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Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
If you are free-spirited and love the colour blue, check out this list of blue jay feather tattoo ideas curated just for you!
A blue jay is the bringer of joy and playful energy!
Blue Jays get their name from the Latin term “Gaius” which means happy and joyful. Blue jays are songbirds that have very interesting symbolism associated with them.
What is the blue jay spiritual meaning?
Blue jay symbolism ranges from tricksters, promiscuity and extends to meanings like hope, joy, healing, and communication. These are clever songbirds that have a beautiful and unique song of their own but sometimes mimic the cry of the hawks to trick predators.
The meaning associated with blue jay feathers is also multiple in nature. Some say that finding a blue jay feather is symbolic of finding joy and hope during dark times. Some say that a blue jay feather reminds one to speak their minds no matter what others seem to think of them. A blue jay is known to be an assertive little bird that teaches the art of communication to humans.
Birds are considered to be messengers from the upper realms. They are like these postmasters who are sent to us each with a special message from the divine, to be delivered to us whenever we find ourselves lost and in darkness.
What is a blue jay meaning?
The beauty of a blue jay does lie in its beautiful blue tufts of feather but its true treasure lies in the symbol it stands for. People choose the meaning they want from their blue jay tattoo. A blue jay tattoo represents what their respective owners would like to make of them!
Feathers generally symbolise flight and the ability to soar high, so getting a blue jay feather tattoo inked is a good idea for basically anyone who aims to fly high! Most of these tattoos comprise a single feather however you can also get a creative tattoo artist to design something unique and quirky.
Realistic Blue Jay Feather Tattoo
This blue jay feather tattoo is simple yet realistic. Feather tattoos never take up much space and this tattoo is no different. The realistic look comes from the impeccable shading of blue and black mixed together! An interesting fact about the colour of blue jay feathers is that the colour comes from melanin which is not exact blue but is perceived as blue to the human eye. They stay true to their reputation as tricksters!
Blue Jay Feather Watercolour Tattoo
This is one of those blue jay feather tattoo designs that have the power to captivate your imaginations! Blue jay feather tattoo meaning is diverse. The tattoo stands for purity, freedom, wisdom and protection all at once. The blotchy effect of the black dots on the shiny teal feathers gives it that watercolour effect that is mystical and charming at the same time! This tattoo will have your heart if you are someone who tries to figure out the language of birds and communicates with the depths of your soul.
Realism Blue Jay Feather Tattoo
This blue jay tattoo design should be your next tattoo if you want an exact impression of the bird’s beautiful plumage inked on yourself. The combination of blue, black and white is exactly as it is seen on this bird that people love so much. These birds have a unique way of luring you to them and this tattoo does a wonderful job at attaining that as can be seen in the picture! The ink used is rich in pigments and the overall look of the tattoo is vibrant and charming.
Black And White Blue Jay Feather Tattoo
This beautiful twin feathers tattoo is unique and fashionable at the same time! The black and white colour combination sets it apart from other tattoos of this kind. The tattoo has a very boho-chic vibe to it that is perfect for those with a free spirit! The stripes of the blue jay’s feathers set it apart from the plumage of other birds which can be seen clearly from this tattoo.
Royal Blue Jay Feather Design
This tattoo idea is for those who love the royal blue colour. Although, in reality, a blue jay has light blue plumage, this tattoo has added some drama to the subdued colour palette of this bird. The ink is royal blue and vibrant, to say the least. The rest of the tattoo is simple and is similar to any other tattoo of this kind.
Blue Jay Feather Design With Flowers
This is an innovative spin on the traditional tattoos of this kind. The flowers blooming on one side add a splash of colour to the otherwise monotone look of the tattoo. This tattoo is perfect for those looking to get a blue jay feather tattoo that looks unconventional yet pretty at the same time!
Blue Jay Feather Journey Tattoo
This tattoo is a great inspiration for those who are wild and want to give wings to their dreams and desires. The twin symbols of the feather and a flight represent life’s interesting and enriching journey that will take us places. The different shades of blue on the feather give this tattoo a truly unique appearance and the placement of the tattoo enhances its beauty!
Mandala Art Blue Jay Feather Tattoo
The image of this creative tattoo says it all! Very few blue jay feather tattoos are creative. This one clearly steals the show. The beautiful feather is set across the centre of the design and fits perfectly. This tattoo is larger than the usual space occupied by these tattoos so make sure to get it inked on a larger surface area.
Infinity Blue Jay Feather Tattoo
This tattoo is the most beautiful and charming out of all the tattoo inspirations and reviews available out there. Your search for the perfect blue jay feather tattoo literally comes to an end with this beautifully shaped like the infinity symbol and the beautiful songbird in flight. It could not get any better than this!
Dream Catcher Blue Jay Feather Tattoo
This blue jay feather tattoo is artistic to a tee. The blue jay feather is coupled with a hawk feather and strapped onto a leather belt. The tattoo is created like a dream catcher with a very Native American look!
If you are still looking for more tattoo inspirations to get that perfect look, check out the list below:
- Blue jay feather ring tattoo
- Native American blue jay tattoo
- Celtic blue jay tattoo
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Jamie Wilson (BA) is a professional tattooist, blogger and passionate photographer! After graduating with a BTEC Level 4 in tattoo design he has gone on to work for both private clients in tattoo parlours across the UK, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. He is also the editor in chief at Outsons. The brains behind the brand: a veteran of the industry working for some of the biggest fashion and grooming brands in the UK. Jamie has been writing for Outsons tattoo section since the beginning of 2017, providing informed and passionate content about the fascinating world of inked body art. If you would like to know more about Jamie or further details on our editorial policy then just click the links in the footer.