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.
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.