10 Radiant Pelican Tattoos

While not the most common of bird tattoos, Pelican tattoos still have their merits!

21inkedda year ago in Tattoo Ideas

Do you want a bird tattoo that's a little out of the ordinary? Then it's a good idea to check out these radiant pelican tattoos.

Characterized by their long beaks and large throat pouch pelicans are widely recognized birds and have more symbolism than you might first think. In Ancient Egypt pelicans were associated with death and the afterlife, often being featured on the walls of royal tombs. The Christian tradition the pelicans symbolize charity, seeing it as a representation of the Eucharist... It's safe to say then that pelican tattoos can have numerous meanings.

Pelican tattoos suit a number of styles but find most popularity in either color traditional or neo-traditional. While not as common as some bird tattoos pelican tattoos certainly have some style.

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Pelican tattoo by Ben Haynes #Pelican #bird #traditional #BenHaynes
Pelican tattoo by Ben Haynes #Pelican #bird #traditional #BenHaynes
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Traditional style pelican by David Bruehl #Pelican #bird #traditional #DavidBruehl
Traditional style pelican by David Bruehl #Pelican #bird #traditional #DavidBruehl
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Pelican tattoo by Holly Ellis #Pelican #bird #traditional #HollyEllis
Pelican tattoo by Holly Ellis #Pelican #bird #traditional #HollyEllis
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Pelican tattoo by Isaac Combs #Pelican #bird #IsaacCombs
Pelican tattoo by Isaac Combs #Pelican #bird #IsaacCombs
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Pelican tattoo by Javier Rodriguez #Pelican #bird #traditional #JavierRodriguez
Pelican tattoo by Javier Rodriguez #Pelican #bird #traditional #JavierRodriguez
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Pelican tattoo by Jhon Rodriguez #Pelican #bird #neotraditional #JhonRodriguez
Pelican tattoo by Jhon Rodriguez #Pelican #bird #neotraditional #JhonRodriguez
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Pelican tattoo by Joel Honkala #Pelican #bird #neotraditional #JoelHonkala
Pelican tattoo by Joel Honkala #Pelican #bird #neotraditional #JoelHonkala
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Pelican tattoo by Juan G #Pelican #bird #traditional #JuanG
Pelican tattoo by Juan G #Pelican #bird #traditional #JuanG
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Black and grey pelican by Justin Oliver #Pelican #bird #blackwork #JustinOliver
Black and grey pelican by Justin Oliver #Pelican #bird #blackwork #JustinOliver
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Pelican tattoo by Neto Lebo #Pelican #bird #neotraditional #NetoLebo
Pelican tattoo by Neto Lebo #Pelican #bird #neotraditional #NetoLebo