Angel Number Tattoos: What Do They Mean?

Angel numbers are believed to be messages from the divine or spiritual realm, which can offer guidance, reassurance, and insight into the challenges and opportunities of life. Each angel number has its unique meaning and symbolism, which vary depending on the individual's belief system or the particular spiritual tradition they follow, numerology expert Tiffany McGee told The List. Some believe that seeing a certain angel number over and over again is a sign that the universe is trying to communicate with them.

An angel number can be seen in many ways — like within a phone number or the registration number on a vehicle. When you do see your angel number, McGee advised, "Pay attention to any thoughts, feelings, or sensations that arise, as they may provide clues as to what the angels are trying to tell you." Look for patterns or repetition in the angel numbers you're seeing. This could just indicate a more urgent message or guidance from the universe.

Similar to seeing angel numbers, having an angel number tattooed on your skin can have a different meaning depending on which one you choose. 

First things first: Should you get an angel number tattoo?

The whole idea behind angel number tattoos has been debated by the spirituality community quite a bit. While some may feel it is not advisable to have a sign from the universe permanently inked on your body, many others find that getting an angel number tattoo can be a deeply transformative and meaningful experience, allowing them to connect more fully with the divine wisdom and guidance that surrounds them. As Tiffany McGee told us, "Getting an angel number tattoo can be a beautiful and powerful expression of your spirituality, and there is nothing wrong or inappropriate about doing so."

From a spiritual perspective, getting an angel number tattoo can be seen as a way to honor and celebrate the divine messages and insights that the universe is constantly sending us. It can be a symbol of our commitment to living a more conscious and awakened life, as well as a reminder of the spiritual principles and values that guide us on our journey.

"Some people may choose to get an angel number tattoo as a symbol of protection and divine guidance, while others may see it as a way to honor a spiritual connection or a particular moment of insight or transformation in their lives," said McGee.

Factors to consider before getting an angel number tattoo

The most important part of choosing an angel number tattoo is to trust your intuition. "Pay attention to the numbers that keep appearing in your life, and trust your inner voice to guide you toward the right choice," Tiffany McGee advised. Do some research on the meanings of different angel numbers to see which one resonates with you the most. Each number has its unique spiritual significance, so take the time to explore and reflect on what each one represents.

Alternatively, choose an angel number to reflect on your personal experiences and challenges. "Consider what you are struggling with or seeking guidance on, and see if there is a number that might offer support or insight," McGee suggested.

Yet another way to pick the best number is to consult a spiritual mentor. They may be able to help you connect with the deeper spiritual meaning of different numbers and help you choose the one that feels most aligned with your spiritual path.

Angel Number 000: New beginnings

A tattoo of the angel number 000 is a powerful symbol. According to McGee, "000 signifies that you are currently in a position of building a bright future."

The number zero represents the beginning of something, so many believe that seeing this number before you start a new job or buy a new home is generally a good sign. If you are busy with life, 000 can also be a reminder to slow down, rethink your decisions, and make space for new blessings.

As numerology expert Novalee Wilder told USA Today, seeing 000 with regard to a potential relationship is a reminder not to get wrapped up in all the possibilities. The repeating appearance of 000 is the universe telling you to think outside of your limited thought process and consider all the sides to a situation. This particular angel number is also a way of reminding you that when one door closes, many other possibilities open up. "It doesn't really matter. If not this thing, then something else," Wilder said. "If whatever big thing you're working on is not working out, then there must be a better timeline."

Angel Number 111: Manifestations

Angel number 111 is a reminder of the power of positive thinking and manifestations. Tiffany McGee explained, "111 signifies that your thoughts and beliefs are aligning with your desires." The number one is representative of creation or the beginning of things. If you keep seeing 111 — especially when you are in the need of some guidance or are confused about a certain situation — the number can be a confirmation that your decisions are right and that you are becoming more in sync with your life path.

"One energy is like 'I'm connected to myself,' or just the universe," Novalee Wilder told USA Today. "It's a green light. Go. The road is clear." When 111 is seen in the context of love and relationships, it is a sign that you are ready to be back in the dating sphere. When it comes to your professional life, 111 can be a reminder to bring more of your unique self and creativity to the career front.

This number can also be a sign that you need to pour into and prioritize yourself. "It's permission to focus on yourself," Wilder said. This tattoo can serve as an encouraging reminder to embrace your true self and be confident in who you are and the decisions you make.

Angel Number 222: Harmony

Angel number 222 is a symbol of balance, harmony, and cooperation. "[It] encourages you to trust in the process of life and maintain a positive attitude," McGee confirmed to The List. The number two is representative of the dualistic nature of the cosmos. If you keep seeing 222, it may be time to pay more attention to the significant relationships — whether romantic, platonic, or familial — you have in life.

"Twos do not carry a heavy energy," numerology expert Novalee Wilder told Today. "It's rather fun and playful. Your angels could be inviting you to let go and take things lightly," she explained. When it comes to friendships, this could translate to trying out new, fun-filled activities and cutting out the repeating negative patterns in that dynamic. When it comes to romantic relationships, you may want to have more fun and let things take their natural course.

The overall message of 222? Live harmoniously and try to be less controlling over your relationships. Sit back and enjoy them without stressing out too much.

Angel Number 333: Lessons

"[Angel number] 333 means that you are not alone on your journey and that you have spiritual allies who are watching over you," Tiffany McGee told The List. The number three is seen as good luck and is known to symbolize good news — so what better to tattoo on your skin?

If you keep seeing 333, keep your eyes open for positive changes in terms of your career, love life, or life in general. This number can serve as a sign to trust in your abilities and confirms that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required for the next step in your life.

