The Symbolism Behind the Tiger TattooThe tiger’s fierce beauty evokes several strong emotional responses. Over time, this has evolved into several types of uniquely symbolic meanings.
Animal Rights ExpressionsUnfortunately for the tiger, they were popular in other ways. Poachers. Exploitation. Revenge. Three breeds of tiger have gone extinct due to a mixture of poaching, environmental change, and conflict. Additionally, it was discovered that many stage shows and carnivals abused their animals. The more that information has become available, the more humanity has stepped up to try and turn the tide before we lose these beautiful beasts forever. Well-regulated zoos and conservation efforts have helped immensely, but sometimes the individual wants to help, too. Tattoos are a way that people have used art and beauty to both bring attention to these majestic animals and start a conversation.
Who Should Get a Tiger Tattoo? Where Should it Go?First off, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t get a tiger tattoo. Tiger tattoos are a matter of personal representation and style, not public opinion. Tigers mean something to you, from respect and appreciation to more symbolic meanings. Men, women, genderfluid, nonbinary, agender, etc. can all rock a tiger tattoo. Age doesn’t determine what tattoos you get-- you do. As for placement...well, that’s still mostly up to you. Tigers are often seen in the middle of the back, the chest, or the bicep. They really won’t work on fingers, but the side or stomach area is an option. Women may prefer shoulder or their lower back as a comfortable location. The main determiner is the actual design and its size.
Bring Your Tiger to Life with Chronic Ink TattooYour tattoo will ultimately be what you make it. Some styles have risen in popularity, and inspire many people. Tattoo artists are also finding inspiration in the tiger's vibrant beauty, so more design options are becoming available. Tiger tattoos include the realistic, 3D tiger art; Tribal tiger art; Dragon-Tiger art; and Tiger cub art. These realistic images often include bold colours and vibrant eyes. Tribal designs are often used to emphasize the symbolism of spiritual energy, power, and strength. Dragon-Tiger art represents the dichotomy between the two creatures, traditional enemies in Chinese folklore. Tiger cubs often speak to innocence and childish love or parental love for children. Tigers can be combined with several elements, from a natural setting to lettering or other animals. It all depends on the message you want to convey through your art or the aesthetic you want to achieve. At Chronic Ink Tattoo, our artists work closely with every client to help them design the tattoo of their dreams. Contact us with your idea today, and one of our expert artists will help you realize the vision in exquisite and unique detail.
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