Tiger tattoo meaning
The tiger in Asian culture is the many-sided symbol reflecting totemic beliefs of Indians, Chinese, Japanese, residents of Southeast Asia. In these countries a tattoo the tiger is very widespread, characterizing the owner as person imperious, passionate, even furious and cruel.
Asian monarchs chose still B.C. this animal as a symbol of the power. It, as well as a lion in the European and Arab cultures, is urged to show force, greatness and indestructibility of empires, cities and noble families. For Koreans a tiger - the king of beasts, and Indians represent god Shiva in a tigerish skin and astride this animal.
However, tiger not only symbol of force and power. It can bear life, be a charm from evil ghosts, protect from enemies. The history and traditions of China are closely connected with this animal which statues it is possible to see before gate of many buildings not only in the large cities, but also in front of houses in the province. It frightens off all misfortunes from the dwelling. Also the image of a tiger in China accompanied pregnant women, protecting the baby from intrigues of evil ghosts.
In the Province of Yunnan there are legends about people who could turn into tigers, like legendary werewolves. From such people, according to aboriginals, there were people of this province and Tibet. There children on reaching majority and to newlyweds are given figures of these animals. In some provinces it is considered that these animals carry out will of gods, attacking sinners. The Indian mythology awarded this animal with the qualities inherent in the soldier - valor and honor. In Japan the tiger symbolizes courage and helps soldiers heroes to make their feats. In Korea it is a link for the World of a terrestrial and Heavenly hall, and on tattoos it often represent together with a dragon in the form of the Ying-Yen symbol. Some people in Siberia and on Sumatra these animals considered other race having reason and the social organization. In prison practice of a tattoo the tiger is a cruelty, rage, force and advantage. Thus, value of the tattoo representing a tiger can be a miscellaneous: force and the power power and bloodthirstiness independence courage honor and valor cruelty, ruthlessness, rage and destruction beauty and health life and fertility sensuality and passion the speed and rage of the Tattoo with the image of tigers illustrate these qualities, depending on option of a tattoo, a color scheme and stylization.
The tiger can be represented in a realistic look, by means of the equipment reminding an engraving or to choose traditional option from a set of Asian drawings of this animal. To emphasize this or that value of a tattoo, it is necessary to select the images, knowing about its history and traditional use in culture.
For example, the image of the third sign of the Chinese zodiac, is very distributed in various designs of a tattoo. Drawing can reflect the qualities inherent in the people who were born under this sign in this aspect: activity in lives, independence, nobility.
During parade in honor of the Chinese New Year on streets the image of a tiger meets big eyes, an open mouth, roaring canines and the developing wool. Such image is urged to show force, determination and rage.
Tigers in the nature wild, fast, ruthless and fine. What it is a majestic animal will be on a tattoo, depends on character, qualities of the personality and vital values of the person.
Tiger tattoo meaning of course is determined by the exact tattoo design that you decide to choose. Tigers are big cats and they have both positive and negative meaning.