Angel tattoos usually represent spirituality, love or the protection of God. As a memorial design, angel tattoos can also be a symbol of the love and connection one feels with the loss of a loved one. In loving memory tattoos often incorporate angels or angel wings within the overall design.
Angel tattoo designs can also show the eternal battle of good and evil in which archangels are shown in battle. Tattoo designs of the Archangel Michael defeating Lucifer are a powerful and popular choice of angel tattoos.