The tiger tattoo is powerful symbol especially in Asian cultures. Tiger tattoos are associated with power, ferocity, passion and sensuality, beauty and speed, cruelty and wrath. The appearance of a tiger in a dream may signal that a new power or passion may awaken within you. In Asia the tiger is associated with the power and might of kings, a position similar to that of the lion in the Middle East and Europe. In Hinduism the god Shiva, in his aspect of the destroyer, is depicted wearing a tiger skin and riding a tiger. The tiger is generally seen as a symbol of power and strength, but also of destruction and violence. The tiger can be a symbol of duality depicting both life and death. In China, tiger images are used as charms to ward off evil. Stone tigers are common protective guards outside of buildings and houses. At the time of the Chou dynasty, images of tigers were hung in pregnant woman’s rooms to protect the unborn baby. In some areas tigers are thought to punish sinners, in the name of a supreme being, by attacking and eating them. So, whether the tiger tattoo is placed on the body to signify strength and power or to ward off evil it’s a highly respected piece of body art.
Snarling tiger tattoos can look very cool and this one certainly does. This is a well done tattoo down to the very good detail of the fur. The tiger looks realistic as does the little bit of the area he is in that is also part of the tattoo. Good work here. Whatever this person paid for this one he most probably got his money worth.
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