Tattoos are a medium of showing your thoughts and character. Themes can range from anything to everything. Wild animals have always been popular among tattoo designers and people alike. The Lion, being the king of the jungle, is no exception.Wild beasts have always fascinated humans. Their ferocity, power and relentless craze for dominance is what attracts them to humans. The lion, with its powerful body and ferocious looks, is sure to scare the hell out of anyone who comes in its way.
Therefore, even after ages, it has not lost its popularity as tattoo theme. Lion tattoos are typically larger in size to support the elaborate patterns and texture of its face, shoulders and back. They together provide the right platform for majority of such tattoos. Lions can be customized to look like mythological creatures, with features like heavy tails or patterned wings added according to your taste. Also, the eyes are a very crucial element in a lion tattoo. Eyes burning with rage are perhaps the most preferred. A large lion tattoo makes your opponent aware of your attitude, and wards him off even before a verbal interaction. So get your lion tattoo, and walk like an indomitable king.
A lion tattoo on the back of a girl is so enticing; you would just want to admire her even more.
Mixing a lion with other elements of power is a common concept, and the idea is not exclusive to lions.
The rich patterns of solid black against the light colored skin and the look in the eyes of the lion add to the appeal of this tattoo.
Sober Silent Lion
Adding subtle colors and patterns to a lion face, as shown in this tattoo, slightly alters its meaning and context.
The stripes and checks patterns, looking like a spider’s web, accentuate the appeal of this marvelous lion tattoo.
Here, the lion has been portrayed as an imaginary sort of mythological creature, letting its powers to be decided by the perceiver.
The red hair on the top of the lion’s head gives a trendy look to the tattoo.
The raw ferocity of the lion and its keenness to portray dominance is the key attribute which makes it so attractive.
A black lion tattoo added to an aggressive personality is bound to kick the shit out of your opponent.
Arm tattoos are nice, but since the lion’s features are somewhat elaborate, it would be better to ink it on the biceps or chest.
Portraying fearlessness and a determination to kill, this tattoo says- Back off, I am not an easy target.
Lady With Lion Tattoo
Ferocity, power and aggression are not the sole attributes of men- this girl shows it with an upper back lion tattoo.
With closed eyes, this lion seems like a mourning lion, and might represent the fact that even the most powerful beings feel down at times.
Crowned Lion King
Widely known as the king of the jungle, the lion is rightly portrayed with a crown here.
A tattoo like this adds color and an appreciation of nature to your personality. The degree of details rendered in this tattoo is mind-blowing.
Cruising forward with a rage and speed that’s unfathomable, this lion is sure to strike fear into anyone.
Memorial Lion Tattoo
This lion tattoo is dedicated to a person who was as fearless and ferocious as a lion.
The curls and designs on the body of this lion make it look like a dragon. An animal with features of the lion and the dragon is the last thing you would want to encounter.
Cool Tribal Lion
The tinge of ripe yellow amongst the black stripes shows the creativity of the tattoo artist.
The eyes and teeth of the lion in this tattoo are worth noticing. Aggression redefined.
Here the eyes of the lion are embedded into the black outlines, a style artists usually employ.
Lion On Leg
There is nothing to stop people from making the ferocious lion even more ferocious.
Wings show power and freedom, and have always been essential elements of tattoos. Combining them with the lion is a nice approach.
Alone But Enough
Gracing the upper back of the man, this roaring lion tattoo shows the prowess of the lion.
The curled structure of the nose and the long face with sharp features make this lion look even more fearsome.
The brown and black intermixed shades render an almost real appearance to this tattoo.
The jaws and eyes of this lion are extremely awe-inspiring. Personal emotions are added to tattoos to make them closer to the heart.
The straight hair of the lion as well as the calm look in its eyes paint a serene and soothing portrait.
The black shades of this tattoo are just marvelous. Tattoos like this require a lot of artistic effort.
Fresh & Colorful
Like skulls and dragons, lions can be also portrayed in gentle and colorful styles.
Calm & Cool
With a subtle look in the eyes, this lion fails to deliver any special emotion except an easy going lovely life.
The hair pattern of the lion is as straight as a girl’s. The facial texture is inked beautifully. Truly artistic.
A tattoo showing a lion with the cubs; gives a glimpse of family life in the wild.
This one looks like a fashionable lion, with the hair pattern and the eyes fairly different from typical lion tattoos.
Love Of A Lion
Engulfing a lion within a heart, this tattoo tries to show the power and intensity of love.
The wide open mouth, the powerful jaws and the ferocious eyes make this lion tattoo absolutely terrific.
Portrayal of dancing lions like this have been popular in conventional Japanese culture.
The two lions stand as guards on the body. The white and black colors show the confluence of good and evil.