Lions are deemed kings of the jungle in Europe and the Middle East, but across the East, tigers rule over all other animals and are regarded as the mighty lords of the Asia.
The tiger has long been a symbol in indigenous tattooing in Asian countries, such as Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand. As a tattoo, a tiger can symbolize an intermingling between strength and beauty.
Tiger tattoo pictures, just like designs, are diverse and often ornate. This wide range of tiger tattoo pictures is necessary to cater to all preferences in style and symbolic meaning. Here are the broader categories:
Tribal Tiger Tattoos
Tigers found in Asia are generally inked in tribal style. The swirls, bold black strokes, and geometric shapes of the tribal inking style complement the sleek and powerful form of the tiger, its movements, and even its coat of stripes.
By and large, Asian cultures utilize the tiger as a symbol of power and strength. It is deemed ‘King of the Animals’ in Korea. It is also sometimes used as an emblem for destruction and violence. Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, is illustrated bearing a tiger skin and riding a tiger. Pictures of Asian tigers also serve as amulets to ward off evil spirits. In China, stone tigers are placed to guard and protect buildings and houses.
White Tiger Tattoos
The tattoo picture of a white tiger, also known as spectral tiger, almost always turns out as a wraithlike image