15 Classic Panther Tattoos
As big cat tattoos go, the panther tattoo is up there with tiger and lion in both popularity and tradition.
Truthfully black panthers are not a specific type of big cat but a group of cats that are born with black fur, the term black panther can in reality refer to a black leopard, jaguar, puma or cougar! Found typically in Asia and Africa black panthers are known for their strength, courage, ferocity and danger.
In terms of tattooing the birth of the traditional panther tattoo can be traced back to tattooing legend Amund Dietzel. Based at the time in Milwaukee, Dietzel designed a crawling panther tattoo after adapting an illustration from the 1934 book 'Minute Myths' by Marie Schubert. Dietzel's design would become the go to traditional panther tattoo and one of the most popular designs of the twentieth century! At one time the panther tattoo was one of the most popular tattoos to have, sadly its status declined yet in recent years the panther tattoo has been slowly coming back to the forefront of tattooing. Just one of many traditional tattoos showing they still have what it takes to be an awesome piece of ink!
Panther tattoos are most associated with cunningness, freedom, bravery, ferocity, power, strength, danger and beauty, here's fifteen panther tattoos that embody all these qualities!!