20 Fierce Old School Leopard Tattoos

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Lion, tiger and panther dominate the market of 'big cat' tattoos, but these leopard tattoos will show they are just as cool as other cats!

Big Cat tattoos are an old school classic, tigers, panthers and lions have been an iconic tattoo image for decades and continue to be so. Yet there is another classic big cat tattoo that is a little less common than its counterparts, leopard tattoos are equally as awesome as a crawling panther or proud lion but do not always get the recognition and appreciation they deserve. Leopard tattoos are seriously badass!!
Leopards have had a place as a cultural symbol for centuries and they have significant roles in both folk lore and mythology. In some cultures a leopard was a representation of royalty, kingly castes and the warrior spirit. Priests in Ancient Egypt wore leopard skins as protection from evil! Leopard tattoos share similar characteristics as the classic lion, tiger and panther tattoos such as the crawling stance, ferocious look and bold shape. What sets them apart however is the color and pattern the decorates the leopards body! Making for some serious big cat ink leopard tattoos are a tattoo you should definitely consider if you're looking for a traditional tattoo that's not the norm!

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Leopard Arrow Tattoo by Jonas Nyberg
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Crawling Leopard Tattoo by Fergus Simms
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Leopard Dagger Tattoo by El Bara
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Awesome Leopard Head Tattoo by Fergus Simms

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