There’s something special about bird cage tattoos that can’t easily be explained. Their complex array of intersecting lines gives them a pleasantry that few other designs posses. They’re one of those tattoos you don’t know you want until you see.
From simple empty cages the size of a quarter, to elaborate works packed with brilliantly colored flowers and cheerfully singing song birds, there’s no denying the unbelievable beauty that these unique designs encompass.
Here are some of the best bird cage designs you’re sure to enjoy.
This wonderfully contoured cage
Photo | Shannon Shuman
This beautiful piece has playful curves and a soft and soothing color scheme, mixing pastel colors with gold accents.
This back bird cage
Photo | Marie Kraus
This gorgeous design features muted tones with light pink flowers surrounding the cage.
This fantastic half sleeve
Photo | Diablo
This bird cage has an intricate scrolling gold stand with two very large birds coming home to roost.
This escaping songbird
Photo | The Station
The almost gradient-like blend of colors inside the cage really steals the show.
This rib cage / bird cage
This is one of the most creative bird cage tattoos out there that’s for sure.
“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
A beautiful black and white bird cage accompanied by a quote from German-born American poet Charles Bukowski. From this photo, it’s difficult to tell whether the work is on the front or back side of her arm.
This simple yet elegant neck tattoo
Photo | Paulo
A brilliant little design if I do say so. This tiny bird cage has some great detail if you look closely.
This bird cage hanging from a cherry blossom tree
Photo | Jessica Paixão
In most of these designs the birds always seem to have just escaped from their cages. Here we have a balloon shaped cage hanging from the branch of a gorgeous cherry blossom tree.
This bejeweled cage.
Photo | Tylor Schwarz
This Chinese bird cage with extra thin bars
Photo | Teddy McBee
It looks like no one is home this time around. This cage is a little more unique than most of the other designs on this list. It’s red stand and thin bars make it look like it belongs in a Chinese herb store.