38 Powerful Lion Tattoos

Tattoos are a medium of showing your thoughts and character. Themes can range from anything to everything. Wild animals have always been popular among tattoo designers and people alike. The Lion, being the king of the jungle, is no exception.Wild beasts have always fascinated humans. Their ferocity, power and relentless craze for dominance is what attracts them to humans. The lion, with its powerful body and ferocious looks, is sure to scare the hell out of anyone who comes in its way.

Therefore, even after ages, it has not lost its popularity as tattoo theme. Lion tattoos are typically larger in size to support the elaborate patterns and texture of its face, shoulders and back. They together provide the right platform for majority of such tattoos. Lions can be customized to look like mythological creatures, with features like heavy tails or patterned wings added according to your taste. Also, the eyes are a very crucial element in a lion tattoo. Eyes burning with rage are perhaps the most preferred. A large lion tattoo makes your opponent aware of your attitude, and wards him off even before a verbal interaction. So get your lion tattoo, and walk like an indomitable king.

Tribal Lion

A lion tattoo on the back of a girl is so enticing; you would just want to admire her even more.

Tribal Lion

Tribal Lion

Dragon Lion

Mixing a lion with other elements of power is a common concept, and the idea is not exclusive to lions.

Dragon Lion

Dragon Lion

Celtic Lion

The rich patterns of solid black against the light colored skin and the look in the eyes of the lion add to the appeal of this tattoo.

Celtic Lion

Celtic Lion

Sober Silent Lion

Adding subtle colors and patterns to a lion face, as shown in this tattoo, slightly alters its meaning and context.

Sober Silent Lion

Sober Silent Lion

Unique Design

The stripes and checks patterns, looking like a spider’s web, accentuate the appeal of this marvelous lion tattoo.

Unique Design

Unique Design

Superb

Here, the lion has been portrayed as an imaginary sort of mythological creature, letting its powers to be decided by the perceiver.

Superb

Superb

Bloody Battle

The red hair on the top of the lion’s head gives a trendy look to the tattoo.

Bloody Battle

Bloody Battle

Ruthless Predator

The raw ferocity of the lion and its keenness to portray dominance is the key attribute which makes it so attractive.

Ruthless Predator

Ruthless Predator

Black Lion

A black lion tattoo added to an aggressive personality is bound to kick the shit out of your opponent.

Black Lion

Black Lion

Alarming Attitude

Arm tattoos are nice, but since the lion’s features are somewhat elaborate, it would be better to ink it on the biceps or chest.

Alarming Attitude

Alarming Attitude

Vivid

Portraying fearlessness and a determination to kill, this tattoo says- Back off, I am not an easy target.

Vivid

Vivid

Lady With Lion Tattoo

Ferocity, power and aggression are not the sole attributes of men- this girl shows it with an upper back lion tattoo.

Lady With Lion Tattoo

Lady With Lion Tattoo

Mourning Lion

With closed eyes, this lion seems like a mourning lion, and might represent the fact that even the most powerful beings feel down at times.

Mourning Lion

Mourning Lion

Crowned Lion King

Widely known as the king of the jungle, the lion is rightly portrayed with a crown here.

Crowned Lion King

Crowned Lion King

Majestic Lion

A tattoo like this adds color and an appreciation of nature to your personality. The degree of details rendered in this tattoo is mind-blowing.

Majestic Lion

Majestic Lion

Scary Pose

Cruising forward with a rage and speed that’s unfathomable, this lion is sure to strike fear into anyone.

Scary Pose

Scary Pose

Memorial Lion Tattoo

This lion tattoo is dedicated to a person who was as fearless and ferocious as a lion.

Memorial Lion Tattoo

Memorial Lion Tattoo

Amazing Avatar

The curls and designs on the body of this lion make it look like a dragon. An animal with features of the lion and the dragon is the last thing you would want to encounter.

Amazing Avatar

Amazing Avatar

Cool Tribal Lion

The tinge of ripe yellow amongst the black stripes shows the creativity of the tattoo artist.

Cool Tribal Lion

Cool Tribal Lion

Hellish

The eyes and teeth of the lion in this tattoo are worth noticing. Aggression redefined.

Hellish

Hellish

Artistic Frame

Here the eyes of the lion are embedded into the black outlines, a style artists usually employ.

Artistic Frame

Artistic Frame

Lion On Leg

There is nothing to stop people from making the ferocious lion even more ferocious.

Lion On Leg

Lion On Leg

Winged Lion

Wings show power and freedom, and have always been essential elements of tattoos. Combining them with the lion is a nice approach.

Winged Lion

Winged Lion

Alone But Enough

Gracing the upper back of the man, this roaring lion tattoo shows the prowess of the lion.

Alone But Enough

Alone But Enough

Freaky Form

The curled structure of the nose and the long face with sharp features make this lion look even more fearsome.

Freaky Form

Freaky Form

Looking Real

The brown and black intermixed shades render an almost real appearance to this tattoo.

Looking Real

Looking Real

Personal Touch

The jaws and eyes of this lion are extremely awe-inspiring. Personal emotions are added to tattoos to make them closer to the heart.

Personal Touch

Personal Touch

Graceful

The straight hair of the lion as well as the calm look in its eyes paint a serene and soothing portrait.

Graceful

Graceful

Amazing Work

The black shades of this tattoo are just marvelous. Tattoos like this require a lot of artistic effort.

Amazing Work

Amazing Work

Fresh & Colorful

Like skulls and dragons, lions can be also portrayed in gentle and colorful styles.

Fresh & Colorful

Fresh & Colorful

Calm & Cool

With a subtle look in the eyes, this lion fails to deliver any special emotion except an easy going lovely life.

Calm & Cool

Calm & Cool

Young Lion

The hair pattern of the lion is as straight as a girl’s. The facial texture is inked beautifully. Truly artistic.

Young Lion

Young Lion

Fearless Family

A tattoo showing a lion with the cubs; gives a glimpse of family life in the wild.

Fearless Family

Fearless Family

Lion Hand

This one looks like a fashionable lion, with the hair pattern and the eyes fairly different from typical lion tattoos.

Lion Hand

Lion Hand

Love Of A Lion

Engulfing a lion within a heart, this tattoo tries to show the power and intensity of love.

Love Of A Lion

Love Of A Lion

Roaring

The wide open mouth, the powerful jaws and the ferocious eyes make this lion tattoo absolutely terrific.

Roaring

Roaring

Japanese Lion

Portrayal of dancing lions like this have been popular in conventional Japanese culture.

Japanese Lion

Japanese Lion

Twin Lions

The two lions stand as guards on the body. The white and black colors show the confluence of good and evil.

Twin Lions

Twin Lions

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  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    Really these powerful lion tattoos are so nice and they look so stylish and real one.

  • Kuldeep

    Awesome compilation. Nice share. Liked these lion tattoos.
    Thanks for this share.