120 Gorgeous Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas to Try [2019]

A hummingbird is another timeless classic tattoo that you will definitely want to get.

Although you might be under the wrong impression that a hummingbird is traditionally a design for girls, let me assure you this is not true. Anyone can make a hummingbird tattoo work. If you have a creative, hardworking, joyous and vital personality this design is just for you.

 Shoulder Hummingbird Tattoo

This image depicts a hummingbird going for some sweet nectar.

Key and Lock Hummingbirds

These two demonstrate connection. That these two love each other and cannot live without each other like a key and lock.

We Love It

These two birds are attracted to this beautiful flower and compete to reach for its nectar.

Bird Marvels

Hummingbird tattoo meaning love for the beauty of flowers and nectar therein.

Uncolored Hummingbird Tattoo

This image depicts a hummingbird fully drawn without choice of color for beauty.

Full Sleeve Bird and Flower Tattoo

Deciding to cover the whole sleeve would mean a shift of love from small hummingbird tattoo.

Bird Clock

This image shows a favorite bird in a given time time and place. This might be a reminder of a good moment.

Another thing is that a hummingbird is very small, thus the design itself is very little and understated so if you have a strict dress code at work you can totally cover up the tat, so if you like smaller designs with a lot of symbolic meaning and beauty to them, then the hummingbird is just for you.

Green Hummingbird Tattoo

This amazing bird shows us that it can do more than just fly across the skies.

Coast Bird

This is a small hummingbird tattoo meaning love for someone special. Sometimes we have to carry their names around with us.

Bird on Padlock

This bird decided to land on one thing, a padlock.

Tendon Hummingbird Tattoo

This is a good part of your body to depict an ascending bird.

Bird Falling

Someone must have shot at this bird, the loss of balance would be leading to its descent.

The Sweet Juice

This image shows a bird hungry for sugar and had to go for the sweet nectar on this flower to quench desire.

Hummingbird Tattoo Meaning

Customers that want to have a hummingbird tattoo usually go for it not only because of the beauty and bold colors, but also due to the symbolism. A hummingbird can symbolize:

Off Her Feet

This image is a depiction of balance. With feet of the branches it goes for the red flower nectar.

She Flies Off

Full of energy this hummingbird is a depiction of strength. One can tell by the way it flaps its wings.

Go For Favorite

Even with the many beautiful flowers that surround this bird, it has chosen to go for the one that it is used to.

Protect You Hummingbird Tattoo

The flower is delicate and the bird needs not break its petals. The bird, therefore,chooses not to land on it but to get nectar from where it hovers.

I have to wait tattoo

When we have a strong feeling for something, we wait. Our passion for it surely pays in the end.

Feel Good Small Hummingbird Tattoo

This image shows a bird that has chosen to enjoy a moment. It has to express itself, color and beauty through flapping.

My New Catch

This image depicts a hummingbird that just noticed a new flower to feed its need for nectar.

Symbol History

A hummingbird is a Native American symbol and pattern but due to the variety and complexity of culture, it is not possible to pick out a single meaning for it. It was a physical form of the helping spirit. It symbolized devotion, eternity and life cycles. The hummingbird also stood for peace, love and happiness.

Hummingbird Tattoo Meaning Love

The coming together of these two birds brings out the heart; a symbol of love.

Skull Bodied Humming

Nothing is as scary as a bird with a body that depicts a skull. It would be a symbol of bird things to come.

Time Bird

This image shows the time and date of an event. It would be a reminder of a once shared moment.

Hummingbird In Action

This image puts the bird in significant motion, the wings demonstrate strength, the eyestalk of focus.

Small Hummingbird Tattoo Green

Birds come in different colors. The green color stands out among the rest as the emblem of nature and life.

Men prefer a two-sided hummingbird design as a chest piece. Boys can also have a hummingbird as a part of a larger sleeve tattoo design. Being a very petite picture, you can also use it as a side neck piece or I have even seen a hummingbird as a side head tattoo.

This Too Shall Pass

A hummingbird is a symbol of good things to come. In the darkness, it is a motivation of an ideal life.

Blue Wings On Red Flower

As different as these two could appear, they are perfect much. Hummingbird tattoos with flowers are surely the way to go.

She Beckons

The multiple colors of this bird are outstanding. If the bird was to wait, then that friend must surely come.

Love Signed Bird Tattoo

The strokes of this drawing clearly result in a bird but what stands out is the addition of the love sign.

