Not everything about Angels is light, bright and uplifting.
Gothic Angels are the total flip side. They represent the "dark angel", cast out from heaven, existing in sadness. Their wings are black, their posture slumped, their eyes empty.
Angels who smoke and drink? Definitely Goth!
No wonder they're so popular. Oh come on, going Goth is the perfect way to express totally trendy teen age misery.
You see Gothic Angels everywhere! in Tattoos, t-shirts, jewelry and they're a huge hit at Halloween.
A gothic angel is usually depicted as pretty sexy too, with hot bodies and big pouty lips. Or they can be all anime, with round faces and great big puppy dog eyes.
Sometime, instead of a cherubic bow and arrow they carry a weapon like a gun.
But they shouldn't be mistaken for the Fallen Angel Lucifer. They're not evil...just miserable.
For some Goth Angel Lovers, the images are sex symbols. To others, they're part of Chaos Magick, witchcraft, and vampires. Case in point "Twilight" Mmmm!!!! Hello Robert Pattinson.
I'm sorry, back to Gothic Angels...
Philosophically, they're there to show that life is not always easy.
And romantically, they are a metaphor for unrequited love.
So I guess you could say Gothic Angels help us wallow in our misery and Heaven's Angels get us out of it.