For centuries, the power, courage, and ferocity of the lion has been revered, and feared. In most cultures throughout history, the lion has been used as a symbol to represent the strongest and bravest of us.
Showing Your Strength
The symbol of the lion has been used by royalty for thousands of years. The lion is the King of beasts, the strongest of all animals.
Many people who choose lion tattoo designs prefer a realistic depiction. Some portray the grace of a calm lion, while others prefer to show the ferocity of a lion with its teeth bared in a thunderous roar. A talented tattoo artist can make any action you choose come to life.
There are many options and sizes available for lion tattoo designs. You can have a large, full-body depiction of the lion, or you can simplify the design by going with a lion head tattoo. Lion head tattoos can bring a great deal of detail to the face of a lion, and better display emotions. You can choose the size, as well, since a lion tattoo can look good in any location. Some prefer a small tattoo on their arm, while others prefer to have the tattoo take over their entire back of torso.
As with size, a lion tattoo can be as simple or complex as you choose. You can decide on one color, or a variety of colors to make the image more life like. Multi-colored lion tattoos are often preferred because of the greater detail available, but this will also cost you more.
In addition to size and color, there are several other things that you can do to set your tattoo apart from others. First, you can make your lion tattoo more intricate by adding a setting to the animal itself, such as a jungle or African plains. This can make the lion stand out, by adding more color in the background. Also, a popular alternative to realistic lion tattoos are tribal lion tattoos.
As with any other kind of tattoo, a lion tattoo will cost you, depending on the size and intricacy. More detail and color will cost you extra, and will take longer to complete. Similarly, a tattoo that takes your entire back will be much more expensive and time consuming than a small tattoo on your arm.
Lion tattoos can be a great way to display power. They are certainly beautiful animals, but more so, they can be dangerous. As long as you have a skilled and talented tattoo artist, you can have a symbol of your strength that you can be proud of.