When it comes to giant apes, King Kong is the literal king, and men who identify with the strength and stoic nature of the beast often find his image to be an excellent subject for a tattoo.
The trick is to portray King Kong in all his original glory while differentiating him from other normal apes.
King Kong first exploded into the public eye many years ago, but the idea behind the great ape has been embedded in society ever since. The very idea of a giant monstrous ape is something that speaks to both reality and fantasy at the same time. Most fictional giant monsters aren’t based on anything from the real world, so to see a beast of such unfathomable proportions take the shape of a real animal was both shocking and awe-inspring to viewers, and men who get tattoos of the king of apes want to continue that theme.
There is no doubt that King Kong is a symbol for the power of nature and what it could potentially mean when unleashed in modern society, hence the iconic image of King Kong atop a massive skyscraper defending himself against the attacks of humanity. That scene speaks to a desire for isolation and peace while battling the cold and often mechanical nature of man. That theme certainly resonates with many men who feel their connection with the natural world is waning.
Tattoos that showcase King Kong provide men with an excellent outlet for their desire to reconnect with the natural world. The strength and pride of Kong is something that many men can understand, and that makes the creature a great source of inspiration for realistic tattoos.