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What are angel wing back tattoos?

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Angel wing back tattoos are tattoos on the back depicting large feathered wings, sometimes covering the entire back. Typically, these tattoos are worn by women.

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Some people choose angel wing back tattoos as an expression of religious or biblical belief. Others choose angel wing tattoos to commemorate a relationship in which they are someone else's "angel" or to remind themselves that they are not alone in life. The wings may allude to a person's belief in a guardian angel. Angel wing tattoos can depict traditional feathered wings or can be more stylized, sometimes depicting a belief in dark angels. They sometimes include a name or other symbol at their center.

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