The Raven has some really deep Meanings, not only as a Tattoo-Motif. Ravens are the guardians of the lost souls. To some People ravens are the ghosts of murder victims and other ones see ravens as the souls of the damned.
Ravens were the first totems of the Celtic goddess, Morrigan. She was queen of the battle and war. This connection is likely due to the fact that ravens were common on ancient European battlefields, scavenging the bones of the dead or wounded soldiers. This old legend can also be found in Norse mythology. Odin’s daughters, the Valkyrie, have the power to decide who lived and who died on the battle field. The Valkyries were often shown riding into battle with ravens at their side. The deeper meanings of a Raven Tattoo are: Intelligence and Cunning, Foresight, Healing and Medicine, Deception, and Messenger of the Gods.