Angel wings are symbolic of soaring to new heights in life. Angel wings can also symbolize the will to do good to oneself and to others.
Some people also see angel wings as a way to honor a deceased loved one in the form of a tattoo. Some people believe that the loved one has now become the person's guardian angel. Angel wings can also symbolize the creative power of God and the way that God covers and protects all the things he has created on earth. Wings are often depicted on artistic renderings of angels when the angels appear in earthly form.