Sharing many aspects of symbolism with lion tattoos, tiger tattoos are a common choice, a combination of beauty and strength. Tigers are the king of animals and a popular symbol in the Eastern world.
Tiger tattoo art can have the following symbolic meaning (besides your own):
- Power and might.
- Pride and beauty.
- Passion and sensuality.
- Cruelty and violence.
- Purity and courage.
- In Japan, the samurai used the tiger as an emblem, for obvious reasons.
- Tiger images and statues are used to ward off evil spirits and bring luck to families and businesses.
- In some cultures, tigers are believed to punish sinners.