Placement for Men and Women

Basically, a hummingbird can work beautifully on any part of the female body. However, the sketches for different skin areas might be different, the flowing and dynamic design will work with curves to emphasize your natural beauty.

Art Motivated By Hummingbird

Art comes from many things, this image makes a good hummingbird tattoo for your back.

Pot it on your inner lower arm, upper chest. Place a small hummingbird on your arm or behind your ear. You can also incorporate a hummingbird into a larger side or shoulder piece.

On the rib

The part below the arm is a good surface for art, a hummingbird on that surface is not a bad idea.

Nervy Ankle Bird

There are many ways to communicate our body. A bird on the ankle with nerves is one good demonstration.

Anni Tattoo

A name can accompany a bird tattoo on your back.

From The Cracks

These two birds revealed themselves from the outer parts of her thigh.

A hummingbird on an intimate body part like the lower belly or a thigh will look extremely sexy and intimate, something that only you and your partner know about.

On Her Thigh

Art attracts; there is no better way to surprise him than on a day he notices this tattoo.

Arms Tattoo

Not only the most intimate parts of the body go with art. Even the simplest of surfaces can be put to better use.

Watercolor Hummingbird Splash

A simple image with a splash of watercolor can look sophisticated.

The Camouflage

Hummingbird tattoos of this kind are a clear depiction of disguise and invisibility.

 Back Humming

A  few simple strokes of the brush on her back to this simple but appealing image.

Small Hummingbird

This image depicts a small bird going for sweetness.

I Have To Reach You

Even with the obstructions that come its way, the bird insists on reaching for a good taste.

Hummingbird Styles

You can use pretty much any tattoo style to pull off a hummingbird. I suggest you try to make an initial sketch by yourself and later pick out one of the styles with the artist:

The Realistic Green Bird

This image is a demonstration of clean photo capture.

2. Black and gray,

Geometry Bird

The use of line, circles and triangles can make the drawing of your tattoo all easy.

3. Abstract,

Shapes Hummingbird Thought

With a combination of different formations, shapes and designs you can come up with a well taught out tattoo.

4. Fine line,

Fly Together

With just one flower to feed them, they have to fly to survive.

5. Gray wash,

Lost In The Midst

What we look for would be hidden in the perfections of color.

6. Color,

Full-Color Hummingbird Tattoo

For this artist it is not about the stroke of plain brush, color has to make art come out.

7.Old School,

Leafy Tail Hummingbird

You would expect feathers at the tail but the artist can decide to make it different and unique.

8. New School,

Flowery Tail

Nothing more to add to its beauty than a long flowery tail.

9. Stonework,

Carved Flowery Bird

Sometimes we do not have to make it all about drawing stone carving are old school but even more captivating.

10. Fine line,

Flower Humming

Small hummingbird tattoo meaning love for flowers can be done this way.

10. Neo-Traditional,

Long Tailed

With a long tail, this bird looks prettier for an arm tattoo.

11. Dot work,

Thigh Sketch

This makes a good thigh tattoo idea but a few dot marks on it is a unique feature.

12. Sketch,

Feathered Jewel

Birds are loved as carrying things. This one was carrying a feather decorated jewel.

13. Polygon,

Fly Into My Arm

Hummingbird tattoo depicts a real-time bird flying into an arm.

14. Trash polka,


Hummingbird tattoo can be a reminder of the happenings of the past.

15. Geometric.

Small Hummingbird Tattoo and Pollen

This image depicts a small bird flying towards a pollinating flower.

Of course, those are not all the styles you can pull off, but now you have some basic ideas for your design.

Hummingbird Splash

With a few perfect watercolor splashes the result turns out to be an elegant looking bird tattoo.

Small Hummingbird Tattoo and Red Flowers

Every time there is a flower, all that comes to the mind is a hummingbird.

Somewhere All Is Balanced

As it goes for nectar, somewhere in the air all seems balanced because the bird has control.

Fly Across the Back

This hummingbird tattoo shows a bird flying across a lady’s back.

Bird Looks Down

With a little watercolor the artist can come up with one courageous show.

Sharp Beaked Humming

The two share a love for the same bird species.

Swallow-tailed Bird

The same way a neck can stand out, the tail can spike all the attention.

Behind Ear

This small hummingbird tattoo symbolizes everything small.

FLA Tattoo

This Hummingbird tattoo meaning four-letter acronym could mean LOVE.

Bird Illusion

This image depicts a flower looking bird providing an image of a dry area plant.

