Taking the angel design and combining it with other designs is a great way to personalize your body art. For example using wings alone as your design represents freedom and rising above problems, feeling elevated and alive. The designs are also popular as a memorial. Combining the angel design with a name, or having the face of the person as the angel's face allows people to make a permanent tribute to someone close. You can't get anymore personal than that. Angel tattoos are so popular because they can have such a personal meaning to the wearer and they look so appealing. Combine that with beautiful wings and striking colors and you have a tat to be proud of. The design can take many forms and it is common to combine hearts, flowers, crosses and many other symbols. The style can also cut across tattoo genres, such as a tribal angel tattoo, giving a unique appearance and meaning.