One of the most timeless animal designs on skin is the lion, and that’s not surprising.
In literature and pop culture, lions are considered the King of the jungle. With a body length of almost four meters and weighing a maximum of 313 kilograms in the wild, it’s the second ‘big cat’ in the genus Panthera, which includes tigers, leopards, cheetahs, and jaguars. Lions are generally found in Asia and Africa continents.
People love getting lion tattoos throughout history. Back then, the design was usually put on to signify masculinity, royalty, or courage. It still has the same significance today; but now, it could also mean self-confidence, peace, life, or even free-spiritedness.
Many folks get lion tattoos because of pop culture. Perhaps one of the most well-known big cat from the big screen is Simba from Disney’s The Lion King animated film. Getting him as a tattoo not only shows that you’re a fan, but it can also mean peace, as Simba aimed to unite the creatures of Pride Rock into living in harmony again.
Another popular figure is Aslan from C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (has a film adaptation). Inspired by Jesus from the Bible, Aslan was a mysterious and powerful character in the books. He also sacrificed himself to help the protagonists (the Pevensie siblings). Immortalizing him in ink can represent how you relate to his influential ways.
And of course, the lion is – and always will be – a symbol for courage. Whenever you feel like life is beating you down, you can look towards this animal for motivation. Combine this big cat with other significant elements like a crown, the sun, or stars to bring out your distinctive personality.
Want to channel your inner badass? Let your spirit roar with these fierce lion tattoos that will look incredible on your skin.
Fierce Lion Tattoos