An angelÂ tattoo designÂ is an overtly religious symbol. Angels are anthropomorphic – meaning in the shape of men – winged forms intended to transmit the word of God to humankind. Angels personify divine will and are theÂ messengersÂ of God.
WingedÂ messengersÂ appear in aÂ numberÂ ofÂ religionsÂ as intermediaries between the spiritual and material worlds, but appear most often in Islamic, Jewish but most particularly the Christian faiths. The word angel comes from the Greek ‘aggelos’, meaning messenger. Angels make frequent appearances in theÂ Christian Bible, not only asÂ messengersÂ of God but also delivering his protection or punishment. Angels act as God’s intermediaries, carrying out God’s will in the affairs of man.