lion tattoo designs

Abstract Lion Tattoo

Roaring Lion Tattoos

A roaring lion is an animal to be respected and feared. It is a symbol of Power and Authority and a sign that you aren’t a person to be taken lightly. Roaring lions are born leaders, gifted fighters, and, in a crunch, are the persons who can best guide the group out of danger. According to the tradition, a lion whelp was still-born but brought to life by the roar of his father. The whelp later went on to create and lead the tribes of Israel. The symbolism shows that the word of the Divine (represented by the roaring Lion) has the power to breathe life into weakest being (the whelp) and transform him into a force to be reckoned with. A Roaring Lion Tattoo expresses to the world that you aren’t a pushover and that a beast lies underneath the surface, primed and ready to strike.

Aside from the basic verbal symbolism of the lion, there are some deeper meanings connected to them as well.

Lion tattoos have been placed on men throughout history. Those in Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East have put great emphasis on the lion tattoo for many centuries. Lions have always been known as the king of the jungle and this status portrays great power. I think this has always been the big draw about the lion tattoo. If you think about it, the lion can also be a symbol of a religious nature. King of the Jungle – King of Kings.

Ancient Civilizations

The lion has been portrayed for many years in ancient cultures, legends, mythology, astrology, literature, movies, and much more. In a few ancient civilizations, lions were owned by kings and royalty. The lion was a symbol of power to the people of the king’s power and strength. In an interesting contrast, in Roman mythology, the lion is associated with love.

The lion was also symbolic to the Egyptians—they often portrayed two lions with their backs to one another. These statues represented balance, which was very important to the Egyptians. They would usually place these statues outside of sacred structures. The Egyptians believed in balance, such as sunrise/sunset and east/west—their lion statues represented this all-important balance.

Skull Owl

Owl Skull Tattoo

Owl skull tattoo

Owl and skull tattoo conveys a strong meaning, and you can ask an artist to make a special design for you so that it is able to summarize a major event in your life. Since tattoo artists enjoy the privileges of freedom of expression, some owl tattoos are embellished with details that were previously impossible to have, as a winged skull, a skull with butterfly wings and body, etc. Tattooists can draw inspired by the preferred theme, and occasion of a person, or by expanding their imagination beyond the physical boundaries of this planet, exploring all possibilities like magic.

What does owl and skull tattoo mean?

Owls are a popular bird, both for its large eyes and its meaning. Owls are very wise animals and lurking at night. The skull is a recurring theme in tattoos. Their appearance creates fear and has many meanings. It can include hanging inside, worms and other aspects, some darker (like pirates skulls) and more graceful. The sugar skull is very popular in Mexico; these particular skulls are used to remember a loved one died. The meaning of an owl and skull tattoo varies. A detail can lead to another meaning. But if these details are taken in a general interpretation, a skull inside owl can mean eternity.

When it comes to popular animal tattoos the owl ranks right with the best.

Owl tattoos are not considered to be a mainstream tattoo, they are very popular tattoo choice for both men and women.

Many of us know that the owl is a symbol of wisdom and education. The same is be said about the owl tattoo. Owl tattoos come in a variety of different styles, colors, and designs. Owls may seem cute but in their own world they are predators and who knows, maybe they can contact the spiritual world? Several cultures believed that the owl would accompany the soul in the afterlife. Some believe if you see an owl in your dreams. Owl tattoos often have a spiritual meaning to the tattoo owner.

An owl tattoo can be worn as a way to honor a deceased loved one.

As owls of ancient myths accompanied departed souls to the underworld. Owl tattoo can also have the spiritual meaning of secret knowledge, mysterious wisdom , Learned in the darkness of the night and the land of the dead.

Deer Tattoo

Deer Tattoo

Deer Tattoo                                                                                                                                                                      

The Deer Tattoo is a symbol of strength in countless cultures, legends and myth throughout history and across the globe.

Same holds true with a stag tattoo sporting an awesome fan of antlers.

