Indian feathers include feathers of most birds like peacock, hawks, and eagles. Feathers of an eagle would be highly prized as the Natives believed that eagles were close to gods because they flew at great heights. The feather of a blue jay and cardinal depicted medicinal powers and healing. But, owl feathers depicted death.
Indian feathers have so much of history and meaning to it that they make great designs for tattoos. So why not get it permanently inked? It's not only about a single feather, you can add dreamcatchers, beads, arm bands, or any other form of art to it. Another thing you can do is to add turquoise, coral, or dune colors to add to its spirituality. You can choose where to get them inked, because feathers look really great anywhere!
► Eagle feathers carry deep symbolism because, in olden times, they were presented to warriors to honor their bravery and courage. At times, it is also associated with the passing away of someone. In few cultures, it is believed that when a feather falls in your path, it means someone you know has moved into the afterlife.
► Due to its rich history, people incorporate feathers, especially peacock feathers, into their tattoo to honor their deceased loved ones.
► Feathers generally stand for new beginnings and new hope. In fact, a single feather signifies luck or birth of something new.