Looking for animal tattoos?For countless years, various tattoos of animals have been a favorite design choice for many people around the globe, so many in fact that approximately a quarter of all tattoos have some type of animal in their design.
When deciding upon what type of animal to get, the choices are nearly endless.
Besides the realistic kind, there are also an endless amount of cartoon-like animal designs to use for inspiration or to simply show our love for the animal kingdom.
The Meanings and Types of Animal Tattoos
Animals are used to symbolize several different characteristics and personality traits, and in many countries such as India, some animals, including the cow, are revered and highly protected.Some of the traits we have come to associate with certain animals include wisdom, longevity, patience, love, kindness, freedom, strength, mystery, serenity, and beauty.
Some people also choose to have a tattoo created using a picture of their very own pets.
And of course, there are many tattoos of animals that are actually a tribute to a sports team or other type of organization that uses an animal as their mascot.
While there are other people who may choose some type of animal as a way to symbolize their vegetarianism or dedication to animals rights.
A tattoo of an animal with a distinct tribal or Celtic theme is also becoming a rather popular choice.
Some tattoos include animals such as: - Cats, including both domesticated and wild, including lions, cougars, tigers, panthers, and jaguars.
- Dolphins, fish and various sea creatures such as sea horses, whales, and crabs.
- Dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes.
- Birds, including eagles, hawks, ravens, parrots, and owls.
- Reptiles, amphibians, and insects including fish, frogs, turtles, scorpions, snakes, serpents and butterflies.
- Mythical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, and griffons.
- Other animals such as horses and bears are also popular animal tattoo designs.
There are also limitless possibilities for the placement of an animal.
The most commonly tattooed areas of the body include:
- The arms, upper and lower.
- The chest or breasts.
- The shoulders or the upper or lower back.
- The legs, including the ankle and thigh areas.
- The tops of the feet.
- The hips, abdomen, and the pelvic region.
There are many types of animal tattoos that are available.
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