|Animal Tattoo - Image via forums.madmoizelle.com|
Animals have always been a popular tattoo theme, especially creatures like lions that denoted strength.
|Vintage Circus Tattoo - Image via Vintage Everyday|
|Vintage Tattoo - Image via Vintage Everyday|
Animal tattoos have stayed fairly steady in popularity but they now seem to be having a boost. This may be to do with the woodland trend that is evident in home and fashion at the moment. The theme seems to have passed over to tattoos and consequently a lot of people are getting forest creatures indelibly etched onto themselves.
|Petra Hlavackova Rabbit Tattoo - Image via World Tattoo Gallery|
|Woodland Deer Tattoo - Image via We Heart It|
|Fox Tattoo - Image via Time for Pandas|
Animal tattoos are often used to symbolise an emotion or, to get cheesy, the spirit within. Wild animal tattoos usually signify power or freedom of spirit.
This tiger tattoo is amazing.
|Dmitriy Samohin Tiger Tattoo - Image via World Tattoo Gallery|
|Domantas Parvainis Wolf Tattoo - Image via World Tattoo Gallery|
But it's not only wild animals that people are getting inked, pets are also very popular, usually as a way to mourn a beloved member of the family.
|Inky Joe Hill Dog Tattoo - Image via World Tattoo Gallery|
Of course, some animal tattoos do not turn out the way people planned.
|Cat or Tiger Tattoo Fail - Image via Damn LOL|