Red Head on Red Flower

This redhead bird is attracted to red flowers. It could be a love for its kind.

Non-Color Bird and Flower

The lack of color on flower and bird brings out the perfect lines of art.

Birds Between Flowers

Even with a small arm, the artist can still make the tattoo worth your while.

Bird On Twig

There is no better resting place than on an arrow twig. You guarantee yourself a taste of safety.

Blue Bird

If you are out of choice for color. Blue still remains a good choice for a colored tattoo.

Hummingbird Flowers

This image represents a tattoo image of a hummingbird attracted to flowers of its liking.

Fly Away

The three of them thought it wise to fly off her thighs.

 Ear Hummingbird Tattoo Touch

It was only a  few touches that ended up with a powerful depiction of a hummingbird.

Male/Female Variations

Male hummingbird tattoos are usually black and gray, with bold lines and shading, American traditional or dot work. You can also do a geometric hummingbird or a Native American hummingbird symbol.

Twin Hummingbird Tattoo

These two birds are similar in size, form and shape they are a true description of resemblance.

Grey Male

This tattoo on arm is a male hummingbird with a dominant grey color.

Multi-tailed hummingbird tattoo meaning octopus

This image depicts a multi-limb water mollusk known as an Octopus.

Rib Tattoo

Ribs are related to men. This amazing Hummingbird could be an indication of a man’s love for a soulmate.

Bird On Red Flowers

This multi-colored hummingbird depicts an attraction to red flowers.

Hummingbird Tattoo Meaning Love

The wings of this flap whereas the claws cling together to form symbols of love.

Light Colored Humming

These simple brush strokes are a demonstration of simplicity in art.

Strive For Nectar

These two love the nectar of this tree an have to fight to be able to get a taste of the sweetness.

All Alone

This image is few on details with a bird taking nectar on its own. The one thought that comes to mind is solidarity state of the bird on a tree.

Green On Purple

I have seen some dot-work as well as trash polka hummingbirds. Any tattoo style will work, all you need is to know exactly what you want and talk to your artist about it.

Green-Purple Hummingbird Tattoo

The artist chose a color of bird that resembles the color of flower.

Hummingbird Tattoo On Chest

Quite a good spot to do a bird tattoo. It comes out quite conspicuously.

Bird With Arrow

The image above demonstrates an arrow cut through a real hummingbird tattoo to leave the unreal part just below.

Bird Success Pink Nectar

This image depicts a Hummingbird go for nectar on a pink flower.

Green Female

Light and dull colors are a depiction of female hummingbird tattoo.

Color Splash Chaos

Nothing more puts the birds in action like a splash of watercolor.

Paste With Watercolor

Once the image is done why not add watercolor to flavor the appearance.

Master’s  Multi-Color Paint

These strokes are not amateur, this tattoo is the work of a color and tattoo master artist.

Women love to emphasize the bold colors, as well as the feathers. If you want something truly feminine and soft try the watercolor tattoo, American traditional, neo-traditional, fine lines or dot work. And how could I forget the 3D or photorealism?

Hummingbird tattoo flower formation

A combination of the little parts of perfectly chosen colors brings out a people’s favorite bird.

Leafy Tail Bird

With everything else intact, the parts that stand out are the long leafy tails.

Two On Arm

Two is a number for love, the image depicts moments shared between two.

Red Tail Green Bird

Color can do wonders it was the play of red and green that brought a perfect feature.

Hummingbird Tattoo Mandala

Adding Mandalas or lettering is another popular trend that works with the smaller tats.

Green Humming 2010

A bird together with years inscribed on it could be a reminder of a certain event.

Long Tail

The long tong-tails adds to the beauty of this green with red patch bird.

Green On White

Sometimes a plain flower is more attractive.

Beaded Green Hummingbird Tattoo

The beads surrounding this bird are surprising adding to the beauty of this art.

Celebrity Hummingbird Tattoos

The most famous celebrity hummingbird tattoo would probably be a right-hand piece made by Zelda Williams in memory of her father Robin Williams.

An aspiring actress Sarah Hyland got a hummingbird tattoo behind her ear “The hummingbird, though it be but little, can travel great distances” – she explained her choice for the new tat on Instagram.

Another young actress Raychel Diane Weiner has a huge sidepiece that goes from the hip to her chest incorporating a peacock, flowers and a hummingbird at the bottom. As you can see the creative ideas and possibilities are endless you just need to find what suits you the most.