The hummingbird is a beautiful creature with a distinct flight pattern. It is perhaps most famous for rapidly flapping its wings to remain suspended in midair. By doing this, it can remain in flight while drinking the nectar of nearby flowers and plants. Several cultures have idolized the hummingbird, particularly the Aztecs and Native Americans. To many people, the hummingbird represents a divine messenger that delivers beauty and consumes the nectar of life.
A hummingbird tattoo can be drawn in a variety of styles and sizes. Realistic styles are often employed for larger tattoo portraits or sleeve work, while traditional and watercolor styles are used for smaller or medium illustrations. Of course, there are no defined rules stating which style can be applied to which size. A realistic model could be used on the hand whereas a more colorful and abstract design can be implemented for a larger back mural.