As Novalee Wilder explained to Today, 333 often appears when the universe is in the process of imparting an important life lesson to you or has recently wrapped up an important lesson in your life. Due to this transformational guidance, you might start second-guessing yourself, but the universe is letting you know that you are equipped to take the leap. It is asking you to trust your intuition. Wilder said 333 is also like a push from the universe, encouraging you to act. "The only thing that luck can build on is action," she added.

Angel Number 444: Change

Angel number 444 is a sign of stability, strength, and grounding. As Tiffany McGee told The List, "444 is a reminder for you to stay centered and focused amidst challenges and change." The number four represents change and the inevitability of change. It is the numerological embodiment of the euphemism "change is the only constant in life."

If you keep seeing 444, change is likely around the corner. This could be a physical change, like moving to a new city, or a change in your personal outlook. This number is also believed to be a message from the angels that you are protected.

When it comes to relationships, repeatedly seeing 444 can be a reminder that a change is required in the dynamic. This could range from prioritizing your needs and making sure that they are met to even breaking up. It is a reminder to recognize the aspects of your life that aren't serving you and your higher path and take action accordingly. "Sometimes it's the catalyst for more things," Novalee Wilder told USA Today. "The more you see four, the more things can change."

Angel Number 555: Communication

Somewhat similar to angel number 444, 555 has much to do with change. "[It] asks you to have faith in the unknown possibilities that are unfolding in your life," Tiffany McGee explained to The List. Unlike 444, though, the number five is related to communication and, by extension, your creative expressions, streams of consciousness, and worldviews.

If you keep seeing 555, the universe could be inviting you to let go of things beyond your control so you can accept the positive changes that are coming your way. It reminds you to share your creative pursuits that are meant to be shared.

According to Novalee Wilder, seeing 555 repeatedly when you are in the middle of creating something is a push from the angels to stop holding on to your work and release your fears and worries surrounding it. As the numerology expert explained to Today, this angel number is sometimes seen during periods of major transformations in which changes can be overwhelming and frustrating. In these situations, 555 is the universe's way of reminding you that your capability to transform is greater than what you give yourself credit for.

Angel Number 666: Self-reflection

Although some people view triple sixes as an evil symbol, as an angel number, it is a call to connect with your inner wisdom and intuition. "It asks you to trust your instincts and inner guidance," McGee told us. The number six is a sign that reminds you of surrounding yourself with more beauty and love. It could also be a sign that you need a support system. In some cases, it points towards a new union, like a marriage or pregnancy. In other cases, it is a departed loved one reminding you that they are always with you and that you are protected by them.

If you continually see repeating sixes, you may need to re-evaluate the relationship you have with yourself. "How deep is your relationship with yourself? How much in contact are you with your heart? How much beauty are you surrounding yourself with? How much pleasure are you allowing yourself?" Novalee Wilder proposed asking oneself. This self-reflection is essential for you to invite more blessings and beauty into your life, she explained to Today. The angel number acts as a preliminary reminder that makes sure that you are finally ready to accept all the wonderful things you have been manifesting in your life.

Angel Number 777: Intuition

Angel number 777 is a sign of spiritual awakening and enlightenment. As numerology expert Tiffany McGee told us, "777 signifies that you are on the right path and that you are opening up to new levels of awareness and consciousness."

Although some people think this angel number represents luck, it's more likely a sign from the universe to "slow down, get centered, get grounded," Joy Woodward, a Pythagorean numerology expert, told Women's Health. It's time to trust your intuition.

"We are equal parts logic and emotion, and somewhere in between your intuition lives," Novalee Wilder explained to the publication. "To step into the full mastery of the human condition is to trust the part of yourself that doesn't have a voice." And 777 serves as a reminder that you are the master of your own life and that you are well-equipped with the knowledge required to make important decisions.

Angel Number 888: Gratitude and generosity

"[Angel number] 888 encourages you to focus on gratitude and cultivate a positive and generous mindset," Tiffany McGee told us. Numerologically speaking, eight is a karmic number and brings about balance in the cosmos. The numeral itself looks like an infinity loop and embodies that endless cycle of energy in the cosmos that maintains the universe and everything in it.

If you keep seeing triple eights, it may mean that your manifestations are close. Of course, this can mean different things based on context as well as one's personal beliefs or needs. As numerologist Esoteric Esa explained in an article for Cosmopolitan, 888 seen in the context of a romantic relationship can point to a potential "twin flame" connection (that is, higher than a soulmate connection). It can indicate that a potentially happy and healthy relationship is on the horizon. In other contexts, 888 can be seen as a pat on the back for your hard work and may be a nudge from the universe to be a leader or mentor.

It could also be your time to stand out. "Seeing lots of eights means it is time to be bold and strike," Novalee Wilder explained to Well+Good. "There is nowhere to hide, so own your choices and speak your mind."

Angel Number 999: Endings

Angel number 999 is a symbol of completion and endings. "[It] signifies that you are ready to let go of old patterns and beliefs and make room for new beginnings and opportunities," McGee told us.

The number nine signifies patterns of the universe that bring about the needing for various cycles and patterns. Potentially, this could bring your attention to some harsh truths that you would not want to address otherwise. If you see 999 on repeat, the universe is likely bringing your attention to an upcoming ending and the lessons involved.

This doesn't have to be a bad thing, though. As numerologist Esoteric Esa wrote for Cosmopolitan, this number is a reminder to take some time off from the hustle and bustle of life and spend some quality time with yourself. Invest in self-care and practice self-love to heal from your loss. It's important for you to not be hard on yourself; instead, give yourself grace so you can move past the situation in a healthy manner.