What does an eagle tattoo symbolize?
a typically male design that crosses over a significant number
of tattoo genres, and the influence of the eagle in American
tattooing cannot be underestimated. A significant number of
military and patriotic service tattoos prominently feature eagles.
The eagle is a very ancient symbol, generally regarded as solar.
For the Greeks and Persians the eagle was sacred to the Sun; with
the Egyptians, under the name of Ah, to Horus, and the Kopts
worshipped the eagle under the name of Ahom. It was regarded as the
sacred emblem of Zeus by the Greeks, and as that of the highest god
by the Druids.
A tattoo should symbolize what is important to you, or how you would image your own independence. There are many ways you could show that in a way that would be important to yourself. Otherwise, popular choices would be a bird, like an eagle, or a wolf. Translating the word into another language, or finding a phrase that means independence to you would be a more literal way of getting this tattoo.