He is considered “The King of the Jungle” and it may be because of the place he occupies in the food chain or because, directly, they live like kings while the lionesses are in charge of hunting and raising the herd’s cubs . Whatever it is, what is clear is that if we think of exotic animals, the kind that are only seen in their natural habitats or in a zoo, the lion generates a lot of enthusiasm in us since we are children.
Perhaps aware of this, the successful Disney factory used them to star in one of its most impressive feature films, which has had the most impact. I couldn’t resist writing about The Lion King in a post that is about lion tattoos, since I have to admit that my passion for this movie that marked my childhood has been increased by a musical that I have seen recently. From its title song to its apotheosis ending, everything contributed to making The Lion King an unforgettable movie.
So much so that a look at lion tattoos on the Internet shows how much their characters are chosen to be marked. We remember Mufasa for the stately behavior, for the respect for his subjects that he managed to reciprocate, for his desire for protection or for his courage. See how many qualities a single drawing can convey that anyone could recognize. Also from Simba and his naivety, his desire for adventure.
He too can symbolize mistakes and the ability to deal with them with maturity, without avoiding responsibilities that have been entrusted to us, knowing what many people expect of us. It is also a lot of symbolism in just one drawing. Of course, there are also antagonists in this story, as in all. Evil also arouses interest, as shown by the fact that there are those who tattoo demons or devils on their skin. Maybe scar we could stay with his initial leadership skills, with his persuasion, with his undeniable intelligence.
Many options that can be accompanied by phrases from the script of the film, that which was intended to send us a pedagogical message that we would remember the rest of our lives, such as “Remember who you are” or, in its English version, “Remember who you are”. Of course, the most famous, the animal version of “carpe diem” is “Hakuna Matata”, the motto of the unforgettable Timon and Pumbaa. What would have happened to Simba without them?
The Disney movie aside, let’s focus on the real lion. It can be tattooed in all its majesty, with its characteristic mane and fierce and dominant attitude. Also in a calm and almost impassive posture, perhaps symbolizing nobility, respect. Roaring or not, with piercing clear, feline eyes that seem to pierce a soul, many choose a close-up of their face to always carry with them.
The lion, as we have said, can symbolize bravery, a quality that is given great importance to face life, which results in being a very chosen animal in studies that work with ink and needle. In cultures such as Chinese or Japanese, the lion walks hand in hand with the dragon in terms of importance, key to dealing with evil spirits and the reason why it is represented at the doors of the temples. In fact, the fact that the lion guards the entrance of certain remarkable buildings is not attributable only to eastern cultures, but also to western or old Mesopotamian cultures. I remember, for example, a riddle I heard in childhood “Small as a mouse and keep the house as a mouse”. Think a bit and you will know what it is.
Its indomitable strength has also been associated with that of love and fertility. Even the most widely read text in history, the Bible, mentions the lion, who is attributed (as God), power and justice. In short, there are many reasons that can be found as justification for tattooing a lion. Surely you can also find yours.
This great tatauje consists of a colored lion posing with a roaring expression, demonstrating his fierceness. The drawing is made in a style that seeks realism, and the bust of the lion is located between two sentences that make up a message of courage and motivation.
Here we see an impressive tattoo of a lion of intense colors that covers the left shoulder and part of the arm of this person. The lion has a fierce pose and a defiant look.
Very original and great this tattoo of a lion with a top hat and monocle, with an expression of elegance and class achieved thanks to the aforementioned elements and his thoughtful look, as well as thanks to the use only of black and gray tones with many shading.
The following drawing is of a roaring lion making the effect that it was breaking the skin, discovering under it the flag of the United States, which is the only color element in the tattoo, thus accentuating it and making it stand out above all , thus probably demonstrating pride in their country.
On this occasion we can see a large tattoo of a lion’s footprint, within which the astral symbol of the horoscope sign of Leo is drawn, and under the footprint is the name of the zodiac sign it represents. This design is located in the area of the left shoulder blade of this person.
In this design with heraldry symbols we find two lions that accompany the shield and message composed of symbols of various signs of the zodiac. The entire drawing is made by combining shading with bright colors.
In this case, we have a large tattoo in the center of the back formed by a lion in an intense red tone on a tribal that imitates the shape of a dragon in black. This tattoo appears to have been made very recently, as you can still see the protective cream of newly made tattoos.
Next, we can see an artistic lion tattoo located on this boy’s arm. This lion design is made using a realistic style with the appearance of oil painting, using the colors of the animal, but with a more lively touch, very successful, right?
Beautiful tattoo of a lion on the back with a lost look
For this image, we see a drawing of a typical lion from the images of manor houses typical of medieval nobility, something that always endows tattoos with a certain distinction. This lion appears raised on its hind legs and roaring with its tongue out, and is made using pale and shaded colors, to achieve the sobriety typical of this type of image.
The following tattoo consists of the bust of a lion in the undergrowth, which poses with a solemn expression and a penetrating gaze. This effect of the look is achieved mainly thanks to the use of colors in the designs, since the lion is made with black and grayish tones and a lot of shading, while the eyes are the only color elements in the tattoo, with a beautiful color green. This tattoo is located on the person’s right shoulder blade.
Here we have a perfect tattoo for women of a lion under a hibiscus, the quintessential Hawaiian flower and on beautiful shapes surrounding it. The fact that the flower is the only color element enhances and gives contrast to the composition.
Here we have a design of the bust of a lion on a tribal in which there are some letters or symbols. The tattoo occupies the entire shoulder of this person, and is made entirely in black ink, creating a masculine composition.
For this tattoo, the person, presumably a girl, has chosen a very Asian motif, the bust of the Lion of Fu, a typically oriental animal, accompanied by a wave with lily flowers floating above it. The entire tattoo style seems to belong to Chinese or Japanese art.
Small tattoo on the leg of a lion’s head
On the leg, simple shapes of a lion and paying homage to England.
Beautiful image of a resting lioness, tattooed on the arm and in black and white shading
Tribal original forming the head of a lion.
With a lot of detail and in black and white on the leg.
Impressive tattoo of a beautiful shield with small color details and a lion on it
Big, angry-looking and on the leg.
Large and exemplary color over green spiral shading.
Simple, in black and white and with slight shading.
Spectacular this one with infinity of color tones and very realistic.
Huge, with every detail and perfect shading.
This specimen is beautiful surrounded by curious shapes in warm tones.
Very original this one with beautiful orange tones.
Very original and funny of a lion with dreadlocks.
Lion with shaded details.
Funny this one with a banner and a crown.
In the arm and with the broken face.
Lion in color and with a strange look tattooed on the leg
Beautiful this one of a gargoyle with the face of a very angry lion.
On the back of a lurking lion, with nice shading and a great mane.
Girl or woman with a back tattooed by a large lion
No color at all, just black
And now 3 very angry specimens.
Female lion with her young
A little weird, crossed by a kind of tribal.
Lion on the side
next to a sheep.
Famous or celebrity with a feline of these on the back of the neck.
Lion on chest
Lion with open mouth, roaring
Lion that occupies almost the entire arm.
Drawing lion in the belly
Precious lion of man