This Cardinal tattoo was chosen by our client and has special meaning.

The clients mother recently passed and loved cardinals.

The client has spotted many cardinals recently and feels her mothers spirit in those moments.

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About Cardinal tattoos

Cardinal, also called redbird, any of various medium-size thick-billed species of songbirds of the New World, many with crested heads.

The males all sport at least some bright red plumage.

All species are nonmigratory and give clear whistled songs.

One of the most popular, widespread, and abundant of the North American birds. The northern cardinal(Cardinalis cardinalis) is the only red North American bird with a crest.

It is the official bird of seven eastern U.S. states and is especially common in the Southeast.

The bird has also been introduced into Hawaii, southern California, and Bermuda.

Males are bright red with a black mask and orange beak.

Females are duller red or brown.

Thanks to bird feeders, where the northern cardinal favours sunflower seeds, this species has recently expanded its range as far north as southwestern Canada.

Both males and females whistle year-round.

A pair may raise up to four broods a year.

Males can be very territorial, especially during mating season.

Aggressive toward birds they consider intruders, male cardinals have been known to attack their own reflections in windows.

A common meaning behind a Bird tattoo is freedom

Birds are well-known for representing freedom due to the ability of flight. 

Your religious beliefs may make you feel a sense of freedom and fulfillment in your life. 

Secondly, some cultures believe birds represent the connection between heaven and Earth or eternal life. 

In addition, they represent a higher understanding and a connection with the universe.

Bird tattoos can also symbolize independence.

Therefore, a bird tattoo can exhibit that part of your personality that is self-sufficient.

Another important meaning is the power to rise above adversity and a sense of fearlessness

As a result, your able to accomplish whatever you set your mind to, no matter what is holding you back.

Lastly, birds can also be symbols of protection. 

Egyptians placed bird images on the walls of their tombs to protect the dead.

This helped the dead pass on through the afterlife.

There are so many more meanings, based on each of the different types of bird tattoos.