They’re symbolic of age (wisdom), elitism and superiority.An image of a doe is closely associated with Gentleness, Kindness, and Motherhood, while a Stag is a virile, lustful, and fertile animal.

In general, these creatures embody:Nobility,Rebirth,Benevolence and Kindness,Peace,Love,Family,Intelligence.

Meaning of the deer is associated with:The Dawn, The Moon and the direction of the East.

If you want to invoke the symbolic meaning of the deer may have most success and profound experiences while incorporating these associations.

Other symbolism of the deer design includes family, love, peace, benevolence, rebirth, intelligence and peace.

They will mostly have positive meanings and they are commonly used as inspirational symbols.

The details of the tattoo will determine what it means generally.That is, if you include other symbols that will go along with the deer design.

The deer is an important beast for Celtic culture. The Celts consider it leading troops of fairies through the forest.

Not only Celts but also Native Americans noticed high intelligence of the deer being searching for the best herbs.

They followed it to the prime herb patches and many of these herbs were very useful in medicine.

Thus, one of the meanings of the deer tattoo symbolizing its help in search of our inner treasures.

 

Wolf Head Tattoo

Wolf Tattoo

Wolf Head Tattoo

Many different cultures throughout history, most notably with Native Americans: too numerous tribes across North America and in other parts of the world, wolves are very powerful and important.

Wolves have survived in harsh locations for tens of thousands of years.

They are intelligent and skillful hunters who rarely hunt alone (unless they have been cast out of the pack). Wolves live and hunt in packs, tight-knit family groups that increase their chances of survival.

Native Americans viewed the wolf as a totem animal or spirit sent to help guide us through life, symbolizing loyalty and perseverance. In legends, the wolf had great powers given by the Great Spirit. Wolves also had the power to change into people.

The Wolf Head Tattoo is a very symbolic creature that holds deep meaning.

Wolves are strongly associated with the family. Because they live and hunt in packs, they have survived. The pack also gives them a territorial advantage against other predators. A wolf will only mate with one partner while the pair is alive. Because they mate for life, and because the whole pack will help take care of the pups, wolves are also known as caring parents. Thus a wolf tattoo can symbolize tight family bonds.

 

Owl Tattoo Design

Owl Tattoo

  • Of all the popular tattoo concepts, the owl might have the most mysterious of them all. The owl tattoo is considered to be popular for both women and men because it is both stylish and has significant symbolism connected with it.

    Depending on the meaning you attach to your owl tattoo, the connotations can be linked to many mystical and endearing qualities. The Egyptians, Hindus, and Celtics regard the owl as an intelligent, wise, and complicated creature.

    Similar to the ability to hide out of sight during the day, the owl tattoo represents both a great search and a complicated struggle to find oneself.

    The Dark Side of the Owl

    While many see the owl tattoo as a representation of mystery and wisdom. It is important that you understand this creature does also represent a very dark side. Considered the symbol of death in many cultures, the owl has an association as the guardian and protector of the dead.

    Referred to as the “Angel of Death”, many people believe that the owl has the ability. To communicate with those who have long since passed on.

    Being able to communicate with the underground world is a terrifying concept for many people.

     

    The Popularity of the Owl

    Dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. Connected with the goddess Athena, the owl tattoo can represent a degree of holiness or godlike qualities.

    The Hindu religion associate owls with the goddess Laxmi.

    This association to the meaning of affluence is a very appealing connection many considerations when choosing the owl tattoo design.

    Others see the owl as a representation of vision and freedom, being able to up and fly anywhere at anytime.

Tiger eye tattoo

Coverups With Tiger’s Eye

Coverup Tattoo

The tiger’s eye is more than gemstone; it is a symbol of Focus, Patience, and Determination. A Tiger Eye Tattoo symbolizes your most primitive desires; you are moving and thinking simply on instinct and drive. The eye of the tiger represents the animal in its purest state; it is stalking, hungry, focused, and, most importantly, lethal.

lion tattoo

roaring lion Tattoo

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 severals 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