While the tiger may be the largest member of the cat family in the world, it’s time in the jungle seems to be running out. From nine species of tigers down to six, with the rest all endangered.
Yet, even today the tiger still remains one of nature’s most featured predators, and for a good reason.
The truth is, this animal has the ability to kill foes twice its own size!
Not to mention, tigers also scent-mark massive territories and take advantage of their camouflaged coats in the wild. In fact, oddly enough, it’s been determined that no two have the same stripes!
As masters of their domain with a bold and mighty mentality, it’s simple to see why the symbolism behind them is so strong.
For instance, in China the tiger represents the king of all beasts, it is a symbol of powerful energy. It can also be seen with Tsai Shen Yeh, the Chinese God of Wealth too. While in Asian culture, some believe this animal is the protector of the dead. It’s a good reason why you’ll find so many tombstones and graves with symbols of the tigers engraved into them.
Now, a popular design stems from the five Asian tigers: White, black, blue, red, and yellow.
White is for the fall season ruler and metal elemental governor. Black is associated with the season of Winter and the water elementals. Blue, for the season of spring and earth elementals. However, yellow represents the supreme ruler of them all, plus a symbol tribute to the Sun.
To help you navigate a jungle of ideas, I’ve put together a guide of the top 100 best tiger tattoos for men. From the Bengal, Siberian, Malayan, Sumatran South Chinese and more, you’ll find plenty of wild designs to enjoy!