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Tiger Tattoos

Tiger tattoos have been popular around the world for a long time, with some of the best being done in America, Thailand and Japan.

Tiger tattoos in America
In America, tiger tattoos have been among some of the most iconic traditional tattoos. Because of ink color limitations, the tiger was usually done in red, yellow, and green, with a bold black outline. One popular tattoo is a dagger going through a tiger’s head, while another is a tiger alongside roses. American tiger tattoos represent courage, strength, aggression and power.

Tiger tattoos in Thailand
In Thailand, tiger tattoos are done in the traditional way of sak yant, usually by a monk with a bamboo rod. Tigers represent power, authority and strength, making them popular among police officers, soldiers, and Muay Thai fighters. A tiger looking back represents protection and having someone or something watch your back.

Tiger tattoos in Japan
The Japanese tiger tattoo represents strength, power and courage, or the element of wind. The tiger tattoo also blocks bad luck and bad spirits and keeps you healthy. Common animals alongside the tiger are snakes and dragons.

American, Thai, Japanese Tiger Tattoos

Today these tiger tattoos have evolved into some of the best realistic, neo traditional and stylised tattoos. Not just seen as a masculine tattoo but feminine also, the look and feel of a tiger tattoo all depend on your artist and what ideas you bring.

back tattoo of tiger by Justin Hartman
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Tiger tattoo by Bobby Johnson
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Tiger tattoo by Juande Gambin
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Tiger Tattoo by Miss Jade
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Balazs Bercsenyi tiger tattoo
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Miryam Lumpini tigers tattoo
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Miryam Lumpini-Tiger Tattoo
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Miryam Lumpini tigers tattoo
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Matt Curzon tiger tattoos
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Stefano Alcantara Tiger Tattoo
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Samuraii Standoff tiger and girl tattoo
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Katie Shocrylas Tiger Tattoo
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David Corden Tiger Tattoo
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Jumilla Olivares- Tiger Tattoo
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Jumilla Olivares- Tiger Tattoo
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Carlox Angarita tiger in water tattoo
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Alejandro Mazakre Tiger Tattoo
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Sam Clark Tiger Tattoo
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Sam Clark- Tiger Tattoo
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Daniel Baczewski Tiger Tattoo
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