The tiger is a fierce and menacing member of the cat family – a lethal predator that catches its prey with utter grace and deception. Renowned for its almost camouflaging quality and ruthless ways of hunting, the tiger prowls the overgrown grasslands in search of its basic needs, somehow miraculously disguised among the tall stalks of the sun-warmed wildernesses.
Like all its brothers in the cat family, the tiger is known for its strength and agility – both, physical and mental. It is the exemplary hunter like all its relatives, who stalks its prey for a long time, observing its every move very minutely, and then pounces onto the unsuspecting victim with unmatched speed. If by any chance, the prey manages to avoid being caught by it once, and tries to run away for its life, then the tiger follows it continuously till such time as it catches it and devours its delicious flesh with a ravenous hunger in the beginning, and then carries what is left of it back to its family.
The tiger may not be the most beautiful or graceful of creatures in its family, but I don't think any of us can deny its royal beauty and splendor if we don't compare it with any of its relatives. The black stripes on it are the perfect masquerade for hunting, and hence, the tiger has an advantage over its victim. The tiger is a symbol of ferocity and wrath on the one hand, while it denotes sanctity and holiness on the other. Many cultures observe beliefs and legends related to tigers, which signify a large variety of concepts other than those mentioned above. Whether the tiger is yellow or white colored, its fierce nature is renowned all over the world, and revered in some parts of it, too.
Whatever the symbolism or belief behind this powerful animal, the tiger may not have been quite in demand in the past when it comes to the most popular form of body art – tattoos, but is surely gaining popularity worldwide in the present times. Tiger tattoo designs, though, are numerous and versatile in nature.
I say numerous because of the sheer number of tiger tattoo designs available to us. The crawling tiger, just like the crawling panther is perhaps the most common, but there are many other designs, too, such as the depiction of just its face, with a menacing expression on it, or a crouching tiger, ready to pounce upon its prey and tear it to shreds. It is not just the design, though. The color-combinations available to us for this particular design are also many and diverse, despite the fact that the actual colors are yellow or white with black.
The tiger tattoo design is versatile, too, not just because of its flexibility in terms of size, pattern and color, but also because of the fact that it can be inked onto almost any part of the body. It is for the wearer to decide on that particular aspect, as well as the others, and once that is done, voila! You have a breathtakingly gorgeous tiger tattoo design, just the way you want it to be.