a very elongated diamond shape, but the upper left side is bulging out a little with the head of the owl and the lower right side is bulging out a little with the tail of the owl. Actually, on the top left side, there is a very big crescent shaped moon which is half bulging out from that side and the top right side has a tree with no leaves on it. The tree is just of some the branches the individually looks quite scary actually. The elongated diamond shape mostly depicts the sky. Most of that part is made of black dots making it the dark sky and there are stars as well in the sky. The moon is mostly of skin color but the bulging out portion has the same texture as the sky made inside the diamond shapes.
The owl made in this tattoo is actually a barn owl. This owl’s eyes are fully black and it has a small dot inside made by skin color that tells us that it is some kind of s reflection. The beak of this owl is pointed downwards and the eyes have a different kind of gleam in its eyes. The wings of the owl in this tattoo design is made with great details by the tattoo artist. Each and every feather is made in a different way and looks different from each other. The feathers which are in the upper portion of the wings have a spot inside them made by skin color and surrounding that portion, a darker black shade is made by the tattoo artist.
Owl With Blue Eyes Tattoo
This small owl tattoo design is mostly made of black ink and just the eyes are made of blue color. The blue color that is used to paint the eyes is actually a shade of ocean blue. It has a slight shade of green as well. The eyes of the owl is actually very big compared to the body of this owl. The three eyebrows look very cute. The fold of the skin that is made under the eye also looks very good.
The owl in this small tattoo is parched on a small twig of a tree. The beak of this owl looks like a round shaped kite, but it has one side which points out and that is really sharp. This owl tattoo has some darker shades of black as well. This small owl tattoo is not a very detailed tattoo. The tattoo artist has made the feathers and the edge of the feathers are made in a darker shade than the other part and the blue eyes really pop out and make this tattoo look really lively. This tattoo is a perfect design for the back of the shoulder.
Small Owl Tattoo On Chest
This owl tattoo is actually very small in size. This small owl tattoo is made totally of black ink. This small owl tattoo is actually more like made out of just shapes and just the shapes are fully drawn.
There are triangles, circles, ovals, and many more shapes and the tattoo artist has also made many straight lines, one joining another, and making different kind of shapes. Other than the shapes and the lines, the tattoo artist has not used any other color. This tattoo is design is a perfect choice for the wrist.
The Cute Small Owl Tattoo
This tattoo actually falls under the category of very small owl tattoos. This tattoo is totally made of black ink. In this tattoo, the owl is parching on a branch of a tree and there is also a crescent moon in the sky. The moon makes us understand that this is the night sky. The moon is totally made of black color.
The owl in this tattoo is actually a very detailed one. The tattoo artist has made different designs around the eyes of the owl, and its head. The branch that this owl is parching has leaves as well.
The Scary Owl Tattoo
This tattoo is totally made of black ink. The owl in this tattoo does not have any eyeball and that part is of skin color. This owl tattoo is just of the face of the owl and the beak looks very sharp. This tattoo has got different shades of black.
There are some leaves and branches around the face of the owl in this tattoo. This owl has two feathers that looks like ears. One feather is on its left side of the head which is almost coming out and same thing is on its right side. This tattoo looks really scary. This is perfect tattoo for the lower arm region.
The Cute Small Owl Tattoo On A Tree
This tattoo is a very small tattoo. This small tattoo is totally made of black ink and sone parts of this tattoo has different shades of black as well.
The owl in this small owl tattoo is sitting on a very thin twig and the twig jas leaves on it as well. The owl in this tattoo has huge eyes and the beak is diamond shaped. The eyes and the beak make this tattoo look very cute. This tattoo would look great on the back of the wrist.
The Blue And Black Owl Tattoo
This tattoo is mostly made of black ink but the tattoo artist has also used yellow color and blue color, and of course, there is different shades of black as well. This tattoo is just of the face of the owl and that is mostly of black ink, made like strokes from a black pen.
The eyes are of yellow color and the beak is pointed and looks very shiny. The blue paint looks like as if blue water color is spilt. This tattoo is a perfect choice for the wrist area.
The Multicolored Owl Tattoo
This is a very small owl tattoo that has different shades of yellow and black color in it. The tattoo artist has made different patterns and shapes as well.
There is a branch of a tree as well in this small owl tattoo. The owl is sitting on that branch. This owl has a curved pointed beak and its stomach is in yellow color.
Owl tattoos look really good on the skin. Since owl tattoos signify prosperity, wisdom and good luck, it is obviously for one to have this tattoo as this would guide them towards wisdom, good luck and prosperity. Here is a list of other kind of owl tattoos as well.
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Last reviewed and updated on May 15, 2023