Lion Tattoo

Animal / Black & Grey / Custom / Other Tattoos

It’s no wonder why humans fear and revere the image and reputation of the Lion. Even though it is a largely nocturnal animal, the Lion is seen as a symbol of the Sun and an embodiment of Passion. On the other hand, the Lioness is a representative of the Moon and is a symbol of Rationality, Motherhood, and Family in many cultures. These fearless felines embody several traits, including:

  • Authority and Leadership
  • Power
  • Brute Strength
  • Victory
  • Attentiveness and Alertness
  • Wisdom and Intellect
  • Justice
  • Honor
  • Courage and Bravery
  • The Divine and Spirituality
  • Royalty and Nobility
  • Motherhood (Lioness)
  • Zodiac sign for Leo
  • Family

The Meanings of Lion Tattoos

The lion is one of the most popular animals for people to get tattooed on their bodies, and they have been for centuries. The ordinary symbolism and meaning of the lion is royalty and self-confidence. It once was, and still is in some cultures, viewed as a creature of aristocracy and law. Today, lion tattoos signify the same things, plus courage, savage protectiveness, glory, victory, strength, vitality, spirit, and overall masculinity. Although there are some women who choose this tattoo design, the lion is predominantly a male figure. However, some women do like getting tattoos of lion cartoon characters.