The lion tattoo is one of strength, power, and royalty. The lion has always been symbolized as “king of the jungle” because of their powerful nature. The lion is the most respected and feared animal in the jungle. If you are considering an animal tattoo the lion is a great choice if you are looking for encouragement of strength.
A lion tattoo can also be a symbol for the Leo, the sign for the zodiac. Most people who choose this get it in a way that represents the sign as well. Lion tattoos are deep in meaning and symbolism and if you are looking for more courage a lion tattoo might work well for you.
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Tribal tattoos have taken off in the recent years due to their intricate and attractive design, offering many possibilities for the tattoo enthusiast. It is estimated that nearly one third of all tattoo art today is some form of tribal design. The term tribal art refers to any number of designs ranging from the traditional tribal designs of indigenous and aboriginal cultures to the latest in graphic design. This style is characterized by black lines and curving shapes which together form a stylized animal, nature motif, or merely a design which means something deeper to the native artist.
The first tribal tattoos were more than mere decorations; they portrayed a sign of spiritual belief, honor to a deity, or a designation of familial lineage. In some cultures, identical tattoos were applied on the fingers of a man and woman to serve as a wedding ring. They were applied in a very primitive, and quite painful, manner via sticks, combs, needles made of bone, or styluses and utilized inks made from natural dye sources.
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The unmatched beauty of the peacock with its strikingly colorful and flamboyant feathers is one of the most amazing tattoos that you can have. Peacock tattoos are not only beautiful, but also have deeper symbolic meanings. A peacock tattoo can symbolize something different to each person, but the underlying message is always the same one of pride and beauty.
Peacocks have come to hold meaning as a symbol of accepting one’s own beauty. They are also a sign of authority and a regal manner. People who get a peacock tattoo are likely self-assured and proud.
In early Christianity, peacock was also the symbol for resurrection, for its unique quality to get more beautiful and attractive feathers, each time it sheds the old ones. So, in Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, peacock can be found to have an association with divinity. However, in the ancient myths of Egypt, Greece and Rome, peacock and its feathers were associated with completely different things. Peacock feathers in these cultures were considered as the ‘evil eyes’.
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