Archangel tattoos are, as expected, dominated by the seven popular ones: Uriel, Raphael, Raguel, Sariel, Gabriel, and Remiel. This article will give you more information about the seven and other pointers that you may considering when you are looking for archangel tattoos design. You know what we are all about giving your tattoos depths and making it as relevant and unique to your as possible. For that to happen, you need to know how these archangels started and what they stand for. From there, it will be easier for you to decide which of the archangels you are going to get as your archangel tattoos.
Basic about Angels
According to Summa Theologica, angels are divided into 3 groups: (1) Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones, (2) The Dominations, Virtues, and Powers, and (3) The Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. This may be important to consider before getting your archangel tattoos.
The Seraphim are considered the primary guardians of the throne of God. That is their primary role. They also continuously praise God. There are two prominent Seraphims, Seraphiel and Metatron. The Cherubims have been portrayed to have four faces, that of a man, ox, lion, and eagle. Thrones are the senior ones, the elders. They are in-charged of justice and fairness.
The Dominations may be compared to an administrative officer. They are in-charged of distributing jobs to other angels. The Virtues take care of the stars, moons, and the universe in general. The Powers are bookkeepers and historians. The Principalities help the Powers. The Archangels are the Chief Angels of God. Finally, the angels are the messengers are most visible to humans.
7 Archangel Tattoos
Finally, we come to the seven archangels which you are most likely inclined to use for your archangel tattoos. Below are their names, their tasks and names in other languages just in case you want that for your archangel tattoos.
1) Michael – is also known as Beshter, Mika’il, and Sabbathiel. He is known as the very first Archangel. He is given the task to protect the earth from evil. He stands for courage, justice, and truth. You may ink an image of Michael conquering Satan on your archangel tattoos. His name literally means God-like.
2) Raphael – is also known as Labbiel. His name stands for healing. He is known to be the most light-hearted of all archangels. He is heals people and animals. He is often pictured as an archangel who likes sharing a laugh with humans which is ideal for archangel tattoos that are meant to be funny and happy.
3) Gabriel – is also called Abruel, Jibril, Jiburili, and Seafili. He is known as the strength. Oddly enough, he is the only archangel that has been depicted as a female in ancient works. He is also acknowledged in Judaism.
4) Uriel – is the light. He is wise and intelligent. He is the angel that warned Noah of the coming flood.
5) Chamuel – is also known as Camael, Camiel, Camiul, Camniel, Cancel, Johoeal, Khamael, Seraphiel, and Shemue. He is the angel that has nothing but love and has the capacity to turn your sorrows into joy. If you are looking for archangel tattoos that represent love, he is the one for you.
6) Jophiel – also known as Iofiel, Iophiel, Jofiel, and Zophiel. He represents beauty and was in fact present when the Garden of Eden was created. He is known to be the archangel of artists.
7) Raguel – is also known as Akrasiel, Raguil, Rasuil, Rufael, and Suryan. He takes care of fairness and justice. If you want a friend of God for your archangel tattoos, he is the one for you.