25 Mighty Traditional Bear Tattoos

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Powerful, ferocious, dangerous, uncontrolled and feared, the bear is a symbol of brutal violence and awesome natural power!

Yet it is equally a symbol of love, tenderness, kindness and family. Bears have long been adopted by humans as symbols of both the good and bad of the world. Depending on the culture in question the symbolism of a bear can differ greatly, but regardless of meaning the bear is and always will be an incredibly powerful animal!
A strong image in western tattooing the bear is commonly associated with male strength, power and authority! However women also find common ground with bears and the ideas of motherhood frequently find themselves embodied with the image of a mother bear nurturing and protecting her cubs! In Native American tradition and culture bears were considered an almost supernatural being of the land, that was both strong and wise!...

Still not sold on a using a bear for a tattoo subject? Then checkout these mighty traditional bear tattoos, because lets face it traditional tattoos are the best style of tattoo!!

Bear and fish by Tony Nilsson
Bear and fish by Tony Nilsson
Bear Old School by James McKenna
Bear Old School by James McKenna
Bear and Snake Tattoo by Tony Nilsson
Bear and Snake Tattoo by Tony Nilsson
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Awesome Old School Bear by Providence Tattoo studio

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Tattoodo Staff Writer and tattoo enthusiast. Lover of all things traditional and blackwork!

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