Animal tattoos are a regular request for all tattoo artists. Especially cats. But I’m not talking about the little house kitty, I’m talking about wild ones, specifically the beautiful and precious tiger. There’s something very majestic about this animal, form the pattern of its coat to its grace of movement And although the saying goes, the lion is the King of the Jungle, it’s more the tiger is the King of the Tattoo Jungle due to its influence across multiple tattoo styles and cultures.
Tigers are now considered an animal that might be extinct sooner than we like, so many tattoo collectors like to get tigers permanently marked on their skin in honor of the majestic qualities of the tiger.
Tattoo designs that involve tigers are often connected to a Japanese style theme, but many can also be found in the form of Traditional tattoos and Realism.
The post of a tiger tattoo can mean many things. If the tiger is sitting still in a relaxed pose is usually associated with power and strength. If the tiger in the tattoo is walking in the jungle it can represent a free spirit. But if the tiger is in an aggressive stance with its mouth open and bearing its teeth it could indicate danger.
Here are some magnificent tattoo designs highlighting a tiger. Mostly Realism pieces, some are black and grey, others are in color. However, each tattoo contains so many details, it looks like there’s a real size tiger on their skin.