Commonly portrayed as the ‘King of the Jungle’ or the ‘King of Beasts’ the lion has a long history of royal connotations with countless monarchies taking the animal as a sign of their reign.
Although dubbed the ‘King of the Jungle’ lions typically inhabit the savannah and grasslands, though at times also the bush and forest. Wild lions are today found predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia but face increasing pressures from poaching and the effects reduced territory. Nevertheless lions still hold a strong place in human culture; they continue to represent strength, power, leadership, wisdom, royalty and family, among many other things. In terms of tattooing lion tattoos embody all of the above attributes and make some impressive body art, as long as they are done right!! Because of their appeal lion tattoos have a strong presence among tattoo enthusiasts and collectors alike.
One of the more impressive lion tattoos in the media recently is German International footballer's Mesut Ozil.