Angel tattoo designs are spiritual symbols which typically illustrate belief in Christianity. An angel tattoo may be simple or elaborate, with a traditional or stylized design. However, regardless of size, scale and design, it will usually function as a symbol of hope and of Divine protection. Those who seek out angel tattoos may believe in guardian angels that watch over people on Earth and assist them in mystical ways. The desire for an angel tattoo usually indicates a strong belief in the Afterlife (specifically, a belief in Heaven). These beautiful and meaningful tattoos feature human figures (typically female) with wings.