Angel wing back tattoos are large tattoos on the back that depict angel's wings. They are meant to look like the person has angel wings, with varying colors, sizes and details.
While some tattoo enthusiasts get angel wing back tattoos simply for the look of them, most have a purpose behind them. The meaning of angel wings as a tattoo choice varies by the person, though a very common meaning is to represent freedom, according to The Style. Wings are often chosen as a way of expressing the desire to be independent and move in a new path. Angel wing tattoos also may express a desire for travel and flight.