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Angel Devil Tattoos
Angels: Basic Definitions.
The angel and devil tattoos that most people would put on their bodies would be of the "spiritual being" variety, as opposed to the "holy person" or “evil person” variety. Another definition that's sometimes given for the term "angel" involves someone who financially backs a theatrical production; somehow, it seems unlikely that anyone's going to want an illustration like that anywhere on their body.
Angels in Pop Culture.
The popularity of angels and devils in pop culture seems to ebb and flow. As mentioned earlier, the movie “Michael” took a dramatic take on the concept of angels; after all, who'd ever peg John Travolta as an angel tattoo design?
A few other recent examples of angels in pop culture include:
- Touched by an Angel - This heartwarming television series aired from 1994 to 2003. As beautiful as its star, Roma Downey, is, it's easy to believe that she's an angel here on Earth. You could tell which characters were angels in the series thanks to their glowing auras.
- The Preacher's Wife - In this 1994 movie, Denzel Washington plays an angel named Dudley who is charged with helping a reverend hold on to his faith. Dudley doesn't sport any angel wings, though, which is a major disappointment.
- City of Angels - Nicolas Cage plays an angel named Seth in this ultra-popular 1998 flick. He falls in love with Meg Ryan and trades in his angelic existence in order to be with her.
Believable? Not so much.
- Dogma - Ben Affleck and Matt Damon turn in some of the best portrayals of angels ever seen in pop culture in this 1999 Kevin Smith movie. Damon plays Loki, the Angel of death, while Affleck plays a fallen angel named Bartleby. One of the best lines in the movie, "I can spot a commandment-breaker a mile away, they will be sporting an angel tattoo design" is uttered by Damon.
If you haven't seen this movie, rent it right away and check it out.