A feather tattoo is a symbol with a variety of different meanings. Depending on the individual, the feather tattoo can depict spiritual protection, faith, courage, freedom, higher wisdom and enlightenment. These are the most common meanings associated with the feather tattoo because of its connection to the air and spirituality. The feather is also seen as a sign of honor, achievement, courage and strength. It can also symbolize a journey or change in life, either physical or spiritual. For some, it may also be a reminder to enjoy the freedom of simply being alive and taking life one step at a time.