15 Mar 2013

Lion Tattoos

Lion Tattoos
Lion Tattoos

Lion tattoos are slowly starting to gain popularity in tattoo culture. And it’s not really all that surprising when you think of what the lion tattoo symbolizes. It has always been a symbol of power, pride, strength and determination. It’s also identified with cunning and loyalty as well. However, many are unfamiliar with the symbolic meaning of lions dealing with resurrection and conversion, especially in Christianity. This meaning comes from the observation of newly born lion pups. Newborn lions were once believed to be born dead, and only came alive when the father lion passed his breath upon the pup.

This was symbolic in Christian tradition, as the father lion represented Christ and his essence (breath) flowing into the children of the earth awakening their spirits to the see the light of God. A final thing that the lion tattoo can represent is our inner need for power. Simply put, the lion is our inner beast, that part of ourselves that "needs to feed." This beast is always needing more money, more recognition and more power. It can be a symbol for our deep seated primal urges. So, as you can see the lion tattoo can represent that inner fire that pushes us to bigger and better things in our life.

20 Sep 2011

Lion Tattoo

Lion Tattoo
Lion Tattoo

If you have looked at the lion tattoo in the picture and have now decided that you want one too then join the club. I saw this lion tattoo and immediately starting thinking about getting one of these beautiful animals tattooed on my arm. But, there was one thing that I needed to do first. And that was to find out a little more about the lion. And this is what I have come to find out. The lion has also been comely used as a symbol for royalty for thousands of years.

This is due to the fact that the lion is considered to be the "King of Beasts" and is considered royalty among other animals. They also represent bravery but in some cultures they are regarded as symbols of vanity. But, by far the most widely accepted interpretation of the lion tattoo is that is represents raw power. So, when you choose a lion tattoo as your ink design, you’re translating pure, unadulterated power and strength. You’re also telling a story of nobility and undying dignity. Lion tattoos symbolize authority and freedom in our lives. Why wouldn’t a tattoo that is so overtly positive? I think I’m going out and getting mine right away.

12 Jul 2010

Lion Tattoos

Lion Tattoos
Lion Tattoos

Lion tattoos represent the majesty and power that these big cats possess. In the world of astrology, the lion symbolizes the zodiac sign Leo. This astrological sign brings all the magicof the sun. Lion tattoos are also popular for their representations of power and strength. Lions have been a symbol for power in nearly every world culture. Lion tattoos, unlike other forms of animal tattoos, seem to have one general symbolic meaning to them.

Lions have always been representations of strength, power, and courage, and lion tattoo designs are no different with their depictions of this dominant animal of the African Savanna. Rulers, royalty, and religious figures have used the image of the lion to conjure up the feeling of power and a divine right to rule. Not too shabby for a simple tattoo design,is it? Lion tattoos are not usually portrayed abstractly, although there can be exceptions. They usually have the traditional image of the lion in its natural state, whether sitting or attacking, drawn realistically with its powerful body and wise-looking mane. The lion tattoo in this picture is a prime example, though I think that it could use a little bit of color. How about you?

3 Mar 2010

Lion Tattoo

Lion Tattoo
Lion Tattoo

I like this lion tattoo a lot. It is very well done and it has an impact at first sight. At least for me it has. Those eyes seem to look right through you. Look through you as if they were a warning to be careful now. Or the next mistake you make could be your last. Oh yeah, it does really say all of that if you let it. Or it could be saying, I am strong but fair. Do not cross me and you shall pass unharmed.

If we were talking about a real lion I wouldn’t want to find out either way. Am I scared? When it comes to a real lion, yes indeed. Anybody that says they are not is either high or stupid.

If I were to ever get a lion tattoo I think it would be something like this one. I like it because it is more of a lion that is brooding rather than one on the attack. And I like to think of the lion as a careful and clever predator who will not be taunted into striking prematurely. And I was born in August, am a Leo and the lion is my sign.