Stairway to Heaven
The stairway to heaven tattoo, also recognized as the gates of heaven tattoo has very deep, symbolic meaning for those who wear them. Some choose to portray the gates upon the clouds or as a door with steps leading up to the sky. It is usually a large tattoo design, usually placed on larger areas of the body: the arms, sides, chest, legs or back. Some designs are simple, while others include a lot of detail, incorporating angels, beams of light, doves and cross imagery to a name a few. Generally, this tattoo symbolizes the person’s faith or is a memorial to remember a lost loved one. The tattoo also serves as inspiration, hope, love and appreciation of someone who passed. What a beautiful symbol of hope and strength.