As the fastest land animal, the cheetah is a pure symbol for speed, power, and agility. Its potential is hidden under a fragile facade that is the result of the refined body weight and aerodynamic nature of the beast.
Cheetahs are one of nature’s top predators, and for good reason.
It is the fastest animal in the world, at least on dry land, and its size allows it to hunt prey of staggering speed and weight. In fact, these glorious predators were even trained by humans to hunt for them in the 10th century. Not only are they powerful, but they are excellent stalkers.
The cheetah’s spots are what hide it from fearful eyes out in the wilderness, and those same spots are what give it the beauty associated with such creatures. People who choose to get cheetah or cheetah print tattoos are expressing a sense of hidden power and danger waiting to be unleashed. Not only that, but the action or pose of the animal can have a huge effect on the desired message of the tattoo.
Cheetah tattoos represented with an open mouth and fierce fangs are more aggressive and reflect a desire for brutality and raw emotion, while a tattoo of a cheetah in mid-jump symbolizes a desire for progress and achievement. When cheetahs are resting in a tree or slinking, they represent agility, harmony, and gracefulness.