Cute owl tattoos may not be the most popular tattoo designs in the world, however the owl itself is very popular! As a matter of fact it is probably amongst the top 10 animal designs in the world along with dolphins, frogs etc.
The owl has had many different symbolic meanings throughout history, the Greeks, Egyptians, Celtic and Hindu cultures all had a place for the owl. For most the owl was the guardian of the underworld and a protector of the dead. In medieval times the owl was thought to be a witch or wizard in disguise.
However, the native Americans associated the owl with wisdom, foresight and keeper of sacred knowledge. Being wise is still something we associate with owls today!